Daily Archives: April 4, 2023

LAH Fall 2023 Class list, Registration Tips and Hints and LAH Scholars Portal Link

Attached is a list of LAH lower and upper division Fall 2023 course options that are reserved for just for you! We reserve the courses using the LAH ’26’ honors code( (not by EID).


Double check to make sure you have the honors code at the end of major. If it’s not there, please let me or Linda know, and we will add it back to your major code.  If the class is open during registration, you should be able to register for it.

There are only a few seats in the lower-division sections, as I need to save most for the incoming LAH Class of 2027. (Exception: SPN 311 most of the seats are available to current LAHers).

If there is a class you are interested in and you don’t get a seat, please try in mid-July or in August, as any remaining seats will be released for all LAH students.

LAH first year students-make sure to register for the second-year cohort class: LAH 112H, The Nature of Inquiry

30915 W 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. PAI 3.02 Face-to-face BROWN, VIRGINIA A

Upper-division LAH courses Tips and Hints:

The upper-division LAH classes are small seminar style classes and can be very competitive. Make sure to have options! To view course descriptions of the LAH Fall 2023 offerings, just go to the Liberal Arts Course Description Database and select LAH.

If the class is cross-listed, it doesn’t matter if you register for the class under LAH or the cross-listing department, it will count towards honors and the department requirements. Example: GOV 370R Money and Politics and LAH 350- Money and Politics will apply towards upper-division honors and GOV.

The GOV department reserves their GOV-honors seats by EID. If you are a GOV major, I would recommend contacting the GOV department, so they can reserve a seat for you. The LAH seats are on a first come-first serve basis.

LAH classes cross-listed with English are extremely competitive. Most of the seats are controlled under the English cross-listing for students pursuing English Honors. There are only a couple of seats under the LAH number. Do not contact the English department for access to register unless you admitted into the English Honors Program.

The LAH 340L, Legal Internships and Law is the only upper-division course that has an additional application to complete.  To be eligible to register for LAH 340L, see LAH course descriptions for more details.


Waitlists for all upper-division LAH classes will be turned on in the morning of Friday, April 14th

Here’s a link to the LAH Scholars Portal:  https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/cola/hnrs/stud_portal to track your progress towards the *LAH Scholars and Distinguished Scholars certification requirements and to log in your enrichment experience hours (student leadership, research, study abroad, internships, community service)

*LAH Scholars and Distinguished Scholars is an internal certification. If you are pursuing Distinguished Scholars, College Honors will appear on your transcript.

Happy registration!


LAH Fall 2023 Courses

Acta – A Virtue-based Leadership Training Program

Purpose of Acta

To enhance leadership knowledge and skills among a small group of first- and second-year students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts


  • Individual leadership projects supported by the program
  • Bi-weekly meetings consisting of discussions on leadership, role-playing games, and conversations with leaders at UT and in the community
  • Meetings with mentors in leadership positions
  • Dinners with invited speakers


  • Students successfully completing the program each semester will receive a $250 scholarship

Application Requirements

  • Current first- and second-year students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA at start of program
  • Ability to attend meetings on Thursdays from 3-4 pm
  • Identified a professional mentor
  • Identified a leadership project

Application Deadline: April 21st at 11:59 pm

If you have questions, please email: rylandmarshall@utexas.edu

To apply, complete the application here:

Sustainability Education & Enterprise Development (SEED)

Hosting its annual Pitch Competition! Last October, 58 students started on a journey to solve some of the world’s toughest sustainability challenges through entrepreneurship. Now, our finalist teams are now ready to show the world their ideas in the 2023 SEED Challenge! Come listen to their pitches and help award $10k in funding.

SEED Final Pitch Competition is April 6, 6-8:30 pm, at Crum Auditorium in Rowling Hall, RRH 1.400

RSVP at https://bit.ly/2023seedpitch!

Come for dinner and networking, starting at 5:30 pm!

Vote in the Audience Choice Award and be entered into a gift card & book raffle for attending!

