Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas College Panhellenic Council (CPC) - Panhellenic Lunch N Learn Monday, Oct 23
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Lunch N Learn for Panhellenic actives and new members.

Student Leadership Challenge Workshop Monday, Oct 23
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Part four of our semester-long Student Leadership Challenge Model Workshop Series will cover the Principle "Enable Others to Act."

Using Calibrated fMRI to Explore Age Differences in Functional Hyperemia - CVL Science Luncheon Series Monday, Oct 23
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: The Center for Vital Longevity.

Using Calibrated fMRI to Explore Age Differences in Functional Hyperemia with Dr. Bart Rypma, 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

(1:30 p.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Farry Juyi Li

Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology

October 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m., SPN 1.121


Title of Dissertation:

Genomic and Trancriptomic Analysis of ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS Responses to Cationic Antimicrobials


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Kelli L. Palmer, Chair

Lawrence J. Reitzer

Zhenyu Xuan

Stephen Spiro

Education Abroad: International Studies Abroad (ISA) Monday, Oct 23
(12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: SU - Upper Level.

Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world.  ISA is committed to providing students with educational opportunities that promote learning in and out of the classroom.  ISA offers students a wide range of academic settings, campus cultures and extracurricular options through an established network of reputable host institutions.  You are invited to learn more about study abroad opportunities that ISA offers,

Advanced Resume-Writing Workshop, presented by JSOM Career Management Center Monday, Oct 23
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

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Advanced Résumé Writing: Powerful Action Statements and Job Description Analysis

Presented by JSOM Career Management Center


This workshop is an advanced résumé-writing session. Bring a printed copy of your réumé**. It is strongly recommended that you put your résumé in the JSOM format prior to attending.

Participants will learn how to create a strong first impression with their résumés by:

  • Analyzing job descriptions to determine ideal candidate 
  • Improving existing content and writing compelling action-oriented statements with metrics.

**NOTE: Individual résumé reviews will not be conducted. Be prepared to self-edit your résumé as you learn the concepts covered in the presentation.

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 to remove your registration.

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JSOM BCC Professional Paragraph Workshop Monday, Oct 23
(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Did you know that written communication skills rank in the top five among career readiness competencies? Skilled business writers know how to write coherent and concise paragraphs that convey a professional message. Register at and begin crafting professional paragraphs!

You will learn the following upon completing this workshop:

  • Introduce your paragraph with a topic sentence.
  • Develop one main idea per paragraph.
  • Use sentence variety to engage your audience.
  • Create relevant supporting sentences.
  • Organize your paragraphs with transitional words.
Geometry Topology Dynamical Systems Seminar by Hoang-An Nguyen Monday, Oct 23
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Hoang-An Nguyen

UT Dallas

Introduction to the twisted Alexander polynomial

The twisted Alexander polynomial was introduced independently by X.S. Lin and M.Wada in the 90s. It is a generalization of the classical Alexander polynomial by using linear representations and has become an effective tool in topology. In this talk, we will give an introduction to the twisted Alexander polynomial of knots and links.

One Love Monday, Oct 23
(6 p.m.) Location: SSA Auditorium.

One Love is a nationally recognized dating violence prevention event. Come discuss the signs of dating violence after the viewing of a short film. 

Watermark College Ministry - Leadership Meeting Monday, Oct 23
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Weekly Watermark College Ministry Leadership Meeting

Fall Startup Internship Fair Monday, Oct 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Blackstone LaunchPad.

The Startup Internship Fair features local startup companies looking for interns to fill various positions to help their startup grow. 

The Startup Internship Fair exposes students to the world of entrepreneurship and the Dallas startup scene through a possible internship opportunity with one of the attending startup companies. 

Registration is required for students.  This is not an open event.

This event is open to ALL CURRENT UTD students of all majors and class. Both undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for an internship with a North Texas startup company are encouraged to attend. Space is limited to 80 students in the 1st time slot (7-8PM) and 80 students in the 2nd time slot (8-9PM).

Student registration here:

International Christian Fellowship (ICF) - Weekly Bible Study Monday, Oct 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

This is the weekly gathering for Bible study and fellowship time and is open to everyone


Watermark College Ministry - Meeting Monday, Oct 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Weekly meeting, prayer, and small groups

Sigma Lambda Alpha - Meeting Monday, Oct 23
(7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

We will be having our weekly sorority meetings discussing new or old details pertaining to the sorority.

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students - MAPS Meeting Monday, Oct 23
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Meeting to discuss best practices in our members undergraduate career and presentations from knowledgeable faculty


Eternity Brothers - Genesis Meeting Monday, Oct 23
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

General meeting in Eternity Brothers where a members participate in praise & worship, a member shares a devotional based on the Bible to facilitate discussion and where upcoming events such as fundraisers and social sessions are discussed among members

Sharara - Practice Monday, Oct 23
(7 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Sharara dance team practice.

