November 1, 2014


Dr. Wendy LowerEinspruch Lecture Series
Monday, Oct. 27 (9:30 a.m.)
Title: Traitors to the Homeland: Nazi Collaborators and Soviet Trials in Ukraine
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College. more info

CVL Science SeriesCVL Science Series
Monday, Oct. 27 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: STAC-R: A Revision of the Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition
Speaker: Dr. Denise C. Park, UT Dallas. more info

Emotional IntelligenceEmotional Intelligence Practicum: Part 2 - Manage Yourself
Monday, Oct. 27 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn why it’s important to be able to manage yourself in the face of disruptive emotions and how to behave less impulsively. more info

UT Dallas logoDiscover UT Dallas
Monday, Oct. 27 (4 - 6 p.m.)
High school juniors, seniors, transfer students and their families will get a chance to learn more about UT Dallas. more info

Protect your computer data.Student Info Security Awareness Certificate - Online Security and Privacy
Monday, Oct. 27 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
Learn the potential risks of using social networking and communication sites and how to keep yourself and your data safe. more info

Online SecurityFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Identity Theft
Tuesday, Oct. 28 (10 a.m. - noon)
This session will explore common methods and motivations and offer ways to identify and avoid identity theft. more info

Credit CardBuilding Credit in the U.S.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Learn how to make educated financial decisions by learning common banking terms and ask knowledgeable staff your questions. more info

Catch Comet PrideCatch Comet Pride (Session 1)
Tuesday, Oct. 28 (2 - 4:30 p.m.)
Participants will continue to look at how to deliver good service to customers. more info

Carved PumpkinsRoad Warrior Pumpkin Carving
Tuesday, Oct. 28 (3 - 6 p.m.)
Pumpkins and carving supplies will be available while supplies last. more info

DCS SeriesDCS Series
Wednesday, Oct. 29 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Title: BMI Trajectories in Early Childhood Predicting Cardiovascular Health in Adolescence.
Speaker: Brittany Boyer, doctoral student, UT Dallas.  more info

Veteran SaluteStudent Veterans: Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews with MedSynergies
Wednesday, Oct. 29 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Attend an information session about MedSynergies, including how to transition from the military to corporate world. more info

Personal StatementWednesday Writing Hour for International Students: Personal Statements for Applications
Wednesday, Oct. 29 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Get advice and practice your personal statements for all kinds of applications. more info

Higgs EraPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 29 (4:15 - 5 p.m.)
Topic: Strong Interactions of Elementary Particles in the Higgs Era
Speaker: Dr. Pavel Nadolsky, SMU. more info

Supply Chain ManagementOnline Information Session: Project Management and Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management
Wednesday, Oct. 29 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Learn more about the programs and speak with some of the faculty and staff. more info

Apple logoTechnology Store - Apple - Enhancing Course Content with Mobile Technology
Thursday, Oct. 30 (10 a.m. - noon)
Learn strategies for improving faculty engagement and creating new instructional opportunities. more info

Student WellnessPumpkin Power
Thursday, Oct. 30 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
A registered dietician will discuss the benefits of pumpkin and distribute samples of healthy pumpkin snacks while supplies last. more info

Identity TheftFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness Certificate - Identity Theft
Thursday, Oct. 30 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This session will explore common methods and motivations and offer ways to identify and avoid identity theft. more info

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

Codebreaker10th Anniversary Celebration - Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI)
Thursday, Oct. 30 (3:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
There will be an open house showcasing cybersecurity research by faculty and students, followed by a screening of the film “Codebreaker.” more info

business schoolWhat I Wished I Learned in Business School
Thursday, Oct. 30 (4 - 5 p.m.)
The Career Management Center at the Naveen Jindal School of Management presents a workshop facilitated by David Charney of Stealth Monitoring. more info

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

Dr. David Porter Confucius Institute Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 30 (7:30 p.m.)
Topic: Early Modern China and England: Connections and Comparisons in Literature and the Arts
Speaker: Dr. David Porter, University of Michigan. more info

TexSAW4th Annual Texas Security Awareness Week (TexSAW) Student Workshops and Competition
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 (various times)
Students interested in cybersecurity will be exposed to concepts that will expand their knowledge of computing and broaden their career opportunities. more info

