Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas UT Dallas 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, Apr 28
(9:15 a.m.) Location: Firewheel Golf Park.

Join us at the 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and fundraiser on April 28, 2017, at Firewheel Golf Park for a day of golfing, camaraderie and prizes!

Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.

Registration is limited to the first 170 participants, so sign up early! The deadline to enter is April 7, 2017.

Enter the 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament »

MATH 1325 Review Friday, Apr 28
(9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

This weekly review held by the Math Lab will cover recent course material and provide participants the opportunity to work practice problems. No registration required. Reviews are held weekly until the last week of class.  

Child Care, Families, and Cultural Contexts of Childrens Development - BBS Colloquium Friday, Apr 28
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series 2016-2017.

Title: Child Care, Families, and Cultural Contexts of Children’s Development with Margaret Owen, PhD, UT Dallas.

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences welcomes you to attend the BBS talks in GR 4.428.

Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields.

Refreshments Provided

See The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences for more events.

ECE Lecture - Dr. Nstor Becerra Yoma Friday, Apr 28
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Please join the Electrical & Computer Engineering department for a guest speaker, Dr. Néstor Becerra Yoma from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago.

Dr. Becerra Yoma will be speaking on "Speech Technology Research and Applications at LPTV."

Abstract:  In this talk I will describe the research I have carried out in the Speech Processing and Transmission Laboratory (LPTV, Laboratorio de Procesamiento y Transmision de Voz) over the last 17 years. LPTV is located at the Universidad de Chile and was founded in 2000.1 will discuss our seminal work on uncertainty and how the first results were achieved, which we believe to be the first use of uncertainty modeling in HMMs. I will also talk about our experience with speech technology for telephone applications and second-language learning, and discuss some relevant work on stochastic Weighted Viterbi, multi-classifier fusion, CAPT and VoIP.  Finally, I will describe our state-of-the-art robotic platform that we have implemented to pursue our research on voice-based human-robot interaction. In this context, we will describe locally-normalized features that address the time-varying channel problem. I will show demos and discuss ideas on voice-based HRI. Finally, I will summarize our results on multidisciplinary research in signal processing.

Bio:  Néstor Becerra Yoma received the PhD degree from University of Edinburgh, UK, and the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from UNICAMP (Campinas State University), Sao Paulo, Brazil, all of them in Electrical Engineering, in 1998, 1993 and 1986, respectively. From 2000, he has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile, in Santiago, where he is currently a Full Professor lecturing on telecommunications and speech processing. During the 2016-2017 he has been a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. At  the Universidad de Chile he launched the Speech Processing and Transmission Laboratory to carry out research on speech technology applications on human-robot interaction, language learning, Internet and telephone line. His research interests also include multidisciplinary research on signal processing in fields such as astronomy, mining and volcanology. He is the author of more than 40 journal articles, 40 conference papers and three patents. Professor Becerra Yoma is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing.

Presented by Dr. Carlos Busso

Golf Cart Safety Training Friday, Apr 28
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts. You are required to take this training if you need to transport visitors in University-owned carts as part of your job, or you plan to operate a golf cart during the UT Dallas Homecoming Parade. This training is limited to 10 people per class.

Register Online

A Walk in Their Shoes Friday, Apr 28
(11 a.m.) Location: Faculty Staff Dining Hall.

Join the Interfraternity Council for A Walk in Their Shoes. This event is aimed at creating awareness of violence and abuse and supporting  the survivors and victims of abuse. Everyone is welcome to participate. 

eLearning Open Lab Friday, Apr 28
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Weekly lab for faculty and staff to receive hands-on assistance with eLearning tools, from a member of the eLearning team. No registration required. You are welcome to bring your own device. 

(Open to Faculty & Staff only)

A Soft Future: From Sensor Skin and Robots to Energy Harvesters by Dr. Siegfried Bauer Friday, Apr 28
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Scientists are exploring elastic and soft forms of electronic skin, soft robots and energy harvesters, dreaming to mimic nature and to enable novel applications in wide ranging fields, from consumer and mobile appliances to biomedical systems, sports and healthcare. Antagonistic materials with a wide range of mechanical, physical and chemical properties are employed, from liquids and gels to organic and inorganic solids. Combining such a diversity of materials into unctionalities never seen before, is an ideal playground for research in mechanics. In the presentation I will first introduce latest research examples in sensor skin development and discuss ultra-flexible electronic circuits, light emitting diodes and solar cells as examples. Additional functionalities of sensor skin, such as visual sensors inspired by animal eyes, camouflage, self-cleaning and healing and on-skin energy storage and generation are briefly reviewed. I will then proceed to discuss soft robots which allow actuation with distributed degrees of freedom. We show that different actuation mechanisms lead to similar actuators, capable of complex and smooth movements in 3d space. Drawing inspiration from well known mechanical instabilities, such as snap-buckling and snap-through transitions can be harnessed to achieve high speed, large stroke soft actuators. Finally, I will discuss a paradigm change in energy harvesting, away from hard energy generators to soft ones based on dielectric elastomers. Such systems are shown to work with high energy of conversion, making them potentially interesting for harvesting mechanical energy from human gait, winds and ocean waves. All of the examples chosen demonstrate the importance of research that highlights the role of mechanics in multi-disciplinary areas across materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.


