October 25, 2014


Study AbroadEducation Abroad: Information Session
Monday, Oct. 20 (10 - 11 a.m.)
UT Dallas Education Abroad will provide information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, the application process and more. more info

national day on writingNational Day on Writing
Monday, Oct. 20 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
The Writing Center, in conjunction with the Veteran Services Center, will host events to celebrate the National Day on Writing. more info

CVL Science SeriesCVL Science Series
Monday, Oct. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Age Differences in the Accuracy of Episodic Feeling-of-Knowing
Speaker: Dr. Christopher K. Hertzog, Georgia Tech. more info

AccountingAccounting Industry Forum
Monday, Oct. 20 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Learn from and network with a panel of professionals who work in a wide variety of career paths in accounting. more info

Latin AmericaPublic Affairs & Sociology Program Lecture
Monday, Oct. 20 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Elaine Hernandez will talk about her journey from PhD dropout at age 37 to international humanitarian while a single mother of three, to doctoral student at age 61. Her message? Never give up on your dreams. more info

Protect your computer data.Student Info Security Awareness Certificate - Tech Tips: Protecting Your Computer Data
Monday, Oct. 20 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
Learn the technical skills you need to protect your computers and data. more info

Online SecurityFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Online Security and Privacy
Tuesday, Oct. 21 (10 a.m. - noon)
Learn about potential risks of using social networking and how to keep yourself and your data safe. more info

UT Dallas Grad ringRing Days
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21-22 (2 - 6 p.m.)
Representatives from Balfour will be on campus to answer your questions and take orders in time to participate in the Ring Ceremony on Dec. 17. more info

American PassportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 21 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
ISSO international student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1 from specific visa types. more info

VeteransWarrior SMART - High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student-Veterans
Tuesday, Oct. 21 (3 - 5 p.m.)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter and use their greatest natural resource — their brain. more info

PhD InformationPhD Information Session
Tuesday, Oct. 21 (3:30 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about PhD degrees offered by the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The session will cover research areas of interest, career opportunities, the admissions process, degree requirements, concentration options and available funding. more info

DiversityDiversity Dialogues
Tuesday, Oct. 21 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Participants will hear and share diverse perspectives of cultural topics during this interactive event. more info

high school studentsMinority Scholars’ Symposium
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
High school juniors from Dallas and Richardson ISDs visit UT Dallas to learn more about the University and the importance of a college education. The students interact with UT Dallas students, faculty and staff. more info

IdeaPublic Affairs Lecture
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: The Brains of Local Leaders: An Exploratory Study
Speaker: Dr. L. Douglas Kiel, UT Dallas. more info

partnershipCriminology Lecture Series
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: America: A Look at Public and Private Facilities
Speaker: Dr. Laura E. Bedard, Eden Detention Center. more info

Catch Comet PrideCatch Comet Pride (Session 3)
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Participants will continue to look at how to deliver good service to both happy and angry customers. more info

Coffee ChatCoffee Break with Research Development
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (3 - 4 p.m.)
One of the best ways to outline your grant proposal is by developing a logic model. Learn about the elements of a logic model and how that information plays a key role in your proposal’s evaluation plan and other areas. more info

writing successWednesday Writing Hour for International Students: Transitions and Transition Words
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about using transitions and transitional phrases and words, and how they work in American academic papers. more info

CosmologyPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4:15 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Cosmological Constraints on Theories of Modified Gravity
Speaker: Dr. Alex Barreira, Durham University. more info

Light Within the Shade ‘Light Within the Shade, Eight Hundred Years of Hungarian Poetry’
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (5 p.m.)
Drs. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Fred Turner will present a reading from their new book, Light Within the Shade, Eight Hundred Years of Hungarian Poetry. more info

Mocktail PartyMocktail Party
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (5:30 p.m.)
Part of Alcohol Awareness Week, students can enjoy free nonalcoholic mocktails, food and information in The Pub. more info

socializingRoadmap to Graduate School
Wednesday, Oct. 22 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Drs. Rob Ackerman and Ben Porter will share advice on how to write a meaningful personal statement and professional résumé and tips on how to tailor it to individual programs. more info

sales executiveLessons from the HR Trenches
Thursday, Oct. 23 (9 a.m. - noon)
This course will focus on the tips, truths and everyday wisdom to help managers and supervisors navigate the daily challenges of managing employees. more info

