January 23, 2017


Homecoming 2016

The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Lecture Series presents futurist Brian David Johnson on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Jonsson Performance Hall. Johnson is futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he is also a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. more info

Events, Lectures, Seminars

wheel 1Driver's Training for UTD Employees
Monday, Jan. 23 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Any UT Dallas employee who drives a state-owned automobile is required to take this training once every three years. more info

wellness challenge10 Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff
Monday, Jan. 23 (11 - 11:30 a.m.)
Kick off 2017 with the 10 Week Wellness Challenge by meeting at South Engineering and Computer Science and walking to the Administration Building. more info

edu abroadEducation Abroad Information
Monday, Jan. 23 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Learn about study abroad programs and opportunities offered through UT Dallas. more info


teaTea Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jan. 24 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women's Center for refreshing tea. more info


swc logoHealthy Comet Eats Premiere and Cooking Demo
Tuesday, Jan. 24 (noon)
Participate in a healthy cooking demonstration and view healthy cooking videos that appear on the YouTube channel Healthy Comet Eats. more info

studentsEnglish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, Jan. 24 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Thursday, Jan. 26 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. more info

roosterLunar New Year Celebration
Tuesday, Jan. 24 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Come out and celebrate Lunar New Year with the Multicultural Center with fun games, live performances, and food. more info

students walkingRoad Warriors Commuter Breakfast
Wednesday Jan. 25 (9 - 11 a.m.)
Commuter students, come enjoy free breakfast from Road Warriors. more info


firemanFire Extinguisher Training
Wednesday Jan. 25 (10 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Learn about fire extinguishers including how and when to use them. more info


madhavan nairNanotechnology Lecture
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Getting into the Brain: Potential of Nanotechnology to Manage Neuro-AIDS and Drug Addictions.
Speaker: Dr. Madhavan Nair, Florida International University. more info

Kuang-Yao LeeMathematical Sciences Colloquium
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Title: Additive Conditional Independence for High-Dimensional Statistical Analysis.
Speakers: Kuang-Yao Lee, Yale School of Public Health. more info

xanthopoulos bidmeshkiComputer Engineering Colloquium
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (3:30 - 5 p.m.)
Titles: Data Mining in Semiconductor Industry and Steps Toward Automated Proof-Carrying Hardware Intellectual Property (PCHIP) Framework.
Speakers: Constantinos Xanthopoulos and Mohammad-Mahdi Bidmeshki, UT Dallas PhD candidates. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Universality in dynamics of engineered quantum systems.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz, UC Berkeley. more info

researchDiving In: Beginning Research
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (5 - 6 p.m.)
Learn techniques for searching library databases for the best resources for your paper or essay. more info


steve jacobsStory of Raphael Lemkin Lecture
Wednesday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m.)
Title: “From Barbarism and Vandalism to Genocide: The Unlikely, Untold, and Unknown Story of Raphael Lemkin.”
Speaker: Dr. Steve Jacobs, the University of Alabama. more info

red blood cells

Blood-Borne Pathogen Training
Thursday, Jan. 26 (10 - 10:45 a.m.)
Get general information about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Learn how these pathogens spread and how to avoid getting infected. more info

libraryMcDermott Library Tour
Thursday, Jan. 26 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the library and its services. Stops include the service desks, study areas and library collections. more info

callier centerFinding Dissertation and Fellowship Funding
Thursday, Jan. 26 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m)
This presentation will help graduate students find the external funding opportunities to help fund their research. more info

passportsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Jan. 26 (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, Jan. 26 (3 - 4 p.m.)
This workshop covers setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, managing citations, creating bibliographies and more. more info

mba graphMBA Admission Q & A
Thursday, Jan. 26 (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Come meet with one of our admissions representatives for an informal, come-and-go, question and answer session. Bring any documents you would like to discuss. more info

mallDiversity Education: Diversity Dialogues
Thursday, Jan. 26 (5 - 7 p.m.)
The Diversity Dialogues is a program designed to provide participants the opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives of cultural diversity. more info

studentsTransfer Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, Jan. 26 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Mix and mingle with other transfer students while enjoying appetizers and games. more info


texas flagLone Star Fiesta
Thursday, Jan. 26 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Come learn about Texas culture, enjoy Tex-Mex food and learn to dance country-Western style. more info


wheel 2Golf Cart Safety Training
Friday, Jan. 27 (10 - 11 a.m.)
This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts. more info


ecs buildingSpecial Physics Colloquium
Friday, Jan. 27 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Title: Avoided quantum criticality in disordered Dirac and Weyl semimetals.
Speaker: Dr. Jed Pixley, the University of Maryland. more info

bbs seminarsCallier Flash Seminar
Friday, Jan. 27 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Mild to Severe Hearing Loss: Auditory Experience Matters.
Speaker: Dr. Mary Pat Moeller, Boys Town National Research Hospital. more info

cbh frontiersFrontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Jan. 27 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Understanding the information in human bodies.
Speaker: Dr. Alice O'Toole, The University of Texas at Dallas. more info

Shuai ChenMathematical Sciences Colloquium
Friday, Jan. 27 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Title: Semiparametric Accelerated Failure Time Models with Missing Covariates Under Censoring-Ignorable Missingness at Random Mechanism
Speaker: Shuai Chen, postdoctoral research associate, the University of Wisconsin, Madison. more info

edu abroad 2Education Abroad: Exchange Mobility Workshop
Friday, Jan. 27 (3:30 - 5 p.m.)
Exchange mobility allows UTD students an opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution while a student from the same school studies at UTD. more info

reunionReunion Volume VI Launch Party
Friday, Jan. 27 (6 - 9 p.m.)
Join the editors and contributors as we celebrate the release of the latest volume of the Reunion in an evening of live entertainment, readings, free food and good company. more info

kithara duoKithara Duo
Friday, Jan. 27 (8 p.m.)
The critically acclaimed Kithara Duo presents a Sabine Madriguera tribute performance. more info


jsom buildingExecutive MBA Information Session
Saturday, Jan. 28 (10:30 a.m. - noon)
Join us to learn more about the Executive MBA program. Ask questions of the director and alumni. more info


ifriendiFriend Program
Jan. 9 - Jan. 26
The iFriend program is a cultural exchange program that allows students to learn about new cultures and make new friends. more info

microsoft logoMicrosoft Classes
Jan. 1 - Jan. 31
Learn the basics in Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. more info


can opener driveOSV January Can Opener Drive
Jan. 2 - Jan. 31
Help the Office of Student Volunteerism collect at least 50 new or gently used non-electric can openers for the Comet Cupboard. more info

object/readymadeThrough 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

cvl logoThe Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference
Jan. 28 - Jan. 30
This conference will have information about new advances in the science of the aging mind. more info


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