Amorous Mayhew Carlson Scholarship

May 2, 2016 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

The Amorous Mayhew Carlson Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship awarded by the Liberal Arts Honors Student Council to an LAH student who has demonstrated their academic excellence and high level of involvement in the Liberal Arts Honors program and other organizations at The University of Texas at Austin. 

All current LAH freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Members of LAHSC are eligible to apply for this award. The deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, May 18 at noon. Please email completed applications to by the deadline. 

And here is a link to the application:

Research Training Certificate

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To support students preparing for careers as researchers, the Office of Undergraduate Research has created an informal certificate to recognize those who have participated in a series of research training workshops. As an informal certificate, it will not appear on your transcript. Certificate recipients attend five approved workshops, with at least one workshop in each of three areas: research preparation, research methods, and research communication. Students who attend the required number of workshops will be recognized at the end of each academic year with a printed certificate listing the workshops they attended.

Students who would like to opt into this certificate should provide the OUR with their information, along with a list of previously attended workshops.

The following recent and upcoming workshops count toward the requirements of the certificate. Each workshop belongs to at least one of the three categories that must be represented in the certificate: research preparation (RP), research methods (RM), and research communication (RC). Please also refer to the most up-to-date list of upcoming workshops organized by the PCL, many of which satisfy certificate requirements, as well as the list of upcoming OUR info sessions and poster workshops.

RTF End of Semester Screenings

April 28, 2016 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Event name: RTF End of Semester Screenings

Date: May 11-15, 2016

Location: Various

Event description: Please join UT’s Department of Radio-Television-Film May 11-15, as we showcase this spring’s student work. The free screenings and demonstrations will take place on the UT campus at various venues and will culminate towards the end of the week, with advanced undergraduate and graduate films. Details can be found here:

Event name: Screening of New East Austin Stories Documentaries

Date: Friday, 5/13 from 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Belo Center for New Media, room 2.106

Event description: East Austin has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years and throughout that time a University of Texas film class has been making documentaries in and about the area. For the 15th year in a row, individuals, families, groups, and businesses in East Austin collaborated with the film students in the East Austin Stories class, led by filmmaker and professor, Andrew Garrison, to tell local stories in a free evening of documentaries.

Sign Up for Orientation Volunteering!

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re you interested in volunteering at this summer’s LAH orientations? If the answer is yes, sign up to attend a LAH Summer Orientation Peer Adviser meeting on May 10th from 3-5pm in the LAH Commons Room. Food will be provided!

Volunteering entails helping advise incoming LAH freshman with their fall schedules on one day, and then helping them register the next day. You don’t have to be available for both days or even the entire summer.
We are flexible! You can just sign up for the days and times that work in your schedule.

We would like to have at least 4-5 peer advisers throughout the entire day of pre-advising.

For Orientation Registration, we need about 4 volunteers in the afternoon (approx 1:30-3:00) to help our new LAHers register and become acquainted with the Web Resources available to them. I have reserved a computer lab CLA 1.402 in our building for our new students to register for classes.

Orientation dates volunteers are needed:

June 7 (pre-advising) 8 (Registration) 1:30-3:00
June 14 (pre-adivisng) 15 (Registration) 1:30-3:00
June 21 (pre-advising) 22 (Registration) 1:30-3:00
June 28 (pre-advising) 29 (Registration) 1:30-3:00

July 7 (pre-advising) 8 (Registration) 1:30-3:00
July 12 (pre-advising) 13 (Registration) 1:30-3:00
August 18-19 (Times TBA)

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here. This let’s us know that you plan to attend the meeting on May, 10!

Theorizing Consent:

Educational and Legal Perspectives on Campus Rape

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30

All Conference Sessions take place in Flawn Academic Center 21

The conference is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Plan II, Liberal Arts Honors, the Department of Classics, the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professorship, the William A. Percy Foundation for Social and Historical Studies, and numerous individual donors, including Ms. Nina Giannangeli. Please contact Prof. Thomas Hubbard ( or Khoa Tran ( if you have questions.

See the website for complete details:

In celebration of Preservation Week 2016, join UT Libraries staff members to learn how to preserve your media-based collections and digital files. Many of us have items of personal significance such as photographs, research, correspondence, home video, and more saved on media formats or as digital files.  These formats and files can deteriorate or become obsolete over time, rendering the content inaccessible. In this session learn how to mitigate the problems of deterioration and obsolescence and how to plan for the long term safekeeping of your content.      

April 28, 1:00-2:30 – Learning Lab 3 in PCL

Caring for Your Personal Collections: Preserving Media and Digital Content


We will cover: 

  • basic preservation recommendations for physical media formats such as VHS tapes, floppy disks, and CDs.
  • tips for preparing and organizing your personal media collection for ongoing and future use, including transfer to digital format
  • guidelines for managing personal digital files and preserving them for posterity

Taught by UT Librarians: Wendy Martin, Anna Lamphear and Jessica Trelogan

Teaching English Abroad: Panel Presentation

Friday, April 22, 4:30-5:30pm

MEZ 2.124

Learn about Teaching ESL/EFL from a panel of professionals in the field. 

Topics include: rewards and challenges of teaching English abroad, how to get a job, 

what to know before you go, and how to get a CELTA certificate at UT-Austin.

Please RSVP at:

All Majors Welcome!

The 2016-2017 General ISSS Financial Aid Award from the International Office provides up to $2,500/semester for the fall and spring, and up to $1,500 in the summer semester for eligible international students. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award!  More details are here:

 Please spread the word to any interested international students you may work with/advise who qualify. Any questions regarding the award can be directed to me, Phuoc Bui, at

Grab Your Crown & Come on Down: Julie Murphy on Dumplin’

Tuesday, May 3, 12:00-1:30pm

Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302E


Join us for a fireside chat with Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary. We’ll talk body diversity and issues of representation in YA literature. A Q&A session and book signing will follow, and light refreshments will be provided. So grab your crown and come on down! 

“Research for Historical Fiction” (part of UGS Research Week)

Friday, April 22, 2016,  3 p.m. in the Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)

Three distinguished writers of historical fiction—Elizabeth Crook, Dominic Smith, and Karen Olsson—will discuss the research that helped them accurately and vividly depict the settings of their critically-acclaimed novels. Karen Olsson’s latest book, ALL THE HOUSES, is partly set in Washington DC during the Iran Contra Scandal. Dominic Smith’s latest book, THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS, is set in 17th-century Holland. Elizabeth Crook’s latest book, MONDAY, MONDAY, is set at the University of Texas during the Charles Whitman shooting in 1966. The Joynes Room has a limited number of FREE BOOKS by each author, which we will give away in advance of the event. Books will be distributed on a first-come basis to honors students who inquire in person at the front desk of the Joynes Reading Room.

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