EODIAH open house for new MA program in Art History

In Fall 2018, the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas will welcome the inaugural class of a new Master’s Program in Art History, offered in partnership with UT Dallas’s School of Arts and Humanities.

The Master’s Program at the O’Donnell Institute introduces students to a global history of art through close engagement with artworks held in collections throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. In coursework and independent research projects, students draw on privileged access to public and private collections, outstanding research resources, and the innovative and interdisciplinary research initiatives of O’Donnell Institute scholars.

Please join us for an informal open house for prospective students
Wednesday, November 15 at 5pm at the O’Donnell Institute’s Research Center
at the Dallas Museum of Art  (Mezzanine 2 adjacent to Mayer Library)
RSVP to Lauren LaRocca (lauren.larocca@utdallas.edu)

The open house will be an opportunity to meet scholars and students affiliated with the O’Donnell Institute, learn more about the MA program, and ask questions about the program and the application process. We hope you’ll join us!

In the meantime, visit us online at http://www.utdallas.edu/arthistory/graduate/


Prizewinners 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Announcing the Prize Winners from the 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Sponsored by Reunion:The Dallas Review

Brian DiNuzzo, Augustana (Fiction)

Andrew Wei, “Melange,” “Photograph,” & “Afterlife” (Poetry)
Sumvruta Iyengar, You’ve Been Zapped (Fiction)

Ajay Dave, “Feasting on Memory” (Poetry)

These selected works will also be published in the volume 7 of Reunion, which will be released fall 2017.

Join us at the GRAND OPENING of the LitXPro Little Library
Monday, April 24th @ 7.30p at I Love U A-Latte
RSVP – goo.gl/WC5RmL

Thanks to the Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Endowment, Reunion: The Dallas Review (UTD’s literary and creative arts journal previously known as Sojourn) is proud to sponsor an annual UT Dallas creative writing contest! The purpose of the endowment is to encourage UTD students in the field of creative writing.

The creative writing contest will be hosted annually by Reunion: The Dallas Review. It showcases the writing talents of the UT Dallas students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

For more information, visit us at www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/

Reunion: The Dallas Review

For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review (formerly Sojourn) has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of previously unpublished short …

Trauma Debriefing Counseling at the Women’s Center

Counseling at the GWC is available for any student, staff or faculty member needing one-on-one processing around the recent shooting deaths in Dallas and our country. Feel free to contact 972-883-6555 to make an appointment or email us at womenscenter@utdallas.edu. Information about trauma, coping with crisis and tips for talking to children after traumatic events can be accessed through the Child Care & Life Resources link, accessible through your UT Dallas Galaxy portal, under My Menu.

Things you can do today!
* Check in on your peers, co-workers and colleagues, ask how they are doing.
* Report bias/hate incidents to any of our campus colleagues at – UT Dallas Police Department, http://www.utdallas.edu/police/, Dean of Students Office, http://www.utdallas.edu/deanofstudents/, The Student Counseling Center, http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/, UT Dallas Multicultural Center, http://www.utdallas.edu/multicultural/, Title IX at UT Dallas, http://www.utdallas.edu/oiec/title-ix/, Office of Diversity & Community Engagement, http://www.utdallas.edu/diversity/, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, http://www.utdallas.edu/oiec/.
* Reach out if you need help!

  • Galerstein Women’s Center Staff

LGBTQIA Support – Vigil tonight

Dear Colleagues,

The GWC staff and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement are troubled by the attacks on the LGBTQIA community in Orlando/Pulse. While we strive to build campus allies for the LGBTQIA community, please know that the Safe Zone Ally community is ready and willing to support and provide resources for you.  Look for the Safe Zone Ally sticker visibly displayed throughout the campus and reach out for help.

On Wednesday evening from 8:00pm-9:15pm, Rainbow Guard & Pride will be painting the Spirit Rocks, as well as holding a campus vigil.

We invite staff and faculty to gather at the GWC for a separate session on Thursday, June 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Counseling is available for any student or staff needing one-on-one processing around this tragedy.  Feel free to contact 972-883-6555 to make an appointment.

Galerstein Women’s Center
Office of Diversity & Community Engagement


New guide for dissertations

I just wanted to make you aware of changes happening in the office of Graduate Studies under Dean Underwood. The whole website has been restructured and, in particular, the Guide for Theses and Dissertations has been revised. Among other changes, faculty committees now have the option to approve dissertations in MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style, as they deem appropriate.

For more information, please see http://www.utdallas.edu/ogs/current_students/dissertation_and_thesis/

MA Humanities portfolios should still be in MLA or Turabian style, and MA History theses in Chicago style.

Summer 2016 deadlines

N.B.:  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline. (Earlier submission to the committee is strongly advised.)  Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

All proposals must be submitted as a Word-compatible email attachment sent to alice.presti@utdallas.edu . All signature pages must be submitted in hard copy.

18 May
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 1 June).

(This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2016 semester. Enrollment in Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.)

27 May
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee.  Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

3 June
Applications for Graduation due

10 June
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the supervising committee.  M.A. students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

24 June – 12:00 noon
Last day for requests for oral defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

8 July
Last day for defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

22 July – 12:00 noon
Last day for final submissions of dissertations to Office of Graduate Dean

29 July
Last day for final submissions of theses (to the Office of the Graduate Dean) and portfolios  (to the A & H Office)

Sundress Academy for the Arts 2016 Summer Poetry Writing Retreat

Sundress Publications is pleased to let you know about its Summer Poetry Writing Retreat, which runs from Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th, 2016.

Below you will find a press release detailing the event. The event will be open to writers of all backgrounds and provide an opportunity to work with many talented, published fiction writers from around the country, including Gerry LaFemina and Karyna McGlynn.

Space in this workshop can be reserved at: https://squareup.com/market/sundress-publications!

Feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel might enjoy the Summer Poetry Writing Retreat, and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Lindsey Lucas

Editorial Intern, Sundress Publications

http://www.sundresspublications.comPoetry Retreat 2016 Press Release

Please submit your accomplishments!

Dear graduate students,

The time has come once again for you to share with us your accomplishments, be they conference presentations, publications, performances, fellowships or jobs.

The information will be used for statistical purposes (we have to report data to various interested parties) and for the Arts & Humanities website.

Kindly go to the page below and fill out your information – one post for each conference/publication/event/appointment/performance. We want everything you have done in the last two years (i.e. from Fall 2013). The nifty software will then compile the information for administrators and for a web page listing of your exploits so the world (your professors, employers, colleagues and future students) can see what you do and have done.

We really want this information to be as complete as possible, and we really do want to brag about you – thank you for your participation!

The page is https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnjX8lhA9ASRWrr