Siegfried Bauer studied physics at the University of Karlsruhe, where he graduated with the Diplom in 1986. In 1990 he received a PhD in physics from the same university. In 1992 he joined the Heinrich Hertz Institute for Telecommunication Engineering in Berlin. In 1996 he received the Habilitation degree from the University of Potsdam. In 1997 he joined the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, where he became a full professor and head of the Soft Matter Physics Department in 2002. Siegfried Bauer is a member of the editorial board of Advanced Science, Advanced Materials Technologies, Applied Physics Reviews, Applied Physics A and the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Engineering. He received several awards for his work, including the Karl Scheel award of the Physical Society of Berlin in 1997, a pioneer of smart production award from the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology in 2010, and an ERC Advanced Investigators Grant in 2011. In 2016 he has been elevated to IEEE Fellow. His research centers on soft materials for sensors, transducers, flexible and stretchable electronics. He has coauthored more than 160 refereed scientific publications, including contributions to Science and journals of the Nature family.


Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series 2016 - 2017
Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Egineering and the Center for Engineering Innovation

Redox Exfoliation of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides presented by Dr. Ali Jawaid, as part of the Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium Series Friday, Apr 28
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) have attracted considerable attention for use in flexible electronics, coatings, nanocomposites, photonics, charge transportation layers, and catalysis applications  due to their complimentary properties relative to other low dimensional nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, h-BN, aluminosilicates, phosphenes, etc.). The large material space (40+ layered TMDs) has a diverse and rich property suite ranging from direct bandgap semiconductors (MoX2, WX2), semi-metallic (WTe2), magnetic (VS2), and superconducting (NbX2) flakes. These emergent properties occur at the mono to few-layer limit and thus require the development of delamination processes from bulk crystallites. For many bulk, roll-to-roll, and coating applications, large-scale liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) is desirable; however, current approaches are limited due to solvent restrictions (NMP), low efficiency, and long, energy intensive processing (> 24 hrs probe-tip sonication). As an alternative approach, we exploit the general redox chemistry associated with TMD edge-sites to form highly anionic polyoxometalates (POMs) in-situ. These POMs reversibly adsorb to the surface, acting as surfactants, creating columbic repulsion and subsequently delaminate sheets.   Stable, concentrated (>1mg/mL) colloidal dispersions are available in a broad range of polar solvents, facilitating integration with a wide range of materials, processing conditions, and surface chemistries.  The dispersed sheets are high quality, and can be fractionated to obtain high monolayer populations which exhibit photoluminescence in solution and solid-state.  Such approaches are being utilized for a range of technologies from solar cells and thermal electrics to optical coatings and multifunctional nanocomposites.

Loyola University B.S. (Chemistry, Biology) 2003. University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D (Physical Chemistry) 2013. Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Post-doctorate (2014 – present).


MATH 2418 Review Friday, Apr 28
(11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

This weekly review held by the Math Lab will cover recent course material and provide participants the opportunity to work practice problems. No registration required. Reviews are held weekly until the last week of class.  

Cinco De Mayo Recognition Friday, Apr 28
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Location: SU Plinth.

Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo that celebrates Mexico’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.  We will have booth activities, crafts and games that will help you learn more about the real story and why it is celebrated here in the United States. Authentic Mexican Food will provided while supplies last. Enjoy traditional dances by Alma y Corazon Tejano Ballet Folklorico, music and so much more!

Faculty and Staff: Town Hall Meeting Friday, Apr 28
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Location: Founders North, Kusch Auditorium Room-2.102FN.

The Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity will hold a Town Hall meeting to discuss the results and analysis of the UT Dallas Climate Survey.

Feb10$5 Spirit Friday Lunch Friday, Apr 28
(10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Dining Hall West.

Spirit Friday was created to encourage school spirit and to drive traffic to our dining hall. We offer fun, creative menu options and a discounted entry if guests are wearing the UTD colors.

Baseball vs. Howard Payne Friday, Apr 28
(2 p.m.) Location: Baseball Field.

