Apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) Program

The deadline to apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) program for Summer 2016 is Saturday, October 31st at 1:30pm CST.  The UTLA program is open to all UT majors.

An information session will be held on the following date: Tuesday, October 20th@3:00PM CST in CMA 5.136. 

This session will be general in nature and intended for anyone with questions about the program, online application, costs, L.A., etc.  Phil Nemy, Executive Director of the UTLA program, will be hosting via video conference.

Future UTLA Application Deadlines:

Fall 2016 – February 15, 2016

Spring 2017 – May 2, 2016

For more information on the Semester in the Los Angeles Program (including a link to the online application), visit here.

StudyBreaks–write what you know

October 5, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Hey peeps,
We Want You!
StudyBreaks doesn’t require that you “be a writer” (although we take those too), rather we know that good writing is a by-product of a passion for the subject matter. Every idea I heard today is exactly what we want in our magazine. Whether it’s a futuristic plan for Mars, a digression on magic, witches and medicine, the electoral strategy of tomorrow, a feminist diatribe on one of the myriad aspects of this patriarchal society (or campus), the development of modern music, or any one of the other topics I forgot to mention we would love to publish it. Are you struggling to define or narrow your topic? Write about it for us! Hunter S. Thompson once said he wrote in order to explain what he was experiencing to himself. We don’t need citations, or sources, or analytical academic thinking. Just write it out.
We do both daily online content as well as a monthly magazine. Either way there will be a place for your stuff. If you’re interested then either email me at or our editor mark: thanks for reading!


The Daily Texan: Texan Talks

October 5, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Join The Daily Texan for a moderated debate of campus carry on October 8th at 11 a.m. in the Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) of the Texas Union! Right now, a working group on campus carry is deliberating how campus carry will be implemented at UT. As this is an issue that is very important to the campus community, please join us for a debate between students from both sides of the issue, moderated by Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief Claire Smith and Forum Editor Walker Fountain. If you aren’t able to make the event, be sure to catch the video recap on

Undergraduate Research Grant

October 1, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Each semester, the Senate of College Councils grant aims to provide an undergraduate $1,000 to assist in their research. Students will be evaluated by a panel consisting of 7 faculty members. We hope to promote the research mission of the University of Texas at Austin by encouraging students to become involved in research in their undergraduate careers. Students can access the application at

2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship

October 1, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are now open!

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities  who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2014 and 2015 are eligible.

The deadline to apply to these programs is January 7, 2016, at 11:59pm EST.

Investment Management 101  


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


7:00pm – 8:00pm


UTC 3.104 – 105

$1,000 Research Grants Available

October 1, 2015 | by amorous | | Leave a Comment

The Undergraduate Research Committee has released the application for the Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research Grant.

Each semester, the grant aims to provide an undergraduate $1,000 to assist in their research. Students will be evaluated by a panel consisting of 7 faculty members. These Grants promote the research mission of the University of Texas at Austin by encouraging students to become involved in research in their undergraduate careers.

Students can access the application at

3 Day Startup Austin

September 30, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

3 Day Startup Austin is a 3-day program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. During the event, you learn how to start a company in 72 intense hours with talented peers and amazing mentors. You’ll form teams, develop a startup idea, conduct market research, create a prototype, and pitch to investors by Sunday night. The event is free for participants, open to all majors (undergrads, grads, and current working professionals), and we’ll provide food for all three days. The fall 3DS Austin program will take place November 6-8 at Capital Factory. If you’re interested in participating or learning more, please visit to apply by October 17.

Texas Student Research Showdown

September 30, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

The Oct. 5 deadline is fast approaching for submissions to the Texas Student Research Showdown! All undergraduate researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are invited to create a 2-minute video recap of their work, to be voted on by UT students. The top submitters will present to a live audience and judging panel Nov. 12 for a chance to win up to $1,500 in awards.

Please join us for a workshop on creating short research videos Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3:30-4:45 in the PCL Media Lab (register here).

The Showdown is open to any current UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major. Your work can be an independent project, or a collaboration to which you have made substantive contributions.

The 2015 Texas Student Research Showdown Final Round is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302).

For more details, visit

During the Grad Fair on October 6th, there will be panel discussions with UT faculty and with current grad students. The panels will talk about the benefits, challenges, and realities of graduate school, to help you decide if grad school is for you! Join us from 10:30 – 11:30am and from 12:30 – 1:30pm.  Student and faculty panels will be held simultaneously in the Sinclair Suite and Quadrangle Room.  You are welcome to attend one or both sessions!


Both events are free and open to all students! Click here to register. Registration is encouraged but not required.  


Graduate School Fair

October 6


Texas Union Ballroom


Is Grad School For Me?  

October 6



Faculty panel (Texas Union, Sinclair Suite): Hear from faculty members in different areas who can tell you what they look for in successful applicants, how they select students, and the different kinds of funding available to students.  

Student panel (Texas Union, Quadrangle Room): Current graduate students can tell you what it is like to be a graduate student on the UT campus.  They can also give tips on how to apply to graduate schools and what to expect when dealing with programs.