Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Career Center - Resume Workshop: Think Like a Resume Editor Tuesday, Oct 21
(11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

This interactive workshop puts students in the driver's seat and gives hands-on experience to develop an “eye-catching” resume. Learn insider tips and put them in to practice. You will learn to:

  • Address the challenges of creating or updating an impactful, strategic resume
  • Catch common mistakes when editing your resume
  • Learn how to develop a resume with relevant, professional content for industry readiness

Learn how to target and refine your resume the RIGHT way!

To learn more about the Career Center, go to

Faculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate- Online Security and Privacy Tuesday, Oct 21
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Online via WebEx.

The Information Security Office has created a new series of classes to help the campus community understand and deal with current security threats.  The series will cover a broad range of information security topics including understanding and protecting yourself from viruses/malware and identity theft, online security and privacy, and how to protect your computer and your data.  Each class will focus on one topic and provide participants in depth information as well as recommended security best practices related to the topic.  Participants who complete all required classes will earn the Information Security Awareness Certificate.  Please be sure to check the Information Security website ( for updates about classes and information sessions.  To register for any class, please sign up online at:

In this session, we will discuss potential risks of using social networking and communication sites, such as Face book, MySpace, blogs, and wikis, and give you tips to keep yourself and your data safe in today's online world.

Topics include:

  • Viruses
  • Identity Theft overview
  • Social Engineering
  • Protection tips


L.E.A.D. Workshop - Win As Much As You Can Tuesday, Oct 21
(11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Presenter: Dr. Gene Fitch - Dean of Students


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, Oct 21
(11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

A scripture study class hosted by the LDSSA.

Career Center - Creating a Cover Letter For Your Job Search Tuesday, Oct 21
(12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

Designed to help you build an effective business letters, including cover letters, thank you notes, and more. Business letter samples will be provided.

To learn more about the Career Center, go to

Student Leadership Programs - LEAD Workshop Tuesday, Oct 21
(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. 

SPECIAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR: United We Stand: Combining Experiment and Computation to Model Challenging Biological Systems with HADDOCK Tuesday, Oct 21
(11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Dr Joao Rodrigues from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) will be our speaker on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m - JO 3.516

In 2010, Dr Joao Rodrigues worked with Prof.  Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, on knowledge-based potentials for protein structure refinement.

The title of his talk is "United We Stand:  Combining Experiment and Computation to Model Challenging Biological Systems with HADDOCK"


Chabad on Campus - Torah Tuesday Tuesday, Oct 21
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room C.

We will be going over the Torah every Tuesday and engaging in discussions about the current weeks portions.

Introduction to RefWorks Tuesday, Oct 21
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Learn to use the free online Citation Management Software "RefWorks"  (Provided for students and faculty by the Eugene McDermott Library) 

Refworks can be used to save citation information directly from catalogs and databases and to generate citations in a variety of academic formats.

Please Register by e-mailing

Changing to F-1 Status Workshop Tuesday, Oct 21
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building, Room 3.107.

Come learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1.  ISSO international student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1 from specific visa types.

Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center Tuesday, Oct 21
(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.

Refuel @ the VSC Tuesday, Oct 21
(2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Veteran Services Center - MC 1.204.

Veterans, reservists, dependents and active military students:

Come by the VSC, grab a snack and connect with other student veterans & UTD staff.

Employer Information Session - Docmation Tuesday, Oct 21
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Attention Students!

– Coolest jobs are in the clouds

– Opportunities in Salesforce development platform

Come and join us for an information session as we discuss our company vision and why we are betting on the hottest cloud technologies.  

We are looking to hire the best and brightest engineers to our Salesforce development team! We have  opportunities for new grads and experienced engineers:

• Learn about hottest new trends in cloud technology
• Find out why cloud development is the future
• Get a sneak preview of Salesforce development platform 

*Bring resume to enter to win gift cards. Appetizers + Drinks will be provided*

ETS Workshop: Using Turnitin to Encourage Academic Integrity Tuesday, Oct 21
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Click Here to Register

(Prerequisite: Getting Started with eLearning workshop or equivalent knowledge) This two-hour hands-on workshop focuses on how to use Turnitin, the plagiarism-detection software.  Participants will learn how to create Turnitin assignments, how to submit assignments from the students' perspective, and how to review and analyze the Originality Report generated by Turnitin. (Please Note: Classes will be limited to fifteen participants each. Additional dates will be added if needed.)

Warrior SMART - High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student Veterans Tuesday, Oct 21
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: JSOM 12.108 .

By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter and exploit their greatest natural resource – their brain.

Student veterans complete the free 8-hour training over the course of four weeks, meeting two hours each week.

OCTOBER Training Schedule:

Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: UT Dallas Campus, JSOM Career Management Center in the new addition

Sign-up is in the Veteran Services Center and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are filling so don't delay!

*Check calendar for new classes each semester.

PhD Information Session Tuesday, Oct 21
(3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Demand for those earning a high quality PhD from a globally positioned education leader is growing. People capable of competent and original research are needed in leading business schools nationally and internationally, as well as by a growing number of corporations.

If you would like to learn more about PhD degrees offered by the Jindal School of Management, please join us for our upcoming information session. This session will cover potential research areas of interest, career opportunities, the admissions process, degree requirements, concentration options, and available funding.

