Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Buddhist Association at UTD - Weekly Study - Enlightening Road Sunday, Feb 7
(10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

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!

Leadership Exploratory Block Sunday, Feb 7
(4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Conference Room.

Complete all 4 mandatory workshops for the Exploratory certificate back to back. You are welcome to come to one or all of these workshops and as we get closer the RSVP link will be included here. 

This block will be offered two additional times on Feb 27th from 9- 12 pm & March 10th from 4 - 8 pm. 

All block workshops will need at least 10 students RSVPed in order to "make".

Questions? Please email

Onomatopoeia - Sunday Night Live! Sunday, Feb 7
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

A night dedicated to learning and practicing improvisational acting! All who are interested may come and watch or participate! Most games and exercises are similar to those found on "Who's line is it anyway?"

West Texas: Feast and Famine Monday, Jan 11 - Friday, Feb 12
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Artist: ATEC MFA student Mitzi Hallmark

Reception: Friday, January 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In the installation West Texas: Feast and Famine, organic sculptural forms, photographs, and haunting sounds together create an immersive experience for viewers. The oil and gas business in West Texas has been booming. While the economy flourished, the natural environment remained under siege. The introduction of hundreds of miles of pipeline, hydraulic fracking, and other assaults on the landscape are destroying habitats and water sources for families and wildlife. The starkness of the sculptures, complemented by a photographic panorama, evokes an unavoidable and palpable urgency. One witnesses an intensity that is symbolic of the current situation in West Texas, a landscape that in its present-day condition represents a disparity of feast and famine.

Bio: Mitzi Hallmark is a Dallas based artist, published author, and West Texas native who has exhibited her photography throughout North Texas. To expose the relationship between the vulnerability of the economy and the fragility of the environment, over the past several years she has been spending time in West Texas, studying and documenting the changing landscape. She is pursuing the Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Drawing Quote Unquote Friday, Jan 15 - Friday, Feb 12
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Through the work of local and emerging artists, Drawing Quote Unquote explores various ways to interpret the notion of drawing. Plans or diagrams distill intent much differently than a doodle, but both draw a line. One may draw a line in space with movement, a piece of wire or thread, or pour light through celluloid, projecting a line. The exhibition also highlights traditional mark-making and drawing processes such as working values on toned paper, staining, stamping, inking and frottage. The contemporary artists in Drawing Quote Unquote continue the dynamic history of “drawing” to humor, communicate, express, and politicize.

Spring 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-week Session Wednesday, Jan 20 - Monday, Feb 15 ]]> Spring 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Thursday, Jan 28 - Monday, Mar 28 ]]> Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge Monday, Jan 25 - Friday, Apr 1
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Mark your calendars! The Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge will begin Jan. 25 and go through April 1. Registration is open online and faculty, staff and students are eligible to sign-up.

The challenge is conducted in teams of up to 10 people. To sign up online, team captains should go to, click “join today” and enter the Group ID: LHDUTD to create a team and add team members. Team members will then receive an email with a username and password to log in and complete their profiles.