Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Local Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS Friday, Jul 24 - Sunday, Aug 2 Location: University Theatre.

Shows Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m..

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth, group rates available. For tickets call 972-690-5029.  

UT Dallas Students receive 1/2 price tickets to these shows.  Present student ID at box office

Download Parking Passes here:
for Friday, July 31
for Saturday, August 1
for Sunday, August 2

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Using a little bit of discipline, a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of magic, the quintessential nanny reacquaints the Banks family with the things that really matter in life.  This Disney classic is fun for all ages.  With “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step In Time. 

Mary Poppins is the lead character in a series of eight children’s books written by P. L. Travers. The Mary Poppins series, which was published over the period 1934 to 1988. The books centre on a magical English nanny, Mary Poppins

Show Sponsors: Dwan & Carlos Diaz

Space Launch: Rocketry & Weather Balloon Camp Monday, Jul 27 - Friday, Aug 7
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: UT Design in SPN- Synergy Park North.

During this 2-week session, campers will learn about the basics of space flight using a launch simulator, various rockets, and a weather balloon. Participants will design, build, and fly a model rocket built from scratch as they learn about the physics of rocket flight with the aid of the Kerbal Space Program, a rocket launch simulation software program. They will then send a weather balloon up to 30,000 feet and monitor the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere as the balloon rises through the atmosphere. All students will receive a certificate of completion to add to their academic portfolio.

SUMMER CODING CAMPS AT UT DALLAS Monday, Jun 8 - Friday, Aug 21
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: ECSS and SPN Buildings.

Computer Science Education & Outreach Program Presents:


Location: ECSS and SPN Buildings

Period: Eleven Weeks

From: June, 08 - August, 21

  • Some of the programs include:
  • Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch Jr!
  • Explore Coding Tools
  • Animations using Scratch
  • Playing with Robots
  • Learning with Minecraft
  • Kodu Game Lab
  • Enjoyable Programming using Alice/ Alice (CHAMPS)
  • Advanced drawings & animations with Processing
  • Web page design
  • Programming in Java; in C++ and in Python
  • Robotic Art


Times:  M - Morning (9-12)

            A - Afternoon (1-4)

            W - Whole day (9-4),

Fees: Advance registration fee is $ 125.00 for half-day one week camp

       $ 250.00 for full-day one-week camp.

Fees will go up by $ 25/$50 during final 2 weeks before each camp.

Fee reduction for low income families available.

Discount codes for immediate families of UTD faculty/staff/students: UTDFAMILY - UTD email address should be used for registration.

Lunch will be provided.           

For more details, please visit the link below:

The Crawfish Circuit Friday, Jul 31 - Friday, Aug 28 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

ARTIST: Giraud Polite
RECEPTION:  Friday, July 31st, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Crawfish Circuit addresses the process and implications of documenting a musical soundscape from an insider’s perspective. Giraud Polite's research interrogates the photographer’s privilege within a cultural, historical, and artistic framework. His study of southwest Louisiana’s culture examines the relationship between music and social welfare, and explores the messages between the photographic image, sound, and memory.


"The nutritional value of the Crawfish Circuit exhibit inspires conversation through its photographic micro - narratives, all the while energizing the installation space with jubilant and haunting sounds of the southwest Louisiana soundscape."  

-Giraud Polite‚Äč



As an artist and recipient of the Creative Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas Giraud Polite has more than 15+ 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 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.


Artist Statement:

Working in the areas of digital photography and multimedia arts, my projects explore themes such as cultural ritual and memory. Photographically my current work explores the photograph as a sacred and reproducible object. Presented as relic or artifact and departing from the conventional photograph on paper, I choose to use industrial materials, such as aluminum, wood, and plexiglas in an attempt to create permanence within the story of the image, in a sense to fix the image by adding weight and mass, to affirm the existence of the photograph as a sculptural object.

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.