October 1, 2014


CVL Science SeriesCenter for Vital Longevity Science Series
Monday, Sept. 29 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Memory Control: Consequences and Mechanisms of Directed Forgetting in Working Memory
Speaker: Dr. Sara Festini, UT Dallas. more info

disater preparednessLunch and Learn: Disaster Preparedness
Monday, Sept. 29 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Find out what to do in the event of a campus emergency. Speakers will include representatives from UT Dallas Police Department and Environmental Health and Safety teams. Lunch will be provided. more info

AT&T logoAn Evening with AT&T
Monday, Sept. 29 (4:30 - 7 p.m.)
Enjoy music, food and hear AT&T executive speakers — including keynote speaker Steve Stine. Open to students majoring in computer science,electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, MIS/ITM, BBA, MBA and marketing. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Billiards
Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
“Eight ball” is the name of the game and top shooters representing every company will compete. more info

Malware SecurityFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Viruses/Malware
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (10 a.m. - noon)
In this session, learn about viruses and phishing. Participants will learn security best practices to help protect themselves and their data. more info

Graduate SchoolBBS Presents: Roadmap to Graduate School
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (11:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.)
The graduate student panel will provide you with tips on how to create the best application. more info

dallas skylineExperience Dallas for Under $10
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Learn about fun ways to explore and experience the Dallas-Fort Worth area for less than $10. Hurricane Harbor, the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Arboretum, and many restaurants can all be enjoyed for nearly free — if you know the tricks. more info

commencementComet Countdown to Commencement
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (2 - 6 p.m.)
Gather information about commencement, alumni benefits, job search assistance and more. Order graduation announcements, caps and gowns and your UT Dallas ring. Have professional photos taken in graduation regalia or your own business attire. more info

business writingImproving Your Professional Communication and Business Writing
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Business writing is an important skill to learn in order to be successful in any workplace. Learn tips for writing in a more professional style. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Texas Hold ’Em
Tuesday, Sept. 30 (6:30 - 10 p.m.)
While not the World Series of Poker, this exciting event is sure to entertain. more info

DCS SeriesDCS Series
Wednesday, Oct. 1 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Title: Early Father-Child Interaction in a Father-friendly Context: Findings from the Behavior Outlook Norwegian Developmental Study
Speaker: Dr. Kristin Nordahl. more info

flu shotFree Flu Shots for UT Dallas Students
Wednesday, Oct. 1 (2 - 4:30 p.m.)
UT Dallas students may get free shots in the Galaxy Rooms. more info

crystalsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 1 (4:15 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Valleytronics in Two-Dimensional Crystals
Speaker: Dr. Di Xiao, Carnegie Mellon. more info

global communicationDST Global Connection
Wednesday, Oct. 1 (7:15 - 9 p.m.)
Bring an item representative of your native culture to trade, and you will receive a token of appreciation. Enjoy food, fun, and learn about Greek life. more info

TangoCinematheque: ‘Tango Negro’ with Laurie Vega
Wednesday, Oct. 1 (7:30 p.m.)
Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. more info

online securityFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Online Security and Privacy
Thursday, Oct. 2 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Learn about potential risks of using social networking and communication sites. more info

male studentOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Oct. 2 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the Optional Practical Training application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

MBA Admissions Q & AMBA Admission Q & A
Thursday, Oct. 2 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about full-time and professional MBA programs from admission representatives with the Naveen Jindal School of Management. more info

preparing for an interview Preparing for the Case Study Interview
Thursday, Oct. 2 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Are you pursuing internship and job opportunities within the consulting industry? If so, prepare for future case interviews by attending this workshop. more info

Study AbroadEducation Abroad Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 2 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Discover the opportunities that UT Dallas Education Abroad offers. During this one-hour session, learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, application process and more. more info

Facebook logo Student Information Security Awareness Certificate: Facebook 101
Friday, Oct. 3 (10:30 a.m. - noon)
Participants will learn how to navigate and function safely within Facebook. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Badminton
Oct. 3 - 5 (10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Quick feet and solid hand-eye coordination are keys to this multiday event. more info

electronsMaterials Science and Engineering Colloquium Series
Friday, Oct. 3 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Dual Lens Electron Holography for Junction and Strain Mapping of Semiconductor Devices
Speaker: Dr. Y.Y. Wang, IBM. more info

BrainHealth SeriesBrainHealth Series
Friday, Oct. 3 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Cognition, Technology and Learning
Speaker: Dr. Lin Lin and Dr. Thomas D. Parsons, University of North Texas. more info

FLASH SeriesFLASH Series
Friday, Oct. 3 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Strategic Memory and Advanced Memory Training in Middle School
Speaker: Dr. Mike Motes, UT Dallas. more info

autismNeuroscience Brownbag Series
Friday, Oct. 3 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: The Molecular Basis of Fear Learning Abnormalities Observed in an Environmentally Induced Animal of Autism
Speaker: Dr. Anwesha Banerjee, UT Dallas. more info

Frieder NakeATEC Watering Hole
Friday, Oct. 3 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Title: Algorithmic and Aesthetics On Digital Images
Speaker: Frieder Nake. more info

Family DayFamily Day
Saturday, Oct. 4 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Family Day is a great way to support your student at UT Dallas. more info

GRE PrepOctober GRE Prep Course (Math Session)
Saturday, Oct. 4 (1 - 4 p.m.)
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a GRE exam preparation course for current and prospective students. more info

GRE PrepOctober GMAT Prep Course (Verbal Session)
Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 (1 - 5 p.m.)
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a GMAT exam preparation course for current and prospective students. more info

Reflex SoulReflex Soul
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24
Professor John Pomara curates this exhibition of work by Jillian Round, LeeDon Moore and Donald Davis. This show of varied media celebrates the program finale for these students. more info

Tragedy: A TragedyTragedy: A Tragedy
Oct. 2 - Oct. 11
This 75-minute play serves as a poke in the eye to media in an age of geopolitical uncertainty, pending disaster and a preoccupation with ratings. more info

GMAT ExamOctober GMAT Prep Course (Math Session)
Oct. 3 - Oct. 5
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a GMAT exam preparation course for current and prospective students. more info

art workTech Talk: The Joan Davidow Collection
Sept. 19 - Oct. 17
To honor Joan Davidow’s gift of her contemporary art collection, Tech Talk will feature works she has collected by 15 Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era. more info

Tea TimeTea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women’s Center
Sept. 2 - Dec. 31
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for refreshing tea. more info

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

  • otm-posterOrientation Team Mentors Info Sessions Scheduled
  • Orientation Team Mentors assist new students with the transition into university life. They not only lead Freshman Orientation, they also organize Comet Camp, Success Camp and other programming such as Road Warriors and the Comet Families.

    Interest sessions for those considering becoming an Orientation Team Mentor begin Monday. The schedule is:

    • Monday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m., Libra Room
    • Thursday, Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Monday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m., Galaxy Room A
    • Friday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Monday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m., Phoenix Room
    • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m., Libra Room
    • Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon, Phoenix Room
    • Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m., Phoenix Room
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