Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas NOTICE OF FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417238?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417238?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(10 a.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

Yuhong Zhou

 

Graduate Program in Geospatial Information Sciences

March 27, 2015, 10 a.m., GR2.326

 

Title of Dissertation:

FUSION OF HYPERSPATIAL IMAGERY AND LIDAR WAVEFORM AT THE OBJECT LEVEL FOR LAND-COVER CLASSIFICATION USING CURVE MATCHING APPROACHES

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Fang Qiu, Supervising Professor

Ronald Briggs

Yongwan Chun

Daniel Griffith

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Center for Children and Families Spring Lecture Series: Mindsets and Motivation as the Keys to Academic Success http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414927?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414927?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

The Center for Children and Families welcomes parents and professionals to campus this Spring for its seventh annual series of lectures titled "Ensuring Children's Success in School."

The ways in which adults talk to children about academic successes and failures have strong and often surprising effects on children’s motivation, persistence, and sense of self. Praise and adults’ attempts to be encouraging can sometimes backfire. This talk will examine the research of Carol Dweck and others on mindsets and how we talk to children about learning.

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ETS Workshop: Introduction to Clickers http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416684?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416684?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Click Here to Register

This one-hour session introduces faculty to clickers and how to use them in the classrom to effectively assess student learning.  Topics include clicker assessment creation, best practices, importing clicker results to eLearning, and how faculty can get started using clickers.  (Please Note: Classes are limited to five participants each.  Additional dates may be added if needed.)

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Final Oral Examination - Yuhong Zhou http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417291?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417291?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

All Facutly Are Invited to the Final Examination of Yuhong Zhou, doctoral student in Geospatial Information Sciences.

Title of Dissertation:

FUSION OF HYPERSPATIAL IMPAGERY AND LIDAR WAVEFORM AT THE OBJECT LEVEL FOR LAND-COVER CLASSIFICATION USING CURVE MATCHING APPROACHES

Student’s Supervising Committee:

            Fang Qiu, Supervising Professor

            Ronald Briggs

            Yongwan Chun

            Daniel Griffith

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PS: Intro to PeopleSoft PART 2 http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415616?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415616?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(9:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.)

You MUST take the Intro to PeopleSoft PART 1 online course before you can attend the Intro to PeopleSoft instructor-led class.

This registration is for the Intro to PeopleSoft PART 2 instructor led class.PART 2 is an instructor-led course designed to give users a greater understanding of PeopleSoft and its functionality.

  • Recommended for frequent PeopleSoft users.
  • Required for Orion users.

Learn how to conduct complex searches, work with search results, and update data. Other topics include Effective Dates, history data, Search/Match, FERPA, and service indicators. This 1.5 hr class is conducted twice a month and is also available as needed by contacting the Training Team.

NOTE: This class is required for new Orion users

NOTE: This class is required for new Orion users

Register online utdallas-events.edu.185r.net/Event/page2.php?e=43

 

 

 

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Career Center - Creating a Cover Letter for Your Job Search http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415173?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415173?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

This seminar is designed to help students build effective business letters, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Business letter samples will be provided during this session.

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #3896

NOTE: Registration is available two weeks prior to the event’s start date, and students may not register for events before this time.

A limited number of seats may be available for events.

Please RSVP for this event via Comet Careers!   

Please be considerate of employers and presenters time and effort to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration within 48 hours of the event. NO SHOWS have a negative impact on events, and do not display consideration or professionalism.

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International Christian Fellowship (ICF) - ICF Leadership Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415799?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415799?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

This is a weekly meeting for ICF to discuss and plan for coming events and activities.

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Theoretical Study of Growth and Electronic Structure of 2D Materials presented by Suklyun Hong from Sejong Univeristy, Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium Series http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417417?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417417?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have attractive physical properties in relation to the application of nanodevices. To understand the growth and electronic structure of those 2D materials, we have performed density functional theory calculations.

