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Event Calendar

To learn more about the following events, contact alumni@utdallas.edu.

Activity Center 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
October 7, 2008 at 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Activity Center, UT Dallas Campus
All students and alumni are invited to a celebration honoring the Activity Center's 10th anniversary. See then and now pictures of the center, learn about its history and see what the Activity Center has to offer. Refreshments and door prizes are available. This event is free. For more information, contact the Activity Center at 972-883-2096.

UT Dallas Athletics Hall of Honor Banquet
October 8, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Suites, 7800 Alpha Drive Richardson, Texas

Men’s soccer all-American Trent Abbott (BS '03) and women’s soccer standout Kristen Andrews (BS '03) will be inducted. Tickets are $20 per person. For tickets, call 972-883-6166.

U.S.- Mexico Lecture Series: An Evening of Fiction with Jorge Volpi
October 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
McDermott Suite, 4th floor of the McDermott Library, UT Dallas Campus

The Center for U.S.- Mexico Studies at UT Dallas resumes its annual series with a lecture by Jorge Volpi Escalante (born July 10, 1968) a Mexican author best known for his 1999 novel En busca de Klingsor. Volpi helped found the “Crack Movement” in Spanish literature, which has been published in more than 30 countries and in 27 languages. He has won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve literary prize in addition to the French Deux-Océans-Grinzane-Cavour Prize. He is currently teaching in the literature department at the UDLA in Puebla, Mexico.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will conclude with a question-and-answer session. This event is co-sponsored by the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. Additional information is available by calling
972-883-6401, or by visiting the Center for U.S.- Mexico studies website.

The Career Center's Graduate and Professional School Expo
October 15, 2008 from 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Student Union Galaxy Rooms, UT Dallas Campus
Interested in exploring graduate or professional school programs? This is a chance for UT Dallas students and alumni to talk to graduate university representatives about admission, scholarships, financial assistance and degree programs. Representatives from various graduate and professional schools will be present to discuss their program offerings, requirements and application processes. Representatives from each of UT Dallas’ graduate programs will also be in attendance. To view a current list of schools registered to attend, please visit the Career Center website. This event is free. For more information contact the Career Programs Coordinator at
972-883-2943 or careercenter@utdallas.edu.

Frankenstein: How Physics, Literature and Theatre Led to a Scientific Success
October 20, 2008 from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Kusch Auditorium, FN 2.102, UT Dallas Campus

Join the UT Dallas Chapter of Sigma Xi in a lecture presented by Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Emily A. Tobey. Dr. Tobey is a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas and heads the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program. She was named the Polykarp Kusch Lecturer for UT Dallas, the highest honor granted by the university to an individual faculty member.

It is hard to imagine how a simple observation made by Volta in the late 1700s could leave a lasting legacy impacting physics, literature and theatre. Yet such an observation was made and a legacy was formed which impacts the arts and sciences in ways Volta could not conceive. It is even safer to assume that Volta had no idea that his basic reflection would lead to the restoration of multiple aspects of hearing for many deaf people around the world nearly 300 years later. Imagine a world of silence, imagine a world warning against the overreaching of man and the industrial revolution, and finally, imagine that for the first time you are hearing your child speak, listening to a horse chomp oats or hearing the fall leaves rustle in the wind. Imagine, if you will, a world no longer silent.

This event is free to the public. Sigma Xi is an international scientific research society. For more information contact Austin Cunningham at 972-883-2667 or cunning@utdallas.edu.

Alumni Night: UT Dallas Volleyball vs. UT Tyler
October 21, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Activity Center, UT Dallas campus

All alumni are invited to Alumni Night at the October 21 volleyball games against UT Tyler. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students under the age of 18, and free to UT Dallas students with a Comet Card.

Two-for-1 tickets are available to all alumni with an Alumni ID card. Order your free Alumni ID card at the Comet Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Just stop by, show them your photo ID, and let them make you an Alumni ID Card. It’s free and it just takes a few minutes.

