October 13, 2015


IRB Protocol AssistanceIRB Protocol Assistance Workshop
Monday, Oct. 12 (10 a.m. - noon)
This informal help session is for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of revising, new applications for IRB review, amendments, or annual renewals. more info

brain healthCVL Science Luncheon
Monday, Oct. 12 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Mental and Physical Training: A Neurogenesis-Inspired Intervention.
Speaker: Dr. Tracey Shors, Rutgers University. more info

PeopleSoftIntro to PeopleSoft Part 2
Monday, Oct. 12 (2:30 - 4:40 p.m.)
This instructor-led course is designed to give users a greater understanding of PeopleSoft and its functionality. more info

McDermott LibraryConsumer Health Resources at McDermott
Monday, Oct. 12 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
The Eugene McDermott Library offers many resources for staff and students engaged in personal research. This session will introduce a wide variety of consumer health materials that are available. more info

Voices mixerVOICES: Hispanic Student Leadership Mixer
Monday, Oct. 12 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
Join the Multicultural Center for an evening of conversation. more info

Student Wellness Center logoAvoid Party Fouls
Monday, Oct. 12 (9 p.m.)
The UT Dallas Police Department and the Student Wellness Center will offer preventative measures and safety suggestions regarding alcohol and drug use to students living on campus. more info

teaTea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center for some refreshing tea. more info

Study AbroadEducation Abroad Walk-in Advising
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 15 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Visit the International Center for advising without an appointment. more info

Catch Comet Pride logoCatch Comet Pride: Session 2 Only
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (2 - 4:30 p.m.)
Participants will be reintroduced to the customer service model and exposed to customer service best practices and common barriers to providing good service. more info

McDermott LibraryMcDermott Library: What's In It For Me?
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Discover what the library has to offer to staff, faculty and students — from tours, lectures and books, to newspapers, magazines and expert librarians. more info

American cultureEnglish Conversation Hour: Question Bowl, Debate
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session will include conversation, games and written activities that will improve English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

UT Dallas studentsSophomore Year Experience: Major Investigations
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Learn about options for job shadowing, internships, majors and minors before choosing or changing your major. more info

First AidCERT Training Class
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (6:30 - 9 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 15 (6:30 - 9 p.m.)
The training includes fire extinguisher training; light search and rescue; light first aid; triage and medical operations; and more. more info

lionGeospatial Information Science Lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Title: Man vs. Cat: Insight Into the Spatial and Temporal Encounters of Humans and Big Cats in Guyana.
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Cummings, UT Dallas. more info

Mike ToySUAAB Variety Show: Mike Toy
Tuesday, Oct. 13 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Comedian-magician Mike Toy stuns his audience with an unmatched level of magic. more info

apAP Coordinators' Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Middle and high school Advanced Placement educators will strengthen their skills and learn techniques to help students prepare for college. more info

Math WorksMathWorks Seminar — Top 10 Productivity Tools in MATLAB
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (10 a.m. - noon)
Join MathWorks engineers as they showcase the latest features of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. more info

McDermott LibraryEugene McDermott Library Tours
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (11 a.m. - noon)
Learn about the history, resources and services on each floor of the library. more info

MicrosoftMicrosoft Intermediate Word
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (2 - 5 p.m.)
Learn to add multiple elements in an enhanced document, table of contents, headers/footers, lists, headings, inserting non-text items and options. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Title: The Chronicles of Lower-Upper Atmosphere Cooling — from Milliseconds to Decades.
Speaker: Dr. Jia Yue, Hampton University. more info

road warriorsCommuter Break - Road Warriors
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Hang out between classes, study and meet other commuters. Snacks will be provided while supplies last. more info

Dr. Jim DiamondAirline Industry Lecture
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Dr. Jim Diamond, managing director of operations research and advanced analytics at American Airlines, will present “Operations Research and Advanced Analytics at American Airlines." more info

Paul Seydor ‘The Wild Bunch: A Study in Montage’
Wednesday, Oct. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Documentary filmmaker and scholar Paul Seydor will present and discuss his Academy Award-nominated film “The Wild Bunch: A Study in Montage,” and the process of writing for documentaries. more info

Paulo Guedes-PintoDistinguished Speaker on Energy Series
Thursday, Oct. 15 (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Versabridge: TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company’s Innovative Medium Voltage Drive
Speaker: Paulo Guedes-Pinto, TECO-Westinghouse. more info

McDermott LibraryPersonal Finance and Investment Resources
Thursday, Oct. 15 (3 - 4 p.m.)
This workshop will introduce students, faculty and staff to the McDermott Library’s resources that they can use in researching personal finance and investment decision-making. more info

American cultureEnglish Conversation Hour-Life in America (Part 3)
Thursday, Oct. 15 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session includes conversation, games and written activities that will improve attendees’ English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

