February 27, 2015


Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering Seminar
Monday, Feb. 23 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Interdisciplinary Engineering Research Using Efficient Uncertainty-Based Prediction Models
Speaker: Dr. Arif Malik, St. Louis University. more info

CVL Science SeriesCVL Science Series
Monday, Feb. 23 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Examining the Role of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor in Synaptic and Structural Plasticity Associated with Fear Memory Consolidation
Speaker: Dr. Marie Monfils, UT Austin. more info

10-Week Wellness Challenge10-Week Wellness Challenge Activity Series: Zumba
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a free Zumba class, part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge activity series. more info

microbiolgyMicrobiology Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Title: Cellular Barcoding for High-Throughput and Quantitative Analysis of Stem Cell Behaviors In Vivo
Speaker: Dr. Sanggu Kim, UCLA. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. more info

emotional intelligenceEmotional Intelligence Practicum Part 4, Relationshipping Others
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Open to any staff or faculty who previously attended the introductory class “Emotional Intelligence: A New Standard for Success in the Workplace.” more info

UT dallas commencementComet Countdown to Commencement
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (2 - 6 p.m.)
Gather information about commencement, alumni benefits, job search assistance and more. Free T-shirts for seniors while supplies last. more info

Foreign NationalsImmigration Attorney Seminar
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Student advisors will give you an overview of the extension of F-1 status under cap-gap regulations for students. Attorney David Swaim will explain the transition from OPT to H-1B and Permanent Residency. more info

NeuroNeuroscience Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Title: Neuronal Circuits Controlling the Formation and Recollection of Fear Memory
Speaker: Dr. Mario A. Penzo, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. more info

thesisGraduate Student Workshop: Finding Your Evidence/From Evidence to Proof
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
This interactive session will show how to incorporate library research into your writing to support your thesis idea or argument. more info

CERT TrainincCERT Training Class
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (6 - 9 p.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 26 (6 - 9 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 28 (8 a.m. - noon)
This is the initial, basic training needed to become a CERT member. All classes and the final drill must be attended. Registration required. more info

The Brain: An Owners Guide logo2015 The Brain: An Owner’s Guide Lecture Series
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (6:15 - 8:15 p.m.) (Postponed)
Title: The Brain Science Behind Golf: Why Some Experience the “Yips”
Speaker: Dr. Debbie Crews. more info

Fifty Shades of GreyTech on Tap: ‘50 Shades of Acceptance: Mainstreaming the Taboo
Tuesday, Feb. 24 (7 - 8 p.m.) (Postponed)
Dr. Joanna Gentsch will talk about social learning theory and recent studies examining whether relationships like those depicted in 50 Shades of Grey influence women in their romantic choices. more info

Tissue EngineeringMechanical Engineering Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Title: Up-to-Date Bio-applications with Instron’s New Tissue Engineering and Mechanical Characterization Systems
Speaker: Dr. Bo Zhou. more info

Futuristic workplaceThe American Workplace
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Career Center staff will explain what to expect when working for a U.S. company. A panel of international students who have worked in the U.S. will share their experiences. more info

Catch Comet PrideCatch Comet Pride - Session 2
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Participants will be reintroduced to the customer service model and exposed to customer service best practices and common barriers to providing good service. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Topic: The Classical Mechanics of Non-adiabatic Quantum
Speaker: Dr. David Dunlap, University of New Mexico. more info

The Big DinnerAfrican-American Heritage Celebration: The Big Dinner
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) (Postponed)
The annual Black History Month celebration will feature the student-produced documentary 100: Where Do We Go from Here? followed by a Q-and-A session with the director and producer Cornel Walton. more info

Walk a Mile in My ShoesWalk a Mile in My Shoes Slam Poetry Workshop #4
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
This performance poetry contest emphasizes the importance of empathy and diversity through works of poetry. more info

coffeeFree Coffee Chat for All JSOM Students
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Jindal School students are invited to enjoy free coffee and cookies as they network with other students, professors and deans. more info

