Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Inaugural IPE Student Advisory Board!

Hi all,

The faculty wanted to make sure that we were hearing about student concerns and compliments. So, we decided to create an advisory committee of students to help us help you!

Here is a special thanks to our new board members: Diep Truong, Daniel Blauser, Sean Edgren, Hillary Corwin, and Ana Girón Vives.  We are working together to improve the undergraduate program in IPE.  

If you have ideas, please let me know or get in touch with them.  We will have two more spots open in spring as well.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Great news from an alumnus!

Congratulations to Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn for being quoted in the NYTimes!

Many people chasing the American Dream are working long hours and skipping vacation to reach it. Most employees strongly believe, compared with people in other countries, that hard work pays off in success. But they seem to overestimate income mobility: Research by Miles Corak, for instance, shows that mobility is higher in some other countries than in the U.S.
My research shows that Americans who work over 40 hours a week are more happy than those who work less, but that doesn't always translate into economic success.
My research shows that Americans who work over 40 hours a week are more happy than those who work less – so are they happy being overworked? Europeans, on the other hand, are different – they seem to value leisure time more, and accordingly those who work over 40 hours are less happy than those working less.
Protestant influence and a strong belief in individualism (taking things in one's own hands, making it without help, proving yourself) account for some of the aspects of the strong American work ethic. But Americans are also forced to work more than others – in many other developed countries there is universal health care, education is cheaper or free, and in the U.S. you need to have money to access these things. Inequality is also more marked – so it makes more sense to work harder to be a winner.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good job sites for you!

Hi all,

Here is a list of job sites that many of your peers and recent alumni have found useful.

Good luck!

Policy Jobs:

Domestic and Non-profit jobs:

international jobs:
The Development Executive Group is a membership organization for the development industry and, among other things, provides recruiting services to development organizations. This is the source of the forwarded message below.
This is a directory of various job, internship, and volunteer opportunities with some sort of connection to socially-conscious service.  They also send out regular updates of opportunities if you join the list.
This is the web site of the American Council for Voluntary International Action, a group of nongovernmental organizations in development and humanitarian fields.
This web site gives members access to listings of international jobs, as well as profiles of companies that employ people abroad in development and humanitarian aid.
This is another directory of international job opportunities.
This is a directory compiled from various listings of international jobs. Access to the most recent job listings requires a paid membership, but if the listing is a few weeks old, a membership isn't needed.  
This is a directory of job listings in humanitarian fields.

Study abroad:
This web site provides information on various types of international travel programs, such as volunteer opportunities and internships.

This is the web site of the Council on International Educational Exchange. It has a wealth of information on study and teaching opportunities in other countries

Monday, July 7, 2014

More great news about faculty and student achievements!

Happy July!

We have just heard that Dr. Richard Scotch will receive the first Distinguished Contributions to the Field Award on Disability and Society from the American Sociological Association.  Congratulations to Dr. Scotch for the recognition of his achievement from his peers!

IPE sophomore Addison Larson received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Oman!  She is continuing our tradition of earning half of the Critical Language Scholarships awarded to students at UTD.  Good job, Addison!

MS IPE Student Nancy Bellino was also awarded an internship with the Department of State!  She will follow Dan Hinson (MPP) who also was awarded the internship last fall.

Good job everyone!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Another Fulbright for IPE!

Congratulations to Braeden Mayer BS IPE 2013 for winning a Fulbright to go to Venezuela!  Well done Braeden!  Keep us posted and send us pictures!

Our amazing students are keeping up our program record of being half of the university's recipients of the Fulbright and Critical Language Fellowships.  

UTD News Center

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Internships!

The most fun I have grading is to read about about our students' experiences in their internships.  

Here is a short selection of where our students interned this spring:
  • International Rescue Committee
  • US State Department
  • BBVA Compass
  • The Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives (EUCCI)
  • Workers Defense Project/ Proyecto Defensa Laboral
Good job!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Hi all,

It is the time of year when people share good news!

Congratulations to Alero Akporiaye (Ph.D. 2014).  She will be teaching at Bates College next year!

Nancy Bellino (MS IPE) was selected into the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) with the U.S. Department of State. 

Maija Wallace (IPE 2012) (current Fulbright in Spain) will attend begin studies in Paris for a Masters in International Development at the L'institut d'études politiques à Paris, aka SciencesPo.

Keep us posted with your successes.