February 24, 2017


Nnedi Okorafor

On Friday, Feb. 24, the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology presents novelist Dr. Nnedi Okorafor for a lecture covering interstellar citizenship, the concept of home, the Nigerian American experience and how it’s all science fiction. more info

Events, Lectures, Seminars

computer programmingComputer Science Seminar
Monday, Feb. 20 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: "Probabilistic Inference of Inter-Component Communication in Mobile Applications."
Speaker: Dr. Damien Octeau, Google. more info

science seriesCVL Science Luncheon Series
Monday, Feb. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: “What are the Relationships Between Default Mode Activity, Memory Encoding and Age-related Memory Decline?”
Speaker: Dr. Michael Rugg, Center for Vital Longevity. more info

student in UTD shirtStudent Ambassador Interest Session
Monday, Feb. 20 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Learn about serving as a student abassador. more info

studentJunior Year Experience: Comet Credit
Monday, Feb. 20 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Debunk the myths, understand the facts and learn how to start building good credit today. Light snacks and junior year T-shirts while supplies last. more info

binary consciousnessComer Collection: Binary Consciousness Gallery Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (2 p.m.)
Exhibit curator Dr. Giraud Polite will give a talk followed by a reception at 2:45 p.m. more info

teaTea Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women's Center for refreshing tea. more info


Education AbroadEducation Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
This is a required component of the study abroad application process, and will include valuable information to help you prepare for your study abroad experience. more info

atecEdith O'Donnell Institute of Art History Workshop Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (4 p.m.)
Title: "The Great Chain of Being Black: Images of the Lynched Black Body as Participatory Fandom."
Speaker: Poe Johnson, Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellow. more info

passportEnglish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. more info


chessChessFest Awards Ceremony & Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (6:15 - 8 p.m.)
Title: "Why We Study Chess All Wrong."
Speaker: Andrew Soltis, International Grandmaster, author, journalist and 2017 recipient of the UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year Award. more info

brain healthThe Brain: An Owner's Guide Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (6:15 - 8:15 p.m.)
Title: "The Teenage Brain: Harnessing the Power of Change."
Speaker: Dr. Adriana Galván, UCLA. more info

UTD studentsStudent Organization Center: Risk Management Training
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (6:30 - 8:15 p.m.)
Annual risk management training for student organizations. more info

community conversation Community Conversations
Tuesday, Feb. 21 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Join us for an interactive panel discussion about the criminal justice system and recent social events. more info

firefighterFire Extinguisher Training
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Learn about fire extinguishers including how and when to use them. more info

libraryUnlocking Grant Money: Finding Research Funding Today
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (11 a.m. - noon)
The McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a ProQuest COS database provided to assist researchers in finding funding opportunities. more info

two studentsLeadership Workshop: Challenge the Process
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Join Student Leadership Programs as we explore the third practice of the Student Leadership Challenge Model. more info

JSOM buildingMS in Marketing Online Information Presentation
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This information session is for those interested in the program. It is open to all prospective students, including those nearing completion of their undergraduate degrees. more info

campusGraduate Workshop Series
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
This workshop focuses on how titles and abstracts can play a role in getting your article published and your conference paper accepted. more info

Arora and Arunachalam Computer Engineering Colloquium
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (3:30 - 5 p.m.)
Doctoral candidates Sameer Arora and Harish Babu Arunachalam will speak about their research. more info


two students International Student Conversation Group
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (4 - 5:30 p.m.)
Connect with other international students to discuss shared experiences. more info


keyboardCitation Resources Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Learn about resources for creating accurate citations and reference lists in your research papers. more info


resume reviewWomen in Science Alliance: Resume Review
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (5:30 - 8 p.m.)
All students are invited to this WSA resume review event with a Career Center representative. more info


Student Wellness CenterBody Image Movie Screening
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (6 p.m.)
Get a detailed look at how the media can affect our own perceptions of beauty and body image. more info


networkingCybersecurity Club: Networking Session
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (6 - 7 p.m.)
This event features industry speakers who share knowledge in information assurance and security. more info

