Monthly Archives: September 2013

Asian American Resource Center Grand Opening

Asian American Resource Center Grand Opening
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Asian American Resource Center invites the public to its grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at 8401 Cameron Road. Join us in celebrating the City of Austin Parks and Recreation’s newest cultural facility. The event will feature an official ceremony and ribbon cutting followed by a lively street festival on the great lawn. Other activities will include an outdoor street festival with a music stage, community information booths, vendors, children’s activities, and performers. The indoor stage in the grand ballroom will feature a variety of pan-Asian performances and entertainment. The open house includes self-guided tours of the facility with displays of Asian heritage and cultural exhibits. Elected officials, representatives from the City of Austin, a network of Asian American Organizations, the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, and other community leaders will be on hand to commemorate the new facility.

This is both an outdoor and indoor event, please dress accordingly. Limited parking and shuttle service will be available along Cameron Road. Please consider walking, carpooling or taking public transportation.

For more information, please visit or call (512)974-1700.

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
See map: Google Maps

Become a Radio Host and DJ!

My name is Clint Anderson and I am member of Asian Radio℠, a Texas-based nonprofit that has launched and supported three FM radio programs in the Austin area since 2009. These programs are focused on promoting East Asian and Asian American music and culture to the local community, and are produced and broadcast by volunteers who were recruited and trained by Asian Radio members. Asian Radio’s network of shows reaches an estimated 20,000 listeners every week, and our network has recruited and trained more than 25 individuals– most of whom had no previous knowledge of or experience in broadcasting.

Two of Asian Radio’s affiliate programs, which broadcast weekly on KVRX, are each looking to recruit two new members who are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research and previous recruiting efforts have shown that there is a significant number of interested and suitable applicants in the Department of Asian Studies.

Below is information about the radio programs and the application process. We would greatly appreciate it if you could please forwarded this information to the appropriate party or parties.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Clint Anderson
Asian Radio
Recruitment Coordinator

Become a Radio Host and DJ!
The following two local, volunteer-based, East Asian and Asian American-focused radio programs are currently accepting applications. Successful candidates will be thoroughly trained how to produce, host, and engineer a live radio broadcast, and will, after an apprenticeship period and certification process, become a co-host and DJ on the live broadcast team.

Please note that iPanda, Tokyo Seoul, and Asian Radio are comprised of dedicated unpaid volunteers, so this too will be an unpaid position. Those accepted to participate in this unique opportunity will be asked to commit at least one year with the radio program to which they applied. Please note that applicants may only apply to join iPanda or Tokyo Seoul, but not both.


Launched in June 2011, iPanda is the first and still only radio show in Austin broadcast entirely in Chinese and airs every Sunday from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on 91.7 FM (KVRX). iPanda is looking to recruit two Host-DJs who speak excellent Mandarin Chinese and who are knowledgeable about music from Chinese-speaking regions.

Apply to iPanda:

Tokyo Seoul
Tokyo Seoul is Austin’s only radio program focused entirely on Japanese and Korean music and has been broadcasting the top hits from Seoul to Tokyo since October 2011. Tokyo Seoul airs every Wednesday from 9:00 – 10:00 PM on 91.7 FM (KVRX) and is hosted in English. The team will be recruiting two new Host-DJs familiar with Japanese and Korean music and who can host a broadcast in English.

Apply to Tokyo Seoul:
Important Application Information
Your online application form must be completed by 5:00 PM on October 1, 2013. Any applications submitted after this time will not be considered. For those of you who submit an application, there will be an important information session held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 10, 2013. An invitation email reminder, which will include the location of the meeting, will be sent to you soon after we have received all of the applications.
This information session will allow us to meet all of the applicants in person and will provide you with an introduction to our organization and teams, detailed information regarding the application process, and what you can expect if you are ultimately selected as a new Host-DJ for one of the programs.
For any questions or additional information, please contact:
• iPanda:
• Tokyo Seoul:
• Asian Radio:
Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your application.

Internships in Asia afternoon info session held

Internships in Asia afternoon info session held
Description: International internships offer an exciting opportunity to gain meaningful experience in your career field while learning about a foreign culture and a foreign market. UT Austin Study Abroad offers a range of high-quality internship programs in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and South Korea; and a generous scholarship to help make programs more affordable. Programs are open to all majors. Learn more at this session.
Day & Time: Tuesday, 9/17 from 2-3 p.m in Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 18 and 5-6 p.m. in Burdine Hall (BUR) 224
Admission: Free

Remixing Religion: New Models for the Study of Religious Synthesis

Remixing Religion Conference CFP

The Graduate Committee for the Study of Religion at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the topic of its upcoming graduate student conference, “Remixing Religion: New Models for the Study of Religious Synthesis.” Please see the attached Call for Papers for more information.

Conference dates: April 4-6, 2014

Keynote speakers: David Frankfurter (Boston University) and Judith Weisenfeld (Princeton University)

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to by November 27, 2013. Proposals should include the presenter’s name, institutional and departmental affiliation, and email address as well as the paper title and abstract.

The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies welcomes Junot Díaz to UT Austin.

The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz to UT Austin. Featuring prose that is “irresistible” and “exhilarating,” Díaz’s fiction is at the forefront of contemporary narratives of this kind. His work illuminates the identities, relationships, and ambitions of the Dominican and Dominican American characters at the center of his stories. 