First, to understand the growth of graphene in its initial stage on the oxide substrates such as sapphire and magnesium oxide, we investigate binding behaviors of carbon atoms on the oxide surfaces. Carbon atoms form chain-like or distorted graphene-like structures on the surfaces because of the strong binding between carbon atoms. Noticeably, at least one carbon atom of the carbon structure binds to an oxygen atom of the surfaces due to strong binding between carbon and oxygen atoms. These theoretical results combined with the experimental ones may imply that carbon atoms on the oxide substrates form the nanocrystalline graphite structure rather than a perfect graphene, within a limited area.

Next, we investigate adsorption behaviors of h-BN flakes on the copper surface to study the initial stage of growth by the chemical vapor deposition method. By increasing the number of adsorbed B and N atoms, we study formation behaviors of the BN flakes with triangular, linear, and hexagonal shapes on the copper surface. We find that the formation of BN flake in a triangular shape is most favorable on the surface. On the other hand, we investigate several defect structures with triangular shape to understand the formation and growth of defects in single h-BN sheet because researchers observed atomic defect structures with triangle shape in a free-standing h-BN sheet. We find that the defects with nitrogen-terminated zigzag-type edges are most stable and maintain their shapes when the defects grow in the sheet.

Then, we study electronic properties of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanostructures with adsorbed atoms and molecules due to possible applications of gas sensors or detectors. Contrary to the case of 2D MoS2 monolayer surface, some molecules such as CO, NO, and O2 are bound well to the edges of armchair MoS2 nanoribbons. We find that the adsorption states make the band gap narrower. Finally, the formation of carbon-based composites is discussed in relation to available experiments.

 

 

Suklyun Hong is Professor of Physics at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea and Visiting Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his B.S. (’88) and M.S. (’90) in Physics from Seoul National University in Korea. After then, he came to US and received his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He was Research Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology during 1995-1997 and Research Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during 1997-1999. In 1999, he joined in Department of Physics at Sejong University in Korea as a faculty member, where he is now Professor of Physics. He served as Dean of College of Natural Sciences and Member of Council of Sejong University during 2012-2014. For physical community services, he served as Vice Executive Director (2009-2010) and Treasurer (2013-2014) at the Korean Physical Society, and also served as organizing committee member of many conferences and workshops. He is now serving as Editor of Journal of The Korean Physical Society since 2012, and Member of C20 (Computational Physics) of The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) since January 2015.

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Education Abroad Walk-in Advising http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415769?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415769?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Thinking about studying abroad and need some guidance from an Education Abroad staff member?  Come to the International Center during our Education Abroad walk-in hours for advising without an appointment.  Students who need advising during other times may request an appointment at EducationAbroad@utdallas.edu.

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NEUROSCIENCE BROWNBAG SERIES SPRING 2015 http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415304?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415304?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Feng Tao, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry

Mark your calendars and come join us for this semester's NSC Brown Bag Series.  All presentations will be held in GR 4.428 from 1:00-2:00pm, unless noted otherwise. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

See The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences for more events

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Quantum Transport in Industrial Silicon CMOS Devices and Circuits by Dr. Mark Lee, UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417185?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417185?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

ABSTRACT:

From a device physics perspective, all current Si CMOS transistors are semi-classical devices that follow the same basic physics principles established in the 1940's. The introduction of explicit quantum mechanical transport effects into III-V transistors in the 1980's proved transformative in terms of high frequency and low noise performance. However, incorporating similar quantum transport into Si CMOS in a manner amenable to industrial fabrication has proven extremely challenging. In this seminar I will describe our efforts to integrate a quantum well (QW) into the inversion channel of Si NMOS transistors fabricated on an industrial 45 nm process line. These transistors use lateral ion implantation to define a QW whose potential depth is controlled by the gate voltage. In these devices we have observed explicit quantum transport signatures in the form of negative differential transconductance (NDTC) up to room temperature. Empirically, the NDTC is tied to a non-monotonic dependence of an effective bipolar current gain on gate voltage that reduces drain-source current through the QW. I will also describe some potential circuit applications, such as oscillator and folding circuits, that take advantage of the quantum transfer function of such QW transistors. These devices establish the feasibility of exploiting quantum transport to transform the performance horizons of Si CMOS circuits fabricated in an industrially scalable manner.

