November 29, 2015


CVL Science LectureCVL Science Luncheon
Monday, Nov. 30 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Your Insula on Fire: A Role of Interoceptive Inference in Decision-making.
Speaker: Dr. Xiaosi Gu, Center for BrainHealth, UT Dallas. more info

paws for finalsPaws for Finals
Monday, Nov. 30 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Recharge your batteries by playing with a calm canine in the McDermott Library. Sign up for a time slot in the lobby. more info

TeaTea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center for some refreshing tea. more info

Study AbroadEducation Abroad Walk-In Advising
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday, Dec. 3 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Visit the International Center for advising without an appointment. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. more info

conversationEnglish Conversation Hour: Dallas Picture Share/Four-Letter Word
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (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

danceStop Pretending You Can't Dance - Country Lessons
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Open to all UT Dallas folks. No dance experience required. more info

businessProfessional Development Fair Presented by the UTD Trainer Alliance
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Visit with representatives from more than 15 campus departments that offer training and discover how you can empower yourself through learning. more info

mbaOnline MBA & Master's Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Attend this online information session if you are interested in either our full-time MBA, professional MBA — flex, online, evening cohort or one of our master's programs. more info

Dr. Ben OwenPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Title: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars.
Speaker: Dr. Ben Owen, Texas Tech University. more info

jsomThe Future of Drones
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (4:30 - 6 p.m.)
Learn how unmanned aerial systems are being commercialized to change the way we live. more info

mbaMS Finance Q-and-A Chat Session
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Learn more about our graduate degree program in finance and meet the program director for a Q-and-A chat. more info

poetryCelebrating Translation - Honoring Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Frederick Turner
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies and the Center for Translation Studies present a poetry reading by both professors. more info

mbaMaster's in Business Analytics On-Campus Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (7 - 8 p.m.)
Join us and get the latest program updates on this fast-growing program. more info

danceStop Pretending You Can't Dance - Weekly Lessons
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (8 - 11 p.m.)
Members will learn ballroom dancing. more info

outlookMicrosoft Outlook
Thursday, Dec. 3 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
Learn how to establish controls, displays, rules, permissions, security; track meeting replies; and create out-of-office messages, notes and tasks. more info

emotionEmotional Intelligence Practicum Part 3 - Understanding Others
Thursday, Dec. 3 (10 a.m. - noon)
This session focuses on the third core competency of emotional intelligence — social awareness. more info

Dr. Rosanna GuadagnoDevelopmental, Cognitive and Social/Personality Series
Thursday, Dec. 2 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Social Influence and Social Networking in the Wake of a Tornado.
Speaker: Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, UT Dallas. more info

flagVeteran Refuel
Thursday, Dec. 3 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Stop by the Veteran Services Center to relax and recharge for the final stretch of the semester. Refreshments will be provided. more info

chainMaster's in Supply Chain Management Information Session
Thursday, Dec. 3 (noon - 1 p.m.)
The session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info

financeMaster's in Finance Information Session
Thursday, Dec. 3 (1 - 2 p.m.)
The session will cover application procedures, program curriculum, online and on-campus learning options, as well as various degree requirements. more info

irbIRB Protocol Assistance Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 3 (2 - 4 p.m.)
The IRB office offers informal help 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 research projects. more info

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

mbaMBA Admission Q-and-A
Thursday, Dec. 3 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Attend this session if you are interested in either our full-time MBA, professional MBA — flex, online or evening cohort programs. more info

ohBiological Sciences 2015 Fall Seminar Series
Thursday, Dec. 3 (4 p.m.)
Title: The Role of GPR120 in Insulin Resistance.
Speaker: Dr. DaYoung Oh, University of California, San Diego. more info

handEnglish Conversation Hour: End of Semester Party
Thursday, Dec. 3 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session includes conversation, games and written activities that will improve your English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

cometJSOM Comet Experience
Friday, Dec. 4 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
This event is an opportunity for prospective students to meet with Jindal School faculty and staff, dive into their majors and get a snapshot of student life. more info

neuroBBS Neuroscience Brown Bag Talk
Friday, Dec. 4 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Title: elF4E Phosphorylation Links BDNF mRNA Translation to Pathological Pain Plasticity.
Speaker: Doctoral candidate Jamie Moy more info

callierCallier Flash Seminar
Friday, Dec. 4 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Cost Analysis of Delayed Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-Up.
Speaker: Doctoral candidate Christine Evans. more info

healthFrontiers of Brain Health Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, Dec. 4 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Migraine and Brain Plasticity
Speakers: Dr. Greg Dussor and Dr.Ted Price, UT Dallas. more info

holidayFaculty/Staff Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 4 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
Annual faculty/staff holiday party hosted by the Office of the President. more info

abroadEducation Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation
Friday, Dec. 4 (3:30 - 5 p.m.)
Topics will include: final paperwork, health and insurance, safety and ISOS, culture shock, money matters, what to pack, and arrival tips. more info

UT Dallas studentsSpring 2016 Undergraduate Transfer Orientation
Saturday, Dec. 5 (7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Students will learn about UT Dallas resources, meet with academic advising and begin the process of registering for classes. more info


Fall artsFall Arts Festival
Dec. 2 - 6
The Student Art Festival showcases the works of more than 600 students from more than 40 courses. 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 who complete all six modules will receive certificates. more info

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

  • Tuition Town HallStudent Input Sought on Tuition, Fee Proposals
  • Students are invited to join members of the UT Dallas administration for a discussion of tuition and fee proposals to be presented for consideration to The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The first town hall will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the auditorium of the Clark Center (CN 1.112). The second town hall will be presented from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the same location.

  • Accolades

  • Accounting Teacher Earns Educator Award
  • Kathy Zolton

    Kathy Zolton

    Senior lecturer Kathy Zolton, a certified public accountant who began teaching at the Naveen Jindal School of Management in 2012, earned the Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year Award from the Texas Society of CPAs at the society’s annual education conference in Austin.

    The award honors Texans who demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

    The society cited Zolton’s “engaging and enthusiastic style of teaching” and her efforts to present “abstract concepts in a memorable and visual manner” in lauding her classroom style.

    Zolton is the campus coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Under her leadership, UT Dallas has supplied more than 70 percent of the volunteer force in the Dallas- Fort Worth area and helped low-income families receive more than $9.9 million in tax refunds in 2015. read more

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