Monthly Archives: February 2013

Free Career Services

As the semester gets underway, we would like to remind you of the free career services available to  graduate students considering jobs outside academia. These services are provided by the Graduate School and housed at Liberal Arts Career Services.

Services include:

  • Career Planning
  • Vita to Resume conversion
  • Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews
  • Non-Academic Job Search Strategy
  • Social Media and Online Presence
  • Networking

These services are available to graduate students in all disciplines. Students can schedule an appointment with a Career Coach by calling  Liberal Arts Career Services at (512) 471-7900 Monday thru Friday. The attached flier provides additional information.



John Dalton | Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Graduate School | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-232-3626

Jain Studies Program in India



JUNE 1 – JULY 15, 2013

Students earn 3-6 graduate credits for successfully completing the program!
Six-week fellowships valued at over $2,300 for students and $3,300 for faculty!

The Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University invites you to study Jainism–the ancient Indian tradition of compassion and ecology–at the International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) in India this summer. Scholars will travel through New Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and Aligarh, studying Jain history, rituals, philosophy, art, and contemporary life. Scholars will interact heavily with Jain communities, observe Jain rituals, participate in cultural activities, and visit numerous religious historical and holy Jain sites throughout the six weeks. Students and faculty with an academic background, or strong interest, in the Indic traditions are encouraged to apply for this heavily subsidized immersion experience.
Prospects have the choice of applying to one of two fellowship programs:

The 6-week program (June 1-July 15): This fellowship program is designed to meet the needs of scholars and students with some background in South Asian or Religious Studies. Students can earn 6 graduate semester credits for completing this program. Up to 20 fellows will be admitted into the six-week program.

Eligibility: You must be a graduate student or a faculty member at a U.S. institution at the start of the six-week program to be considered for admission.
Cost: $700 tuition [includes round-trip airfare, room and board (with three Jain-friendly meals per day), travel costs in India, and course materials]; approximately $100 in Visa fees; and personal expenses. All participants will be required to provide their own health insurance for the duration of the program. Full-time faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend to help defray costs in India.
Statement of Purpose: The best graduate student statement of purpose for the six-week program will be awarded $300 to help defray costs in India. The 2nd best statement will be awarded a stipend of $200.

The 4-week program (June 1-June 30): This fellowship program offers an ideal introduction to India, the Dharma traditions, and Jainism. In four weeks, students will acquire proficiency in Jain Studies, and be prepared to undertake more advanced research in the future. Students can earn 3 graduate or undergraduate semester credits for completing this program. Up to 20 fellows will be admitted into the four-week program.

Eligibility: You must be a senior undergraduate student, or a graduate student, at a U.S. institution at the start of the four-week program to be considered for admission.
Cost: $600 tuition [includes room and board (with three Jain-friendly meals per day), and travel costs in India]; approximately $1600 for roundtrip airfare; approximately $100 for visa fees; and personal expenses. All students will be required to provide their own health insurance for the duration of the program.

To apply, please submit an Application Form, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 1,000-word personal statement (explaining why you are interested in studying Jain dharma, and your past academic training relevant to the Indic traditions), to: Lidiya Potapenko, Program Director,, by February 28.

Inspiring Women Leaders 2/12

KLRU, the University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders invite you to a discussion about cultivating leadership. The evening will also feature short video features on local women and girls making a difference in the Austin community and a preview of the PBS series MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

Date: February 12
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP at

Inspiring Women Leaders, a discussion about cultivating leadership, will focus on inspiring future generations through mentorship and other means. Speakers will include:

Christine Adame
Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, participant in INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Women Leaders program, and former staff member of NEW Leadership Texas.
Monica Martinez
Project Specialist, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Alma Jackie Salcedo
Graduate Coordinator at Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT-Austin
As part of the event, KLRU will present eight short videos featuring local women and girls who are inspiring others through their actions. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of KLRU’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. A preview from the upcoming PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America – a film that shares the stories of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live – will also be shown. This documentary airs February 26th at 7 pm on KLRU.

UT Historical Linguistics Circle


The Historical Linguistics Circle is an informal, interdepartmental
forum for the
presentation and discussion of research related to language change.

We meet about once every three weeks on Fridays at 1:00 PM
in CLA 4.106. Typically someone presents (as informally or
formally as desired) some part of their work.

Our first meeting will be this Friday, Feb. 8, and Gerald Tilma (Department of
English) will present on “The Myth of the English Subjunctive”.

Faculty, grad students, and undergrad students are all welcome to
attend and/or present. Please forward this announcement to anyone who
might be interested.

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please email

We hope to see you Friday and thereafter!


Eric Campbell
Niamh Kelly
Vijay John

HLC co-organizers

Special screening of Burma VJ

From: Leslie Canter <>
Subject: Screening of Burma VJ Feb 13
My name is Leslie Canter and I wanted to get in touch with you guys about a special screening of Burma VJ coming up in February.  I thought that you might be interested in joining me for the event.  The film is scheduled to be shown at the Galaxy theater on Wednesday, February 13 and is open to the public.  The screening is based on a crowd-sourcing model, and in order for the event to happen, ticket sales need to meet a minimum threshold!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please see the link below:
On another note, I am interested in using the screening as an opportunity to engage the community in a broader discussion. I wondered if there were any professors, assistants or graduate students who you would recommend that might be able to precede the screening with a topic related to Myanmar/Burma.
Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kindest Regards,
Leslie Canter
(512) 423-1506