 

BIO:

Dr. Mark Lee is Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Associate Department Head of the Department of Physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UTD. Prof. Lee received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1991 with a thesis in the field of superconductivity. After a two-year postdoc at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ where he worked on semiconductor superlattices, he joined the physics faculty at the University of Virginia where he led research into electron glasses and terahertz properties of superconductors. In 1999, he joined Bell Laboratories–Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, NJ as a Member of Technical Staff, where he worked until 2003. Prior to taking up his present position at UTD in September 2010, Prof. Lee was a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Manager of the Center for Integrated Technologies Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.

 

Prof. Lee’s research focuses on electrodynamic and quantum mechanical properties of novel materials, nanomaterials, and electronic and photonic devices. In this context, “electrodynamic” means interactions of a material or device with time-dependent electromagnetic fields ranging in frequency from 1 GHz to many THz. This frequency spectrum spans the range of interest to both current and future telecommunications and computation technologies and to fundamental many-particle quantum correlation energies in solid-state systems. “Quantum mechanical” refers to measuring explicitly quantum phenomena, such as charge or conductance quantization or the existence of forbidden energy gaps. He has done extensive work on high-frequency electrical conductivity in ultra-high mobility 2-dimensional electron gases, non-linear electromagnetic frequency mixing in superconductors, dispersion and loss properties of optically non-linear and high-dielectric constant dielectrics, and quantum and electrodynamic properties of interacting electron glasses. For accomplishments in physics research, Prof. Lee was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2005 and Chair of the APS Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics in 2008.

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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - LULAC General Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415934?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415934?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

We will be having general meetings to update members of past and upcoming events.

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Career Center - CPT Information Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415201?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415201?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

This information session is required for all international students except for ECS majors.  Students will learn about the UT Dallas Internship program, including the registration process, eligibility requirements, and how to find opportunities appropriate for them.

Registration is required

NOTE: Registration is available two weeks prior to the event’s start date, and students may not register for events before this time.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

If you are not in your seat five minutes before the information session begins, your seat may be given away.

RSVP for this event via Comet Careers!

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #3910

Please be considerate of employers and presenters time and effort to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration within 48 hours of the event. NO SHOWS have a negative impact on events, and do not display consideration or professionalism.

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Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Vadim Zharnitsky http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417313?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417313?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Vadim Zharnitsky

Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hamiltonian dynamics in the linear search problem

The linear search problem was introduced by Beck and Bellman in the early 60s. Assume an object is hidden on the real line according to a known probability distribution. The searcher wishes to find this object in the minimal expected time. What is the optimal search path? We study this problem  from the view point of Hamiltonian dynamics. For the specific, yet, representative case of exponential distribution, it is shown that the optimal path follows an unstable separatrix in the associated Hamiltonian system. Higher dimensional generalization will be also discussed.  This is a joint work with Yuliy Baryshnikov.

Prior to the colloquium, coffee will be served in FO 2.404

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences

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SUAAB - Comet CON http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416735?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416735?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Comet-CON

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Preview Friday http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413079?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220413079?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Preview Friday provides an opportunity for transfer students to learn more about UT Dallas. Enrollment Service advisors will provide detailed information about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and campus life. Academic advisors will also conduct school-specific information sessions. The $50 application fee will be waived for attendees who submit an application for the next long semester.

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Preview Friday http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416740?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416740?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Preview Friday provides an opportunity for transfer students to learn more about UT Dallas. Enrollment Service advisors will provide detailed information about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and campus life. Academic advisors will also conduct school-specific information sessions. The $50 application fee will be waived for attendees who submit an application for the next long semester.