Center for Children and Families' Fifth Annual Fall Forum
Friday, Oct. 31 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Topic: Ensuring Children’s Success in School: Effective Teacher-child Interactions in Early Education
Speaker: Dr. Robert Pianta, the University of Virginia. more info

sales executiveMock Interview Day for Davidson Management Honors Program
Friday, Oct. 31 (9 a.m. - noon)
Participants are encouraged to dress in their best interview clothes, prepare an “elevator speech” and bring a resume. more info

FLASH SeriesFLASH Series
Friday, Oct. 31 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: Precursors to Social Communication: An Intervention Study
Speaker: Dr. Pamela Rollins, UT Dallas. more info

BrainHealth SeriesBrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, Oct. 31 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: Stalking an Alzheimer Gene in the Far Mountains of Columbia
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik, University of California, Santa Barbara. more info

chess9th Annual Svetozar Gilgoric Transatlantic Cup Chess Match
Friday, Oct. 31 (12:30 - 3 p.m.)
UT Dallas will face the University of Belgrade. Snacks will be served. more info

UT Dallas logo Preview Friday
Friday, Oct. 31 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Transfer students can learn more about UT Dallas from enrollment service advisors and academic advisors. more info

pumpkinsIntercultural Programs Pumpkin Carving Event
Friday, Oct. 31 (4 - 6 p.m.)
This event is for iFriends or international students with spouse and family only. more info

Trunk or TreatTrunk or Treat
Friday, Oct. 31 (6 - 8 p.m.)
Join Residential Life as they host a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. more info

Criminal Justice ForumCriminal Justice Forum
Saturday, Nov. 1 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Members of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will give students the opportunity to learn about the career field. more info

Kelly DurbinKelly Durbin and Friends
Saturday, Nov. 1 (8 p.m.)
Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin invites local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard. more info

Flu ShotFree Employee Flu Shots
Oct. 30 - 31
Online registration for the free UT Dallas 2014 Flu Shot Clinic is open to faculty, staff, retirees and family members. more info

ChrysanthemumKiku Matsuri 2014: A Chrysanthemum Festival
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
Kiku Matsuri is the last of the five festivals that ancient farmers observed with each complete cycle of the moon. 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

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  • Celebration of SupportUniversity to Celebrate Successful Campaign

    On Wednesday, the campus will mark the successful finale of the University’s first comprehensive campaign and the first UT Dallas Founders Day.

    Supporters of Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond will join University leadership at the fourth annual Celebration of Support reception from 6 to 8 p.m. under the Trellis. The invitation-only event marks the final stage of the five-year campaign.

    Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to join the outdoor festivities from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be food trucks, a DJ, dancing and giveaways at the roundabout area on the south end of the mall. At 8 p.m., all guests will be treated to a pyrotechnics and laser light show. Read more

    Gala to Mark Creation of New Art History Institute

    The University’s newly established Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History will be celebrated Wednesday and Thursday with a gathering of prominent art historians and museum leadership from around the world. The institute has been founded through a $17 million gift from longtime patron of the arts Edith O’Donnell, and aims to become one of the pre-eminent centers for art history research and training in the U.S.

    The two-day event will be held at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Scholars from the Institute of Fine Arts, the Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Clark Art Institute will address the state of the field and the impact of digital technology and scientific research on art historical research and conservation. 

  • Comet Sports
  • To view upcoming tournaments and games, visit
  • Volunteerism
  • Alternative Spring Break Interest Session
    Tuesday, Oct. 28 (11 a.m. - noon)

    Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • Oral Examinations
  • Alexis Jill Cass
    Policy and Political Economy
    Monday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
    GT 3.316

    Nazly Nooriah Dyer
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Monday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
    JO 4.306

    Julia Sergeevna Bykova
    Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
    PHY 1.606

    Nicholas Ley Cornell
    Friday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m.
    PHY 1.606

    Massa J. Shoura
    Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m.
    ECSS 3.910

    Elizabeth Ann Rainbolt
    Friday, Oct. 31 at 2:15 p.m.
    CN 1.102
  • Career Center
  • Insightful Tips on Answering Behavioral Interviewing Questions
    Monday, Oct. 27 (2 - 2:45 p.m.)

    CPT Information Session
    Tuesday, Oct. 28 (10- 11:30 a.m.)

    Making Networking Work for You
    Tuesday, Oct. 28 (noon - 12:45 p.m.)

    Networking Mixer for Finance Majors
    Tuesday, Oct. 28 (3 - 5 p.m.)

    Internship in Ireland Information Session
    Wednesday, Oct. 29 (11 a.m. - noon)

    Improve Your Resume & Cover Letter Writing
    Wednesday, Oct. 29 (5 - 6 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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