Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Career Center - Conducting an Effective Job Search Tuesday, Sep 16
(10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Learn how to identify potential employers, strategize your job search efforts, and prepare your approach.

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PS Financials: General Ledger Inquiry Monday, Sep 15 - Tuesday, Sep 16
(9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

This instructor-led class is intended for users who need to track spending or revenue for a department or Cost Center. The session teaches how to use PeopleSoft (Gemini Financials) menus, pages and data in the General Ledger Inquiry. General Ledger Inquiry allows us to review data entered through activity from a variety sources such as Payroll, eProcurement, Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable.

Class length is 1.5 hours.

To register, click here >>

For information about this class and its content, contact Letitia Andrews ( or x6167.


PS Financials: Budgets Overview (Commitment Control) Tuesday, Sep 16
(9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

This instructor-led class explains how to lookup the available balances as well as show the amount spent for a given Cost Center. You will view the General Ledger Inquiry, Budgets Overview, Budget Details and Available Fund Balance pages in PeopleSoft.

Course length: 2 hours

Register for class

Career Center - Learn Strategic Interviewing Skills Tuesday, Sep 16
(11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Designed to help students prepare for one-on-one interactions with future employers. Students will be given strategic tips to better prepare them for employment interviews. This seminar will cover:

  • How to introduce yourself
  • How to answer behavioral interview questions
  • Professional dress
  • And more!

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L.E.A.D. Workshop - Public Speaking Strategies Tuesday, Sep 16
(11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Presenter: Melissa Hernandez-Katz - Senior Lecturer
Leaders often need to speak in public, which can be very difficult for many people. But, learning to use effective public speaking tools can help you connect with your audience and motivate them. This workshop will offer practical tools to use when standing at the podium.


LIMIT: 15 Participants
Participants must attend both Part I and Part II in order to receive credit


L.E.A.D. Workshops

Student Leadership Programs offers several workshops that will help you develop the leadership knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful contributors in your workplace, communities, and families. These fun, interactive, and educational workshops are open and free to ALL currently enrolled UT Dallas students.

Benefits of attending a L.E.A.D workshop include:

* Connect and network with other future leaders

* Develop/enhance your leadership skills

Come to as many workshops as you’d like, or do the right combination of workshops and you can earn one of our leadership certificates.

Each workshop is presented by a facilitator that may include faculty, staff or a community leader.

Please RSVP to help with our planning.

Participants are welcome to bring a light lunch.

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Latter-Day Saints Association - LDSSA Institute Tuesday, Sep 16
(11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

A scripture study class hosted by the LDSSA.

Student Leadership Programs - LEAD Workshop Tuesday, Sep 16
(12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Student Leadership Programs offers L.E.A.D. workshops to help students develop their leadership knowledge and skills they will need to be successful contributors in their workplaces, communities, and families. These fun, interactive, and educational workshops are open and free to ALL currently enrolled UT Dallas students. 

Unlocking Grant Money: Finding Research Funding Today Tuesday, Sep 16
(11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

The Office of Sponsored Projects and the Eugene McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a ProQuest COS database provided by the University of Texas at Dallas to assist researchers in finding funding opportunities. During this demonstration, you will have the opportunity to create your own personalized profile which will automatically send you targeted funding opportunities via e-mail.

You will also be introduced to Discover, the new way to search for books and articles at the library.

This class is open to all UTD faculty and staff interested in researching funding opportunities: New faculty, post-docs, grad students and Principle Investigators/administrators. To register for the workshop, please contact Stephanie Isham or Alexandra Ferraris.

Full-Time MBA Information Session Tuesday, Sep 16
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

You are encouraged to attend this information session if you are interested our Full-Time MBA Program.  We will discuss our curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. 

Visit to register.

International Christian Fellowship (ICF) - ICF Leadership Planning and Prayer Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

A weekly meeting that ICF needs to plan and discuss events in details.

8th Annual Prepare Fair Tuesday, Sep 16
(10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium (VCB).

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Enviromental Health and Safety is inviting students, faculty, and staff to experience safety, emergency and health information booths, fire extinguisher training, a “smoke is no joke” demonstration, and an emergency vehicle display.

Attendees can also participate in a blood drive, co-sponsored by the Student Wellness Center.

Light refreshments and giveaways will be available.

For more information visit:

Networking Mixer for ITM & MIS Majors Tuesday, Sep 16
(1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: JSOM Exec Ed Dining Room.

The Career Management Center will be hosting a Networking Mixer in the Executive Education Dining Room for MIS and ITM majors.  This is a great opportunity to practice your networking skills with a variety of DFW professionals.

