October 5, 2015


flu shotFree Flu Shots for UT Dallas Students
Monday, Oct. 5 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
Free flu shots for currently enrolled UT Dallas students. more info

brain healthCVL Science Luncheon
Monday, Oct. 5 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: The Role of Retrieval-Monitoring Processes in False Memory Suppression
Speaker: Dr. Benton Pierce,Texas A&M-Commerce. more info

Student Wellness Center logoBreast Cancer Awareness Booth
Monday, Oct. 5 (noon - 2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (1 - 3 p.m.)
Students can receive self-breast exam instruction materials, free giveaways and learn how to detect lumps while using a simulation model. more info

writing englishEnglish Writing Hour for International Students: Sentence Types and Variety
Monday, Oct. 5 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session includes conversation, games and written activities that will improve attendees' English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

Microsoft Office logoMicrosoft Office for Beginners
Monday, Oct. 5 (2 - 5 p.m.)
You will learn to create a basic Word document and simple Excel spreadsheet with beginner edits and formatting; start a text slide in PowerPoint; and more. more info

Microsoft logoBasic Excel
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Learn the basic functions and features of Microsoft Excel 2010/2013. This course also covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques and printing. more info

McDermott LibraryEugene McDermott Library Tours
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Friday, Oct. 9 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Learn about the history, resources and services on each floor of the library. more info

teaTea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center for some refreshing tea. more info

education abroadEducation Abroad Walk-in Advising
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 8 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thinking about studying abroad? Come to the International Center for advising without an appointment. more info

electrical engineeringECS Lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: Circuits Techniques for Next Generation Wireless Communication
Speaker: Dr. Bram Nauta, University of Twente. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
International student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1. more info

Stop DiscriminationTitle IX Training Essentials for Faculty
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (10 a.m. - noon)
Thursday, Oct. 8 (10 a.m. - noon)
This mandatory training offers an overview of the components of Title IX, the role and responsibility of the individual and essential guidance, and instruction on how to properly recognize and respond to incidences. more info

research through the libraryRefWorks: Introduction & Basics
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (3 - 4 p.m.)
This workshop covers setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, managing citations, creating bibliographies and more. more info

game piecesEnglish Conversation Hour: Picture Pieces Game
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session will include conversation, games and written activities that will improve English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

researchGraduate Student Workshop: Writing a Lit Review/Going Beyond Research
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 10 (1 - 4 p.m.)
The Eugene McDermott Library and the Student Success Center present a workshop series for graduate students on library research and writing. more info

National Hispanic Heritage monthCall Me Latino
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
“Hispanic” and “Latino” are not interchangeable words. Join the Multicultural Center for a panel discussion with students, faculty and staff about these terms and implications of using them. more info

SonRealSUAAB Presents: SonReal
Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8 - 10 p.m.)
With his unique approach to hip-hop, Canadian artist SonReal will have the crowd going wild. more info

symposiumMinority Scholars’ Symposium
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
High school juniors from Dallas and Richardson ISDs will visit campus to learn more about the University and the importance of pursuing a college education. more info

breast cancer awarenessSelf-Breast Exam Demonstrations
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
The Student Health Center will be offering free self-breast exam demonstrations to both men and women. more info

breast cancer awarenessWear Pink Day
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink in an effort to show support for breast cancer awareness. Students who wear pink can pick up a prize at a booth in the Student Union. more info

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Outlook
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (2:30 - 5 p.m.)
Learn how to make Outlook work for you; to establish controls, displays, rules, permissions, security; track meeting replies; and create out-of-office messages, notes and tasks. more info

Physics Colloquium Physics Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Title: Applications of Focused Ultrasound Energy in Medicine.
Speaker: Dr. Rajiv Chopra, UT Southwestern. more info

McDermott LibraryAssessing Sources
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Incorporate information literacy techniques into your research to find, analyze and use information. This interactive session will demonstrate how to incorporate library research to assess your sources and findings. more info

Girl, InterruptedCinematheque: ‘Girl Interrupted’
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Co-sponsored by Meteor Theater, a free screening of “Girl, Interrupted” will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with members of the film industry. more info

spanish danceDance Workshop: Cumbia Night
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (8 - 9:30 p.m.)
Join Stop Pretending You Can’t Dance and the Multicultural Center for an evening of instruction in cumbia dance style. You don’t want to miss it! more info

symposium2015 Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance
Thursday, Oct. 8 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
This certificate program will provide everything a potential director needs to know about being on the board of a nonprofit organization. more info

emotional healthEmotional Intelligence Practicum: Part 2 - Manage Yourself
Thursday, Oct. 8 (10 a.m. - noon)
Attendees will learn how to manage themselves in the face of disruptive emotions and how to behave less impulsively. more info

Center for BrainHealthDevelopmental, Cognitive, and Social/Personality Series
Thursday, Oct. 8 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Classifying Neural Responses to Approaching Familiar and Unfamiliar People in Face and Body Selective Areas.
Speaker: Amanda Hahn, PhD student. more info

business professionalsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Oct. 8 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

