Lecture by historian James Livingston February 6

Rutgers University historian James Livingston will be giving a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the JO Performance Hall at 7:30.

The title of his talk is “After Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea,or, What is to be Done When Work Disappears?”  Details of the talk are here:


I want to encourage interested faculty to attend, and recommend attendance to students in their classes.  Livingston is a provocative thinker, who has an unconventional perspective on recent cultural and intellectual history and its implications for contemporary critical theory and social thought. I’m sure his talk will generate a lively conversation.

Professor Livingston has agreed to meet with graduate students in an informal setting at 4:30 next Thursday afternoon in the Graduate Student lounge.

Spring 2014 Graduate Travel Grants

Thanks to support from Graduate Dean Austin Cunningham and A&H Dean Dennis Kratz, the faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities is able to encourage graduate students in all 5 degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, we will award 6 to 8 travel grants of up to $350 for presentations delivered in the United States during the Spring 2014 semester. Graduate Travel Grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.

 Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by the Spring 2014 deadline:  April 2, 2014.

Every graduate student applying for a travel grant must fill out a hard copy of the Travel Authorization Form available from Lisa Lyles in the Dean’s Suite (JO 4.510) and return it to Ms. Lyles.  (Do not fill out the indemnification and medical forms unless you are actually awarded funds.)

Be sure to save proof of your expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. (University regulations generally do not allow for reimbursement of plane fares.)

The Graduate Studies Committee will make its decision giving priority to the following factors: academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (thesis, portfolio, dissertation), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive travel grants only twice in their graduate career.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact Associate Dean Michael Wilson (mwilson@utdallas.edu).

Please email completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to mwilson@utdallas.edu

Job – Writing consultants for the Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is now hiring writing consultants for the spring 2014 semester. Consultants work in the Writing Center, assisting students with their writing assignments and projects. They work on a part-time basis and earn $15.00 per hour.

A consultant must be a currently enrolled graduate student and should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of academic writing, including knowledge of rhetorical principles, research strategies, and English grammar, mechanics, and usage. According to university policy, the Center cannot hire teaching assistants.

The writing consultant position has been posted to CometCareers. To apply for the position, click on the link below and follow the directions for logging in. The job ID is 56317. The deadline to apply is 2/03/2014.




GSA meeting January 22, 4 pm at Fox and Hound

GSA: Graduate Student Association

Happy new year!

The GSA (Graduate Student Association) will meet for the first time this semester on Wednesday, the 22nd to discuss the semester’s upcoming events — specifically the RAW symposium.

Who: All A&H grad students and professors
Where: The Fox and Hound (at Campbell and 75)
When: Wednesday, the 22nd at 4pm
What: General meeting/get together

Thank you!

Elizabeth Ranieri
GSA President