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Geosciences Seminar http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417331?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417331?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Dr. Devin McPhillips is a candidate for the faculty position in the Department of Geosciences in the field of Neotectonics. Dr. McPhillips will be giving a lecture on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in ROC 2.103.  The title of his presentation will be "Tectonics topography and erosion in the Sierra Nevada".

Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the lecture in ROC 2.107.  We hope you will plan to attend.

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10th Annual Fraud Conference http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416174?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416174?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Mar 26 - Friday, Mar 27
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: JSOM Executive Rooms and Davidson Auditorium.

The Jindal School of Management is holding the 10th Annual Fraud Conference which includes workshops on Thursday and Conference on Friday. Three workshops are on Thursday with registration at $300 per attendee for the workshops. Registration is anticipated to close by February 28th. The event details and registration is at www.dallasiia.org and www.utdallasiia.com  All proceeds go to benefit the Center for Internal Auditing scholarships and endowment. This is one of the largest Fraud Conferences worldwide.

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Edith O’donnell Arts and Technology Lecture Hall(Morning until 1pm) and JSOM various afternoon.

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JSOM CMC Mock Interviews: MIS, ITM, Biz Analytics Majors http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415786?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415786?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

REGISTER IN COMET CAREERS - EVENT ID 3999

The best way to improve your interview skills is to practice. The more you interview, the more confident you will become. A Mock interview lets you make mistakes before they count. Come practice and get feedback from professionals in a safe environment.

The objectives for this workshop are to:
-Learn what is expected in a job interview
-Improve your self-presentation
-Practice the STAR or PARL method of responding to interview questions
This session is for MIS, ITM, and BI majors.

Remember Interview Practice Makes Perfect!

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MS in Business Analytics On-campus Information Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416811?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416811?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(5 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

You are encouraged to attend this information session if you are interested in our MS program in Business Analytics.  We will discuss our curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits.

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Club Improv - General Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417079?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417079?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: RHS 2.002.

Weekly general meetings in which we practice improvisational theater.

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Pride - Pride General Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220403851?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220403851?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Pride's general meeting, every other friday. We will discuss and have activities related to LGBTQIA/GSRM topics.

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Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists - General Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416267?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416267?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.)

General meeting

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Living Water Student Fellowship - Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415346?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415346?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Meeting

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A Tribute to The Beatles http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411801?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411801?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(8 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and Advanced Voice students pay tribute to one of the most influential groups of the rock era, The Beatles, with favorite songs such as Yesterday, Back in the USSR, Michelle, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Hey Jude and more. 

 

Directed by Kathryn Evans, with Michael McVay, accompanist

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Texas Systems Day http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416937?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416937?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Texas Systems Day is a one day event to promote interaction between researchers in Texas who are working in the area of systems, controls and robotics.

This year Texas Systems Day is being held immediately following the SY-BIO Workshop, devoted to synthetic and systems biology. Participants of Texas Systems Day might like to consider also attending the SY-BIO Workshop.

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International Week Talent Show Auditions http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416624?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416624?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Activity Center Multipurpose Room Green.

International Week 2015 is March 30 through April 3, 2015 with the annual International Talent Show on Friday, April 3 at 7:00pm.

All hopeful International Week Talent Show participants must first audition with International Center.  International Center reserves the right to choose performances that provide a varied, diverse, and entertaining Talent Show.  All performers will be notified prior to the event if they have been chosen to compete in the Talent Show.

Students wishing to audition for the International Talent Show must complete the online audition form by March 26, 2015

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Fellowship of Christian University Students - Friday Night FOCUS Spring http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415815?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415815?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

This will be our general meetings every week.

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Yes Club - Yoga, Meditation and Stress Management workshop http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417099?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417099?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: 2nd Floor Atrium.

This is a Yoga, Meditation and Stress management workshop organized by the Yes Club at UT Dallas.

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Buddhist Association - English Study--Inner Peace and Wisdom http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416724?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416724?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

UTD Buddhist Association is offering English Buddhist study. The classes are informal and consist of learning, discussion and meditation, and are presented in English by invited speakers. Anyone interested in learning the Buddha’s teachings is welcome to join us!