JSOM BuildingInformation Session
Thursday, Oct. 15 (5:30 - 7 p.m.)
The Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management is hosting an information session for the spring 2016 cohort. more info

JSOM BuildingSales Alumni Breakfast
Friday, Oct. 16 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)
Alumni who work in sales are invited to this breakfast event that will feature a guest speaker from Paycom and a ‘State of Sales’ address by Dr. Howard Dover, director of the Center for Professional Sales. more info

GoozebumpsOozeball 2015: Goozebumps
Friday, Oct. 16 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Presented by UT Dallas Student Ambassadors, Oozeball is a mud volleyball tournament held south of parking lot M. more info

American FlagWarrior SMART — High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student Veterans
Friday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m. - noon)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter. more info

Ed LobarinasFall 2015 Callier FLASH Seminar
Friday, Oct. 16 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Hidden Hearing Loss.
Speaker: Dr. Ed Lobarinas, UT Dallas. more info

Center for BrainHealth buildingFrontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, Oct. 16 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Changing Pattern in the Basal Ganglia: A Way Out From the Go vs. No-Go Hypothesis.
Speaker: Dr. Vincenzo Fiore, Computational Psychiatry Unit. more info

globeGeosciences Seminar
Friday, Oct. 16 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Title: Flab Slab Subduction, the Denali Fault and Mountain Building in the Central Alaska Range.
Speaker: Dr. Margarete Jadamec, University of Houston. more info

business professionalsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Friday, Oct. 16 (3:30 - 4:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge Closing Ceremony and Team Cake Contest
Friday, Oct. 16 (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Celebrate another successful year of Corporate Challenge with company awards and recognition, refreshments and thank-yous to all who made it happen. more info

Bailando con las CometasBailando con las Cometas
Friday, Oct. 16 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Join the Multicultural Center and Stop Pretending You Can’t Dance for an exhibition of various Latin dances. more info

business womanMBA Open House
Saturday, Oct. 17 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the MBA programs — full-time MBA, professional MBA and executive MBA. Meet with faculty, program administrators, current students and alumni. more info

Discover UT DallasDiscover UT Dallas (Dallas II)
Saturday, Oct. 17 (10 a.m. - noon)
Enrollment Services counselors answer questions and provide detailed information regarding admissions, scholarships, financial aid, academic programs and campus life. more info


Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Artbeef, a loosely organized collective, has welcomed additional participants for a new installation at UT Dallas. more info

Microsoft logoAdvanced Microsoft Excel
Oct. 13 - 15
Learn advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, and absolute and Relative ranges. more info

Big Love‘Big Love’ by Charles L. Mee
Oct. 15 - 17
A collage of the ancient and contemporary, the play presents a chaotic wedding party as 50 women are commanded to marry 50 brothers. This visceral battle between the sexes raises timely issues of gender politics and domestic violence. more info

leadershipLeadership Challenge Retreat
Oct. 16 - 17
This workshop will help participants develop their own authentic path, connect to groups and causes they care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst. more info

Catch Comet Pride logoCatch Comet Pride - Service Excellence Series
Sept. 22 - Nov. 10 (2 - 4:30 p.m.)
Catching Comet Pride will help trainees provide the very best customer service. more info

business professionalsManagers/Supervisors Certificate Series
Oct. 7 - Dec. 16 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Each session focuses on basic supervision and management skills. Participants who complete all six modules will receive certificates. more info

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  • Dr. Omer BartovHolocaust Expert to Speak on Campus

  • The Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series continues with two presentations by Dr. Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and Professor of German Studies at Brown University.

    At 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Bartov’s topic will be “The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia.” At 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, he will present “Investigating Genocide on the Local Level: Challenges and Benefits.” more info

  • Accolades

  • Piquero to Receive Award from Criminology Society
  • Dr. Alex Piquero

    Dr. Alex Piquero

    Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of criminology and associate dean of graduate programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, was named a recipient for an American Society of Criminology 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award for his research on the relationship between age and crime.

    Piquero and two co-authors will receive the award for the article “Age and the Explanation of Crime Revisited,” which was published in 2013 in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

    The award will be presented at the American Society of Criminology’s annual meeting on Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C.

  • Professor Publishes Book on Business Failure
  • Alexander Edsel

    Alexander Edsel

    The age-old dilemma and nagging problem of business failure and under-performance has received new insights in the book “Breaking Failure” (Pearson FT Press), authored by Alexander Edsel, director of the master’s in marketing program and senior lecturer in the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

    Edsel began his in-depth research of business failure in 1996. The premise of the book is that most areas of business, including marketing, sales, human resources, strategy and finance, would do well to adopt time-proven failure mitigation and prevention techniques widely used by engineering and other disciplines.

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