Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Driver's Training for UTD Employees http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220428480?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220428480?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Per UT System Policy UTS157, any UT Dallas employee who drives a state-owned automobile is required to take this training once every three years. To sign up, first fill out and submit a copy of Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Exhibit A and Exhibit B to Sandra Mitchell (email: smitc@utdallas.edu; fax: 972.883.6115). Updated MVRs must be submitted annually. Contact your administrator or supervisor for instructions on how to submit an MVR.

If you drive a 15-passenger van, please mention this when you sign up; You will be required to take additional training.

This training is limited to 5 people per class.

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Repurposing Relational Databases for Approximate Probabilistic Inference http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432044?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432044?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Computer Science Department

Wolfgang Gatterbauer

Assistant Professor

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract

Performing inference over large uncertain data sets has become a central problem in database management with applications in related fields, such as machine learning, AI and statistics. With recent probabilistic knowledge bases having millions to billions of uncertain tuples, there is a pressing need for general-purpose and scalable solutions. Since general reasoning under uncertainty is highly intractable, many state-of-the-art systems perform approximate inference with sampling today.

In this talk, I show an alternative approach that uses only basic operators of relational database management systems (i.e., no sampling required). The first part develops optimal oblivious bounds for the probability of Boolean functions by treating multiple occurrences of variables as independent and assigning them new probabilities. The second part then uses these bounds to reduce the problem of approximate inference over probabilistic databases to a standard multi-query evaluation problem. I give experimental evidence that this approach can be orders of magnitude faster and also more accurate than sampling-based approaches for ranking top query answers.

Biography

Wolfgang Gatterbauer is an Assistant Professor in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and by courtesy in the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology and did a Post-Doc with Dan Suciu at University of Washington. Wolfgang's work focuses on ways to extend the capabilities of modern data management systems to support new forms of data, in particular uncertain data. He is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a "best-of-conference" mention from VLDB 2015.

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Thermal transport and thermoelectric energy conversion - Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Systems by Dr. Yanliang Zhang, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Boise State University, Boise, ID http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432187?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432187?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Abstract

     Advanced manufacturing methods have led to many scientific and technology advancements in new materials and devices for thermal transport and energy conversion applications. This presentation will discuss additive manufacturing and scalable nanomanufacturing methods to fabricate novel materials and devices and control thermal and thermoelectric transport properties with broad applications in thermal energy conversion and thermal management.
This presentation will cover three important topics. First, I will present our fundamental study on thermal and thermoelectric transport properties in nanostructured materials fabricated using scalable nanomanufacturing methods, which have led to significant increases in thermoelectric figure of merit ZT. Second, I will discuss novel additive manufacturing and interface engineering methods to fabricate efficient and flexible thermoelectric devices using colloidal nanocrystals which resulted in unprecedented high power density and ultralow cost. Finally, I will talk about the design, modeling and manufacturing of high-performance nanostructured thermoelectric generator systems for thermal energy harvesting applications. The above research breakthroughs are on track to create a sustainable and commercially viable technology for automotive, industrial, electronics, and personal energy harvesting and thermal management applications.

Bio

     Dr. Yanliang Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University. He received Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2011, and spent over one year in industry prior to his current faculty position. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award in 2017, an IBM fellowship award in 2008-2010, and multiple best paper awards from international conferences. Dr. Zhang's research has been sponsored by competitive funding awards from Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, and he has directed several multi-institutional research projects. Dr. Zhang's research work has been published on numerous scientific journals of high impact, and his publications have received over 600 citations in the past 6 years.

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Alpha Omega Campus Ministry - Alpha Omega Bible Talk http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430348?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430348?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

This is a short Bible discussion that is open to all who may be interested.

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Neuroplasticity in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury after Cognitive Training - CVL Science Luncheon Series http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430227?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430227?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: The Center for Vital Longevity.

Neuroplasticity in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury after 
Cognitive Training with Kihwan Han, PhD, Center for BrainHealth, UT Dallas

The goal of cognitive psychology and neuroscience is to understand the mind and brain, and in practice this means studying specific components of cognition, such as attention, perception, learning, and memory. Often, though, these components are studied in isolation, and we risk missing the forest for the trees. The overarching theme of our research is that cognitive processes are inherently interactive, and that exploring their behavioral and neural interactions can be an especially effective way to understand how they work.

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP is required and lunch will be provided.

Held in the 8th floor conference room at:
Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75235

Also will be videolinked at UT Dallas in JO 4.306.

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JSOM Interview Preparation and Behavioral Interview Strategies Workshop http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429952?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429952?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center       Event Id: 6055

POD SESSION PREREQUISITE: This interactive session is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to interview with confidence and is a prerequisite to the following pod sessions where small groups of students can practice these skills:


  • Interview Process Pod Session

  • Mock Interview Pod Session

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Description:
You received the interview, now what? Behavioral interview questions are asked throughout the entire interview process, and not knowing what to expect or how to prepare for an interview can be scary. Attend this workshop to gain more confidence in your interview skills by learning:


  • Key interview preparation strategies

  • Interviewer and employer expectations

  • How to communicate your skills in PARL—the framework for responding to behavioral interview questions

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Additional Information:
Professional dress is not required to attend.

By registering for this event, I authorize The University of Texas at Dallas to record my participation and appearance on videotape, audiotape, film, photography (or other media) at this event and use it for educational or promotional purposes without further notice or remuneration to me.

NO SHOWS are unacceptable and may result in disciplinary actions including loss of CMC privileges. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, either cancel your registration on #HireJSOM or email jindal.career@utdallas.eduto remove your registration.

