Acclaimed writer Ian McEwan reads from his new novel, The Children Act. A reception and book signing with the Booker Prize–winning author of AtonementOn Chesil Beach, and Solar follow. McEwan’s archive resides at the Ransom Center. Jointly presented with the Michener Center for Writers.

Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.

If you have AP and IB yet to claim and want to go over your options with Stacey or Linda, please call the LAH office 512-471-3458 to set up an appointment by September 19. Your Spring registration access time slots will be determined on your ‘degree progress’. Having AP and IB claimed and on your record may give you a better registration time slot.

Hewlett-Packard is looking for bright, dynamic and dedicated students to be a part of their Global Information Solutions group. This group focuses on databases and their reporting capabilities. On this team you learn why data is critical to running a business and how it is used throughout a large corporation. If you have any interest in technology and big data, I encourage you to send me your resume and contact information. I speak as a former English major when I say that the high-tech world is accessible to everyone. Consider applying for this position if you are interested in working in a fast-paced, data-driven world where innovative and creative process solving solutions are valued. HP is looking for seniors graduating in December and those who have just recently graduated. If you are interested, please send me -Jessi Devenyns your resume and contact information.

Jessi Devenyns
Planning and Portfolio Lead
Global Information Solutions

M +1 512.415.7843
Hewlett-Packard Company
14231 Tandem Blvd
Austin, TX 78728

The Mike Martinez for Mayor Campaign seeks awesome, highly motivated and hard working students for a Fellowship Program that will provide hands on access to the field operations of Mike Martinez’s mayoral campaign. Fellows will gain a unique understanding of how this modern campaign functions, particularly with regard to direct voter engagement, recruitment and training of volunteers, strategic targeting of voters, etc. Fellows will assume leadership roles in the campaign, be given weekly target goals, and be expected to perform at the highest level . This is a tremendous opportunity to gain world-class political/campaigning experience and help the City of Austin. Want to change the world?

The Fellowship Program will consist of two sessions. First Session: August 1 – August 26 Will focus on field organizing, targeting strategy, media development and messaging, volunteer training 30-40 hours/week $600 Stipend & Letter of Recommendation from Mike to be tendered at the conclusion of the Campaign Second Session: August 27 – Runoff Election Will focus on the final stages of the Field Campaign, GOTV, and Runoff Election. 20-30 hours/week $1,000 Stipend & Letter of Recommendation from Mike to be tendered at the conclusion of the Campaign IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO TYLER BUCKINGHAM AT TYLER@MIKE4MAYOR.COM!

A Conversation with Former Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987-1991: Ambassador Jack Matlock, Jr.

Tuesday September 23, 12:15-1:30 PM

LBJ Library 10th-Floor Atrium

Jack Matlock, a retired diplomat, has held academic posts since 1991: Sol Linowitz Professor of International Relations, Hamilton College, 2006; visiting professor and lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University, 2001-2004; George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, 1996 – 2001; Senior Research Fellow and then Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor in the Practice of International Diplomacy at Columbia University, 1991 to 1996. During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991) he served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 until 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983.

Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union, as Vice Consul and Third Secretary (1961-63), Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission (1974-1978), and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in 1981. His other Foreign Service assignments were in Vienna, Munich, Accra, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, in addition to tours in Washington as Director of Soviet Affairs in the State Department (1971-74) and as Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (1979-80). Before entering the Foreign Service Mr. Matlock was Instructor in Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College (1953-56). During the 1978-79 academic year he was Visiting Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

He is the author of Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended (Random House, 2004, paperback edition 2005); Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador’s Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union (Random House, 1995); and a handbook to the thirteen-volume Russian edition of Stalin’s Collected Works (Washington, D.C. 1955, 2nd edition, New York, 1971).

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, find more information, and receive updates on this event, please see this website.

This event is sponsored by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the William P. Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft, and the LBJ Presidential Library.

All LAHers are invited to the  Liberal Arts Honors  Fall Welcome lunch. The luncheon will be on Tuesday, August 26  from 11:30- 1:30 in the Texas Union Ballroom.  Come when you can, stay as long as you want.

This lunch gives you a chance to welcome new LAHers and catch up with friends you haven’t seen all summer!

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Don’t forget to register for an LAH Bike Ride or Walk on Monday, August 25th. It may be a little warm, but everyone always has a lot of fun, and we’ll have ice cream back at the CLA building waiting for you. If you want to ride a bike and don’t have one, let me know as we have rentals available. Here’ s the link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kQ2cY436fvdOgGPITC5Gbrq66CEUNpDvW5lCGNGccYI/edit

LAH Office Volunteers Needed

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We need some volunteers to help staff the LAH front desk. Duties include answering the phone, scheduling appointments, and helping with other office work like making photocopies and organizing the commons room.  Perks include free food and hanging out with Dr. Carver, Stacey, Linda and Mary.  Sometimes we can give you free books or free tickets to events!

We’re especially in need of people Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Wednesday morning. If you’re interested, please email our new office manager, Mary Cone mary.cone@austin.utexas.edu   with your availability.


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UT University Orchestra’s upcoming auditions are open to all:


- all undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, alumni

- rehearses Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8:30pm

- auditions: August 28 – 29, 2014 or by appointment

information here: http://goo.gl/Gkglx9

Finishing Registration

Finish registration by making a payment, paying with financial aid, or confirming attendance if your bill is zero. If you do not complete your registration by the deadline (AUG 13), your incomplete registration is canceled and you won’t have access to University services.

Payment & financial aid
You have not finished registration until your tuition has been paid in full or you have confirmed attendance.  In the spring or fall, you may pay in installments.  Installment payments are not available in summer.  Visit Student Accounts Receivable for details about paying online, by mail, or in person.

Zero fee bills.
Even if your tuition bill is $0.00, you must go to My Tuition Bill to confirm your attendance and complete your registration.

Need to change up your schedule? If you pay by today (Aug 13) you will be able to make adjustments to your schedule on Monday, August 25.