Research WritingVisual Analysis Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 23 (11 a.m. - noon)
This workshop will offer plenty of interactive exercises to help you understand the process of visual analysis and be prepared to write your own. more info

Student WellnessSo You Think You Can Drive
Thursday, Oct. 23 (11:30 a.m.)
Participate in a drinking-and-driving simulation activity and find out just how difficult it is to operate a vehicle while inebriated. Free food and information will be available. more info

Dental HygieneDental Hygiene Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Oct. 23 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn tips and information to help keep your mouth and your body healthy. more info

sensitive data Faculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Personal Information and Sensitive Data
Thursday, Oct. 23 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This class will explain UT Dallas policies and procedures concerning personal information and sensitive data. more info

F-1 studentsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Oct. 23 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

bbs colloquium seriesBBS Colloquium Series
Friday, Oct. 24 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Title: An Alternative to the Mental Lexicon, or Why a Word is More Than a Thousand Pictures
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Elman, University of California, San Diego. more info

Law SchoolSouthwestern Association of Pre-Law Advisors' (SWAPLA) Law Caravan
Friday, Oct. 24 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Meet representatives from a variety of law schools across the country, learn about their programs and get your admissions questions answered.  more info

SAFE ZONE Ally TrainingSAFE ZONE Ally Training
Friday, Oct. 24 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Ally Training provides a venue for LGBTQ people, allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBTQ campus and surrounding community. more info

Wendy LowerEinspruch Lecture Series
Sunday, Oct. 26 (4 p.m.)
Title: Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College  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

student wellnessAlcohol Awareness Week
Oct. 20 - 24
The Student Wellness Center and other Student Affairs departments will be hosting events all week to help educate students on alcohol and other drug use. Look for various events on campus. more info

Oct. 23 - 25
One score (20 years) has passed since the first dance class was offered by the School of Arts and Humanities. “Score” will celebrate this landmark anniversary by presenting original choreography. more info

Behind Closed DoorsBehinds Closed Doors
Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
In this exhibition, the viewer is given a privileged view behind closed doors that adds a voyeuristic feel to the images. 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.

  • pk-carltonFormer Air Force Officer to Discuss Soldier Care
  • Retired Lt. Gen. P.K. Carlton Jr. will speak about the health care of soldiers during the Dennis Berman Brain Performance Lecture, an event hosted by the University's Center for BrainHealth through its Brain Performance Institute.

    Carlton, former U.S. Air Force surgeon general, will present “Firefight: Inside the Battle to Transform Health for America’s Warriors on Deployment and Here at Home” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Center for BrainHealth, at 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane. A reception at 6 p.m. precedes the lecture. more info
  • Comet Sports
  • The following are home games. For a full calendar, visit

    Volleyball vs. UT Tyler
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m.)

    Women's Soccer vs. Howard Payne
    Thursday, Oct. 23 (5 p.m.)

    Men's Soccer vs. Howard Payne
    Thursday, Oct. 23 (7 p.m.)

    Volleyball vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor
    Friday, Oct. 24 (6 p.m.)

    Volleyball vs. Concordia
    Saturday, Oct. 25 (11 a.m.)

    Women's Soccer vs. Hardin-Simmons
    Saturday, Oct. 25 (2 p.m.)

    Men's Soccer vs. Hardin-Simmons
    Saturday, Oct. 25 (4 p.m.)
  • Volunteerism
  • Tech Tutors (off campus)
    Monday, Oct. 20 (1:30 - 5 p.m.)

    Alternative Spring Break  Interest Session
    Wednesday, Oct. 22 (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)

    Viva Volunteer
    Saturday, Oct. 25 (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

    Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • Oral Examinations
  • Valeria Forte
    Arts and Humanities
    Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.
    JO 5.602

    XiaoYe Qin
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.
    ECSN 2.704
  • Career Center
  • Internship in Ireland Information Session
    Monday, Oct. 20 (2 - 3 p.m.)

    Resume Workshop: Think Like a Resume Editor
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 (11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.)

    Creating a Cover Letter for Your Job Search
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 (noon - 12:45 p.m.)

    Employer Information Session - Docmation
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 (3 - 4 p.m.)

    Law School Fair
    Friday, Oct. 24 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

    CPT Information Session
    Friday, Oct. 24 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)

    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.
  • Social Media
  • A number of UT Dallas departments and organizations provide social media channels. A list is available on the Social Media Directory page.
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