September 3, 2014


libraryTour of McDermott Library
Tuesday, Sept. 2 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Learn about the history, resources and services at the library. Tours will also be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, and 2-3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Dodgeball
Tuesday, Sept. 2 (8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
Pool play begins for six-player teams. UT Dallas battles Markit starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex, then faces Concentra at 8:45 p.m. more info

southeast asiaRegional Social: Southeast Asia
Wednesday, Sept. 3 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Southeast Asian students will get the opportunity to meet other students from their region. more info

writingWednesday Writing Hour for International Students
Wednesday, Sept. 3 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Meet the team of tutors and get in some writing practice. We’ll talk about your goals for your English-language writing and ways to achieve them. No registration required.  more info

karaokePhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Sept. 3 (4:15 - 5 p.m.)
TITLE: Into the Mantle of the Neutron Star: Probing Super(con)densed Matter under Extreme Conditions 
SPEAKER:  Dr. Will Newton (Texas A&M Commerce) more info

Illumina LiveIllumina Live
Wednesday, Sept. 3 (8 p.m.)
Illumina Live is a dance party featuring talented DJs, state-of-the-art sound, light and laser shows and a wide array of live entertainment. more info

Salsa DanceStop Pretending You Can't Dance (SPYCD)
Wednesday, Sept. 3 (8 - 10 p.m.)
The first lesson of the year will be salsa. more info

USA FlagVeteran Services Center Open House
Thursday, Sept. 4 (11 a.m. - noon)
Check out the VSC, meet UTD staff and other student veterans. Free T-shirt for the first 30 student veterans through the door. more info

karaokeRadio UTD - Karaoke at The Pub
Thursday, Sept. 4 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Radio UTD's karaoke at the pub  more info

nano objectChemistry Lecture
Friday, Sept. 5 (9 -11 a.m.)
TITLE: Using Surface Chemistry to Direct the Morphology and Deposition of Thin Films and Nanoobjects
SPEAKER:  Dr. Amy V. Walker, UT Dallas  more info

veterenWarrior SMART - High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student Veterans
Friday, Sept. 5 (9 -11 a.m.)
The Center for BrainHealth will train student veterans over the course of four weeks. more info

non-traditional studentLibrary Tools for the Nontraditional Student
Friday, Sept. 5 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the technology resources in the library’s Information Commons. Bring your own lunch. Dessert and beverages will be served. more info

geosciencesGeosciences Seminar
Friday, Sept. 5 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
TITLE: SUrface and Crustal Resonses to Lithospheric Removal Processes: Examples from Anatolia
SPEAKER:  Dr. Oguz Gogus, Instanbul Technical University more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Basketball
Friday, Sept. 5 (6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Tournament play starts at the Activity Center at UT Dallas. The tournament will continue 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. more info

GMAT ExamSeptember GMAT Prep Course (Math Session)
Friday, Sept. 5 (6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a GMAT exam preparation course to all current and prospective students. more info

GMAT ExamSeptember GMAT Prep Course (Verbal Session)
Saturday, Sept. 6 (1 -  5 p.m.)
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a GMAT exam preparation course to all current and prospective students. more info

Corporate Challenge logoCorporate Challenge 2014: Kickball
Saturday, Sept. 6 (3 - 6 p.m.)
Pool play begins for 10-player teams at the Huffhines Softball Complex in Richardson. more info

Indian DanceIndian Classical Music CIrcle: India Dance Festival
Saturday, Sept. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
India Dance Festival will present performances of Odissi and Kathak styles by the leading artists Kaustavi Sarkar and Sanjukta Sinha. more info

‘Satellites’ by Christopher Blay
Aug. 23 - Sept. 20
Artist Christopher Blay presents his most recent body of sculptural installation. more info

Welcome Week 2014
Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
Join the fun during a series of events welcoming students back to campus. There will be free food, fun and UT Dallas memorabilia. 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.-4 p.m. for refreshing tea. more info

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

  • Accolades
  • mayorcouncil2 University Staffers Join Mayor’s Star Council

    UT Dallas admissions counselor Archie Nettles and parking and transportation specialist Claudia Tatum have been selected to serve on the Mayor’s Star Council.

    The council, made up of young leaders in media, education, arts and entertainment, business, government, social sector and church, has been tasked by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to help execute the Grow South Plan, assisting with his key initiatives in education, job creation and business growth in South Dallas.
  • Professor Retains Spot
    on State Autism Panel

    Dr. Pam Rollins
    Dr. Pamela Rollins has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. As a council member, Rollins advises lawmakers and state agencies to make sure the needs of people with autism and other developmental disorders are met.

    Rollins has served on this council since 2008.

    To hear a recent interview with Rollins for National Autism Awareness month on KERA’s Think, click here.

    Leadership Dallas Picks Hinojosa for Next Class

    Raul Hinojosa Jr., director of Community Engagement at UT Dallas, recently was selected for the Leadership Dallas Class of 2015.

    Leadership Dallas is the flagship program of the Dallas Regional Chamber for leadership development and is aimed at increasing the leadership pool for community activities in the Dallas area. Participants receive in-depth education on critical issues in the community, including criminal justice, education, government and politics, as well as a history of the area, health care and human services.

    Each year, 55 people are selected to participate in the 10-month program. The participants are chosen based on their commitment to the Dallas community and their high potential for leadership.

  • Volunteerism
  • Scottish Rite Hospital (off-campus)
    Tuesday, Sept. 2 (9 a.m. - noon)

    OSV Info Booth
    Wednesday, Sept. 3 (Noon - 1 p.m.)

    Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • Social Media
  • A number of UT Dallas departments and organizations provide social media channels. A list is available on the Social Media Directory page.
  • Career Center
  • Southwest Airlines Information Session
    Thursday, Sept. 4 (3 - 4 p.m.)

    CPT Information Session
    Friday, Sept. 5 (2 - 3:30 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.
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