2023 SEED Challenge Final (Presentation (169))

Longhorn Impact Fellowship at Texas (LIFT)

Now accepting applications for our Fall 2023 Cohort! LIFT pairs student consultants with companies and nonprofits to help solve sustainability-related challenges. All UT Austin juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply for the Fall 2023 cohort. Scholarships & independent study credit available to select students. Fall 2023 Clients include TIME, Bloom Energy, and more!

Applications are open until July 17. Apply at https://bit.ly/LIFTfall23app!

Our information session will be on April 10 at 5:30 pm in CBA 3.302 (GSLI Hub. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/LIFTFall23Info!

UT Arabic Summer Institute 2023

The UT Austin Arabic Summer Institute is open to all qualified students (competitive admission by application) who are at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced training offered.

Program Dates: June 1, 2023 through August 11, 2023

The UT ASI is a fully incorporated cultural program with lectures, films, hands-on workshops and guest speakers.

Visit our website for more information

Apply here!

Junior Fellows is recruiting!

From chemistry to art history, this research-based group provides a platform for interdisciplinary researchers across the university to share their ideas, research,  and study abroad experiences with one another. This year, many of our seniors were  nominated for and/or awarded prestigious awards like the Marshall Scholarship and the NSF GRFP. This application is open to sophomores applications in ANY college or major. For more information and application materials, please visit our webpage:




We look forward to reading your application!

Immigration Clinic Internship opportunity for the 2023-2024 academic year

Internships available with the University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic 2023-2024 academic year 

The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic is recruiting two undergraduate students who will be in their junior or senior year for year-long legal internships from Fall 2023 through Spring 2024. 

The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Venezuela, Honduras, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Clinic’s cases range from asylum claims to the defense of long-time residents against deportation. 

The commitment for the intern involves 10-12 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are  divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’swork. The position is unpaid; the internship has been recognized for credit awards with other undergraduate internship courses. 

This internship is an ideal position for students considering law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights. 

Internship details: 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Written and oral command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, and Microsoft Word. 

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through casework, research, translation and interpretation (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to Clinic work as assigned. The internship will be performed in person at the Immigration  Clinic, which is housed within the University of Texas School of Law. 

TERM: The internship runs from the Fall 2023 semester through the Spring 2024 semester, following the  academic calendar.  


Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and a copy of your most recent transcript (can be unofficial). Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our program in your cover letter (visit our website). We will be interviewing applicants in early May. If you have any questions, please email us at enavarro@law.utexas.edu.

Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship

Please share this $5,000 scholarship for next year widely with any LGBTQIA+ and ally Geosciences/STEM students who might want to apply!

Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship 

If you are an LGBTQIA+ advocate in the Jackson School of Geosciences, there is a scholarship for you! Please tell anyone who qualifies to apply for the Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship.

The purpose of the Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship Program is to provide a college scholarship to students who play an active role in stopping or preventing bullying (particularly as it is displayed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer people), as well as work to improve the climate on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) communities.

A minimum of one (1) $2,500 undergraduate scholarship will be available per semester for a total of $5,000 per year. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year. Applicants must be majoring in the Jackson School of Geosciences or other connected fields.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be full-time University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students enrolled in any STEM discipline, with a preference for Geoscience majors & minors, including, Environmental Science, General Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Geological Sciences Teaching, Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology, Geological Sciences.
  2. Applicants must have completed at least 45 credit hours in residence at UT Austin by the time the award is received.
  3. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership surrounding issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, but do not need to identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ population in order to qualify.
  4. Applicants should have demonstrated or expressed interest in volunteerism, student service within LGBTQIA+ organizations, The University of Texas at Austin student government programming and initiatives, and leadership development training in LGBTQIA+ diversity.
  5. An applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

For more information or questions, contact:

GSC: gsc@austin.utexas.edu

Recommendation form: tinyurl.com/RecJohnsonBates

Sustaining Democracy: Film Screening with PIZZA and Expert Discussion

We’re concluding our documentary film series this semester—which included films on the “Dictator’s Playbook” used by Kim Il Sung of North Korea and Saddam Hussein of Iraq—with a film called “A Thousand Cuts.” This film is the story of Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa, who used the tools of the social media age to resist the disinformation and oppression of Rodrigo Duterte’s strong-man rule of the modern Philippines. Come for PIZZA and expert discussion!



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