March 28, 2015


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

Marcus NeustetterARS Research Colloquia Series
Monday, March 23 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Art-Science Collaboration as an Opportunity for Social Change — Perspectives and Experiments from a South African Art Activist
Speaker: Marcus Newstetter, South Africa. more info

CVL Science SeriesCVL Science Series
Monday, March 23 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: How Does Testing Affect Learning?
Speaker: Dr. Steve Nelson, Baylor University. 
more info

Study AbroadPre-Departure Orientation
Monday, March 23 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
A required component of the application process for Education Abroad students, the event will help you prepare for your experience. more info

Splatterdance at UT DallasSpringapalooza’s Splatter Dance
Monday, March 23 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Get blasted by paint cannons while dancing to the latest hits with your fellow Comets. Start an all-out paint war with friends or just bust a move. more info

10-Week Wellness Challenge10-Week Wellness Challenge Activity Series: Self-Defense
Tuesday, March 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
The class is part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge activity series sponsored by the UT Dallas Wellness Committee. RSVP is required. more info

Wellness and NutritionLunch and Learn
Tuesday, March 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Sarah Kirkman with Provant Health will serve as the guest speaker for a lunch and learn focused on health and nutrition. more info

financeMS Finance Information Session
Tuesday, March 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum, online and on-campus learning options as well as various degree requirements. more info

lighteningStorm Spotter Training
Tuesday, March 24 (1 - 4 p.m.)
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety will host Skywarn, a free storm spotter training session. Mark Fox, regional training officer with the National Weather Service, will lead the course. more info

Six Thinking HatsSix Thinking Hats
Tuesday, March 24 (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Explore a different way or approach to thinking pioneered by Dr. Edward De Bono. This approach, referred to as “parallel thinking,” is also known as the “Six Thinking Hats” method. more info

writing proposalsWriting Good Proposals
Tuesday, March 24 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Proposal writing is different than article writing or dissertation writing. The Office of Research Development will discuss those differences and how to tweak your writing to accommodate them. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, March 24 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
ISSO international student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1 from specific visa types. more info

UT Dallas ringUT Dallas Ring Days
Tuesday, March 24 (2 - 6 p.m.) and
Wednesday, March 25 (2 - 6 p.m.)
The UT Dallas ring is a tangible reminder of your academic achievements and your time at the University. View the rings and get your questions answered by Balfour representatives. more info

coffee breakCoffee Break with Research Development: Budget Justifications
Tuesday, March 24 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Learn how a few tweaks can help your budget justification make your case with reviewers. more info

Big Bad Comedy Show Featuring Retta
Tuesday, March 24 (8 p.m.)
Actress and comedian Retta (Parks and Recreation) will perform. Opening act will be comedian Prashanth Venkataramanujam, winner of the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival. more info

Education AbroadEducation Abroad: Information Session
Wednesday, March 25 (11 a.m. - noon)
Discover the opportunities that UT Dallas Education Abroad offers in this one-hour session. more info

Dr. Joel StitzelBiomedical Engineering Lecture
Wednesday, March 25 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Biomechanics in Sports and Vehicle Safety: Injury Metrics, Computational Modeling, and Innovation
Speaker: Dr. Joel Stitzel, Virginia Tech. more info

Catch Comet PrideCatch Comet Pride (Session Three)
Wednesday, March 25 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Building on the skills emphasized in session two, participants will learn about delivering good customer service under stress. more info

filing taxesInternational Student Tax Filing Workshop: 8843 Form
Wednesday, March 25 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
International students who did not receive U.S. Source Income but were present in the United States more than 30 days in 2014, you will need fill out an 8843 form. more info

Matthew BrownArts and Humanities Lecture
Wednesday, March 25 (7:30 p.m.)
Topic: Love Slaves and Wonder Women: Values, Social Reform, and the Psychology of William Moulton Marston
Speaker: Dr. Matthew J. Brown, UT Dallas. more info

emotional awarenessEmotional Intelligence Practicum: Part 1 - Know Yourself
Thursday, March 26 (10 a.m. - noon)
Learn what effective self-awareness looks like and certain skills you can use to increase your self-awareness. more info

fraud10th Annual Fraud Conference
Thursday, March 26 through Friday, March 27
The Jindal School of Management is holding the 10th Annual Fraud Conference, which includes workshops on Thursday and the conference on Friday. more info

Dr. Shashank SIrsiBiological and Electrical Engineering Lecture
Thursday, March 26 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Topic: Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast Agents: Bioimaging, Drug Delivery, and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. Shasshank R. Sirsi, MIT. more info

neuro imageMechanical Engineering Lecture
Thursday, March 26 (11 a.m. - noon)
Topic: Optimizing Robotic Neurorehabilitation Through Combination of Haptics and Neuroimaging
Speaker: Dr. Fabrizio Sergi, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy. more info

Grant FundingUnlocking Grant Money: Finding Research Funding Today
Thursday, March 26 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
The Office of Research Development and Eugene McDermott Library will host a demonstration of Pivot, a  database that assists researchers in finding funding. more info

Kim OlsonWomen’s History Month Celebration: Inspiring the Generation of History Makers
Thursday, March 26 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Retired Col. Kim Olson, author of Iraq & Back, will recount the sacrifices and commitments of the women in the past and inspire today’s generation to make history in the future. more info

