The topic is Revolution or Reform: the Future of Autocratic Regimes, particularly with a focus on Iran, Russia, and China. We feel this is a very timely and pertinent discussion. Our speakers are Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese political activist who was imprisoned in Iran, Dr. Nahid Siamdoust, a cultural historian here on campus, Dr. Xiaobu Lü, a professor who specializes in domestic policies in China, and Dr. Thomas Garza, a Russian language professor who focuses on Russian culture and literature. In addition to politics, we hope to discuss and think about this topic through a cultural and societal lens.
I am pleased to invite you to our event, which will be April 3, 2023 from 6-7:30 PM in the SAC/WCP Auditorium. Our event will be fully catered and admission is free. Additionally, we are a fully open event, so invite all your friends and family, and we would be pleased if you can attend. We would also appreciate it if you could share our event as well to your classes and students, departments, organizations, etc. We will have a Q&A section towards the end of the event where attendees can ask our speakers any unique questions they may have. We hope this will be a great event, and registration is not required, but heavily recommended so we have a good headcount.
We look forward to seeing you there, and please let us know if you have any questions.
You can register at the link here! I’ve also attached a copy of our poster to advertise and share with your students.
Book Release Event for:
CAGED: A TEACHERS JOURNEY THROUGH RIKERS, OR HOW I BEHEADED THE MINOTAUR
Join Dr. Lamson for this reading and discussion of his forthcoming memoir on Wednesday, April 5th from 5-7pm in RLP 2.606. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants awards to graduating seniors, recent graduates, and alumni to conduct academic work abroad in all disciplines, including: STEM, social sciences, humanities, and the performing and creative arts. More than 80 countries also offer grants for English Teaching Assistantships.
The 2024-2025 Fulbright application cycle will open Thursday, March 30, 2023. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting our upcoming information sessions and writing workshops via your newsletters and student listservs:
Virtual Information Sessions with Stephanie Bishop, Fulbright program administrator
· Wednesday, March 22, noon-1:00 p.m. CDT (English Teaching Assistantship)
· Monday, March 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CDT (Study/Research)
· Tuesday, April 4, noon-1:00 p.m. CDT (English Teaching Assistantship)
· Tuesday, April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT (Study/Research)
Virtual Writing Workshops with Dr. Sonia Seeman, Fulbright faculty chair and advisor
· Friday, March 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT (English Teaching Assistantship)
· Tuesday, March 28, noon-1:30 p.m. CDT (Study/Research)
· Wednesday, April 5, 10:00-11:30 a.m. CDT (English Teaching Assistantship)
· Thursday, April 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. CDT (Study/Research)
· Monday, April 17, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CDT (Both ETA and Study/Research)
All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Students are welcome to attend information sessions for each if they are still unsure of which grant to apply for. We encourage interested students to attend an Information Session and a Writing Workshop. Meeting information, including Zoom link, is available on the Texas Global Events page.
Students should note the UT campus application deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023. Students can also visit the Fulbright Opportunities for UT Students page for more information.
Please help spread the word that applications for this summer’s Explore Law are still open. Explore Law’s goal is to increase the numbers of high-priority undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, and Austin Community College who apply to and are accepted into law school. Over the last eight years, we’ve had nearly two hundred students complete the program, and over 95% of them are presently on a path to and through law school.
The cornerstone of the program is the four-week summer program. This summer the program will run 20 July to 11 August. We are planning to meet in person. Participants who complete the program earn a stipend, are eligible for free LSAT prep, and connected with a law school mentor.
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. Applications are now due Friday, 14 April, 11:59P Central, but please encourage interested students to apply as soon as possible.
tudents can check the website for information and updates, including additional upcoming info sessions. You can always encourage students to email me with questions.
The Sanger Learning Center is hiring student educators for Fall 2023, and most of our applications close on March 27th!
We are among the largest student employers on campus and pay some of the highest student wages. Working at Sanger provides valuable work experience on a flexible schedule while helping other students achieve their goals. Skills developed and implemented by student educators at Sanger include peer-to-peer content tutoring, academic coaching, customer service, study group and workshop facilitation, and public speaking consultation.
If your students are interested, we highly encourage them to attend our last SLC Job Fair! They’ll be able to meet current student educators, the staff members leading our teams, and ask as many questions as they’d like while snacking on free bagels, coffee, and fruit. The event details are below:
SLC Job Fair
March 22nd | 2:30pm-4pm (drop-in anytime) | JES A309 (third floor of Jester Center)
Applications close for most of our positions on March 27th, but students should stay tuned for additional opportunities opening later in the semester.
Apply now to be a Bevo Buddy Leader!
Bevo Buddy! pairs UT student leaders with incoming students. As a Bevo Buddy Leader, you will be matched with approximately 5-10 new students. You will build relationships by connecting through bi-weekly check-ins (via text or email) and semesterly in-person meet ups. We hope that Bevo Buddy Leaders will share their insight into campus resources, as well as, their own personal experiences and advice. Leaders will also have opportunities to attend VIP engagement events on and off campus with your students.
The position will begin August 16, 2023. This is a paid position for $12/hour for no more than 5 hours per week during the academic school year. Leaders will also receive Dine-in Dollars to use during meetings with students.
To learn more about the position and apply, visit our website: https://newstudentservices.utexas.edu/BevoBuddy/BevoBuddyLeader
Applications are due Sunday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. Candidates are also required to attend a group interview, which will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 2.
For any questions, you can contact Kayleigh Damphousse at Kayleigh.Damphousse@austin.utexas.edu
Junior Fellows is recruiting! Come meet with some of the most exciting undergraduate interdisciplinary researchers across the university. Open to sophomore applications in ANY college or major. Application materials and general information is available on our webpage.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
All UT Austin Students: Are you looking to network & get a free meal?
- Join us at our on-campus event next Wednesday, March 22nd to meet incoming corps members & local TFA alumni. This is a casual event to network and learn about post graduate education jobs you could qualify for here in Texas.
- Stop by Scholz Garden between 6:00-7:30 pm & grab a bite to eat on us!
- RSVP here!
Seniors and Graduate Students: Are you looking for a post-grad job?
- Want to explore if this is right for you and check out some of the inspiring ways Teach For America alumni are disrupting inequity across education, business, policy, law, medicine, and more? Grab coffee with your campus representative, Alyssa Gonzales-Kirk, here.
- Want to explore the application? Submit your 2-hour application to the 2023 corps by our final deadline on Thursday, March 23rd
- All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits + $5k-$10k stipend + up to $12k Americorps grant.