SSBEnglish Conversation Hour: Fact or Crap, American Culture
Thursday, Oct. 8 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session will include conversation, games and written activities that will improve English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

Diversity DialoguesDiversity Dialogues
Thursday, Oct. 8 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Join the Multicultural Center for a fun, interactive, engaging, facilitated discussion. A buffet meal will be provided. more info

Dan BeaudryWhat Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment
Thursday, Oct. 8 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Learn about H-1B sponsorship from Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at more info

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Intermediate PowerPoint Part 1
Friday, Oct. 9 (9 a.m. - noon)
Learn best practices, design, how to insert objects, slide animation and transitions, and presentation options. more info

Callier CenterCallier FLASH Seminar
Friday, Oct. 9 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Title: Interactive Book Reading to Accelerate Word Learning by Kindergarten Children with SLI.
Speaker: Dr. Holly Storkel, the University of Kansas. more info

American FlagWarrior SMART - High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student Veterans
Friday, Oct. 9 (10 a.m. - noon)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter. more info

Center for BrainHealth buildingFrontiers of Brain Health Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, Oct. 9 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Using Technology to Build Good Brain Health.
Speaker: Dr. Joaquin Anguera, University of California, San Francisco. more info

REUNIONREUNION: The Dallas Review - Volume V Launch Party
Friday, Oct. 9 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Celebrate the launch of REUNION: The Dallas Review - Volume V with live performances and readings. Food and drinks will be provided. more info


Sept. 18 - Oct. 9
This three-person exhibition features large paintings and video from local artist Scott Barber, and the work of David Sunshine and Luke Harden. more info

Sept. 25 - Oct. 31 (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Artbeef, a loosely organized collective, has welcomed additional participants for a new installation at UT Dallas. more info

Big Love by Charles L. Mee'Big Love' by Charles L. Mee
Oct. 8 - 10 (8 p.m.)
A collage of the ancient and contemporary, the play presents a chaotic wedding party as 50 women are commanded to marry 50 brothers. This visceral battle between the sexes raises timely issues of gender politics and domestic violence. more info

College Student Career ConferenceOut for Work: 11th Annual National LGBTQ & Ally College Student Career Conference
Oct. 9 - 11
The conference gives students an opportunity to network one-on-one with LGBTQA employees and representatives to discuss being out and open in various industries and more. more info

corporate challenge logo 2015Corporate Challenge 2015
Aug. 14 - Oct. 16
Come out and support UT Dallas teams as they compete in a variety of sports and events. more info

Catch Comet Pride logoCatch Comet Pride - Service Excellence Series
Sept. 22 - Nov. 10 (2 - 4:30 p.m.)
Catching Comet Pride will help trainees provide the very best customer service. more info

business professionalsManagers/Supervisors Certificate Series
Oct. 7 - Dec. 16 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Each session focuses on basic supervision and management skills. Participants completing all six modules will receive certificates of completion. more info

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

  • Dr. Joseph W. Madaus and Emanuel Brady

    Dr. Joseph W. Madaus (left)  and Emanuel Brady

    Disability Employment Seminar Set for Oct. 18
  • The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, in partnership with the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and corporate partner Raytheon, will address the training needs and diversity challenges of college students with disabilities transitioning to the workforce at the Disability Employment Awareness Seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Davidson Auditorium (JSOM 1.118).

    Featured keynote speakers will be Dr. Joseph W. Madaus, director of the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability at the University of Connecticut; and Emanuel Brady, vice president for information technology and chief diversity officer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. more info  

  • Accolades

  • Professor Appointed Top Editor of IEEE Journal
  • Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

    Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

    Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir, Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication Transactions on Communications (TCOM).

    “I’m honored and thrilled to serve as editor of TCOM exactly 20 years after publishing my first TCOM paper. My guiding principle will be an unwavering commitment to integrity and excellence in everything I do, and I will expect the same from the TCOM editorial board,” said Al-Dhahir, who joined UT Dallas in 2003 after working for GE and AT&T.

    Al-Dhahir was named an IEEE Fellow in 2007 and an Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor in 2010. He is co-author of 300 papers, co-recipient of four IEEE paper awards, and co-inventor of 40 issued U.S. patents.

  • Professor Wins Prize for 'Literary Translation'
  • Dr. Sean Cotter

    Dr. Sean Cotter

    Dr. Sean Cotter, an associate professor of translation studies and literature, has received the Society for Romanian Studies Biennial Book Prize for Literary Translation and the Idea of a Minor Romania.

    The text examines translations into Romanian by writers such as Lucian Blaga, Constantin Noica and Emil Cioran after the emergence of communist rule in the country. It argues that their works highlight a “minor” mode of national identity.

    “An award from the Society for Romanian Studies is a true honor,” Cotter said. “Since the book challenges many readings of canonical authors, I am particularly pleased that the society has received it so warmly.”

    The prize comes with an award of $500 and will be presented at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies conference in November.

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