Register on CometCareers! Event ID 3382


  • Professional Dress is required.
  • Do not bring anything with you other than business cards (no resumes or bags).
  • Business cards can be printed at Kinkos, VistaPrint. You only need approximately 30 business cards.
  • NO SHOWS have a negative impact on the event.  Please be respectful of the employers' time and efforts to visit campus.  If you register for this event and can no longer attend, either cancel your registration on CometCareers or email to remove your registration. 

For additional questions/concerns, please contact the CMC at 972-883-6916 or stop by CMC Office, located in the new JSOM addition 12.110

Language Legos: Building Sentences with Grammar Tuesday, Sep 16
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Come see what language and legos have in common at this Writing Center workshop! This workshop is a review of sentence structure, and it will include plenty of practice with creating clear and grammatical sentences.

The Collegiate Writing Workshop Series is a series of 4 one-hour workshops designed to help UT Dallas first-year students acclimate to college writing by offering workshops to refresh their technical skills and support them in their coursework for RHET 1302. The workshops are offered on different days of the week and at different times of day so that students who are not able to come to one might be able to attend a different one. No registration is required.

Library Resources and Services for International & Transfer Students Tuesday, Sep 16
(2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Learn how to use ebooks,  Interlibrary Loan, the citation linker,

TexShare, downloadable books and a whole lot more!

Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center Tuesday, Sep 16
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Galerstein Women's Center, SSB 4.300.

Join the Galerstein Women's Center for the Fall 2014 semester on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for refreshing tea starting on September 2, 2014.

Please note: There will be no Tea Tuesdays on October 14, 2014 or November 25, 2014.

UTD Speak Cards Tuesday, Sep 16
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Chess Plaza.

Fill out a UTD Speak card with an annonymous feeling , thought or experience to be posted during Suicide Prevention Week. 

Basic Excel Tuesday, Sep 16
(1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

This is an instructor-led course that teaches the basic functions and features of Microsoft Excel 2010/2013. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Finally, students create and modify a simple chart.

Course length: 3.5 hours

Prerequisite: MS Office basics

Register here >>.

Dean of Students - Dine with the Deans Tuesday, Sep 16
(3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: SU 2.602 Galaxy Room B.

Informative Panel and Pizza

An opportunity to provide feedback to the Dean of Students, the Undergraduate Dean and representatives from various UT Dallas offices.

ETS Workshop: Using the Grade Center in eLearning Tuesday, Sep 16
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Click Here to Register

(Prerequisite: Getting Started with eLearning or equivalent knowledge)  This two-hour hands-on workshop covers various aspects of the new Grade Center in eLearning including creating columns, editing grades, exporting grades to Excel and more.  (Please Note: Classes will be limited to fifteen participants each.  Additional dates will be added if needed.)

English Conversation Hour: The Great Debate Tuesday, Sep 16
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building, Room 3.107.

Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. Led by the International Peer Advocates, the sessions will include conversation, games, and written activities that will improve your English skills and your knowledge of American culture. Intercultural Programs welcomes you to come to one or all of the sessions! No registration is required.

Student Volunteerism - Breads & Threads (Off-Campus) Tuesday, Sep 16
(2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we volunteer with Network Food Pantry in Richardson.

Volunteers will help organize and sort various food and clothing donations. These donations go to families in need of assistance.

We will meet at the Visitor Center Atrium at 2:15 PM and then carpool to Network Food Pantry.

***This event is now FULL. Please select another event. We look forward to serving with you!***

Pakistani Students Association (PSA) - First General Body Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(4 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Our first general meeting to discuss our future events with our members.

Intl. Political Economy Student Association - IPESA General Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(5 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Join the International Political Economy Student Association for their meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays!

Free Food!

Communication and Leadership workshops given by industry professionals!

Event Planning (Charity, Fundraising, Humanitarian Movements, Political Awareness, and More!)

Coffee Chat for JSOM Students Tuesday, Sep 16
(4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: ATRIUM.

It's that time again for free coffee and cookies for ALL JSOM students. Network with other students, professors, and deans.

  • Time:  4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location:  JSOM Atrium

Stop by at each of our Coffee Chat Events. Fall 2014 dates are:  

  • September 16
  • October 15
  • November 20

Refreshments provided by JSOM Graduate Programs.

Healthcare Management Association - HMA Event Tuesday, Sep 16
(4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

HMA Monthly Event with Guest Speaker

Alcohol and Drug Presentation Tuesday, Sep 16
(7 p.m.) Location: Phase 8 Clubhouse.

The Student Wellness Center and the UTD Police Department will be providing information about alcohol safety as well as alcohol and drug regulations on campus and alcohol and drug laws in the state of Texas.