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

concertNight Moves: Extremely Awesome Concert
Thursday, March 26 (8 - 11 p.m.)
Come out and move through the night to music performed by DJ Sober, Topic and Body Language at the Chess Plaza. Food trucks will be available to all students. more info

Study AbroadEducation Abroad Walk-in Advising
Friday, March 27 (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Come to the International Center during Education Abroad walk-in hours for advising without an appointment. more info

Friday, March 27 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Comet-CON returns with movie screenings, lectures, gaming and a talk by Christopher Sabat, voice actor from the Dragon Ball Z series. more info

seamless chipsetPhysics Lecture
Friday, March 27 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Quantum Transport in Industrial Silicon CMOS Devices and Circuits
Speaker: Dr. Mark Lee, UT Dallas. more info

applied mathMathematical Sciences Colloquium Series
Friday, March 27 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: Hamiltonian Dynamics in the Linear Search Problem
Speaker: Vadim Zharnitsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. more info

Student Services Bldg. UT DallasPreview Friday
Friday, March 27 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Preview Friday provides transfer students with the opportunity to learn more about UT Dallas. more info

Student Services Bldg. UT DallasA Tribute to The Beatles
Friday, March 27 (8 p.m.)
Saturday, March 28 (2 p.m.)
The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and Advanced Voice students pay tribute to one of the most influential groups of the rock era, The Beatles. 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

visual artsTexas Visual Arts Association High School Art Exhibition and Competition
Feb. 28-March 29
The annual TVAA High School Art Exhibition and Competition promotes excellence in the visual arts among high school students. more info

nature sceneComer Collection: ‘Of Nature’
March 27 - April 24
“Of Nature” presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world — from an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena. more info

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

  • springapalooza-logoSUAAB Packs Fun, Food into Springapalooza
  • The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board has released its lineup for Springapalooza, an annual weeklong bash on campus.

    Among this year’s highlights are Splatter Dance, Big Bad Comedy Show featuring Retta, Comet-CON and a performance by the band Body Language. read more

  • international weekInternational Week Set
    for March 30- April 3

    UT Dallas will celebrate the food, music and cultures of its more than 5,500 international students during International Week festivities, March 30 through April 3.

    The annual tradition will showcase cultural diversity from around the world with a talent show, dance party, tea house and more. read more

  • Accolades

  • Engineering Student Earns Best Paper Award
  • Trevor Allen

    Trevor Allen

    Trevor Allen, an electrical engineering doctoral student, recently won the best paper award at the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.

    The paper describes the design of a practical, low-complexity method to secure wireless multiple-antenna communications. Allen is supervised by Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir, Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor.

  • Comet Sports
  • tennisBaseball vs. McMurry
    Tuesday, March 24, 2 p.m.

    Softball vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (doubleheader)
    Tuesday, March 24, 5 and 7 p.m.

    Tennis vs. Howard Payne
    Friday, March 27, 1 p.m.

    Softball vs. East Texas Baptist
    Friday, March 27, 6 p.m.

    Tennis vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor
    Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m.

    Softball vs. East Texas Baptist (doubleheader)
    Saturday, March 28, noon and 2 p.m.

    To view upcoming tournaments and games, visit
  • Volunteerism
  • Homework Helpers (Off-Campus)
    Thursday, March 26 (3 - 5 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
  • Vini Indriasari
    Geospatial Information Sciences
    Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
    GR 2.326

    Hsueh-Sheng Chiang
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
    CBH 1.604

    Mehmet Eren Ahsen
    Tuesday, March 24 at 10 a.m.
    ECSS 3.503

    Kui Liu
    Electrical Engineering
    Tuesday, March 24 at 12 p.m.
    ECSN 4.702

    Munaweera Thanthrige Imalka Shanika Munaweera
    Tuesday, March 24 at 4p.m.
    GR 3.420

    Jessica M. Craig
    Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
    GR 2.326

    Yingjie Du
    Mechanical Engineering
    Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m.
    ECSS 3.503

    Ji Han Lee
    Public Affairs
    Thursday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m.
    GR 2.326

    Harisankar Namasivayam
    Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m.
    PH 1.606

    Yuhong Zhou
    Geospatial Information Sciences
    Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
    GR 2.326
  • Career Center
  • JSOM CMC Workshop: A Dialogue with the Dallas Feds
    Monday, March 23 (4 - 6 p.m.)

    Building a Professional Resume
    Tuesday, March 24 (11 - 11:45 a.m.)

    JSOM CMC Workshop: What Employers Want
    Tuesday, March 24 (4 - 5 p.m.)

    Internship Information Session
    Wednesday, March 25 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)

    The Educational Interview: The Do's and Don'ts Brought to You by Houston ISD
    Thursday, March 26 (noon - 1:30 p.m.)

    BBS Career Roadmap
    Thursday, March 26 (noon - 1:30 p.m.)

    Teacher Career Expo
    Thursday, March 26 (1 - 3 p.m.)

    Peace Corps Information Session
    Thursday, March 26 (4 - 5 p.m.)

    JSOM CMC Mock Interviews: MIS, ITM, Biz Analytics Majors
    Friday, March 27 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

    Creating a Cover Letter for your Job Search
    Friday, March 27 (11 - 11:45 a.m.)

    CPT Information Session
    Friday, March 27 (1 - 2:30 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.
  • 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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