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Bronies of UTD - Musical Tesla Coil Event http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417256?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417256?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Musical performance on a Tesla coil

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Spring 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389871?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389871?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Jan 29 - Friday, Mar 27 ]]> Helen Suzman Exhibition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416605?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416605?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 23 - Friday, Mar 27 Location: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Helen Suzman Forum on Life Under Apartheid
Panelists: Peter Lewin, Warren Harmel, Peter Anderson, Lorimer Arendse, Pradeep Lalloobhai, Harshad Lalloobhai and Dr. Kimberly Hill (UT Dallas)
Moderator: Jill Kelly, Asst. Professor, South African History at SMU

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, Free
6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception & opportunity to view the exhibition
7:30-9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion & Forum
 

Parking for Forum

For free parking please print a parking permit (print permit) and park on the second, third or fourth levels of Parking Structure 1 (view map). Those wishing to park on the first level may pay for their own parking $2/1st hour, $1/hour thereafter (view map).

The M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation is sponsoring a traveling exhibition highlighting the inspiring work of Helen Suzman, a former South African Parliamentarian who devoted her life to fighting apartheid laws, earning two Nobel Peace Prize nominations and worldwide respect. Opening Monday, February, 23, at the University of Texas at Dallas. the exhibition will also visit Austin College just north of Dallas in Sherman, Paul Quinn College, and SMU Meadows School of the Arts in collaboration with the Embrey Human Rights Program. 

The “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition showcases four decades of photographs, personal letters, speeches and news articles, which enables attendees to discover the tremendous strength Suzman demonstrated despite facing constant animosity, anti-Semitism and intimidation from her South African colleagues and citizens. 

“The Helen Suzman exhibition vividly shows how the vision and steadfast work of one individual can truly make a difference, and how true leadership can have a multiplier effect for good,” said Jill Vexler, the “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition manager. “We look forward to seeing the impact this story will have on conversations about today’s injustices.”

Suzman served in the South African Parliament for 36 years (1953-1989), including a 13-year period (1961-1973) as the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party, and the sole opposition condemning apartheid. The exhibition also highlights Suzman’s enduring friendship with Nelson Mandela, which began in 1967 when the two met at the infamous Robben Island Prison. 

“There is a lot we can learn from Helen Suzman’s unwavering passion and commitment to social justice,” said Leonard Krasnow, president of the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation. “Our board is very excited to bring this exhibition to four outstanding collegiate campuses in North Texas.”

The exhibition was conceptualized, researched and written by Millie Pimstone and graphically designed by Linda Bester. The exhibition’s U.S. tour is sponsored by the Dobkin Family Foundation and the Tolan Family Foundation, and was organized by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town, under director Dr. Milton Shain.

For more information about the “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition in North Texas, visit www.helensuzmanexhibition.com. 

About M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation
The M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation is a private family foundation with a mission to support individuals and families as they build productive and meaningful lives. The Foundation provides grants for education, early childhood development, job training, hunger and homelessness relief, health care, and Jewish culture and continuity in areas where family members live, work, or have interests. 

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Emerging Methods to Study Brain Function 2015 Research Symposium http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414861?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414861?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27 Location: UC Berkely.

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and its partners at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, present the ninth annual Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium.

  The Symposium brings together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-the-minute breakthroughs in brain research.

The 2015 Symposium will concentrate on emerging methods being used and developed to study brain function.

The annual Symposium is designed to engage cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, physicians, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, researchers, educators and students.

The Keynote Address and Branch Award recipient for 2015 will be Marcus E. Raichle, M.D. 

A Neurologist at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Raichle and his colleagues have made several seminal contributions to the study of human brain function through the development and use of imaging techniques, analysis of chemical receptors in the brain, and the discovery of the default mode network of brain function. Dr. Raichle is the recipient of the 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. 