Public Reading – Free & Open to the Public

Monday, 9/23 – 7pm, EAS Auditorium, Blanton Museum of ArtDíaz will read a selection from his critically acclaimed texts with a Q&A session to follow.* A reception will be held on the mezzanine after the reading. Seating is limited so please arrive early. *Submit a question for Junot Díaz to for your chance to speak with the author and reserve a seat!

Discussion with UT Students & Faculty – Tickets Required

Tuesday, 9/24 – 11am, Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center

Díaz will meet for an informal discussion with UT students and faculty on Tuesday. Tickets are required and can be picked up for free, with a UT ID, from the English department office – details below. Each individual is entitled to one ticket with their own UT ID – tickets must be picked up in-person and cannot be picked up on behalf of others.

Tickets Available in CAL 226 from 2-5pm:


Tuesday, Sept. 10
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Thursday, Sept. 19
Friday, Sept. 20
Monday, Sept. 23The 2013-2014 edition of TILTS, “Reading Race in Literature & Film,” brings together scholars, artists, filmmakers, and writers for conversations about the ways that we experience race and ethnicity. TILTS is an annual, multidisciplinary initiative that showcases dynamic scholarship in literary and textual based studies.

Office of the President, the Vice-Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English of The University of Texas at Austin.

The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Harry Ransom Center, and the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collection.

TILTS Directors
Dr. James Cox (
Dr. Domino Perez (
Dr. Jennifer Wilks (

Contact Information

Graduate Professional Development Week

Dear Graduate Students:

It’s never too early to start thinking about your career!

The Graduate Student Assembly is happy to announce the first Graduate Professional
Development Week (GPDW). Come explore career opportunities in a variety of
fields in academia, industry and entrepreneurship.

Click here to RSVP and to review a full schedule of events during GPDW.

A brief description of the events is given below as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

Career Services Boot Camp
September 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
SAC Blackbox Theater, Snacks provided

Preparing your CV / Resumé

Effective job searching techniques

Interviewing for academic and non-academic positions

Negotiating job offers

Careers in Academia
September 10, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Santa Rita Room, Texas Union, Snacks provided

Center for Teaching and Learning and University Faculty Members join us to help explain more about careers in academia

5:30 – 5:50 Resume’ Preparation for an academic job – Talk
5:50 – 6:15 Preparation of Teaching Statement – Presentation
6:15 – 7:15 Panel Discussions on Teaching Career
7:15 – 7:30 Preparation for a Career in Academic Research – Presentation by Dr. Deji Akinwande, Department of Electrical Engineering, UT Austin.
7:30 – 8:30 Panel Discussion on “Research in an Academic Setting: challenges and best practices”
Professors on the Panel and their research interests:
Dr. Esther Raizen (Languages and Jewish History)
Dr. Deji Akinwande (Nanotechnology)
Dr. Ross Baldick (Energy and Power Markets)
Dr. Rachel Ward (Mathematics, consultant with Applied Research Labs)
Dr. Gordan Zitkovic (Statistics, Financial Mathematics)

Careers in Industry
September 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Santa Rita Room, Texas Union, Snacks provided

Industry Panel on challenges of a career in industry

Panelists include:

Google: Nicole Grossling, Enterprise Sale Associate
Dimensional Fund Advisors: Dr. Vito Sciaraffia
Dell: Josh Mueller
AT&T: Scott Smith
South Asians’ International Volunteer Association(SAIVA): Shubhada Saxena, President & Founder
Other representatives from industry and business

September 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Ball Room, Texas Union, Snacks provided

Campus representatives with present an overview of resources available on campus that can help you join an established entrepreneurial venture, or start one of your own.

Keynote Speaker

Hugh Forrest, Producer, SXSW Interactive

“SXSW Startup Village and the SXSW Accelerator”

Work-study at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies

We need one more work-study at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies who is available to work on Tuesday/Thursday from 9am to 2pm*.

·    Do you have a work-study award from the financial aid office*?
·    Are you available to work Tuesday/Thursday 9am-2pm*?

·    Do you have graphic design skills (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)?
·    Are you interested in women’s studies, LGBTQ issues, intersectionality, liberal arts, or social justice?

If you’ve answered “yes” to at least 3 of these – let’s talk!

(*pre-requisite for interviewing)

Email Pat Heisler <> by September 15th to schedule a work-study interview.

Job Posting: 46129 on HireALonghorn.Org
Student Assistant/Seeking an awesome work-study for this academic year!
UT – Center for Women’s and Gender Studies,

Employment Start Date: September, 2013
Employment End Date: May 14, 2014 or get hired for Fall 2014
Supervisors: CWGS Staff
Job Description:  All genders are encouraged to apply!

Student will be qualified (or learn) to perform such duties as: creating graphic flyers using Adobe software, preparing mailings, including event publicity; data entry; office filing; making campus-wide deliveries; flyering; acting as front-desk receptionist; maintaining and updating website; and assisting with event coordination.

Good work ethic, self-motivated, energetic, positive attitude, excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, reliability, and a desire to make a contribution to the department.
Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator a plus!

We would prefer afternoon and lunch time availability!
Majoring in WGS not required, but definitely a plus.

*Application Instructions  :
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have work-study as part of your financial-aid package to qualify for this position. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 512.475.6282

Things to keep in mind:
• Punctuality makes a great first impression.
• Your class schedule vs. free time -when can you really work?
• Be professional – if you can’t make an interview or have already found a job, let other interviewers know. As a courtesy, a quick email will save others time and work.
• Bring your work-study award letter and resume to the interview.
If you have any questions, please call the Women’s and Gender Studies Office at (512) 471-5765.