The Impact of the Media on Women’s Health: Sorting Fact from Fiction, a lecture with Judy Norsigian
October 23, 2008 from 6-7:15 p.m.
McDermott Suite, 4th floor of the McDermott Library, UT Dallas Campus
This presentation explores how the media report on selected women’s health concerns. Topics include: body image and cosmetic surgery, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, tobacco use in women, advertising of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, environmental exposures, and the risks of egg extraction procedures used in infertility clinics and for embryonic stem cell research egg donations. The talk also offers tips for finding reliable women’s health information on the internet. 

Judy Norsigian, executive director and a founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, is a co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves; Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause; and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth. Judy speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women's health concerns. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, The Early Show and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. She served on the board of the National Women's Health Network for 14 years and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.
This event is free to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Program and the Women’s Center at UT Dallas. For more information contact Patsy Aguilera at 972-883-6555 or paguiler@utdallas.edu.

UT Dallas Soccer Social
October 24, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Humperdink’s, 1601 N. Central Expressway Richardson, Texas

All soccer fans are invited to this soccer social featuring the UT Dallas men's and women's soccer teams. This event is free. For more information, contact Bill Petitt at 972-883-6166 or bpetitt@utdallas.edu.

Make A Difference Day: Volunteer with SeniorsNet
October 25, 2008 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet at the UT Dallas Student Union, Room 1.610 at 8 a.m.
On Saturday, October 25, Alumni Relations is partnering up with UT Dallas Service Learning for international Make a Difference Day. We will plant flowers and beautify the lawns of senior citizens. The volunteer opportunity is from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please meet on campus in the Student Union, room 1.610. The UT Dallas campus is located on 800 W. Campbell Road Richardson, TX, 75080. If you would like to join us on Make a Difference Day, please register here.

Alumni Day: UT Dallas Soccer vs. East Texas Baptist University
October 25, 2008
Women's game at 1 p.m., Men's game at 3 p.m.
UT Dallas soccer field

All alumni are invited to Alumni Day at the October 25 doubleheader soccer games against East Texas Baptist University. The 2003 UT Dallas women's soccer team will be recognized at halftime. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students under the age of 18, and free to UT Dallas students with a Comet Card.

Two-for-1 tickets are available to all alumni with an Alumni ID card. Order your free Alumni ID card at the Comet Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Just stop by, show them your photo ID, and let them make you an Alumni ID Card. It’s free and it just takes a few minutes.

UT Dallas Comet Classic Golf Tournament
November 11, 2008 at 1 p.m.
Canyon Creek Country Club, 625 W. Lookout Drive Richardson, Texas
REGISTRATION DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008

Shot gun start is 1 p.m. Registration is $150 per person. Tee-box sponsorships are available for your business at $125 per hole. To register, call 972-883-6166 or complete a registration form. For more information and to register, view the registration form.

Alumni Night: UT Dallas Basketball vs. Austin College
November 17, 2008
Women's game at 5:30 p.m., Men's game at 7:30
p.m.
Activity Center, UT Dallas Campus

All students , faculty, staff and alumni are invited to the Alumni Night and Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day presented by ING Financial. The November 17 game is a doubleheader between UT Dallas and Austin College. Cheer on the UT Dallas basketball teams for a chance to win great prizes! Win a scholarship with a half-court shot (available to students) or a $250 party provided by Hooters. Everyone wins a t-shirt by making a free throw at halftime of the women’s game. Food will be available between the men’s and women’s games. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students under the age of 18, and free to UT Dallas students with a Comet Card.

Two-for-1 tickets are available to all alumni with an Alumni ID card. Order your free Alumni ID card at the Comet Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Just stop by, show them your photo ID, and let them make you an Alumni ID Card. It’s free and it just takes a few minutes.

Comet Club's Dallas Stars Day
December 18, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue Dallas, Texas

Comet Club invites you to a Dallas Stars Day as the Stars take on the Columbus Jackets. Discount tickets range from $15 for terrace seating to $84 for Stars Club Luxury seating. A group will leave from the Activity Center at 5:30 p.m. via the DART, arrive at the American Airlines Center, and return immediately following the game. For more information, call 972-883-6166 or visit the Comet Club's website. Order your tickets today!

 
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