House CupHouse Cup: Geography Bee
Wednesday, Feb. 22 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Are you a geography wizard? Join your residential area and buzz your way to House Cup points. more info

pathogen illustrationBlood-Borne Pathogen Training
Thursday, Feb. 23 (10 - 10:45 a.m.)
Get general information about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. more info

professionalsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Feb. 23 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

libraryRefWorks: Introduction and Beyond the Basics
Thursday, Feb. 23 (3 - 4 p.m.)
This workshop covers RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool provided by the library. more info

headphonesSound Design Club Guest Speaker Event
Thursday, Feb. 23 (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Chris Miller, sound designer and UT Dallas alumnus, will discuss sound design in video games. more info

writing on boardEnglish Conversation Hour: Game Day
Thursday, Feb. 23 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. Improve your English skills and knowledge of American culture. more info

Neuroscience SeriesNeuroscience Seminar Series
Thursday, Feb. 23 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: "The Dopamine Prediction Error: It’s Not What You Think It Is."
Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum, NIH. more info

Comet CentsComet Cents: Tax Basics
Thursday, Feb. 23 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about tax forms, filing and where to find additional help. more info

Big DinnerThe Big Dinner: African-American Heritage Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 23 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a traditional soul food dinner at this annual Black History Month celebration. more info

ElledanceworksElledanceworks Faculty @ Five Performance
Thursday, Feb. 23 (5:30 p.m.)
Elledanceworks will present an informal performance and discussion featuring current works-in-progress and audience favorites. more info

doctor strangeMeteor Theater: Doctor Strange
Thursday, Feb. 23 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Join us with Marvel's biggest head-trip yet and pick up some free “Doctor Strange” swag. more info

bbs colloquiumBBS Colloquium
Friday, Feb. 24 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Title: "Mechanisms of Statistical Learning in Infancy."
Speaker: Dr. Scott Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles. more info

steering wheelGolf Cart Safety Training
Friday, Feb. 24 (10 - 11 a.m.)
This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts. more info

globeWebinar: Islam in America and on our Campuses
Friday, Feb. 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn traditions and definitions related to Islam and gain an understanding of the needs of students of the Muslim faith. Lunch will be served. more info

Rashaunda HendersonEngineering and Computer Science Seminar
Friday, Feb. 24 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: "Integration and Packaging Strategies for Millimeter-wave CMOS."
Speaker: Dr. Rashaunda Henderson, UT Dallas. more info

BrainHealthFrontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Feb. 24 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: "Enabling Ability: The Future of Human-Machine Interaction."
Speaker: Dr. Cori Lathan, founder and CEO, AnthroTronix Inc. more info

mathMathematical Sciences Colloquium
Friday, Feb. 24 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: "What Quantum Mechanics Knows About Moduli Spaces of Algebraic Curves."
Speaker: Dr. Vasilisa Shramchenko, Université de Sherbrooke. more info

geoscienceGeosciences Seminar
Friday, Feb. 24 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Title: "Fracked, Tarred and Feathered: What Happens When Academic Scientists Do Sciences Related to Public Policy."
Speaker: Dr. Donald Siegel, Syracuse University. more info

dancingAaja Nachle Mixer
Friday, Feb. 24 (6 - 10:45 p.m.)
Join the Indian Cultural Association for a dance competition and mixer. more info

JSOMExecutive MBA Information Session
Saturday, Feb. 25 (10:30 a.m. - noon)
Join us to learn about the EMBA program and how it can prepare you to be C-suite effective. more info




through the lens'Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade'
Jan. 21 - Feb. 25
This exhibition will explore the use of photography and video in contemporary art to recontextualize the object through approaches adopted by Surrealist and Dada artists. more info

osv cardsOSV February Stationary & Greeting Card Drive
Feb. 1 - Feb. 28
Assist the Office of Student Volunteerism to bring joy and celebration to low-income senior citizens in nursing homes throughout the Dallas community. more info

comer collectionComer Collection: Binary Consciousness
Feb. 17 - March 10
This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. more info

writingEODIAH Symposium: Artists' Writings on Materials and Techniques
Feb. 24 - Feb. 25
This symposium that brings together art historians, curators and conservators to explore artists’ writings about materials and techniques. more info

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