Stay updated on your career information! Join us on
Facebook - UTD JSOM Career Management Center
LinkedIn - UT Dallas Career Management Center Group
Twitter - @JindalCMC
Pinterest - JSOM Careers 

 

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6-Week Accent Improvement Workshop http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429984?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429984?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

This course is full for the Spring 2017 semester. View the Business Communications Center and International Center websites for other events.

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Rainbow Guard - Identity Forum http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430574?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430574?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Identity Forums are discussion forums based around an LGBT+ identity or an intersection of different identities. Each meeting is dedicated to learning about and discussing a different identity and what challenges they may face as a group.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Family Group http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429873?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429873?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Weekly Bible study gathering, involving studying the Bible, prayer, and group activities.

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JSOM Resume-Review Pod Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429937?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220429937?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

JSOM Small-Group Résumé-Review Session

Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center

http://jindal.utdallas.edu/career-management-center/hirejsom/  Event ID 6085

Bring your printed résumé, and work with a small group of students to give and receive résumé feedback. Your résumés must be in JSOM Résumé Format in order for you to attend

RSVP is required to attend this session. If you RSVP but determine that you are unable to attend, please remove your registration so that another student may register. Note the CMC No Show applies to all CMC programs including pod sessions.Thank you! 

By registering for this event, I authorize The University of Texas at Dallas to record my participation and appearance on videotape, audiotape, film, photography (or other media) at this event and use it for educational or promotional purposes without further notice or remuneration to me.

Stay updated about your career information! 
Join us on
Facebook - UTD JSOM Career Management Center
LinkedIn - UT Dallas Career Management Center Group
Twitter - @JindalCMC
Pinterest - JSOM Careers

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JSOM Workplace Writing Workshop: Professional Emails http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430267?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430267?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Capture your reader's attention by learning to write formal and informal emails.  This workshop will teach you about the importance of audience, purpose, tone, and concision, so you can compose a variety of messages! 

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Disciples For Christ - DFC Chapel http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432052?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432052?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.)

General meeting for prayer, worship, and fellowship.

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Delta Delta Delta - Officer's Council http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431520?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431520?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Officer's Meeting to plan for the upcoming Sunday Chapter.

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International Christian Fellowship (ICF) - ICF Weekly Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431351?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431351?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

ICF Weekly Meeting

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Intelligence and Analytic Society - Internship Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432197?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432197?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(5 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Information Session

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Geophysical Society - Consortium Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220425495?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220425495?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27
(7 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.)

The annual meeting of the Center for Lithospheric Studies.

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OSV February Stationery & Greeting Card Drive http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430237?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430237?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Wednesday, Feb 1 - Tuesday, Feb 28
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Help the Office of Student Volunteerism equip low-income senior citizens with a way to stay connected!

During the month of February, donate blank stationery and assorted new greeting cards to be used by residents in nursing homes. Collected items will be dispersed by Senior Source, a Dallas-based nonprofit that assists and connects older adults to resources, opportunities, and independence.

Collection bins will be located in the OSV office (SSA 14.431T), the SU 1st floor lobby and the AD 2nd-floor lobby near the elevators.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430448?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220430448?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27 - Friday, Mar 3 Location: UT Dallas Campus.

Events and activities related to eating disorders and body image will be offered throughout the week.

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Spring 2017 Final Exam 1st 8-week Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220423920?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220423920?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 27 - Saturday, Mar 4 ]]> Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness: Art Exhibition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427427?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427427?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 17 - Friday, Mar 10
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

Art Exhibition: University Theatre

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. When confronted with the cliché of a smiling subject or a subject’s attempt at a solemn gesture, the politics of portraiture calls into question the veracity of the photographer’s intent as well as the subject's locus of control.

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Giraud Polite and includes images by photographers Dawoud Bey, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Carrie Mae Weems.

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Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness (Event Overview) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427310?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427310?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 17 - Friday, Mar 10 Location: Various locations.

February 17 – March 10:

Art Exhibition: University Theatre

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. When confronted with the cliché of a smiling subject or a subject’s attempt at a solemn gesture, the politics of portraiture calls into question the veracity of the photographer’s intent as well as the subject's locus of control.

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Giraud Polite and includes images by photographers  Dawoud Bey, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Carrie Mae Weems.

February 21:

Gallery Talk: Dr. Giraud Polite, 2:00 p.m., University Theatre

Reception: 2:45 p.m., University Theatre

Bio: Giraud Polite

As an artist and recipient of the Creative PhD, Giraud Polite has over thirteen years of visual communications experience and has spent the past ten years visually documenting and researching a variety of ethnic groups on five different continents. He is currently a member of the Society of Photographic Education and the Urban Creative Network where he attends conferences and participates in panel discussions about current photographic and design shifts and trends. Giraud also serves as member, mentor, and adviser to programs such as Making Connections, Inc. and the Brookhaven College Film Club. As a Louisiana/Texas artist, Giraud has exhibited works extending from digital photography to multimedia arts in a variety of museums, cultural centers, and educational institutions.

February 28:

Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley, 7:00 p.m., Davidson Auditorium

Honored Photographer Bio: Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist. She was born in Maine, and she holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York City. She is an assistant professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, the Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award from the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her work was published in a solo issue of Light Work’s Contact Sheet and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. Anderson-Staley has been making wet-plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for twelve years. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits was published in 2014 by Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery.

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Spring 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full-Term Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220423900?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220423900?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Jan 26 - Monday, Mar 27 ]]> Entrepreneurial Development Series http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427358?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427358?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 23
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.

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