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Ferguson Community Rebuilding


"We would like to raise funds that are aimed at helping Ferguson, Missouri rebuild its communities after a prolonged period of civil unrest during the past months. All funds collected here will be forwarded to the Ferguson Youth Initiative, which "is a combined effort involving Ferguson youth, officials, residents and educators to find ways to help better serve the young people of our community (FYI website). If you have any questions regarding how the fundraising process works, please feel free to email me:"

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Office of Undergraduate Research - Fall 2014 Info Sessions


Wednesday, Dec. 10 in FAC 332 (1:00pm-2:00pm) (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Thursday, Dec. 11 in FAC 4 or 332 (11:00am-12:00pm)


Attend an info session or visit the Office of Undergraduate Research (FAC 33) to learn how to:

Assist with faculty research

Expand a course project

Write a thesis

Check for scholarships to support your work

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National Council for Black Studies - 2015 Student Essay Contest

Deadline: December 31, 2014


Essays should focus on any aspect of the Africana experience, i.e. art, education, history, literature, politics, psychology, social issues, and policy issues

Undergraduate Awards:

First Place - $350

Second Place - $250

Third Place - $125

Winners notified by February 1, 2015

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Undergraduate Research Journal - Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 20, 2015 


The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Research Journal will be accepting research paper submissions for the Fall 2015 issue beginning September 18, 2014. Research papers may be the products of classes, independent study, supervised research, honors theses, etc., and they can be of any discipline or subject imaginable. In short, the origin of your research paper does not matter. As long as you wrote it before graduating from the University of Texas, we want it!


First Place - $200

Second Place - $100

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Survey on Black Women and Body Image


Are you a Black woman in your 20's, who is or has attended a predominately White academic institution?

If so, you are eligible to complete a survey on Black women and body image and be entered into a drawing to receive one of many $50.00 gift cards to Target. 

This research initiative and dissertation data collection is being conducted by Desiré Taylor, a counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. African American women are an understudied bunch and very hard to recruit. The study takes about 30 minutes to thoughtfully complete and your feedback could make a huge impact on what we know about Black women and their relationships to their bodies. 

Survey Link: https://utaustined.qualtrics. com/SE/?SID=SV_0T9LsTJTLlDojHL

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