September 2, 2015


Welcome Week 2014 Welcome Week 2015 will have enough food, games and music to make every Comet excited about the new school year. Students also can compete for a chance to win $200 gift cards. Visit the Welcome Week 2015 website for the full schedule.

writingEnglish Writing Hour for International Students: Formal and Informal Writing
Monday, Aug. 31 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Learn the difference between formal and informal writing in English? When is each appropriate? We’ll answer these questions and more. Bring a piece of your writing to talk about with peers and tutors. more info

libraryMcDermott Library Tours
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Thursday, Sept. 3 (11 a.m. - noon)
Learn about the history, resources, and services on each floor of the Eugene McDermott Library. more info

accountingMS Accounting CPA Eligibility Info Session
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Join this session to learn more about pursuing a master's degree in accounting and how it can help you become Texas CPA eligible. more info

abroadEducation Abroad Walk In Advising
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday, Sept. 3 (1 - 4 p.m.)
Thinking about studying abroad? Come to the International Center for advising without an appointment. more info

passportChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. Advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages. more info

flagWarrior SMART — High Performance Brain Training Exclusively for Student Veterans
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (3 - 5 p.m.)
By evaluating brain fitness and applying proven brain-training methods, the Center for BrainHealth will train individuals to think smarter and exploit their greatest natural resource — their brain. more info

powerpointMicrosoft Intermediate PowerPoint Part 1
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (2 - 5 p.m.)
Prerequisite: Must be able to create a basic slide Presentation per Microsoft Beginner Office. Learn best practices, design, insert objects, presentation options. more info

physicsPhysics Colloquium: From the Discovery of the Higgs Particle to Search for Dark Matter
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (4 - 5:15 p.m.)
Dr. Jae Yu of UT Arlington will discuss the discovery of the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider, in particular at the ATLAS experiment, progress in understanding its properties and a new frontier of accelerator-based experiments. more info

india daughterCinematheque: India's Daughter
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
This documentary is part of an independent film series co-sponsored by the Meteor Theater. The film will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with members of the film industry. more info

danceStop Pretending You Can't Dance — Weekly Lessons
Wednesday, Sept. 2 (8 - 11 p.m.)
Twice a week, SPYCD will be teaching ballroom dances to members. An hour of lesson and an hour plus of practice time. more info

IRBIRB Protocol Assistance Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 3 (2 - 4 p.m.)
The IRB office offers help for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of revising, new applications for IRB review, amendments, or annual renewals of their research projects. more info

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

PeopleSoftIntro to PeopleSoft Part 2
Thursday, Sept. 3 (2:30 - 4:40 p.m.)
Learn how to conduct complex searches, work with search results, and update data. Other topics include effective dates, history data, search/match, FERPA, and service indicators. more info

talkAccounting Leadership Association Presents: Table Talk
Thursday, Sept. 3 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Join a fun and fast-paced practice session full of common situations at Table Talk. more info

JSOMJSOM Chinese Alumni and Students Networking Event
Thursday, Sept. 3 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Join fellow Chinese alumni and students for networking, and learn how to connect and stay involved with the Jindal School. more info

veteranTI Veterans Resume Critique
Thursday, Sept. 3 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Bring your resume to have it reviewed by Texas Instruments employees and UT Dallas career professionals at this come-and-go event. more info

CallierFall 2015 Callier Flash Seminars Presents Friday Seminars in Speech, Language and Hearing
Friday, Sept. 4 (Noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: “Linking Brain and Behavior to Understand Social Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia”
Speaker: Dr. Amy Pinkham, associate professor in the School of Behavioral Brain Sciences. more info

brainFall 2015 Frontiers of Brain Health Lunch Lecture Series
Friday, Sept. 4 (Noon - 1 p.m.)
Topic: “Neuroplasticity and tDCS”
Speaker: Dr. Julius Fridriksson, University of South Carolina. more info

trafficSafety Workshop: Traffic Laws and Safe Driving
Friday, Sept. 4 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Learn what steps to take if you are pulled over while driving, receive a traffic citation, or find yourself in a car accident. more info

consultJSOM So You Want to Work in Consulting, What is Consulting, Week 1
Friday, Sept. 4 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Learn about career paths in consulting as well as potential employers. Learn about the benefits working for various consulting firms and the travel requirements. more info


American CultureEnglish Conversation Hour
Aug. 25 - Dec. 3
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. The sessions will include conversation, games, and written activities that will improve your English skills and your knowledge of American culture. more info

cal arts‘It Came From CalArts’
Aug. 22 - Sept. 19
CentralTrak is hosting guest curator Robin Myrick’s extraordinary vision of the blended world of CalArts in Texas. “It Came From CalArts” is an exhibition composed of nine Texas artists who are also CalArts alumni. more info

challengeCorporate Challenge 2015
Aug. 14 - Oct. 16
Come out and support UT Dallas teams as they compete in a variety of sports and events. more info

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  • Road Warrior Commuter Student Programs welcomes commuter students to stop by the Plinth for a snack before class from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. read more

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