November 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events
Texas Social Innovation Challenge Info Session
Monday, November 4, 5:15 pm
CBA Legacy Events Room

Sign up by Sunday, November 10:

Texas Social Innovation Challenge Info Session
Monday, November 4, 5:15pm
CBA Legacy Events Room

Sign up by Sunday, November 10:

Impact Chat
Tuesday, November 5, dinner and networking at 5:30, talk at 6
Rowling Hall

Sustainability chat with Sly Majid and Jim Walker: "Austin is Weird. Can it be Sustainable Too?". Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business Social Innovation Initiative.

GSA Happy Hour
Friday, November 8, 5-8pm
Hole in the Wall

Come join the GSA for snacks, live music (beginning at 7), and meeting some fellow graduate students! Keep an eye on GSA social media for event updates.

Community Involvement
The Project Lead Application
Deadline : November 1, 2019

For more information:
To apply : Apply online here
The Project, an organization that spends the year planning and executing the largest day of service at UT is currently recruiting Team Leads! Team Leads assist with managing volunteers and overseeing sites on the day of our event. The Project is making an exception for members of the GSA to apply past their application deadline, so be sure to note in your application that you’re part of the GSA.

Alt-break Trip Advisor Applications
Deadline: November 1, 2019
For more information : visit the website
To apply: Fill out the application form, here
Alternative Breaks takes undergraduate students across the country to closely examine social justice issues. This  year’s Alternative Breaks social issues and destinations
● The State of Immigration Rights: San Juan, TX
● Community Voices in the Wave of Gentrification: Houston TX
● Community Organizing: Jackson, M
Alternative Breaks recruits graduate students and staff members to act as Trip Advisors for each of our Alternative Breaks trips. Trip Advisors will have a wide array of responsibilities in their role, mainly acting as support to their Alternative Break’s undergraduate Trip Leaders. All trip expenses are covered for the trip advisor.

Project Connect Open Houses
For more information : Visit the website
: See the virtual open house from November 4-December 4, or send an email Project Connect is a plan for a complete regional system of reliable and frequent transit. The Orange Line Corridor will run north to south from Tech Ridge to Southpark Meadows, and the Blue Line Corridor will run from ACC Highland through downtown to the airport. They are hosting a series of open houses for each of these two new lines on November 4, 6, and 7, so check the website for details.

Children's Defense Fund-Texas Internships

Deadline: December 1, 2019
For more information: Visit the website

The Children's Defense Fund-Texas has four intern openings for the 2020 spring semester that they would like to offer to students in the University of Texas Graduate Program.

Comparative Literature Conference Call for Papers
Deadline : December 15, 2019
For more information : visit the website

To submit : Send your name, affiliation, and an abstract of no more than 500 words to

The Program in Comparative Literature and The Graduate Student Conference Committee are seeking proposals for the 16th Annual Conference on Comparative Literature entitled “On-Stage, Off-Stage: Body, Archive, and Performance”. The 2020 GRACLS Graduate Conference seeks to bridge the gap between research on performance studies and the various practices in theatrical and non-theatrical performance. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops (in movement or theater), and performed pieces. 

Intervention Study for Fear of Public Speaking
Contact: Email the study or complete the online prescreen
IRB Approval: Study number 2018-04-0011
Eligibility: Significant fear of public speaking, general social anxiety, and not currently receiving CBT for this concern.
Location: SEAY Building, UT Austin
At present we are recruiting participants who have significant fear of public speaking. The experimental intervention is completed in virtual reality. Participation entails: pre-screening questionnaire online and a baseline assessment in the lab (approximately 1 hour), two intervention visits in the same week, and a follow-up visit one week later (approximately 2 ½ hours).

GSA Announcements


GSA Listserve
We recently cleaned up our GSA members list serve. If you are currently a registered GSA representative, you remained on the list serve. If you are a GSA representative but have not yet registered, email our administrative affairs director and our membership director to ensure that your departmental registration as a GSA representative is
complete. If you would like to be on the GSA list serve even if you are not a departmental representative, join the [gsamembers] mailing list . Thank you to everyone who is a part of the GSA!

Voting Graduate Student Agency Director
Deadline: Sunday, November 3
Application: Here on Hornslink

We are looking for a new Voting Graduate Student Agency Director for the spring semester. The Voting Graduate Student Agency focuses on increasing voter registration and voter turnout in the graduate student population.

Council for Texas Impact
The Council for Texas Impact is eliciting feedback about the future and the direction of The University of Texas at Austin. Please share your vision with us! For more information about the Council, visit our website or email Christina Baze.

Graduate Education Task Force
Please provide the Graduate Education Task Force with feedback regarding your experiences as a graduate student and any changes you would like to see. They are closely monitoring this form and want to hear from you!

Title IX Workshops
Title IX Basics is a comprehensive overview of Title IX at UT Austin that discusses Title IX, UT’s sexual misconduct policy, responsible employee duties for mandatory reporting, and strategies for prevention, intervention and support around incidents of sexual misconduct. Are We OK? Tools and Tips for Setting and Communicating our Boundaries moves beyond the basics of Title IX to introduce simple skills in boundary setting, communication and self-awareness. You can also request a workshop for your department and we’ll bring the training to you! Please register for all sessions through UT Learn .

Title IX Basics for Supervisors:
Friday, November 8th 10:00am-11:30am RLP 1.302D
Tuesday, November 12th 10:00am-11:30am RLP 1.302D
Monday, November 18th 2:30pm-4:00pm UTA 2.208
Title IX Basics for Supervisees:
Wednesday, November 6th 2:30pm-4:00pm RLP 1.302D
Wednesday, November 20th 10:00am-11:30am UTA 2.208

Are We Okay?
Monday, November 11th 2:00pm-4:00pm FAC 328

Stay Connected
Check out our website to see a full calendar listing of events and office hours, join the GSA mailing list: search for [gsamembers ], or submit your events for the next newsletter!