September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017


Countdown to Commencement

Candidates for fall graduation are invited to Comet Countdown to Commencement on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. Information about commencement, alumni benefits and job search assistance will be available. more info

Events, Lectures, Seminars

woman ready to startAAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiations Workshop
Monday, Sept. 18 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
This interactive workshop will give college students the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. more info

Dr. David BadreCVL Science Series
Monday, Sept. 18 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Prefrontal Cortex and the Hierarchical Control of Behavior.
Speaker: Dr. David Badre, Brown University. more info

Dr. Mark SpongCCST Seminar
Monday, Sept. 18 (2 p.m.)
Title: The How and Why of Robot Air Hockey.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Spong, UT Dallas. more info

taxes Tax Compliance (FNIS) Workshop for New International Employees
Monday, Sept. 18 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Completion of the tax compliance or FNIS process is required for all new international employees, and this workshop will help you complete the required online FNIS data entry. more info

Comet CentsMaking Your Money Move for You
Monday, Sept. 18 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of creating a budget as well as important things to keep in mind for your student loans. more info

green mouse on keyboard ACM: Google Event
Monday, Sept. 18 (5 - 10 p.m.)
The Association for Computing Machinery will host this event with a speaker from Google. more info

evening sunSeeking Support and Getting Connected
Monday, Sept. 18 (5:45 - 6:45 p.m.)
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Learn about how the Student Counseling Center can support you during your graduate training. more info

Dr. Jennifer Craig-NortonAckerman Center Lecture
Monday, Sept. 18 (7 p.m.)
Title: Myth and Memory: New Perspectives on the Kindertransport.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Craig-Norton, University of Southampton. more info

education abroadEducation Abroad: Peer Advising
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (9 a.m. - noon)
Friday, Sept. 22 (1 - 4 p.m.)
All students are invited to speak with a peer advisor who will offer a student perspective on studying abroad. more info

libraryMcDermott Library Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the history, resources and services on each floor of the library. more info

tea Tea Tuesdays
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Gender Center on Tuesdays for refreshing tea and conversation. more info

american flag Warrior SMART: High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for UTD Veterans
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Thursday, Sept. 21 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter and exploit their greatest natural resource — their brain. more info

student studying MS in Supply Chain Management Information Session
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and degree information. more info

peace corpsPeace Corps Prep Program Information Session
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
The Peace Corps Prep Program allows undergraduates to combine coursework, volunteer service and hands-on experience while advancing toward a certificate. more info

Sheila MeldrumDCS Brown-Bag Talk
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Title: Aging and Associative Recognition for Faces and Other Things.
Speaker: Sheila Meldrum, UT Dallas. more info

US flagConstitution Day
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
Pre-Law and Student Government will team up to teach Comets about their rights. Dr. Anthony Champagne will speak. more info

utd mall MBA Admission Q&A
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Bring your questions about MBA programs, including Full-Time or Professional MBA programs. more info

happy students iEngage: Celebrities and TV Shows
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Students are welcome to engage in weekly conversations and activities with a cultural twist. more info

students on campus Student Government Senate Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 19 (5:15 - 7:30 p.m.)
Visitors are always welcome. Refreshments are provided. more info

student with laptop MS in Finance Online Information Session
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Carolyn Reichert, director of the MS in Finance program, will cover the curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. more info

gardeningStudent Volunteerism: Community Garden Upkeep
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
Enjoy the benefits of natural gardening and community greening. Help us maintain the UT Dallas Community Garden. more info

swcFree HIV Testing
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Make an appointment today for free HIV testing at the Student Wellness Center. more info

IRB text IRB Protocol Development Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (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 (protocols) for IRB review, amendments, or annual renewals of their human participant research projects. more info

brain study BBS PhD Programs Online Information Session
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (11 a.m. - noon)
Learn about the PhD programs available at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. more info

sound editingMeteor Theater's Cosmic Film Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
This workshop will focus on sound design as well as visual and sound editing. Lunch provided (while supplies last). more info

two female studentsAfrican American Student Success Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Monthly meeting for the participants of the African American Student Success Task Force, sponsored by the Multicultural Center. more info

JSOM building MS in ITM Online Information Session
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree. more info

marketing treeMS in Marketing Online Information Session
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn about application procedures, program curriculum and degree requirements. more info

foodHealthy Comet Eats Premiere
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (noon - 2 p.m.)
View healthy cooking videos on our YouTube channel, Healthy Comet Eats. Free samples of healthy recipes available while supplies last. more info

Dr. Amy Pinkham Career Road Map Series
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Title: Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling.
Speaker: Dr. Amy Pinkham, UT Dallas. more info

student writingManaging Materials
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
This workshop offers productive strategies for note taking, organizing your time and establishing a writing routine. more info

Dr. Alon GorodetskyPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Synthesis of Organic Nanowires and Nanoribbons.
Speaker: Dr. Alon Gorodetsky, University of California, Irvine. more info

coffee MS ITM Coffee Chat
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Chat with the MS in Information Technology and Management program manager. Ask the program manager your application questions and learn about the career prospects. more info

magnolia flower CSR Recovery Month Discussion
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Join the Center for Students in Recovery for discussion titled "Addiction in Diverse Spiritual Pathways." more info

cost is correctCost is Correct
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Can you guess the prices of common college student items? Test your skills. Prizes will be given away at the end of the night. more info

campus trellisThe ThinkFast Gameshow!
Wednesday, Sept. 20 (7 - 9 p.m.)
An interactive game show experience where the contestant is you. Compete with your friends against other teams. more info

cupcake CSR Recovery Month: Dude, Sweet Recovery
Thursday, Sept. 21 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Celebrate National Recovery Month with baked goods and recovery statistics (while supplies last) to raise awareness for recovery and addiction. more info

education abroadEducation Abroad: Exploring Exchange in Vienna
Thursday, Sept. 21 (11 a.m. - noon)
This session will detail a UT Dallas exchange student's personal study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria as well as offer valuable information to help you prepare for your study abroad experience. more info

