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Weekly Digest | APR 08, 2024 

   

IRG Updates 

Rapoport Center’s Human Rights and Global Societies Coffee Chat 

International Relations and Global Studies is proud to announce, in partnership with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, the Rapoport Center Human Rights and Global Societies Coffee Chats! Each Coffee Chat will explore a different topic guided by readings and discussion questions, and will be facilitated by IRG students and Rapoport interns. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday at 5PM starting on January 31st in RLP 1.106. Please use this link to join the mailing list! 

 

Coffee Chats! 

Wednesday, April 10th | 5PM | RLP 1.106 

 

New Scheduling System 

We are no longer using Calendly! Please delete the links you have bookmarked to our Calendly website. It will no longer provide our availability. Please use the links on our website or provided above. 

 

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University Events & Info Sessions 

 

Sustainability Education & Enterprise Development (SEED) Pitch Competition Finals 

April 10th, 2024 | 5:30 – 8:30PM | Rowling Hall Crum Auditorium (RRH 1.400) 

Two Sentence Blurb: Don't miss the exciting SEED Pitch Competition Finals on April 10th, featuring the top 6 teams from a pool of 34 outstanding contenders. Join us at Rowling Hall Crum Auditorium for an evening of dinner, networking, and impactful entrepreneurship pitches that promise to inspire and innovate for a sustainable future. 

 

*NEW* Practical Magic - The Value of a Liberal Arts Education 

Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00-1:30pm in RLP 1.302E 

All students are invited to join the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies as we host Practical Magic - The Value of a Liberal Arts Education on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00-1:30pm in RLP 1.302E. We will be hosting a panel of recruiters from various industires (Finance, Government, and Consulting) who will discuss what they look for when recruiting candidates and the best ways to advertise your degree. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. 

 

*NEW* PEERS FOR PRIDE Final Performance 

Thursday, April 11 at 4PM-6PM at WCP 1.106 

Using theatre-for-dialogue, Peers for Pride is creating space to ask: What do thriving queer communities look like?  in a two-semester long course that culminates in a community-building Final Performance. This year, the 17th Cohort of PFP invites you to a performance where characters will tell their stories in monologues based in  LGBTQIA+ experiences and engages audiences in meaningful dialogue about how to support them. 

 

Public Service and You 

April 12, 8 a.m.-2.30 p.m. | In the WCP 

Texas Global presents: Public Service and You! With a focus on exploring careers in public service sectors, the workshop will be attended by students, from UT Austin and surrounding areas, who have been awarded a Gilman Scholarship and recently returned from their experiences abroad. Other students that have a vested interest in public service work may attend too. 

There will be three sessions with two presentations running concurrently as well as a keynote speaker and lunch is provided. More information is available in the Eventbrite agenda below. 

The schedule features three session times: 

• Session 1: 10-10:45 a.m. 

• Session 2: 11-11:45 a.m. 

• Session 3: 1-1:45 p.m. 

If you are interested in attending, please sign up through the Eventbrite link here. A member of our team will be in contact with you shortly. If you have any questions, please email as at texasglobal-gilman@austin.utexas.edu

 

*NEW* Heritage Spanish Programs 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024 • 12:00-1:00 PM | MEZ Courtyard (RAIN LOCATION: BEN 2.104) 

Are you a heritage Spanish speaker? Did you grow up speaking or hearing Spanish at home? Join us for coffee and pastries to learn about heritage Spanish courses, the Latin American Studies major, and how you can take classes in both. Open to all heritage Spanish students & Friends welcome! 

 

Mary Ann Faulkner Distinguished Series: Development and Debt Challenges in Latin America and the Global South 

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | LBJ Presidential Library, 10th floor 

Join Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and former Argentine minister of economy Martín Guzmán for an insightful conversation on "Development and Debt Challenges in Latin America and the Global South," hosted by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Registration is required for this inaugural event of the Mary Ann Faulkner Distinguished Series in Latin American Public Affairs and Politics. For more information, contact Paloma Díaz. 

 

*NEW* FBI San Francisco Division | Professional Staff Info Session 2024 

Tue, Apr 16 · Virtual 

 

Upcoming Info Sessions and Writing Workshops for Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

Application deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024. 

Virtual Information Sessions with Stephanie Bishop, Fulbright program administrator 

Tuesday, April 2, 5-6 p.m. CDT (Study/Research) 

Virtual Writing Workshops with Dr. Sonia Seeman, Fulbright faculty chair and advisor 

Wednesday, April 3, noon-1 p.m. CDT (Study/Research) 

Friday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT (Both ETA and Study/Research) 

The 2025-2026 Fulbright application cycle will open Tuesday, April 2, 2024. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting our upcoming information sessions and writing workshops via your newsletters and student listservs. 

 

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Funding 

 

*NEW* Black Diaspora Archive Paid Undergraduate Internship 

Deadline to apply May 15, 2024 

The program offers one paid internship (September 2024 – May 2025) working with archival material and digital platforms from the BDA. The internship is open to any undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of one AFR course. A $3,300 stipend will be disbursed in two payments of $1,650 at the beginning of each semester. 

Please direct questions and submit the following application materials to Rachel E. Winston at rwinston@austin.utexas.edu by May 15, 2024: Resume, Cover letter, Letter of recommendation (may be submitted directly by recommender) 

  

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Other Opportunities​ 

 

From Passion to Action: Teach For America's Ignite Fellowship and Corps Positions 
Join us to spark change and inspire future generations! Get connected with ways to make an impact and grow your leadership with Teach For America. 
Click the link to see paid employment opportunities and professional development events for all majors. 

 

Cultural Ambassadors with TX Global + U.S. Dept. of State 

The Global Customized Programs team at Texas Global is recruiting students to serve as Cultural Ambassadors for the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellows. These Fellows range from ages 18 to 25 and represent countries throughout Southeast Asia. They will be participating in a U.S. Department of State funded grant to participate in programming on social entrepreneurship/economic development, leadership, and cross culturaldevelopment at UT Austin. 

 

Join Texas LEAD 

Texas Leadership Education and Development is currently recruiting students for Coach UT program. This program empowers participants to take control of their own leadership journeys by pairing them with a professional leadership coach. Pick a priority that you would like to work on and your coach will help you create a plan to achieve these goals! Would you like to build a more powerful professional network? Join CoachUT! Would you like to become a better self-advocate? Join CoachUT! Perhaps you’d like to make a plan to break into the professional field of your choosing? Join CoachUT! 
 

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Additional Resources 

ROBERT STRAUSS CENTER 

CLEMENTS CENTER PRESENTS 

Food resources near UT campus 

Long SHARE Project 

Imagine a student community that centers genuine connection in a non-hierarchical, welcoming, judgment-free environment where all experiences are valued, no one is competing or comparing, and everyone exchanges support freely around a challenge, identity, or mental health goal you all share. Sounds magical, right? That’s a SHARE Community! 

  

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