Please join us March 27, 2015 at UC Berkeley!

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Texas Visual Arts Association High School Art Exhibition and Competition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417300?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417300?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Feb 28 - Sunday, Mar 29 Location: Visual Arts Building.

The annual TVAA High School Art Exhibition and Competition promotes excellence in the visual arts among high school students. Scholarships and prizes are awarded for exceptional artwork in categories such as sculpture, painting, mixed media and more. 

Closing Awards Ceremony will be held March 29, 2015 with a viewing from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and awards announced at 3:30 p.m. 

Visual Art Building hours:
Monday - Friday . . . . . . . 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed

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Whos Afraid of Chuck and George? http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416770?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416770?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 13 - Saturday, Apr 4 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 13, 8 - 10 pm  

A visual arts roast of the artists duo Brian Jones and Brian Scott

“The Brians” as they are collectively known by the Dallas arts community have been living, loving and working together for the past 25 years.  Though they each make art works of their own, when they work collaboratively, they use the moniker “Chuck & George”.  As Chuck & George, Brian Jones and Brian Scott are alternately the protagonists and antagonists in a campy universe of their own creation.  The artists present themselves as sexy and grotesque caricatures sharing real and fabricated misadventures.  Chuck & George are a quirky and unflattering version of the Romantic Comedy.

Individually and separately, Brian Jones and Brian Scott are incredible artists.  They live, breathe and sleep art/music/film and exude a joy de vivre.  And they have legendary Halloween parties.  Their home is a funky nest that they’ve assembled from all things wonderful and wacky, mixing naughty tchotchkes with fine art within the hand-painted walls and furniture.

Recognizing the universally adored “Brians” as enormous and unique talents, curator and Director of CentralTrak Heyd Fontenot had the idea of assembling their friends for an homage exhibition.  Nearly a hundred artists were given the task of immortalizing Chuck & George.  And most have answered the call.  So, this Spring CentralTrak will host the group exhibition “Who’s Afraid of Chuck & George?” (Title borrowed from the Edward Albee play, about another alternative marriage)

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

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.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

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SUDARIUM by Reinhold Engberding http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416857?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416857?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Mar 7 - Saturday, Apr 4 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 8 - 10 pm  

CentralTrak is pleased to present “SUDARIUM” by Reinhold Engberding.  A past CentralTrak resident, Engberding's installation is the continuation of a series of image "interviews" with the same title, which he started in 2006. Sudarium is the Latin expression for a special textile relic, one that has been used to wipe sweat, or in an intimate fashion.

These 144 drawings are painted with ink on used bed sheets.  Each unique ink drawing was sourced from the Internet; including porn websites, news sources with reports about the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as, semi-official U.S. law enforcement websites. The images utilized from these sources are mug shots of men, all viewed with the same question from the sonless Engberding: Is that my son?  

A project of self-discovery, the artist's feelings transform these static web images into self-portrait transformations as Engberding contemplates the father-son-relationship.  As the artist reflects, “bed sheet(s) take (on) tears, sweat and other body fluids and in this respect it’s predestined for this series of portraits."  These images float on the walls looking down on the observer.  Suddenly the observer becomes the observed.

Bio

Reinhold Engberding is a German artist. He studied landscape architecture and fine arts in Kassel, Kiel and The Hague, and has lived and worked in Hamburg since 1982.  Awarded multiple national and international grants to fund his practice, he has been working abroad in Thailand, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands and consistently in the U.S., partially connected with a lectureship. He has had several solo and duo shows and has taken part in group shows in Germany and abroad.

Engberding is primarily a sculptor, an object maker, and is concerned with installation works.  Although drawing and painting have not been his chosen medium for quite some time now he is concerned with images of young men, whom he questions whether they could possibly be his sons. Is that my son? is the overarching title of all these series so far. His work involves the topics of identity and intimacy, privacy, longing and desire.

