Article on PhD studies – “Where the Time Goes”

from “Where the Time Goes” – Inside Higher Ed, November 25, 2014:

Among the key findings is that the median time is longer in the humanities than in any other field, at 6.9 years in 2012, compared to a 5.9-year average for all Ph.D.s. That won’t surprise anyone following the national time-to-degree conversation, but just where in their studies humanities Ph.D.s are stalling might. It’s been largely assumed that students accrue extra time during their dissertation phase, once they’ve finished their course work, and when their efforts are overwhelmingly solitary and funding is harder to secure. According to the academy’s new data, however, humanities graduate students spend more time studying before starting on their dissertations than their peers in other fields – about four years, compared to two for physical and life sciences students. Social sciences Ph.D.s spend about four years studying, too.

Reunion: the Dallas Review – launch party

REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV Launch Party

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., Visual Arts Building, Free

For over two decades, REUNION: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe. Join us as we celebrate the launch of REUNION: The Dallas Review – Volume IV with live performances and readings. Food and drinks will be provided.

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New Parking Office in PS 3

New Parking Office Opens for Business in North Campus Garage

A second parking services office has opened in Parking Structure 3, next door to Einstein Bros Bagels. The new office serves as an alternate, north-campus location and provides the same parking services that are available in the main parking office in the Student Services Building.Faculty, staff and students may purchase parking permits and pay citations at the new office via credit card. Cash and check transactions are not accepted at this time.

The office also has a visitor and transportation counter where visitor parking passes, campus information and DART passes may be obtained.The parking services counter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The visitor counter is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

GSA General Meeting November 11 at 5 pm

Please send questions directly to the GSA – contact information and more here


A & H Grad Students,

Tomorrow we will have our 3rd general meeting of the GSA for the Fall 2014 semester. We would like to invite you to attend and to help us in our preparation for the upcoming graduate student symposium, RAW 2015.

We will meet in the Graduate Student Commons 3.930 ( )

November 11th 2014 at 5pm

The GSA Board

Job – Adjunct English Faculty at Brookhaven

Brookhaven College is currently in need of English adjunct faculty. We are looking to add as many as 10 new adjuncts for Spring 2015.

We’ve had many successful UTD students teach for us in the past.

Of course, the minimum requirements to teach freshman English courses is a master’s degree plus 18 graduate hours in the discipline.

Thank you.

Aaron Clark

English Faculty, Brookhaven College


Book laumch/reading by Joseph Milazzo

From: Milazzo, Joseph
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:33 AM
Subject: Crepuscule W/ Nellie book launch, November 13

I will be reading from and signing copies of Crepuscule W/ Nellie next Thuesday evening , 11/13, at The Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff. Full details on the event can be found here:

I wanted to make sure to extend a personal invitation to anyone in the School or Arts and Humanities who may be interested in attending. (The Wild Detectives is not a dry location, and so this event has at least that going for it.)

Thanks much, as always; best,