Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Research at UT Dallas The Brains of Local Leaders: An Exploratory Study Wednesday, Oct 22
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Dr. L. Douglas Kiel, Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at The University of Texas at Dallas and a leading authority on the application of the complexity sciences to management and organizations, will discuss preliminary results from a study of corporate  and government leaders from the Dallas-area. The study conducted with John Hart, M.D., Medical Science Director of the University’s Center for Brain Health, explores associations between the neural activity and psychological attributes of leaders.  Study participants take a series of personality and attitudinal tests and are also tested in an MRI scanner. The study also explores associations between the neural activity and leadership behaviors of  participants and how these associations might be used for leader identification and/or development.

Kiel’s current research interests include the neuroscience of leadership and management, the limits of complexity in organizational systems and applied organizational simulations for managers. Doug ‘s publications are cited in more than 120 academic journals ranging across fields as diverse as public management, business management, music and nuclear science.

Online registration at is required as space is limited.

Coffee Break with Research Development: Logic Models for Better Grant Proposals Wednesday, Oct 22
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

One of the best ways to outline your grant proposal is by developing a logic model.  We’ll go over the elements of a logic model and how that information plays a key role in your proposal’s evaluation plan and other areas. 

About Coffee Break with Research Development:

Have a cup of coffee, grab a cookie (or something else) and join a discussion about a specific area of grant proposal development. Because they are so specific and decided to involve plenty of questions and answers, these hour-long sessions are designed for all levels of grant writer.