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

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.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

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 www.CentralTrak.com for more information

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Spring 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 2nd 8-week Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389901?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389901?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Tuesday, Mar 24 - Monday, Apr 20 ]]> Comer Collection: Of Nature http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411301?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411301?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 27 - Friday, Apr 24 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .

EXHIBITION:

Of Nature

(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Twyla Bloxham)

Exhibition Dates:   March 27  - April 24, 2015

Venue:  Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery  

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal to us the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Foglia, Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III, Laszlo Layton, and Kate Breakey.

The Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/comer. 

Curated by Twyla Bloxham, Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies

 

ARTIST LECTURE:  A NATURAL ORDER

LUCAS FOGLIA, photographer

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015, JSOM DAVIDSON AUDITORIUM, 7:30 PM,

LECTURE RECEPTION: O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor, 6:00 - 7:00 PM,

 

LUCAS FOGLIA BIO:

Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) grew up on a small family farm in New York. He graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and his second monograph, Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014), were published to international critical acclaim. He is represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.

 

TWYLA BLOXHAM, CURATOR  LECTURE: JSOM DAVIDSON AUDITORIUM

Artist Lecture:  Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION:

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor

 

TWYLA BLOXHAM BIO:

Twyla Bloxham is an artist working primarily in photographic arts. Born in Iowa, she attended the University of Iowa where she received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Photography. 

She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in photography.   She has been teaching at the Art Institute of Dallas as assistant professor in the Media Arts Department since 2010. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Her art includes film, digital, alternative processes, bookmaking, and sculpture with a focus on nature, humans, and their complex interactions with the natural world. 

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Weekend & Online Programming Clubs http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416258?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416258?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Mar 21 - Sunday, May 10
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: ECSS labs.

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science presents

2015 Spring II Clubs - 03/21 - 05/10/2015  (8 sessions)

Are you worried that whole day workshops/camps cover too much content and your children may be overwhelmed? You prefer us to cover the content over several weeks? Do you think it is better to assimilate and build expertise bit slowly? Are you worried that your child may forget the programming skills (s)he learned in Summer? We got you covered with Programming Clubs! Each club runs for 9 weeks and meets in the weekends at UT Dallas campus.

 

In each session, we typically teach actively or work through hands-on examples during the first hour, let the participants work through another example with instructor’s help during the second hour, and the students can do the homework problem during the third hour or leave early and complete it at home. New concepts will be introduced in every session.

 

Visit utd.edu/k12/directions for directions to reach ECSS building in UT Dallas campus.

Ok, but what if you live far away  & cannot visit the campus every weekend? No worries! We have a solution for you even if you live in the other side of the world -  Programming eClubs! With weekly video lectures & assignments, eClubs are as good as on-campus clubs. Our eClubs are rigorous and the participants should plan to spend several hours every week to complete the weekly assignments. Participants can also discuss the weekly material/assignments with fellow students within online discussion forums, but it is optional & discussions will not count towards grade. These online courses will be run through coursesites.com, a state-of-the-art Learning Management System environment provided by Blackboard Inc. Web based tutoring using Google Hangout or Webex is included in the registration fee. Deep-discounted fee is available to participants from other countries who may not be be able to afford regular price. With economy pricing, tutoring support will be provided only by email. If a school or college wants to enroll lots of students in these eClubs, email csk12@utdallas.edu to get volume discounts.

Registration site:  bit.ly/utdclub

Questions? Email csk12@utdallas.edu

 

Registration fee is $150 for club/eclub. Except for level 1 clubs, all others will need to complete weekly assignment & submit them online. You can do the homework during the last hour of the class & complete it with our help. Since most clubs have corresponding eClubs, you can catch up with the video lecture if you cannot attend a particular session. Cancellation policy: You will get the pro-rated fee for unused sessions as refund, additional $10 transaction fee applies. Email your cancellation request to csk12@utdallas.edu.

Club Schedule: Click on bit.ly/clubs-logistics

 

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Alpha Kappa Psi - Induction Ceremony. http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416109?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416109?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS 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.

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