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman Forum on Life Under Apartheid
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (6 - 9 p.m.)
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights,” UT Dallas is hosting a panel discussion that includes South African natives who lived under apartheid laws. more info

Walter Ned Skip Hollandsworth‘Bernie’ Screening and Screenwriter Q-and-A
Wednesday, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m.)
Watch a screening of the Richard Linklater movie Bernie and participate in a Q-and-A session with screenwriter Skip Hollandsworth. more info

Dr. Alexander RutushnyBiology Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 26 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Topic: Mathematical Modeling of Dynamical Biological Systems
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Ratushny, Seattle BioMed and Institute for Systems Biology. more info

womanEmotional Intelligence Practicum: Part I - Know Yourself
Thursday, Feb. 26 (10 a.m. - noon)
Open to any staff or faculty who previously attended “Emotional Intelligence: A New Standard for Success in the Workplace.” more info

e-weekIntroduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Thursday, Feb. 26 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Students from Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School will visit UT Dallas for a day of engineering fun led by student leaders and organizations. more info

mechanical engineeringMechanical Engineering Seminar
Thursday, Feb. 26 (11 a.m. - noon)
Topic: Attaining Disruptive Performance from Nanoscale Materials and Devices
Speaker: Dr. Arunkumar Subramanian, Virginia Commonwealth University. more info

MBAFull-Time MBA Information Session
Thursday, Feb. 26 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. more info

Supply Chain ManagementMS in Supply Chain Management
Thursday, Feb. 26 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info

passportsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Feb. 26 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

Lunar New Year CelebrationLunar New Year Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 26 (6 - 9 p.m.) (Canceled)
Join the Multicultural Center in celebrating the holiday with free food, games and performances. more info

Dr. Michael PuettConfucius Institute Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Topic: Why Classical Chinese Philosophy Still Matters in the Age of Globalization
Speaker: Dr. Michael Puett, Harvard University. more info

researchElectrical and Computer Engineering Lecture
Friday, Feb. 27 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Topic: Fully Integrated CMOS Platforms for Microwave-Based Label-Free Chemical/Biochemical Sensing
Speaker: Dr. Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M University. more info

UTD logoPreview Friday
Friday, Feb. 27 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Transfer students can learn more about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and campus life. Academic advisors will conduct school-specific information sessions. more info

Education AbroadEducation Abroad: Information Session
Friday, Feb. 27 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, application process and more. more info

geophysicsGeosciences Seminar
Friday, Feb. 27 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Topic: Seismic Structure of the European Continent-Wavespeeds, Attenuation of Anistropy
Speaker: Dr. Hejun Zhu, faculty candidate. more info

high school studentsBattle of the Brains: High School Programming Contest
Saturday, Feb. 28 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Teams of up to three students compete in concurrent contests. Lunch will be served for all participants. Everyone will get a T-shirt and certificate. more info

video game designBasics of Game Design
Saturday, Feb. 28 (5:30 - 9 p.m.)
Center for Computer Science Education and Outreach welcomes middle and high school students and their families to a presentation and demo by Jacob Cordeiro, a math and gaming enthusiast who wrote three books on “Minecraft” and gaming. more info

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman Exhibition
Feb. 23 - March 27
The M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation is sponsoring a traveling exhibition highlighting the work of Helen Suzman, a former South African parliamentarian who devoted her life to fighting apartheid laws. more info

Who's Afraid of Chuck and George?‘Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?’
Feb. 13 - April 4
Artist duo Brian Jones and Brian Scott work together as “Chuck & George,” who are alternately the protagonists and antagonists of a campy universe. more info

Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget‘Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget’
Feb. 19 - 28
Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget is a mystical Western that follows the adventures of a simple cowboy through the shadows of the underworld to the edges of the universe. more info

Online DebateNational Debate Tournament District 3 Qualifier and Mid-American Classic
Feb. 27 - March 1
UT Dallas will host the District III National Debate Tournament regional qualifying tournament. more info

500X Gallery in Dallas‘Love Us for Good’
Feb. 27 - March 13
The multimedia exhibition features works from members of 500X Gallery, which recently marked its 35th anniversary. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X. more info

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