Fall 2017 Late Registration 2nd 8-week Session Friday, Oct 13 - Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Fall 2017 Census Day 2nd 8-week Session Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Fall 2017 Last Day to Add/Swap 2nd 8-week Session Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Fall 2017 Last Day to Drop a Class without a "W" 2nd 8-Week Session Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Spring 2018 Enrollment Appointments viewable online Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Spring 2018 Schedule Planner Available Monday, Oct 23 ]]> Fall 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full-Term Session Thursday, Sep 7 - Thursday, Oct 26 ]]> Student Volunteerism & Galerstein Gender Center-October Clothing Drive Tuesday, Oct 3 - Tuesday, Oct 31
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations vary.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism and Galerstein Gender Center in collecting gently used clothes for Out of the Closet Retail, whose proceeds benefit the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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

National Biosafety Month Sunday, Oct 1 - Tuesday, Oct 31

The NIH has designated October as National Biosafety Stewardship Month. This is an occasion for institutions to develop initiatives to bring awareness to and reinforce the best practices of biosafety.

Look for our postings around campus with the QR code to scan and win!

Biological Sciences Fall 2017 Lecture Series begins Thursday August 31, 2017 Thursday, Aug 31 - Thursday, Nov 2
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

August 31, 2017             Dr. Shanta Dhar, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami    

September 14, 2017      Lab Safety by Office of Research Compliance - Laboratory Safety  – UT Dallas  (mandatory for Biology lab personnel)

September 28, 2017      Dr. Jeff Schertzer, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, New York

October 12, 2017           Dr. Sumin Kang, Assistant Professor,  Winship Cancer Institute, Dept of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University

October 26, 2017           Dr. Caitlin Pepperell, MD, FRCP, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 2, 2017         Dr. David Shackelford, Associate Professor, Dept of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles







SP/N Gallery unveiling: Critical Mass: A UT Dallas Artist Alumni Exhibition Sunday, Oct 1 - Saturday, Nov 11 Location: The new SP/N Gallery at Synergy Park North 2.

Critical Mass: A UT Dallas Artist Alumni Exhibition

This inaugural show celebrates the grand opening of the SP/N Gallery and features two decades of artists who have successfully pursued their creative practice after receiving their degrees from the School of Arts and Humanities.

Work from more than 40 alumni will be on display and special programing will be announced.

The Critical Mass exhibition will be on display from October 1st to November 11th.

Reception: October 1, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Please join us Sunday, October 1st for a reception introducing our new exhibition space and the alumni artists whose work is on display. Enjoy visiting with old and new friends while viewing the art and experiencing the new gallery.

About the new SP/N Gallery:

Located on the far northwest corner of campus in Synergy Park North building 2 (known as SPN2 or SP2), our new 6,000 sq. ft. gallery complex consists of two conjoined exhibition spaces, two project rooms, a reception area, an office, a prep area, and serves as the new home for the Comer Collection of Photography.


3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, TX 75080


Exhibiting alumni artists:

Kimberly Alexander
Nicole Arendt
Willie Baronet
Spencer Brown-Pearn
Lisa Cardenas
Val Curry
Gabriel Dawe
Cristina de Gennaro
Stephen Duke
Diane Durant
Bryan Florentin
Brian Fridge
Jessica Fuentes
Sally Glass
Devyn Gaudet
David Hanson
Steph Hargrove
Luke Harnden
Hillary Holsonback
Jin-Ya Huang
Neel Kar
Mona Kasra
Tim Kolczak
Pierre Krause
Yuni Lee
Emily Loving
Kirsten Macy
Lauren Marek
Shawn Mayer
Cynthia Miró
Ruben Nieto
Brent Ozaeta
Giraud Polite
Adrienne Rosenberg
Aqsa Shakil
Paul Slocum
Erica Stephens
Raychael Stine
Tim Stokes
Lupita Murillo Tinnen
Kevin Todora
Liz Trosper
Joachim West
Zeke Williams
Carlo Zinzi

SP/N Gallery hours:

Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

JSOM BCC Accent Improvement Monday, Sep 11 - Monday, Nov 13
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Improve your accent while speaking US American English. Gain the confidence you need to interact in academic, social, and professional settings!

Speak clearly while enhancing the following:

  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Telephone & Interview Skills
  • Conversational & Presentational Skills

Walk-ins are welcomed!  Seating is limited, so please arrive early to reserve your spot!

Wellness - Freedom from Smoking Class Wednesday, Oct 4 - Wednesday, Nov 15
(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

In eight sessions across seven weeks, this free class can help you end your smoking habits. This class is open to all UT Dallas faculty, staff, and students. To attend, register online or call 972.883.2213.

Session dates:

  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • October 27
  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
Callier Center - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Young Adult Social Communication Group - Monday, Sep 11 - Monday, Dec 4
(4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Callier Center Richardson (CRA).

The Young Adult Social Communication Group supports young adults ages 18 to 30 in developing important skills necessary in the college and work settings. The program is led by a licensed speech-language pathologist with the support of graduate student clinicians. The group meets weekly. For more information please visit:

Topics include:

• Independent living skills

• Problem-solving in daily life

• Planning and keeping a schedule

• Considering the future

• Professional communication

• Self-advocacy

• Creating and deepening friendships

• Planning for a career

To enroll: Enrollment is free for UT Dallas students. Please sign up by contacting Christina Gollis at


Christina Gollis |