April 24, 2014


Center for Vital Longevity Science Luncheon Series
Monday, April 21 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Topic: "Lateral Posterior Parietal Activity During Successful Recognition of Previously Perceived and Imagined Events"
Speaker: Dr. Danielle King, postdoctoral fellow. more info

Dine with the Deans
Tuesday, April 22 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Students: Grab breakfast tacos and juice while providing valuable feedback on volunteer culture at UT Dallas to Dr. Andrew Blanchard, dean of Undergraduate Education and Dr. Gene Fitch, dean of students. more info

Spotlight Music Series
Tuesday, April 22 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Come out to the Pub and watch your fellow students from Musicians Network perform. Like what you see? Get involved and that could be you performing. more info

Overseas Travel for International Students
Tuesday, April 22 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
International student advisors will hold a travel workshop for international students, which will cover topics such as renewing visas and re-entering the U.S. more info

Changing to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, April 22 (2:30 - 4 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing visa status to F-1. 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

SOYE: Sophomore Jump
Tuesday, April 22 (6 - 8 p.m.)
All sophomores are invited to the "Halfway to Someday" party to celebrate being halfway to graduation. more info

JSOM Online Information Session
Wednesday, April 23 (12 - 1 p.m.)
This free information session will cover application procedures, curriculum and degree requirements for the master's of science in information technology and management degree. more info

NSF Research Traineeship Program
Wednesday, April 23 (3 - 4 p.m.)
The National Science Foundation released a new graduate education initiative. Students interested in applying can drop by for some coffee and information on what the program funds, planning a proposal and more. more info

Holocaust Documentary Screening
Wednesday, April 23 (5 p.m.)
Facing the Nazi Era: Conversations in Southern Germany is a documentary by Lucy McCauley, wife of UT Dallas professor Dr. Charles Bambach. McCauley and Bambach will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion after the screening. more info

Physics Lecture
Wednesday, April 23 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Topic: "Experiments with Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates: Simulating Condensed Matter Hamiltonians with Ultracold Atoms"
Speaker: Dr. Peter Engels, Washington State University. more info

GMO Lecture
Wednesday, April 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Topic: "Genetically Modified Food: Feeding the World or Fouling the World?"
Speaker: Dr. Roberta Millstein, University of California-Davis. more info

Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture
Wednesday, April 23 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Topic: "Improving Cognitive Functioning"
Speaker: Dr. John Jonides, University of Michigan. more info

Spring 2014 Sales Executive Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 23 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Topic: "Growth and Profitability in a Commodity-Based Business"
Speaker: Dean Kyle with Henry Schein Dental. more info

Distinguished Speaker on Energy Series
Thursday, April 24 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Topic: "Low Power Design Innovations For Medical Electronics: An Evolving Challenge"
Speaker: Dr. Karthik Vasanth, Texas Instruments Medical Business Unit. more info

Center for Children and Families Lecture Series
Friday, April 25 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Topic: "Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Communicating About Sexuality from Childhood to Adolescence"
Speaker: Dr. Joanna Gentsch. more info

Warrior SMART
Friday, April 25 (9 - 11 a.m.)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train student veterans to think smarter and exploit their greatest natural resource — their brains — in this free eight-hour training. more info

Psychological Sciences Master's Presentations
Friday, April 25 (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences presents the posters of the graduating class of the master's in psychological sciences program. more info

Public Affairs and Sociology Brown Bag Lecture
Friday, April 25 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Topic: “The Brains of Leaders Study: An Exploratory Study of the Brains of Local Leaders"
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Kiel, professor of public affairs and administration. more info

BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, April 25 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Topic: "The Human Brain as a Social Network: How Brain Connectivity Changes Across the Adult Lifespan"
Speaker: Dr. Gagan Wig. more info

Neuroscience Brownbag Series
Friday, April 25 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Topic: Neuroscience
Speaker: PhD candidates Christopher de Solis and Lindsey Noble. more info

Mechanical Engineering Lecture
Friday, April 25 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Topic: "Ring Amplifier"
Speaker: Dr. Un-Ku Moon, Oregon State University. more info

2014 Diversity Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 25 (3:30 - 8 p.m.)
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement marks its fifth anniversary and ranking among the top 25 most ethnically diverse student populations in the country with a special event. more info

Geosciences Seminar
Friday, April 25 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Topic: "Novel Departures in Detrital Geo- And Thermochronometry"
Speaker: Dr. Danny Stockli, UT Austin. more info

Code Yellow
March 28 - April 26
In a co-curatorial exposé, six nationally and internationally acclaimed artists compare and contrast how the reality of a "presumed crisis" is reflected through interpretive media of visual stylization. more info

Girls Galore
March 28 - April 26
Karleen Hesselbacher's senior honors thesis exhibition includes projections and moving video paintings that question the representations of conventions of sexuality surrounding the contemporary woman. more info

Comer Collection Exhibition
April 4 - May 3
This exhibition marks the first decade of the Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities; the collection was initiated in 2004 through the donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer. more info

Food For Thought: Student Art Exhibition
April 23 - May 23
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology concludes its yearlong lecture series with a photography exhibition focusing on food's beauty, its sources and its value in our every day experiences. more info

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

  • System Maintenance
    to Affect Online Apps

    Several online applications commonly used by students, faculty and staff members will be out of service this weekend for system maintenance. The following will be unavailable 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, through 8 a.m. Monday, April 28:

    • Galaxy Portal
    • Orion (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions)
    • PeopleSoft Finance (FMS)
    • PeopleSoft HR/Payroll (HCM)

    ELearning will not be affected by this outage. Since Galaxy will be unavailable, eLearning can be reached at

  • Career Center
  • CPT Information Session
    Wednesday, April 23 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)

    Friday, April 25 (12 - 4 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.
  • Comet Sports
  • Baseball vs. Texas Wesleyan
    April 22 at 2 p.m.

    Baseball vs. Mississippi College
    April 25 at 2 p.m.

    Softball vs. Ozarks
    April 25 at 4 p.m.

    Softball vs. Ozarks
    April 26 at 11 a.m.

    Baseball vs. Mississippi College
    April 26 at 12 p.m.

  • Oral Examinations
  • Zichun Zhong
    Computer Science
    April 21 at 2:45 p.m.
    ECSS 3.503

    Erdinc Filiz
    Public Affairs
    April 24 at 11 a.m.
    GR 3.316

    Iliyan Iliev
    Political Science
    April 24 at 2 p.m.
    GR 2.326

  • Volunteerism
  • Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • 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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