Join the Comets as they host Howard Payne University in an American Southwest Conference game. First pitch is at 2 p.m. at the Baseball Field.

ECON Program Seminar Series: Interest on Reserves, Regime Shifts, and Bank Behavior - Dr. David VanHoose Friday, Apr 28
(1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Dr. David VanHoose, professor from Baylor University, will present a seminar on Interest on Reserves, Regime Shifts, and Bank Behavior.

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Distinguished speaker Nozer D. Singpurwalla Friday, Apr 28
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Nozer D. Singpurwalla

City University of Hong Kong

Subjective Probability: Its Content, Axioms, and Acrobatics

What sense can one make of the claim that “the probability of a nuclear accident is .003?” Surprisingly, the answer is difficult because there are many interpretations of quantified uncertainty, each burdened by its own baggage. This expository talk is a historical journey, which traces development of the topic from Cardano (1501 -1575) to Kolmogorov (1956), with stops at Bayes, La Place, Ramsey, Keynes, Venn, Borel, de Finetti and Popper.

An interpretation that is immune to logical attack is that of Subjective (or Personal) Probability – to Richard Jeffrey “The Real Thing!” It is a corporate state of mind rather than an innate verifiable property of the real world. This viewpoint, now at the very doorstep of Quantum Physics, is defended by notions of coherence and rationality, which is an elaborate system of axioms about preferences, consequences and acts, which lead to the claim that pure probability cannot be isolated from preference. Hidden therein is the axiom of acrobatics (my term) which operationalizes subjective probability and levels the playing field.  

This talk is expository, open to engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and social biological scientists, and does not call for any background in the technical aspects of probability.



Nozer D. Singpurwalla is currently a Chair Professor at The City University of Hong Kong with appointments in the Engineering and the Business Schools.  He is a Fellow of the ASA, the IMS, the AAAS, and an elected member of the ISI. His current interests are in probability modeling, filtering, the foundational aspects of Bayesian inference, and the probabilistic aspects of quantum theory.


Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas and joint with Southern Methodist University

Education Abroad: Information Session Friday, Apr 28
(2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Discover the opportunities that UT Dallas Education Abroad offers!  Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, application process, and more.  There is no need to register. 

Transfer Orientation Summer/Fall 2017 Friday, Apr 28
(8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

All students and guests must be pre-registered to attend a Transfer Orientation.  We do not allow walk-in students or guests to attend.

 At Transfer Orientation, students will learn about UT Dallas resources, meet with academic advising, and begin the process of registering for classes. This is an event for admitted incoming transfer students for Summer/Fall 2017. Students can find more information on how to register for Transfer Orientation at

Students must pre-register to attend Transfer Orientation. Registered students will receive a confirmation email with more information including the location of their orientation session and a campus parking pass. All communication regarding Transfer Orientation will be sent to the student's UTD email address.

Dancer Auditions for Urinetown (the Musical) Friday, Apr 28
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Auditions for Actor/Singers will take place in Jonsson 1.1216 (The Rehearsal Hall) on April 24 and 25 in the evening. Callbacks will take place on April 28th at noon. A dance combination will be a part of these callbacks.

To Sign up for an Audition Slot for Actor/Singers, fill out this form:

DANCE ENSEMBLE NEEDED: Those auditioning for the Dance Ensemble should attend auditions on Friday April 28 from 2pm to 4pm.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS for Actor/Singers: All singer/actors must prepare 32 bars from a Broadway musical and provide an accompaniment track to be played through a stereo. Dancers who are interested in speaking roles MUST attend these auditions as well.

You may also be given a short monologue from the monologue as a cold reading.

CALLBACKS: Callbacks will be held on Friday April 28th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., along with dance auditions.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Show dates for Urinetown are October 26 through November 4th

(November 5th will be STRIKE which everyone MUST attend. Also Nov. 5th is set aside as a possible additional performance, if the run sells out).

If cast, actor/singers have the opportunity to enroll in THEA 3310 Theatre Performance/Ensemble, credit for this class is given based on satisfactory performance in rehearsals and performances of the musical. If you are not cast but still wish to run crew, student may still enroll in the course upon agreement to take on a tech position. Email Prof. Shelby-Allison Hibbs with any questions (

Those cast as DANCE ENSEMBLE must enroll in DANC 4317 Dance Performance 2. Questions regarding dance auditions should be directed to Micki Saba (

Bioengineering UTDesign Expo Friday, Apr 28
(2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: SPN.

The Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering invite you to attend the joint UTDesign Expo on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00pm in the UTDesign Studio at Synergy Park North (SPN).

