Ethnic Studies Roundtable Examines 40 Years in the University

Monday, September 28, 2009
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Texas Union (Eastwoods Room, 2.102)
Free and open to the public

This roundtable discussion explores the intellectual and institutional challenges of integrating ethnic studies into different campus settings. University center directors will unite with Dr. Gordon Chang of Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity in hopes of generating strategies and visions for the future of ethnic studies centers and their communities. Roundtable participants include Edmond Gordon of the John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies and associate professor of anthropology; Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history; and Domino Renee Perez, acting director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and associate professor of English. Lok Siu, associate professor of anthropology, will moderate the panel.


Study Abroad Mixer

Thursday, September 24th, 2009globe
6:00 – 7:30pm
Gregory Gym Games Room (Room 3.120)
Students for Study Abroad (StuFSA) cordially invites you to a mixer where students who have studied aboard share their experiences with students who are considering studying abroad. Free Samosas & flautas or try your chances at winning an iPod shuffle! Other prizes!


  • Ranked 1st among Big 12 and Texas Universities
  • Ranked 3rd in Top US Research Institution
  • Most frequently visited countries are England, Spain and Italy
  • 59% of women participate in programs
  • 1,935 African-American students study abroad compared to the national total of 7,209
  • The College of Liberal Arts has the highest number of students study abroad, followed by Business and Communications

Policy Experts Health Legislation Panel

Friday, September 25, 2009
12:15-2:15 p.m.
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, Room C1.111

Did you know that spending for health and human services in Texas accounts for about one-third of the entire state budget? Join the Center for Health and Social Policy for a panel of policy experts to discuss critical health and human services legislation from the 81st Texas Legislature. Featured speakers include Eva de Luna Castro, senior budget analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities; Stephen Palmer of the Texas Health Care Policy Council in the Office of Gov. Rick Perry; and Heather Vasek, long-term care expert with Delisi Communications. Each speaker will provide perspectives on the impact of a few critical laws affecting health and human services.

Rec Sports Used Equipment Sale

Friday, September 25, 2009images

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gregory Gym
Free with current UT ID

Find great bargains on used outdoor and fitness equipment. Sale items include two-person tents, Dagger RPM kayaks, paddles, sleeping bags, backpacks and more. Arrive early for the best selection.

“The Carnival” hosted by African American Culture Committee

Wednesday, September 23, 2009Carnival
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Main Mall
Admission: Free and open to the public

Join the African American Cultural Committee for “The Carnival,” an outdoor extravaganza with inflatable attractions and traditional carnival concessions. The African American Culture Committee (AACC) promotes the appreciation of African American culture through events, meetings and leadership opportunities. Meetings are held on Wednesdays,  5:00-6:00pm, Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102).

President’s Leadership Awards Seeking Nominations


Texas Exes President’s Leadership Awards– APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 15, 2009 AT 5:00PM

Texas Exes are in the process of selecting student recipients for the 2010 President’s Leadership Awards. We ask administrators, faculty, coaches and staff to nominate exceptional students for these awards, because your support is critical in identifying these deserving student leaders that exist within the university community.   Submit a nomination on behalf of a student or students who exemplify the award criteria.

The Texas Exes are looking forward to meeting and honoring another amazing selection of students. Nominations are due by October 15, 2009 at 5:00pm, and all nominations should be completed online. Contact Beth Rise, Student Relations Coordinator, for more information: or 512-471-8077.

College of Natural Science Career Fair: September 21

Attend the Natural Sciences Career Expo

All University of Texas at Austin students and alumni are welcome to attend the 2009 Natural Sciences Career Expo.

For more information and to see a list of participating employers: