August 22, 2014


Transfer Student Orientation
Monday, Aug. 18 (9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
This program will provide an overview of the extensive range of opportunities available to transfer students at UT Dallas. more info

karaokeKaraoke Night
Monday, Aug. 18 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Join Residential Life for a night of musical fun at the Pub. Snacks provided while supplies last. more info

Texas-Sized Games
Tuesday, Aug. 19 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Join the Residential Housing Association and National Residence Hall Honorary for Angry Birds, Jenga, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Foosball and more. Enjoy a snow cone while supplies last. more info

Employment Express for RAs/TAs
Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 20-22 (various times)
Complete new hire documents, check in with Financial Services, sign up for direct deposit and ask questions about employment at UT Dallas. more info

Campus Tour & 883 Comet Cruiser Tour
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (1:30 - 5 p.m.)
Orientation Peers will lead a tour of campus followed by an 883 Comet Cruiser tour in which riders will see the entire route and stop for ice cream. more info

Slip ’n’ Slide Social
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (7:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Cool off after move-in with the Student Wellness Center and Residential Life with water games and refreshing beverages. more info

Fall Kick-Off Dance Party
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (8 - 11 p.m.)
International hits from around the world will be played and pizza will be provided while it lasts. more info

Movie Under The Moon
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (8:30 - 11 p.m.)
Incoming freshmen and returning students are invited to watch the 2014 film Godzilla hosted by Meteor Theater. Free concessions. more info

Catch Comet Pride (Session 3)
Thursday, Aug. 21 (2 - 4 p.m.)
The third session in this certificate program will continue to teach employees how to deliver good service under stress. more info

The Rumble
Friday, Aug. 22 (8 - 9 p.m.)
Residents of the residence halls will compete in the Activity Center for the title of champions of The Rumble. more info

Rock the Block
Saturday, Aug. 23 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Kick off the semester right at Residential Life’s block party featuring inflatable games and carnival food while supplies last. more info

Freshman Orientation
Aug. 18-19
This two-day program for all freshmen will provide an overview of the extensive range of opportunities available at UT Dallas. more info

Computer Programming Summer Camps
June 9 - Aug. 22
Catch the tail end of the half-day and weeklong summer camps hosted by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. more info

Welcome Week 2014
Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Join the fun during this weeklong series of events welcoming students back to campus. There will be free food, fun and UT Dallas memorabilia. more info

‘Satellites’ by Christopher Blay
Aug. 23 - Sept. 20
The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak, presents his most recent body of sculptural installation. more info

Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas (972) 883-2155.

  • Accolades
  • Jindal Professor Receives Math Prize From SIAM

    accoladeDr. Alain Bensoussan, the Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management and director of the Jindal School’s International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, has been awarded the 2014 W.T. and Ida Reid Prize in Mathematics by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

    Bensoussan, who received the award at SIAM’s annual meeting in July in Chicago, was honored for his contributions in the fields of differential equations and control theory.

    Inducted as a Charter Fellow of SIAM in 2009, Bensoussan is a leading expert in stochastic control and risk management. He is focused on an emerging field of research that studies individual decision-making within large populations. Read more.
  • Comet Sports
  • Men's Soccer vs. Richland College (exhibition)
    Wednesday at 10 a.m.

    Men's Soccer vs. Paul Quinn College (exhibition)
    Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Social Media
  • A number of UT Dallas departments and organizations provide social media channels. A list is available on the Social Media Directory page.
  • Oral Examinations
  • Prabin Shilpakar
    Aug. 18, 11 a.m.
    ROC 2.301T

    Austin Ross Howard
    Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m.
    ECSS 3.503

    Shanmuganand Chellamuthu
    Electrical Engineering
    Aug. 21, 10 a.m.
    ECSN 4.702

    Ranran Feng
    Computer Science
    Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
    SLC 2.302

    Sang Ik Han
    Electrical Engineering
    Aug. 22, 11 a.m.
    ECSN 4.702

  • Career Center
  • The center provides resources, employer connections and assistance in support of career paths for students and alumni. For future events, consult listings on the Career Center calendar and JSOM Career Management Center websites.
  • Volunteerism
  • Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
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