In the Loop: The HDO Blog

Congratulations HDO Class of 2019!

December 10, 2019
Lewis Miller, Assistant Director, HDO

The Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) Master’s Class of 2019 graduated last Friday, December 6, adding twenty new members to the distinguished Longhorn alumni community.

HDO’s faculty, staff, and advisors—not to mention the students’ families and friends—are incredibly proud of the hard work these graduates put in over the past 15 months!

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HDO Spotlight: Jeremi Suri

November 5, 2019
Miles Husid, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Dr. Jeremi Suri discusses his upcoming commencement address for our Master’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony in December..

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Practical Applications of the Humanities for Modern Organizations (2019)

October 24, 2019
Miles Husid, HDO Marketing Coordinator

  • Is the idea of “corporate culture” a farce?
  • How should organizations prepare for generational differences in approaches to leadership?
  • What are the connections between marketing efforts, customer satisfaction, and subscription ticket sales?
  • When is dissent in an organization productive?

These intriguing questions and many others have been addressed at previous editions of Practical Applications of the Humanities for Modern Organizations.

You are invited to join us for the 2019 edition of this event, which features exciting research by Master’s degree candidates in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program at UT Austin.

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HDO Students on HDO: Emma Steiner

June 25, 2019
Anna Carter, HDO Marketing & Events Assistant

Emma Steiner is about to finish her second year as an HDO major, and she is grateful to have found a degree program that provides her with creative freedom while preparing her for the workforce. She credits HDO for helping her land her current marketing job.

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Seminar Spotlight: The Art and Science of Negotiation

June 17, 2019
Zachary Elkins, PhD & Mary Faria, FACHE, PhD

Negotiation is a fundamental part of life. We find ourselves negotiating at work, at home and at times, we even negotiate with ourselves.

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HDO Students on HDO: Ellen Finke

June 11, 2019
Anna Carter, HDO Marketing & Events Assistant

Ellen Finke, a second-year Human Dimensions of Organizations major, hopes to one day become a consultant for a non-profit. She credits this decision to her time spent studying HDO and feels that the skills she has learned in this major will prepare her well after graduation.

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Seminar Spotlight: Organizational Leadership & Strategy in Uncertain Times

June 4, 2019
Jeremi Suri, PhD

We live in uncertain times, magnified by the speed and reach of communications. Leaders are called upon to be transformative, empathetic, and visionary. They are also expected to be humble, restrained, and error-free. These are impossible expectations.

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HDO Students on HDO: Sydney Veatch

May 26, 2019
Anna Carter, HDO Marketing & Events Assistant

Sydney Veatch, an undergraduate HDO student from the small town of Aurora, Texas, has embarked on a journey to learn how to best help others and find personal purpose through an education in Human Dimensions of Organizations.

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Seminar Spotlight: Addressing Change-o-Phobia

May 21, 2019
Davida Charney, PhD & Marcia Silverberg, MSW

You’re in a meeting deciding on the next step to take toward launching a new initiative. One rather bossy person has been dominating the discussion pushing for the fastest possible launch date. Others in the room look uncomfortable but no one is saying anything.

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Texas Psychology Continuing Education (TPCE)

April 29, 2019
Miles Husid, HDO Marketing Coordinator

We’re excited announce the launch of Texas Psychology Continuing Education or TPCE! For TPCE, we’re teaming up with faculty from one of the highest-ranking psychology programs in the nation to change the game for how psychologists, counselors, and other fields complete their yearly continuing education (CE) credits.

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