The Expo is open to the public and will showcase the capstone projects completed by student teams in the bioengineering senior design course. Each team will exhibit the prototype they designed to solve their specific real-world engineering problem. Visitors are welcome to come at any time to view the projects and speak with the teams.

Mechanical Engineering UTDesign Expo Friday, Apr 28
(2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North (SPN).

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering invite you to attend the joint Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering UTDesign Expo on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2:30-4:00pm in the UTDesign Studio at Synergy Park North (SPN).

The Expo is open to the public and will showcase the capstone projects completed by student teams in the mechanical engineering senior design course. At the Expo, each team will have an exhibit showing the prototype they designed to solve their specific engineering problem. The Expo is conducted in a project fair format, so visitors are welcome to come at any time to view the projects and speak with the teams.

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Eric Rawdon Friday, Apr 28
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Eric Rawdon

Department of Mathematics

University of St. Thomas

Knotting in open chains, closed chains, and proteins

Some proteins (in their folded functional form) are classified as being knotted.  The function of protein knotting is mysterious since knotting seemingly would make the folding process unnecessarily complicated.  To function, proteins need to fold quickly and reproducibly, and misfolding can have catastrophic results.  For example, mad cow disease and the human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, come from misfolded proteins.  We hope to understand knotting in proteins to make the world a better place.

Proteins have two free ends, as do most of the objects humans consider as being knotted (like shoelaces and garden hoses).  However, mathematically, knotting is only defined for closed curves.  Defining knotting in open curves, like proteins, is tricky and ambiguous, but we will give it a try.  In particular, in this seminar we will talk about mathematical knots, knots in nature, knots in open curves, and knots in proteins.

Link to Eric’s Research Gate page:


Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences

ENGR 3341 Review Friday, Apr 28
(3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)

This weekly review held by the Math Lab will cover recent course material and provide participants the opportunity to work practice problems. No registration required. Reviews are held weekly until the last week of class.  

UTDesign Expo: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, Apr 28
(1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102.

Students will showcase their capstone projects completed during their senior design course.  The Expo is open to the public.

Oral Presentations will begin at 1:00 PM in the TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102), and SLC 2.303, followed by poster presentations in the ECSN Lobby, where visitors are welcome to talk to the teams and ask questions regarding their projects.

For more information on UTDesign, visit


OSV April Hygiene Item Drive Saturday, Apr 1 - Friday, Apr 28
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Throughout the month of April, help the Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) to collect hygiene items for the Human Rights Initiative, a nonprofit that offers free legal services to immigrant victims of violence living below the poverty line.        

Please consider donating new, unopened, full-sized hygiene items through April 28 at one of the following drop-off locations – OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), Administration Building near the 2nd floor elevator, and the Student Union’s 1st floor lobby. 

Items such as shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, body wash, feminine hygiene items are especially needed. 

24th Annual UT Dallas Scholarship Tournament Friday, Apr 28
(9:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: Firewheel Golf Park in Garland.

The 24th Annual UT Dallas Scholarship Tournament is set for Friday, April 28, at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland. Proceeds benefit the Betty and Gifford Johnson Graduate, Patti Henry-Pinch Undergraduate, and Academic Bridge scholarship endowments.

The scholarships help undergraduates with research and travel expenses, allow graduate students to present their work at national conferences and help smooth the transition for first-generation college students. Over the years, tournament proceeds have helped raise the value of these endowments to over $520,000. Faculty and staff members are invited to play. For more information, see the tournament registration page, or call the Office of Administration at 972-883-2213.


MATH 1326 Review Friday, Apr 28
(5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

This weekly review held by the Math Lab will cover recent course material and provide participants the opportunity to work practice problems. No registration required. Reviews are held weekly until the last week of class.  

Pokemon League at UTD - Meeting Friday, Apr 28
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Meeting for Pokemon League. Includes variety of Pokemon related activities.

Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists - General Meeting Friday, Apr 28
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Meeting and/or presentation

Living Water Student Fellowship - Bible Study Friday, Apr 28
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

We will have Bible group study together.

Fellowship of Christian University Students - Friday Night Fellowship Friday, Apr 28
(5 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

This will be our weekly meeting where our members meet and fellowship with one another.

Baruch HaBa - Torah Study Friday, Apr 28
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Shabbat shalom! Join us for our weekly Bible study and fellowship. We will open the Sabbath with praises and fellowship. Our Bible study follows the weekly Jewish Torah portions supplemented by gospel writings about the life of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. Join our Facebook page or mailing list for more information. You can email any questions to

Newman Catholic Ministry - Book Club Friday, Apr 28
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: RHS 1.001.

