January 30, 2015


wellness challenge10-Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff
Monday, Jan. 26 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Faculty, staff and students are invited to register for the challenge, participate in a free Zumba class and enjoy a light lunch. more info

Blood Pressure checksFree Health Screenings
Monday, Jan. 26 (1 - 3 p.m.)
The Student Wellness Center and Peer Health Educators will measure students’ blood pressure and body fat percentage during three- to five-minute screenings. more info

Roger Beebe: Reciycled CinemaRoger Beebe: ‘Recycled Cinema’
Monday, Jan. 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Roger Beebe, best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, will visit CentralTrak for “Recycled Cinema.” more info

Body Fat CalculationFree Health Screenings
Tuesday, Jan. 27 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
The Student Wellness Center and Peer Health Educators will measure students blood pressure and body fat percentage during three- to five-minute screenings. more info

education abroadEducation  Abroad: Information Session
Tuesday, Jan. 27 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, application process and more. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 27 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. Advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1. more info

American Culture, Statue of LibertyEnglish Conversation Hour: The Great Debate
Tuesday, Jan. 27 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the sessions will include conversation, games and written activities that will improve your English skills and your knowledge of American culture. more info

Writing ResearchGraduate Student Workshop: Writing a Lit Review/Going Beyond Research
Tuesday, Jan. 27 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
Graduate students will learn about writing a literature review and using a higher level of research resources. more info

DCS SeriesDCS Series
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Topic: Forensic Examiners Performance on Facial Comparisons
Speaker: Amanda Hahn, PhD candidate. more info

malwareInformation Security Awareness Certificate — Viruses/Malware
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (10 - 11:30 a.m.)
Learn techniques for spotting scams and fraud, and learn how to tell viruses and malware from hoaxes. more info

Surplus SaleFurniture Surplus Sale
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Surplus will hold a sale at the Surplus Warehouse, located near the UT Dallas Police Department. Students, faculty and staff will be able to buy furniture at a discount. First come, first served. more info

stethescope and heartFree Health Screenings
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (noon - 2 p.m.)
The Student Wellness Center and Peer Health Educators will measure students blood pressure and body fat percentage during three- to five-minute screenings. more info

American FootballAmerican Football and the Super Bowl
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Learn about American football, the tradition of the Super Bowl and enjoy some snacks. more info

IntegrityWednesday Writing Hour for International Students
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about academic honesty and why a cultural difference can endanger your academic career in the United States. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Jan. 28 (4:15 - 5:30 p.m.)
Topic: Atomically Thin Semiconductors: New Devices and New Physics
Speaker: Dr. Hugh Churchill, MIT. more info

Fit for LifeFaculty/Staff Wellness and Retirement Fair — Fit for Life: Mind, Body and Wealth
Thursday, Jan. 29 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Discover on-campus wellness services, obtain information on saving for retirement and get free health screenings and flu shots. more info

Chem LabResponsible Conduct of Research Training Series
Thursday, Jan. 29 (9:30 a.m. - noon)
This instructor-led, interactive multi-session seminar series is designed to engage UT Dallas researchers in contemporary issues in ethics and scientific integrity. more info

Emotional IntelligenceEmotional Intelligence: A New Standard of Success for Todays Workplace
Thursday, Jan. 29 (10 a.m. - noon)
This course introduces the concept of emotional intelligence and provides attendees with opportunities to assess and enhance their skills. more info

Mobile ShredderInfo Security Hardware Shredding Event
Thursday, Jan. 29 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Information Security will be collecting old hard drives, cellphones and external storage media for disposal. more info

Music for the SoulSUAAB Presents Spotlight Music Series Featuring Moriah Georges and Angarita
Thursday, Jan. 29 (noon - 1 p.m.)
EMAC junior Moriah Georges presents her soulful originals followed by powerful family duo Angarita, featuring marketing sophomore Alberto Angarita. more info

student visaOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Jan. 29 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

Mango Language logoLearn to Use Mango Language Database
Thursday, Jan. 29 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Attend this library workshop to learn how to use Mango, an online language learning program. more info

friends talkingTransfer Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, Jan. 29 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Meet and network with other transfer students at this come-and-go event. A free drink and snacks will be provided. more info

Dr. Lise EliotThe Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Lecture
Thursday, Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Topic: Sex, Brain and Culture: The Science and Pseudoscience of Gender Difference
Speaker: Dr. Lise Eliot, Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. more info

BrainHealth SeriesSpring 2015 Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture Series
Friday, Jan. 30 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: Unraveling the Miswired Connectome: A Developmental Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Michael P. Milham, Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. more info

Dr. Randall GeigerNeuroscience Brownbag Series Spring 2015
Friday, Jan. 30 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Topic: Verification of Mixed-Signal Circuits with Vulnerability of Multiple Stable Equilibrium Points and Analog Hardware Trojans
Speaker: Dr. Randall Geiger, Iowa State. read more

Veterans EagleWarrior SMART — High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student-Veterans
Friday, Jan. 30 (3 - 5 p.m.)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying brain-training methods, student-veterans will learn to think smarter and exploit their brain. more info

African American boysAfrican-American Male Academic Bowl
Saturday, Jan. 31 (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Students in grades 4-8 from independent school districts across the state will participate in this academic competition similar to popular TV quiz shows. more info

writing research tips Lit Review: Going Beyond Undergraduate Research
Saturday, Jan. 31 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Graduate students will learn about writing a literature review and using a higher level of research resources. more info

Lin/Castro-Balbi DuoLin/Castro-Balbi Duo
Saturday, Jan. 31 (8 p.m.)
Critically acclaimed pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi founded the music project Caminos del Inka, which is dedicated to promoting music of the Americas. more info

Gallup Motel ButcheringGallup Motel Butchering
Jan. 17 - Feb. 21
This work by artists collective Postcommodity “explores the culturally sensible Indigenous perceptions and engagements juxtaposed with the theoretical ideas presented by Western thought.” more info

AN Old Friend and a Moving Target Art DisplayAn Old Friend And A Moving Target
Jan. 23 - Feb. 7
In his new series, Luke Harnden explores media concepts that engage with digital and binary methods of constructing an image but are processed in the physical realm of paint and sculpture. more info

Center for Vital LongevityThe 2015 Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference
Jan. 25 - 26
The conference brings together research scientists focused on the cognitive neuroscience of aging to share their latest discoveries and insights through invited platform talks and poster presentations. more info

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    DreamWorks Executive to Discuss Tech Innovation

    Lincoln Wallen

    Lincoln Wallen

    Lincoln Wallen, chief technology officer of DreamWorks Animation, will start the 2015 ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk titled “The Technology of Animation” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Wallen’s talk will provide a view into the innovations over the course of DreamWorks Animation’s 20 years that have led to the studio’s improvements of key tools for animation. read more

  • Register for Universal Design Workshop
  • Registration is open for Principles and Practice of Universal Design. The two-day workshop will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 6-7.

    Professor Michele Lanza from the University of Lugano in Switzerland will teach participants to recognize and appreciate universal design principles.

    The seminar costs $50 for the public and $10 for UT Dallas students, faculty and staff. Dinner will be provided each night. more info

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