From: Nicole Cunningham n.cunningham (@) utexas.edu
Get involved as a student representative! Positions are available for committees in the following areas: General Faculty, Graduate Assembly, Graduate Studies, and more. Student representatives play a vital role as ambassadors to the university. Their service helps guarantee that students’ interests are represented in may decisions that affect the University community.
Applications will be due on Wednesday, May 15th by 5 pm to the Graduate Student Assembly office (SAC 3.102) or via email to Columbia Mishra at
columbia.mishra (@) utexas.edu. Applicants may be contacted for an interview once all applications have been reviewed.
Graduate Student Assembly
University of Texas at Austin
Hi , I am PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. I am doing some research on cinema and social media. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. It would be a great help and it would hardly take 10 minutes.
Here’s the link to my survey https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4Se011B6Ih79nvL
I would really appreciate your help with this. Please feel free to email me if you have questions.
Swapnil Rai swapnilrai (at) gmail.com
Doctoral Student in Media Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
This is an invitation to meet the candidate for the Director of the Center for Asian American Studies, Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa.
Dr. Rudrappa will give a presentation on “Rethinking Asian American Studies at UT-Austin: Opportunities and Challenges” followed by a Q&A. The time and location details are:
Tuesday, April 16th
Biomedical Engineering Building (BME) 3.204
Please forward this to others who are interested in supporting the Center for Asian American Studies.
Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Chair, CAAS Director Search Committee
My name is Ashley and I’m working as the event coordinator for the Asian-American Cultural Center’s Dragon Boat Festival
that is to be held on Saturday, April 27th 2013
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Festival Beach Park on Lady Bird Lake. This festival is free admission and everyone is welcome to come and join in our festivity!
Along side our main event, the racing of the dragon boats, we will be having many a variety of acts, such as (likely to change):
- Taiko Drums
- Shaolin Wushu
- and many dances from various Asian cultures, such as:
- Hawaiian & Polynesian
- and more!
We will also have an arrangement of entertainment for kids, like:
- Bouncy Castle
- Firetruck and/or Police Cars
- Crafts, including:
We are in need of volunteers and if you’re interested, you may e-mail me at ashemarie.bald (at) gmail.com or call/text me at 512-636-2171
Otherwise, hope to see you there!
-Ashley M. Bald
The JASGA June 2013 cultural program will present Religion and the Supernatural in Contemporary Japanese Popular (Pop) Culture by Chis Feldman.
Popular culture not only reveals the way that many Japanese think about religion and the supernatural, it also performs an important function in preserving those ideas and images. Many stories of the supernatural depict characters who are called upon to heal the split between between the material and the spiritual realms, and between tradition and modernity. The heroes of these stories often embody this split in themselves by being part human and part yokai (demon). Against opponents who demand the abandoning of the past in order to move into a fully modern future, the protagonists call for a solution in which the split between a mythological past and a technological present is healed. By moving forward into the future while retaining the spiritual heart of “Japaneseness,” they struggle to bridge the worlds of tradition and modernity.
The conjunction of religion and popular culture is a powerful one, and raises fascinating questions about today’s Japanese culture. How are supernatural characters depicted in anime and manga, and what messages about the benefits and dangers of religion are being encoded in them? How are these stories used to convey ideas about what it means to be Japanese? What benefits do the consumers of anime and manga gain from including supernatural themes in these stories, and what is the benefit to society as a whole? These are some of the questions addressed in this multimedia presentation.
June 3, 7-8:30 PM
Greetings from study abroad,
I want to share information from one of our affiliate partners, CIEE…
The new LIFT scholarship is targeted to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian.
CIEE is attempting to help students attain their goal of language acquisition through long-term study abroad and they have therefore allocated $100,000 to the new LIFT scholarship fund. CIEE is offering $5,000 scholarships to students who apply for an academic year CIEE program of language study in one of the aforementioned languages.
You may learn more about the LIFT scholarship using the following link:
The deadline for 2014 programs is April 15.
Thanks for your attention,
Advising Team Leader | Study Abroad
The University of Texas at Austin
Phone: (512) 471-6965
Email: rwaller (at) austin.utexas.edu
Campus Mail Code: A7000
Campus Location: 2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. 2.201C
Dr. Erik Braun, of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, will be giving a presentation on his upcoming book The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi
Thursday, April 4
2-3 pm, followed by a reception
Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
Sponsored by Religious Studies, Asian Studies, and the South Asia Institute
The Center for European Studies invites you to:
Invisible Strangers: Muslims in Early Modern France and Britain, 1500-1800
Presented by Dr. Jocelyne Dakhlia
Thursday, April 4
Texas Union, Texas Governors Room (3.116)
The contribution made by Muslims to the development of Western Europe is much greater than previously thought. This talk will examine a recent body of collaborative research that brings this history of Muslims in Europe out of the shadows. It will also consider the reasons why previous historians have passed this history over in silence, looking in particular at Britain and France. A new understanding of Western Europe and the Mediterranean emerges from this work, one with important civic and geopolitical ramifications for the present.
Dr. Jocelyne Dakhlia is a Director of Studies at the Centre de Recherches Historiques at the École des Hautes Études (EHESS) in Paris and this year’s exchange faculty member through an agreement between UT and EHESS.
The talk is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Institute for Historical Studies
Sally K. Dickson
Program and Outreach Coordinator
Center for European Studies