Celebration



October 29 Festivities

Founders Day Celebration
4-5 p.m.
Founders Building Atrium
Parking in Lots A and B
Please look for shuttles to take you to the event

UT Dallas will honor the vision and legacy of its founders by unveiling busts of Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott and Cecil Green, provided by Texas Instruments. The date of this event is significant to UT Dallas and TI, as it is the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Founders Building at what was then the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest.

Fourth Annual Celebration of Support and Campaign Finale*
6-8 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Remarks by President David E. Daniel
8 p.m. Pyrotechnic and laser light show
Trellis Plaza, located between the Student Union and the Eugene McDermott Library
Parking in Lots A and B
Please look for shuttles to take you to the event

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building
*Invitation-only event

Students’ Campaign Finale Celebration*
7-9 p.m.
DJ/Dancing, Food Trucks (While supplies last. Bring your Comet Card.), Giveaway
The roundabout area off University Parkway and at Chess Plaza on the south end of the mall between the Student Services Building and the Naveen Jindal School of Management**
8 p.m. Pyrotechnic and laser light show
Bring your own lawn chairs/blankets for the festivities

*For our non-student guests, please visit the information table to obtain tickets for your choice of up to two items from the food trucks.
**In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Visitor Center and University Bookstore Atrium.

While You’re on Campus, Don’t Miss:

The Joan Davidow Collection
Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building - all floors

Tech Talk features art collector Joan Davidow’s contemporary works by 15 emerging and midcareer Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era. She compiled the works over 20 years.

Behind Closed Doors
Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building, first-floor gallery

Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. The exhibition spotlights work that gives visitors a privileged view behind closed doors and adds a voyeuristic feel to the images. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.

Kiku Matsuri 2014: A Chrysanthemum Festival

Kiku Matsuri is the last of the five festivals that ancient farmers observed with each complete cycle of the moon. Large outdoor sculptures featuring various materials and, of course, chrysanthemums will be scattered throughout the campus.