November 20, 2014


its-on-usIt's On Us
Monday, Nov. 17 (5 p.m.)
Support the initiative to maintain a safe learning environment for all UT Dallas students. There will be free food, T-shirts, music and educational information more info

email securityFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Email
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (10 a.m. - noon)
Attendees will learn how to protect their email in this session. more info

scavenger huntMobile Scavenger Hunt Kick-off Event
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Participate in a mobile scavenger hunt with a top prize of an iPad Mini. more info

writing proposalNSF Proposal Writing Interactive Web-based Workshop: Impact & Transportability
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (1 - 3 p.m.)
This workshop will enhance participants’ understanding of strategies for developing a project that is adaptable and potentially transformative. more info

F-1 statusChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. Advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1. more info

CookingWhat's Cooking in the Cupboard?
Tuesday, Nov. 18 & Thursday, Nov. 20 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Learn how to prepare inexpensive meals using items from the Comet Cupboard. UTDTV's Chef Judy will host a cooking demonstration and offer the best ideas for cooking in college. more info

Project ManagementApplied Project Management Forum
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (6- 8 p.m.)
Speakers from both the business and academic communities share their experiences and insights. more info

JupiterCosmic Life Society
Tuesday, Nov. 18 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Topic: A Talk on NASA's Galileo Mission to Jupiter
Speaker: Dr. Eilene Theilig, Galileo project manager. more info

DCS SeriesDCS Series
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Topic: Effects of Prior Domain Knowledge and Cognitive Flexibility on Recall and Comprehension for Expository Text
Speaker: Kari Stouffer. more info

bikingSurplus Bike Sale
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
The event is open to students, faculty and staff, and will feature 250 bicycles priced between $20 and $60. Cash or check only. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (4:15 - 5 p.m.)
Topic: Extending the Reach
Speaker: Dr. Scott Dodelson, University of Chicago. more info

Ghislaine MaxwellThe TerraMar Project
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Topic: Advancing a Platform for Transformation of the High Seas
Speaker: Ghislaine Maxwell, founder and president of the TerraMar Project. more info

project managementOnline Information Session: Project Management and Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Learn more about the programs and speak with some of the faculty and staff about the program. more info

MathematicsMathematics Colloquium
Thursday, Nov. 20 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Topic: Mathematical Models of Chromosomal DNA in Yeast Cells
Speaker: Dr. Paula Vasquez, University of South Carolina. more info

phishing scamInformation Resources - Phishing Brown Bag Session
Thursday, Nov. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Join Information Security Office staff for an informal discussion of current phishing scams and how to avoid them. more info

proposal workleNSF Proposal Writing: Interactive Web-based Workshop: Broader Impacts
Thursday, Nov. 20 (1 - 3 p.m.)
Learn how to handle broader impacts in an NSF educational project so you can better prepare proposals and implement funded efforts. more info

UT Dallas logoAnnual Service Awards
Thursday, Nov. 20 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Ceremony will recognize staff and faculty reaching service milestones of five, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service at UT Dallas. Reception to follow. more info

StudentsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Nov. 20 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

MBA MBA Admission Q-and-A
Thursday, Nov. 20 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about our Full-Time and Professional MBA programs and the admission process. more info

nwuroscienceNeuroscience Brownbag Lunch
Friday, Nov. 21 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Topic: Effect of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Extinction from Drug-seeking and Associated Changes in Metaplasticity in the Infralimbic to Basolateral Amygdala Pathway
Speaker: Jessica Pruett, doctoral student. more info

ut dallas logoPreview Friday
Friday, Nov. 21 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Preview Friday provides an opportunity for transfer students to learn more about UT Dallas. more info

FLASH SeriesFLASH Series
Friday, Nov. 14 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: Characteristics of Secondary Auditory Fields in an Animal Model of Tinnitus
Speaker: Elizabeth Buell, doctoral student. more info

ATEC Crowdfunding MonthATEC Crowdfunding Month
Nov. 6 - Dec. 5
UT Dallas' Arts and Technology Program is highlighting and promoting current crowdfunding campaigns run by ATEC faculty and students. This year, four projects have been chosen. more info