JSOMCenter for Finance Strategy Innovation Conference
Thursday, Sept. 21 (11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
A half-day conference featuring presentations, panel discussions and more. more info

research discussion Introduction to Responsible Conduct Research
Thursday, Sept. 21 (noon - 1 p.m.)
The RCR Development Series is a blended learning, multisession series designed to engage the UT Dallas research community in contemporary issues in ethics and scientific integrity. more info

jsom eveningMS in Supply Chain Management Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 21 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This session will cover services offered to students in the UT Dallas supply chain management program. There will also be a Q&A session for any questions you may have. more info

passports OPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Sept. 21 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info


McDermott Library Beginning Research
Thursday, Sept. 21 (3 - 4 p.m.)
This workshop will provide students with techniques to become more effective at searching for background information on a chosen topic. more info

Dr. Mirko van der BaanGeosciences Seminar
Thursday, Sept. 21 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Title: How Widespread is Human-induced Seismicity in the United States and Canada?
Speaker: Dr. Mirko van der Baan, University of Alberta. more info

Dr. Matthew DalvaNeuroscience Brown-Bag Series
Thursday, Sept. 21 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Visualizing the Dynamics in Synaptic Formation and Function.
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University. more info

two studentsMS in Finance Chat Session
Thursday, Sept. 21 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Program director Carolyn Reichert will cover the program curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. more info

couple dancing Bachata Dance Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 21 (6 - 7 p.m.)
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, come out and enjoy an evening of free instruction by Alpha Midway Dance Studio. more info

microphone UTDTV Improv Night
Thursday, Sept. 21 (6 - 9 p.m.)
UTDTV and the UTD Improv club will host this event featuring live improv performances. more info

Medicine Man Revival Lift Off Music Series Concert & Orbit Talks
Thursday, Sept. 21 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Enjoy an evening of phenomenal music at our very first series concert, featuring Medicine Man Revival. more info

Tim ClarkeSales Executive Round Table
Thursday, Sept. 21 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Title: Future State of Sales.
Speaker: Tim Clarke, senior director of product marketing at Salesforce. more info

campus trellisACM: TI Event
Thursday, Sept. 21 (8:30 - 10:30 p.m.)
The Association for Computing Machinery will host a speaker from Texas Instruments. more info

Dr. Marco Nardelli Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
Friday, Sept. 22 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: High-throughput Materials Discovery and Development.
Speaker: Dr. Marco Nardelli, University of North Texas. more info

Dr. Raksha MudarFrontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Event-Related EEG Alterations in Older Adults at Risk of Dementia.
Speaker: Dr. Raksha Mudar, University of Illinois. more info

Dr. Andrea Warner-CzyzCALLIER FLASH Seminar
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Influence of Early Sign Exposure on Outcomes in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users.
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, UT Dallas. more info

resume review Actuarial Career Day Event with Transamerica
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 2 p.m.)
Lunch will be served. Bring your resume and be ready to talk to the employer about your actuarial studies and your career plans. more info

Dr. David Blaauw ECS Lecture
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 2 p.m.)
Title: An Energy Efficient Charge-recycling FRAM with 0.99pJ/bit Write for IoT Application.
Speaker: Dr. David Blaauw, University of Michigan. more info

VCB HUB Vendor Fair
Friday, Sept. 22 (noon - 2 p.m.)
About 50 Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) vendors will meet with staff and faculty. The campus community is welcome to attend. more info

One O'Clock Lab BandOne O'Clock Lab Band
Friday, Sept. 22 (8 p.m.)
Enjoy the seven-time Grammy-nominated ensemble from the University of North Texas jazz studies program, known for exceptional individual and ensemble performances. more info

Texas state flag Texas Party
Saturday, Sept. 23 (7 - 9 p.m.)
A UT Dallas tradition as big as the Lone Star State! Attractions this year include: armadillo races, mechanical bull riding, line dancing, airbrush tattoos and more. more info

yoga Yes Club: Plus Workshop
Sunday, Sept. 24 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
A yoga, meditation and stress management workshop. more info



birthday party projectOSV Gift Wrap & Wrapping Paper Drive
Sept. 1 - 29
Donate colorful wrapping paper and new or gently used gift bags through the month of September. Collected items will be donated to the Birthday Party Project. more info

students on campusJSOM BCC Accent Improvement
Sept. 11 - Nov. 13
Improve your accent while speaking American English. Gain confidence you need to interact in academic, social and professional settings. more info

cccdCallier Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Young Adult Social Communication Group
Sept. 11 - Dec. 4
The group supports young adults ages 18 to 30 in developing skills for college and work. more info

jsom buildingComet Accelerator
Sept. 1 - 29
Comet Accelerator is a 10-week, experiential program that pulls faculty, staff and current students into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept. more info

campus trellisMuslim Students Association: Foundations For Clarifying Textual Misrepresentation
Saturday, Sept. 22 - 24
This seminar addresses the issue of uncertainty in one's faith, through a curriculum targeted at answering questions that stem from a lack of certainty in one's own faith. more info

people at computer Dallas Community Tax Center Summer and Fall Hours
July 15 - Oct. 15
Free assistance for faculty, staff and students to complete prior-year returns, amended returns, NR returns and ITIN applications. more info

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