Monthly Archives: October 2014

Harvard East Asia Graduate Student Conference

From: Harvard East Asia Society Conference <>
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Subject: 18th Annual Harvard HEAS Conference—Call For Papers

To Whom It May Concern:

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) invites currently enrolled graduate students working across all disciplines to submit papers for its annual conference. This three-day conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars from institutions around the world to share ideas and research with their peers. Participants gain invaluable experience presenting their work for discussion with other graduate students and Harvard faculty.

This year’s conference is titled “Asia in Transition” and will be held on February 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2015.

The HEAS Conference Board invites papers that examine Asia as a region in flux. We seek to highlight the ever-changing nature of spaces in Asia, whether historical or contemporary. What provides the impetus for change and what are its results? Conversely, why do transitions not occur? Preference will be given to papers which engage with the conference theme.

Interested parties can apply via the conference website: The application entails entering basic personal information, a 100-word bio, and 300-word abstract. Applications are due on Sunday, November 30th, 2014.

Questions or concerns can be directed to

Additionally, we ask that you circulate this message to interested parties within your department and/or institution.


The HEAS Conference Planning Committee

Harvard East Asia Graduate Student Conference

Online career services panel discussions

From: John Dalton

Dear Graduate Students:

I hope you’ll take advantage of the online career services panel discussions offered by the Versatile PhD. This online career services resource is available to you at no cost. Please visit the web site below and see what you’ve been missing.


November Panel: Careers in Government Research (STEM fields)

Our third panel of the academic year explores options for research careers in government settings. Panelists come from a wide range of agencies and labs: NASA, EPA, US Air Force, US Geological Survey, California Department of Water and Resources, and Health Canada. You’ll find template text for in-advance promotion and for week-of promotion in the attached file (.txt format).

2015 Panel Discussions

Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science PhDs (January 26-30; H/SS forum)

Let’s kill the cliche that humanists and social scientists don’t or can’t have careers in technology. This panel discussion will present a good group of H/SS PhDs who have bootstrapped their way into technology careers, and now play diverse technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations.

Careers in Informal Science Education (February 23-27; STEM forum)

Museums and other nonprofits (nature preserves, zoos, etc.) are key sites where science education takes place. Many STEM PhDs have entered this stimulating and rewarding field. The February panel will showcase a nice group of them doing informal science ed in a variety of settings.

Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs (June 8-12; STEM forum)

Products and services that have science at their core need to be marketed with the help of scientists to make sure the science is right and the best possible story is being told. This discussion will feature STEM PhDs who have gone into Marketing, using their science knowledge to help educate customers truthfully about products and services that are science-based.

Best regards,

John Dalton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program Informational Meeting

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program 
Informational MeetingMonday, November 3 at 12:00 PM
Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302D

The FLAS Fellowship Program provides close to $1 million in funding to UT
undergraduate and graduate students each year. Please join us for an informational
meeting on the program to learn more about it and what it has to offer students in your
department. A brief presentation on the FLAS Fellowship, including application
requirements, program benefits and responsibilities of awarded students, will be
followed by a Q&A session with administrators from UT.

We welcome you to spread the word and bring along students from your department
who focus on international studies and would especially benefit from the FLAS
Fellowship Program. Fellowships are available for both undergrads and grads.

For more information please contact:

Rachel Meyer
South Asia Institute

(512) 475-6038
Sally Dickson
Center for European Studies

(512) 232-4311
Agnes Sekowski
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

(512) 232-9123


Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships

From: DIRCentralTexas []
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:41 PM
To: Connor, Julie G
Subject: 2015 Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship


Please be advised that applications have opened for Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships.  Pickering & Rangel Fellowships are excellent programs, provide generous support to graduate students, and are among the very best ways available to help someone be highly competitive for entry into the U.S. Foreign Service. Application and recommendation deadlines for both programs are in January.

Immediately below please find hotlinks to the sites for the two programs.


Attached below please find a flyer on the Pickering program, and attached above a flyer on the Rangel program.

Please note that for the 2015 cycle, U.S. Department of State graduate scholarships will be offered ONLY via the Pickering and Rangel programs.

That information has yet to be updated on the Woodrow Wilson website.

2014 Rangel Fellowship Flyer (3)

Please feel to share this message widely with students, faculty and staff.



Floyd S. Cable

Diplomat In Residence for Central Texas

The University of Texas at Austin – LBJ School

UT Religious Studies graduate conference


The Graduate Committee for the Study of Religion at The University of Texas at Austin will be hosting its conference for the 2014-2015 academic year on April 10-12, 2015. The title is “Building Bad:  The Constructions of ‘Evil’ in Religious Discourse.”
Ryan Austin Fitzgerald, MA, MAR
Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Survey: access to sexual/reproductive health information

Attention Graduate Students –

I am currently working with a group of our fellow Social Work grad students to discover what types of sexual / reproductive health information and services UT students have access to.  Some background information: A very large grant awarded to a local group, will go towards providing a large number of health services to young adults in Travis County. Before we can determine where exactly this money should go, we need input from the UT Austin community.

We have a very quick survey that will directly benefit the community to more easily access the health resources they deserve. If you could take 3 minutes to fill out the below survey, we would really appreciate it!

Again – thank you so much and have a great week!


Molly Platz