REU Summer 2014 Program
Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, UT-Austin
The Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, is hosting the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Race, Ethnicity, and the Demography of Crime and Punishment for the summer of 2014. This eight-week summer program, which is held during June and July and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (but also with significant contributions from the UT Population Research Center, Department of Sociology, and College of Liberal Arts), offers eight very selective upper-division undergraduate students from both UT-Austin and from around the country the opportunity to study social demography through course work and a mentored research experience with senior PRC graduate students. The program pays for tuition, room and board, and computer expenses. REU students also receive a $4,000 stipend for participation in the program, which allows the selected students to fully concentrate on their REU experience over the 2-month program. Students participate in a 3-hour summer course during the first half of the program, then dedicate the second half of the program to their own projects in collaboration with their graduate student mentor and under the overall guidance of the faculty co-directors, David Kirk and Keith Robinson. Student papers are then presented in the fall at a specified professional conference. Former students from the REU program are now on the faculties of Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Pennsylvania, and more, and currently in social science graduate programs at the Universities of Wisconsin, Chicago, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and California at Los Angeles, as well as Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Northwestern University, Duke University, and more. This program is specifically geared toward students with junior standing who are seriously thinking about attending graduate school in the social sciences and, particularly, in sociology or demography.
The 2014 summer REU Program application deadline is FEBRUARY 16, 2014. See http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/training/undergraduate.php for details about the REU program and the program application, as well as information about other research and training programs of the UT Population Research Center.
UT Study Abroad will soon award more than 100 “planning” scholarships for freshmen and sophomores to study abroad in the coming years. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013. The application is simple (no recommendations are required) and students select a program AFTER securing the scholarship! Recipients have up to two academic years to select a program and participate, ensuring sufficient time to plan their study abroad experience. (For example, a student who is awarded in February 2014 may use the scholarship during any term between fall 2014 and summer 2016.)
Four types of “planning” scholarships:
1. First Abroad Scholarship – 25 awards of $3,000 each, for first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year degree)
2. Global Pathways Scholarship – 25 awards of $2,000 each, for students with a 2.0-2.5 GPA (freshman can apply now, and we’ll check GPAs later)
3. UGS Planning Scholarship – 20 awards of $2,000 each, for undeclared majors
4. Presidential Achievement Planning Scholarship – 70 awards of $1,000 each, for students that have already received the PAS Supplemental Enrichment Scholarship of $1500 for research/internship/study abroad and that choose to use their award to study abroad for a spring or fall semester only. (Students may be able to use this particular award during a semester beyond spring 2016.)
Link to application and eligibility requirements: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/planning
The Undergraduate Studies Council will host an open town hall meeting with Dean Iverson on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Gregory Gym Games Room (GRE 3.120). Dean Iverson will discuss the role of online education at UT. The event is open to all UT students.
Students are encouraged to RSVP at: http://links.utexas.edu/dwtlfk
Did you know that UT Study Abroad will soon award around 70 scholarships for freshmen and sophomores to study abroad next year or the year after? Apply NOW, go abroad later! Join me Thursday for a session on how to put forward a competitive application. The deadline to apply is December 1.
Study Abroad Planning Scholarships Application Workshop
When: Thursday, November 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Jester A215A
Description: Join us for tips on how to apply for this year’s planning scholarships: First Abroad (neither parent has a four-year degree), UGS (undeclared majors), and Global Pathways (have GPA of 2.0-2.5). The application is simple, no recommendations are required, and you can select your program AFTER you win the award! Recipients have up to two academic years to select a program and participate, ensuring sufficient time to plan their study abroad experience. (For example, a student who is awarded in February 2014 may use the scholarship in any term between fall 2014 and summer 2016.)
Link to application: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/planning
This event hosted in partnership with the Gateway Scholars Program in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence.
Additionally, students who hold the Presidential Achievement Scholarship (PAS) of $1500 for research/internship/study abroad “Supplemental Enrichment Scholarship” may apply for a $1000 matching award if they choose to use their PAS for a semester-long study abroad program. Approximately 75 of these brand new study abroad “Presidential Achievement Planning Scholarships” are awarded each year!
Interested in public policy and public service? Want to spend a semester living, interning, and taking in-residence classes in Washington, D.C.?
If the answer is yes, the Archer Fellowship Program may be for you! Here are some program highlights:
- Archer Fellows spend a fall or spring semester in D.C.
- live together in town homes on Capitol Hill, just blocks from Supreme Court;
- participate in full-time internships; and
- earn 15 hours of in-residence coursework.
- Scholarships are available, and financial aid can apply to the cost of a student’s semester as an Archer Fellow!
- Open to undergraduates from any major. Must be classified as a junior or senior to participate (sophomore or junior at time of application).
- Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due February 17, 2014. The online application is now live.
Learn more about this opportunity by visiting our website and attending an information session
The Department of American Studies presents ACADEMY FIGHT SONG: A discussion on the future of higher education with Thomas Frank and John Summers, editors of The Baffler
Wednesday, October 30
Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)
Reception at 4:30pm
Conversation at 5:00pm
College is the best thing in the world; college is a complete ripoff. How are these two statements compatible? How do they differ? How can we assess the campus battles of this era, which are more focused on money than the niceties of Western Civ and Great Books? And what are we to make of the fact that a college education, which was essentially free for the World War II generation, serves today to fasten the bonds of inescapable indebtedness to an entire generation of students?
JOHN SUMMERS is the editor in chief of The Baffler and founder and president of the Baffler Foundation. He’s the author of an essay collection, Every Fury on Earth, and editor of three collections of cultural criticism: The Politics of Truth: Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills, Dwight Macdonald’s Masscult and Midcult, and James Agee’s Cotton Tenants. He received his PhD in intellectual history from the University of Rochester in 2006. From 2000 to 2007 he taught social studies at Harvard University. He still lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
THOMAS FRANK is the founding editor of The Baffler and the Easy Chair columnist at Harper’s. He is the author of five books, including What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Pity the Billionaire, both national bestsellers. He has been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a guest columnist for the New York Times. In 2004 he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction. He received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and now lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Sanger Learning Center is now accepting applications for spring 2014 tutor positions. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 1, 2013. All applications must be submitted online from the employment section of MyUGS at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/tutoring/jobs/. More specific information about the position can be found on the Hire-a-Longhorn website at http://www.hirealonghorn.org/.
ARTS INTERNSHIP & NETWORKING FAIR
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Student Activity Center Ballroom (SAC 2.410)
Co-Sponsored by: Fine Arts Career Services & Fine Arts Council
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Start your internship search and meet with future employers! Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume. Please visit our Career Fair page for details.
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