This will be our weekly bible study, headed up by our Book Club Chair and attended by our members. We will be reading various Catholic books.

Sigma Lambda Gamma - New Member Presentation Friday, Apr 28
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: SSA Theater.

Spring 2017 New Member Presentation

Nigerian Student Association - NSA Meetings Friday, Apr 28
(7 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.)

NSA general club meeting for its members.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - End-of-Year Banquet Friday, Apr 28
(7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

End of the Year banquet for the entire fellowship, with music, sharing, and catered food.

Kappa Delta Chi - Banquet Friday, Apr 28
(7 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

End of year banquet/celebration for Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Comet Swing Society - Comet Swing Dance Friday, Apr 28
(8 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.)

Social dance.

Student Volunteerism - National Volunteer Week Monday, Apr 24 - Friday, Apr 28 Location: Locations Vary.

The Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) is celebrating National Volunteer Week! Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in special, on-campus events that celebrate service during the week of April 24-28.

See event offerings at

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Friday, Apr 28 - Saturday, Apr 29
(7:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Understudy performance on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

We have transported Mozart's classic comedy about the battle of the sexes to New York City and the One-Percenters. Our Count is the CEO of a major corporation with his trophy wife the Countess, who is shocked that he wants to sleep with her personal assistant Susanna. In steps her boyfriend Figaro, the Count's personal assistant, to try and stop him! Much hilarity ensues!

Free admission. Seats may be reserved through a cast member. 

Directed by Kathryn Evans, with Michael McVay, pianist
Ricky Campitelli, assistant director

Our Cast:

Count Almaviva: Leonard Ayala
Countess Almaviva: Patricia Balconi-Lamica, u/s Melania Amaya
Figaro: Brad Ritschel
Susanna: Arianna Reyher, u/s Pamela Adame
Cherubino: Ivey Barr, u/s Ruchi Kumar
Marcellina: Amy Austin
Bartolo: David Snowden
Basilio: Peter Wynne
Don Curzio: John Chan, u/s Basilio
Barbarina: Melania Amaya, u/s Kenzie Flynn
Chorus: Pamela Adame, Allison Barr, Ruchi Kumar, Kenzie Flynn

April is National Poetry Month Saturday, Apr 1 (TBA) -
Sunday, Apr 30 (TBA) Location: McDermott Library Lobby.

National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Enjoy a walking tour of poems about libraries, librarians and books. Each floor of Eugene McDermott Library features poems by famous poets and their love of books, libraries and librarians.

Enter To Win: Haiku Contest -- Details at

Spring Arts Festival 2017 Monday, Apr 24 - Friday, May 12 Location: Various locations.

The Spring Arts Festival features the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festival offers audiences the opportunity to roam form one building to another, taking in art exhibitions and classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances.

Monday 4/24

Brass Ensemble
4:30 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Tuesday 4/25

Chamber Groups
4:30 p.m.
University Theatre

Voice I & II
6:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Opera Workshop: The Marriage of Figaro
(Understudy Performance)
7:30 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Wednesday 4/26

Creative Writing
6:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Dance Seniors Honors Project
Kathleen Alva
6:00 p.m.
University Theatre

7:00 p.m.
University Theatre

Thursday 4/27

Guitar Courses
6:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Friday 4/28

Opera Workshop: The Marriage of Figaro
7:30 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Art Exhibition
6:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building

Saturday 4/29

Piano I – II
1:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Opera Workshop: The Marriage of Figaro
7:30 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Sunday 4/30

Wind Ensemble
2:00 p.m.
University Theatre

University Orchestra/ String Orchestra
4:30 p.m.
University Theatre

Wednesday 5/3

7:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Thursday 5/4

University Choir
7:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Friday 5/5

Seniors Honor Recital
Victor Vinh
7:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Ivey Barr
8:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Saturday 5/6

Chamber Singers & Advanced Voice
7:30 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Wednesday 5/10

Senior Honors Recital
Patricia Balconi-Lamica
7:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Friday 5/12

Senior Honors Recital
Yazmin Morales
7:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

David Snowden
8:00 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Freedom from Smoking Pilot Class Tuesday, Apr 18 (TBA) -
Tuesday, May 30 (TBA) Location: TBA.

The Office of Administration and University Wellness Committee will host a free, on-campus tobacco cessation pilot class from April 18 to May 30. Each class will be held from 1-3 p.m. in SG 1.216 (EH&S Training Room). The seven-week, eight-session class follows the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking cessation program to help participants end their smoking habits. Registration is free and open to faculty, staff and students. Sign up at the Breathe Easy event on March 29 or online through LEO in the Galaxy Portal.

Entrepreneurial Development Series 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.