Rainbow Guard - General Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Meeting to discuss future group plans

Rainbow Guard - General Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Meeting to discuss future group plans

Rainbow Guard - General Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Meeting to discuss future group plans

Applied Project Management Forum Tuesday, Sep 16
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

The Applied Project Management Forum is a bimonthly speaker event sponsored by the UT Dallas Project Management Program. It was formed to facilitate ongoing education for project managers on topics that are relevant in today’s business world. Speakers from both the business and academic communities share their experiences and insights.

Circle K International - Circle K International Service Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

We meet biweeky to do service and discuss service events outside the campus. Each week there will be a meeting mandatory for the board. Thus, service meetings are biweekly, and board meetings are biweekly. Meaning, we meet each week.

Gourmet Club - Gourmet Club General Meeting Tuesday, Sep 16
(8 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

We will be having our first meeting to go over what Gourmet Club is about, and what our events will be.

Corporate Challenge 2014: Miniature Golf Tuesday, Sep 16
(6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Adventure Landing 17717 Coit Road Dallas, TX 75252.

A high-pressure pairs event with great camaraderie and team spirit. (6 players - 2 men, 2 women, 1 mixed team)

Pairs Format, 36 holes of Scotch Doubles:

  • Men’s Doubles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
Corporate Challenge 2014: Soccer Tuesday, Sep 16
(7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: UT Dallas - Soccer Fields 800 W. Campbell Richardson, TX 75080 .

Pool play determines the placement of teams in the highly competitive double elimination tournament. No kids play here! (11 players - no gender requirement)


UT Dallas - Soccer Fields
800 W. Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080

  • Please park in green area parking only in the parking lot located south of the Activity Center
  • Please print the below “parking pass” and display on interior car dashboard.
Campus Outreach Tuesday, Sep 16
(9 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Campus Outreach is an event that creates an opportunity for all areas of the campus to come together, build relationships, have fun, as well as investigate topics that deal with eternity and God. This event is open to all religions, cultures, beliefs, and people, and is designed to serve the students at UTD and provide a place for the to connect with each other and hear and ask questions about faith.

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Course WL Withdrawal Period Begins 1st 8-week Session Tuesday, Sep 16 ]]> Letter of Representation Distribution Tuesday, Sep 16 ]]> Satellites by Christopher Blay Saturday, Aug 23 - Saturday, Sep 20 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 23, 8 - 10 pm

800 Exposition Ave
Dallas, Texas 75226

The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space opening on August 23. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition “Satellites” focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience. Performers doing theater have the benefit of a live audience who generate real-time reaction, but visual artists rarely get feedback or immediate responses. Art is a form of communication but that does not guarantee or equate to an audible response back to the artist. As Blay puts it, “I’ve had a few conversations recently that made me think about how our work as artists, and how we communicate with audiences outside the world of art. We put a lot of research and time into making work, so it’s not unreasonable that we have a certain expectation that our audiences reciprocate, but I sometimes wonder if our communication is a closed loop.”

This installation hints at a high-tech world with decidedly low-tech materials. Blay constructs facsimile communication satellite equipment using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. There is wonderful ingenuity in reinventing these objects, up-cycling their materials into portraits of more fanciful objects. Blay’s past oeuvre includes creating a “spaceship”, a “time machine” as well as a version of Noah’s ark.

Blay is a current artist-in-residence at CentralTrak and was the recipient of the Meadows Museum of Art’s Moss/Chumley Award in 2013, a prize that acknowledges both an exceptional body of work produced as an artist and meaningful and generous involvement in the arts community.

Christopher Blay is a North Texas artist with a B.F.A. in photography from Texas Christian University. He founded the Group f8 photography collective in Fort Worth in 2000 and works primarily as an installation artist, with an eye towards institutional critique. His work incorporates video, sculpture and performance, (notably as Frank Artsmarter and DJ lo rez).

Blay recently received a Fort Worth Public Art commission for the Rosedale/ Evans Avenue neighborhood, to be completed in 2015. Among his other works, The Ark on Noah Street (a NEA funded work in the Historic 10th Street district of Dallas) will be presented at the 2014conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Nova Scotia. Other recent projects include Dear House, The Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery story projects in Haltom City, Keller, and Southlake, and “Machine Time” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.

In 2013, Blay received the SMU Meadows museum’s Moss/Chumley award, given to artists whose works intersect with both the arts and their community. Blay is currently curator of Tarrant County College’s Art Corridor Gallery


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

Visit our Website at for more

Fall 2014 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-week Session Wednesday, Sep 3 - Monday, Sep 29 ]]> Fall 2014 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Thursday, Sep 11 - Thursday, Oct 30 ]]> Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center Tuesday, Sep 2 - Wednesday, Dec 31
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Galerstein Women's Center, SSB 4.300.

Join the Galerstein Women's Center for the Fall 2014 semester on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for refreshing tea starting on September 2, 2014.

Please note: There will be no Tea Tuesdays on October 14, 2014 or November 25, 2014.