It is open to all interested prospective students, including undergraduate students.

RSVPs are not required, but encouraged (RSVP via email to 

English Conversation Hour: Mafia Game Tuesday, Oct 21
(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.

Lending Our Lives - Lending Our Lives Meeting Tuesday, Oct 21
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Fall semester meetings

Ring Days Tuesday, Oct 21
(2 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: VCB-Visitor Center and University Bookstore Atrium.

Representatives from Balfour will be on campus in the Visitor Center / Bookstore Atrium for Ring Days on Oct. 21 and 22 from 2-6 p.m. to answer your questions and take orders in time to participate in the fall Ring Ceremony on December 17.

Visit for more info.

Intl. Political Economy Student Association - IPESA General Meeting Tuesday, Oct 21
(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!)

Graduate Student Workshop Series Tuesday, Oct 21
(5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: MC2.524.

Eugene McDermott Library and the SSC Writing Center present a workshop series for graduate students on library research and writing. Students may attend one or all of the sessions.

From Evidence To Proof

Finding Your Evidence

This interactive session will show how to incorporate library research into your writing to support your thesis idea or argument. Please register to attend:

Diversity Dialogues Tuesday, Oct 21
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Space is still available. Registration required. Seating is limited. 

The Diversity Dialogues is a program designed to provide participants the opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives of cultural topics. 

Experience this dynamic interactive exercise in diversity. 

Enhance positive communication and develop positive relationships with other culture groups in a safe comfotable environment.


The National Society of Leadership and Success - : National Society of Leadership and Success Live Speaker Broadcast Tuesday, Oct 21
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Live broadcast streaming over the NSLS website

Circle K International - Circle K International Service Meeting Tuesday, Oct 21
(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.

QS World MBA Tour, Dallas Stop Tuesday, Oct 21
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Hilton Anatole.

The QS World MBA Tour is one of the most prestigious MBA fairs in the world and anyone considering an MBA is encouraged to attend.  Each MBA fair gives candidates the opportunity to meet with the best business schools from around the world.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to speak face to face with UT Dallas Jindal School admissions representatives and alumni.

Please visit for more information.

SUAAB - Brian Imbus Mentalist Show Tuesday, Oct 21
(8 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

"Miracles of the Mind" is a truly extraordinary experience. Brian's high-energy performance will keep the audience scratching their heads and wondering, "How did he DO that?"

Join us on October 21st at 8pm in the Davidson Auditorium for an entertaining night of surprises and more!

African Student Union - Meeting Tuesday, Oct 21
(6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

A meeting to join African Student Union to learn and celebrate the various and diverse cultures in the continent of Africa

Omega Delta Phi - Omega Delta Phi Member Meeting Tuesday, Oct 21
(7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

We will be conducting business meetings for prospective members.

Campus Outreach - Campus Outreach Event Tuesday, Oct 21
(9 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room C.

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.

University Bookstore Sale Tuesday, Oct 21 - Wednesday, Oct 22
(8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

During its two-day sale from Oct. 21-22, recieve 25% off the following University Bookstore items:

  • Hooded Sweatshirts: Men's, Women's, Kids'
  • Sweatpants: Men's, Women's, Kids'
  • Blankets, stadium cushions, foam fingers
  • Writing supplies, including highlighters, markers, pencil cases, pencils, pens, erasers, lead refills, and pencil sharpeners
  • Backpacks, totes, and fashion bags
  • Ear buds
  • Clearance items

Sale applies to both in-store and online purchases at

reflex soul Friday, Sep 26 - Friday, Oct 24 Location: Visual Arts Building.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The show is curated by Professor John Pomara and includes pieces from PhD candidate Jillian Round, LeeDon Moore, who is finishing his master of fine arts degree, and Arts and Technology (ATEC) master’s student Donald Davis.

“When I started my MFA I had no idea what I was doing,” said Moore, who is also creative director of UT Dallas’ Marketing Department. “I had been in advertising so long that I found it very difficult to not have a client or brand determine the end-results of my work. The first thing I had to do was relax and get comfortable with expressing my own point of view. It was much harder than I expected.”

Moore, who is showing both photography and sculpture, representing both digital and analog, said he had earned enough credits to graduate the semester before the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building opened, but was inspired by the new space to stay in the program an extra year.

“This incredible new space inspired me to start creating digital work again. I took my newfound confidence and point of view and began creating video ‘spectacles’ in PowerPoint. These pieces I am most proud of. They are truly representative of what I learned during my time in the program. These will be shown as a seven-minute video loop during the show,” Moore said.

Visual Art Building hours:
Monday - Friday . . . . . . . 9am to 10pm
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am to 6pm
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed

Alcohol Awareness Week Monday, Oct 20 - Friday, Oct 24

Numerous educational activities provided by the Student Wellness Center in partnership with Rec Sports and FSL will take place during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Educational materials will be disbursed to students throughout the week.

Alcohol Awareness Week Monday, Oct 20 - Friday, Oct 24 Location: UT Dallas Campus.

The Student Wellness Center and other Student Affairs departments will be hosting events all week to help educate students on alcohol and other drug use. Look for various events on campus all week.

Fall 2014 Late Registration 2nd 8-week Session Friday, Oct 17 - Monday, Oct 27 ]]> 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.