Message (Not) ReceivedMessage (Not) Received
Nov. 7 - 21
Featuring work by Rosa Menkman, Jon Satrom, Phillip Stearns, Melissa Barron, Alessandro Canova, Raluca Sturzu, Sabato Visconti, Max Capacity, Kyle Kondas and Patrick Dowling. Curated by Robin Myrick. more info

comet-cupboardHunger Wall - Don't let Hunger Hide at UT Dallas
Nov. 17 - 21
Donate to the Comet Cupboard by dropping off nonperishable food items in the Student Union. more info

Drafesman of the Apocalypse Draftsman of the Apocalypse Curated by Heyd Fontenot
Nov. 1 - Dec. 13
Hosted by CentralTrak, this exhibition depicts both observational and visionary illustration in order to conjure images of mankind’s eventual doom. more info

Ruben Nieto: PaintingsRuben Nieto: Paintings
Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
Ruben Nieto’s exposure to comic books in his youth has left an indelible impression on him and on everyone who views his current paintings. more info

Behind Closed DoorsBehinds Closed Doors
Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
In this exhibition, the viewer is given a privileged view behind closed doors that adds a voyeuristic feel to the images. more info

Tea TimeTea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women’s Center
Sept. 2 - Dec. 31
Join the Galerstein Women’s Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for refreshing tea. more info

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

  • wall-that-healsVisit Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    The Wall That Heals, a half-scale, 250-foot replica of the memorial, will be exhibited from sunset Wednesday, Nov. 19, through noon Sunday, Nov. 23, on the east lawn of the Eugene McDermott Library off Drive G.

    A public welcome ceremony featuring a flyover by the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, a 21-gun salute and keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson will be at 10 a.m. Friday. read more
  • chinese-culture-weekExplore Chinese Culture at Week's Worth of Events

  • The Confucius Institute invites you to celebrate Chinese heritage Monday through Friday at several events, including art displays, cultural performances and demonstrations of regional customs and traditions. read more

  • Accolades

  • EPPS Professor Earns  Outstanding Article Award
  •  Dr. Meghna Sabharwal

    Dr. Meghna Sabharwal

    Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, assistant professor of public affairs, authored an article that received the Journal of Public Affairs Education Outstanding Article Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

    Sabharwal's article provides the results of surveys of academic heads of U.S. schools accredited by NASPAA regarding academic support, financial support, recruitment strategies, training and development.

    Findings showed that schools with a lower percentage of students from underrepresented groups use scholarships, tuition waivers and teaching assistantships to recruit students from these populations. The survey also found that schools with higher percentages of students from underrepresented groups are able to attract faculty from minority groups at twice the rate of schools with lower percentages of students from underrepresented groups.

  • Comet Sports
  • Women's Basketball vs Austin College
    Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

    To view upcoming tournaments and games, visit
  • Volunteerism
  • Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we recognize National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

    Breads & Threads (Off-campus)
    Monday, Nov. 17 (2:15 - 5:30 p.m.)

    Comfy Blankets for Kids
    Tuesday, Nov. 18 (1:30- 3:30 p.m.)

    The Stewpot (Off-campus)
    Wednesday, Nov. 19 (10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

    OSV Info Booth
    Wednesday, Nov. 19 (noon - 1 p.m.)

    Caring with Cookies
    Thursday, Nov. 20 (2 - 4 p.m.)

    Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • Oral Examinations
  • Oluleye Olorode
    Electrical Engineering
    Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.
    ECSN 4.728
  • Career Center
  • Make Networking Work For You
    Monday, Nov. 17 (2 - 2:45 p.m.)

    Ooyala Information Session
    Tuesday, Nov. 18 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

    Bell Helicopter Information Session
    Tuesday, Nov. 18 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

    Teachers Latin America - Recruiting
    Tuesday, Nov. 18 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

    Building a Professional Resume
    Wednesday, Nov. 19 (12 - 12:45 p.m.)

    Creating a Cover Letter for Your Job Search
    Wednesday, Nov. 19 (1- 1:45 p.m.)

    Find a Job Through LinkedIn and Social Media
    Wednesday, Nov. 19 (4- 5 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.
  • 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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