Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Executive MBA Programs Information Session Saturday, May 30
(10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Join us to learn about the 2 Executive MBA programs offered, classroom and hybrid (70% online).

Lunch served after the session.

Buddhist Association - UTD Buddhist Weekly Stuty--Enlightening Road Saturday, May 30
(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

UTD Buddhist Association is offering weekly Buddhism study(This event is mainly in Chinese, for English speakers, please check our English activities.) The classes are informal and consist of learning, discussion and meditation. We learn the basic principles and practice of Buddhism step by step. Anyone interested in learning the Buddha’s teachings is welcome to join us to begin your enlightened life!

Summer 2015 Late Registration 1st 5-week Session Saturday, May 23 - Monday, Jun 1 ]]> Residential STEM Leadership Camp - May, 29 - June, 3rd. Friday, May 29 - Wednesday, Jun 3
(12 p.m. - 8 a.m.) Location: Res. Hall - ECSS - Activity Center.

Computer Science Education and Outreach Program presents:

Residential STEM Leadership Camp

Dates/Times: From 05.29, Noon - 06.03, 8:00AM

Location: Res. Hall; ECSS and Activity Center


This camp is for High School Students.

Participants will stay in Residence Hall and attend STEM camps in ECSS

during the day time.

In the evenings, they will use the Activity Center.

Admission fee: $ 300.00


Summer 2015 Late Registration Full Term Session Saturday, May 23 - Friday, Jun 5 ]]> CHANCE by Bradley Cruse Saturday, May 23 - Saturday, Jun 6 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 pm


CentralTrak is pleased to host CHANCE a M.F.A. exhibit by Bradley Cruse on Saturday May 23 from 8-10 pm. This new media exhibition uses advanced technology to detail the impact of chance on the human psyche.  Using the latest technology in the film and gaming industry Mr. Cruse examines fundamental psychological principles such as behavior, emotion, visual perception and attention.  Cruse’s work draws from historic figures combined with advanced technology development and is infused with emerging concepts of aesthetics to present an interdisciplinary approach to progress new media art.



Bradley Cruse is a cross-media artist currently pursuing an M.F.A at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Arts & Technology program, as well as studying in the drawing program at the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Cincinnati with a focus of electronic media and computer engineering. Cruse is a conceptual electronic media artist that produces interactive minimalist expressionism and figurative realism. His work can be described as the merger of chance aesthetics and principles of psychology. Cruse examines gesture’s impact on emotion, distraction’s impediment on attention and focus, and the idea of interactive learning as a behavior analysis. His artistic research is significantly embedded in themes found in the field of neuroaesthetics. The immense variety of media in Cruse’s development includes charcoal drawings, mobile applications, and projected interactive software.



CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.


CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.




Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free


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Landscapes of Mothering - Cynthia Miller Friday, May 22 - Friday, Jun 19 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

Reception:  Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cynthia Miller maps the new and constantly changing terrains of mothering using a toy camera with a plastic lens.  These landscapes, created entirely in camera, combine elements of documentary and art photography. The images reference family narratives in photo albums and home movies, and create maternal identity through the stories being told.



My work maps the new and constantly changing terrains of mothering using a toy film camera with a plastic lens. Double exposures and layered images of my children at play are created entirely in camera and then scanned so that the oversize photographs can be digitally printed. By combining elements of documentary and art photography, my work becomes a form of creative nonfiction, and moves beyond a statement of fact to an invitation to the viewer to engage in meaning creation with the artist and the subject. The images reference family narratives in photo albums and home movies, and create maternal identity through the stories being told. My photographs voice my lived experience in a way that empowers me and links my experiences to those of other mothers who document their own families. In sharing these images, together we create theories of motherhood.



Cynthia Miller

I am a PhD candidate in Humanities, Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas, Dallas and a faculty member at Richland Community College in Dallas. I have processed my world through a camera viewfinder since I was 12. I traveled the world to find more experiences, and dreamed of becoming a travel photographer. Then I had children, and the scope of my experience changed completely, confined by the demands of everyday life. In an effort to balance my creative and maternal sides, I turned my camera on my new world, and I am an artist, not in spite of my children, but because of them.



Somewhere in Texas - Devyn Gaudet Friday, May 22 - Friday, Jun 19 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

Reception:  Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Through the use of image and text, Somewhere in Texas sets out to creatively document the great State of Texas that we call home.  Through juxtaposing familiar images of the Texas landscape with unfamiliar details about the State itself Somewhere in Texas explores the gap between the vernacular and the landscape, often merging the two. From Dairy Queens to rivers. From motels to wild flowers. From everything I saw—to everything I didn’t.



Somewhere in Texas:


“Somewhere In Texas documents everything I saw—to everything I didn’t.

Everything I knew—to everything I learned.”


The Texas landscape is one that constantly changes as you drive across the state yet also stays familiar—as if something seen before. The project Somewhere in Texas is a photo-conceptual documentation of the State and aims to harness that familiarity, and enhance it, through the use of the banal snapshot aesthetic and the Polaroid image. The Polaroid is considered an amateur camera creating accessible images for the viewer, and also creates a sense of nostalgia. Not only through the muted hues, and range of tones, but also the Polaroid camera itself and the physicality of the images it produces. This project is composed of Polaroid transfers, digital prints, postcards, and old film boxes. The photographs presented range from common vernacular architecture such as Dairy Queen’s and motels, found text such as signage, wild flowers, rivers and created text. The created textual imagery found in Somewhere in Texas consists factual statements about the state of Texas combined with the artists own personal writings to further connect the viewer the to work. It acts as the guide through this short trip of Texas and, hopefully, serves to connect them to the piece as if it were their own. 

This series is rooted in the desire to get up and go and to show what was seen in a new intriguing way. Engaging in a conversation with artists such as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, and the Becher’s, Somewhere in Texas creatively documents the great State that we call home through juxtaposing familiar images of the landscape with unfamiliar details about the State itself exploring the gap between the vernacular and the landscape, often merging the two. Through this process the series challenges the “truth” by pairing factual and fictional text with straightforward banal roadside images of Texas while simultaneously creating a non-linear, yet somehow familiar, narrative of the vernacular landscape of Texas. 



Devyn Gaudet is a photographer living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. A graduate of The University of Texas at Dallas (BA 2011), she is a member of the Society for Photographic Education, The Ghost Town Arts Collective, and The Junior Ward. Most recently her work has been exhibited at 500X Gallery and Life in Deep Ellum in Dallas. She is currently pursuing her MA in Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Alpha Kappa Psi - Induction Ceremony. Saturday, Feb 7 - Sunday, Sep 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

This event is to formally induct pledges into the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.