This Week at UT Dallas
Events and Announcements for May 20 – May 26
Summer 2013 Transfer Student Orientation
Tuesday, May 21 (9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Newly admitted Comets will have the opportunity to meet other students and prepare for in-class and out-of-class experiences at summer orientation. For transfer students only. More info
International Student Orientation
Wednesday, May 22 (8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
International students that will be attending UT Dallas starting in summer 2013 have the chance to meet fellow students and prepare for classes. More info
Catch Comet Pride - Session 2
Wednesday, May 22 (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Participants in this session will learn customer service best practices and common barriers to providing good service with a special focus on welcoming behaviors. More info
Center for BrainHealth Lecture
Wednesday, May 22 (12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
Topic: MRIs and Brain Health
Speaker: Dr. Sina Aslan, Founder and President of AdvanceMRI.
Managers' and Supervisors' Certificate
Thursday, May 23 (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Participants will explore key concepts behind employee motivation and learn the importance of using recognition and praise to honor employees and enhance productivity. More info
Friday, May 24 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Preview Fridays provide an opportunity for transfer students to learn more about UT Dallas. Enrollment Service advisors will provide detailed information about admissions, financial aid and more. More info
Office of Student Volunteerism
Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
That Mortal Coil
May 11 – June 15
CentralTrak presents a group exhibition in which artists confront Western society’s prescribed aesthetic standards, becoming activists in a dynamic form of social protest. More info
BrainHealth Frontiers Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 29 (12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
Topic: Brain Health
Speaker: Dr. Caroline Zink, investigator, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Lieber Institute.
Friday, May 31 (1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
Topic: “Jitter-Tolerance and Blocker-Tolerance of Analog-to-Digital Converters for SAW-Less Multi-Standard Receivers”
Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Hoyos, A&M. More info
Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comet Cruiser Route 884
to be Discontinued May 20
UT Dallas’ Comet Cruiser Route 884 will be discontinued Monday, May 20. The pilot route took riders to and from the UT Dallas traffic circle and Lloyd Drive, but is being halted because of low ridership.
Students and staff members who have used that route will be able to travel to and from campus via regular DART bus routes by taking Bus 350 on Preston Road and transferring to Bus 362 on Campbell Road. UT Dallas students may use these routes by showing their UT Dallas DART passes. For schedule information, visit the DART website.
UT Dallas Comet Cruiser Route 883, which travels from the Bush Turnpike station through campus and on to McCallum Boulevard, will add a Wal-Mart run three times an hour on Fridays. The Wal-Mart leg of the route will add 10 minutes to the pick-up time on McCallum.
UT Dallas has added a GPS tracking system so Comet Cruiser riders will know bus arrival times at each stop.
For more information, visit the Parking & Transportation website or call 972-883-2438.
Jonsson Academic Center Set
for 8-Week Roofing Project
Facilities Management will begin replacing the roof of the Erik Jonsson Academic Center and the University Theatre beginning the week of May 20. The project will last about eight weeks, weather permitting.
During this work, exterior pedestrian pathways will be slightly altered to ensure safe passage around the building. Please pay close attention to directional signage and exercise caution when traversing this area.
Any questions about this project should be directed to Steve Lyles, assistant director of maintenance and operations, at extension 2148.
FINAL ORAL EXAMINATIONS
Wednesday, May 22 (9:30 a.m.), ECSN 2.702
Fadwa B. Elashi
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m., GR 4.209
Kirk E. Roberts
Friday, May 24 (2:30 p.m.), ECSS 2.203
Tuesday, May 28 (11 a.m.), JSOM 1.517
Elaine A. Dolan
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Tuesday, May 28 (1:30 p.m.), JO 4.306