2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog (2007 Supplement)
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Resources for Study and Campus Life

Callier Center for Communication Disorders

The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who have any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of children and adults with communication disorders, the center has programs in preschool education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include audiology, speech pathology, language development, and adult deaf services; its research activities include psychoacoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are conducted at the Callier Center Campus, adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center. Callier also has a facility on the main UTD campus.

Career Center

Students are encouraged to contact the Career Center early in their academic careers in orderwhile they are in school to utilize the service fully in the development of their long range planning. The staff assists students with career counseling through evaluation and testing in the areas of skills analysis, interest identification, and values clarification. Computer assisted career information searches, and a Career Resource Library that contains occupational and employer information areis also available.

The Career Center provides pre employment preparation assistance through videotaped mock interviews and a variety of workshops on such topics as résumé writing, interviewing skills, and conducting an effective job search. A résumé editor is available to critique student résumés and professional documents. Representatives of business, government, industry, education, and social agencies recruit UTD students at Career Expos and on campus interviews. Part-time jobs, both on-campus and off-campus, full-time jobs, and on-campus interview schedules are posted through an The office maintains daily updated on-line database called job listings , through the UTD CareerWorks system, for on-campus jobs, part-time, and full-time positions with public and private employers and on-campus interview schedules. The Career Center also manages the Internship/Cooperative Education program.

All students register for UTD CareerWorks by accessing the Career Center web site. The sStudents uploads a résumé into the system, which can, in turn, be referred to employers in order to apply for qualified positions or to make it available for employer referrals. Employers alsomay have access to candidate résumés via various web résumé books set up in the UTD CareerWorks system.

For more information, contact the Career Center in the McDermott Library, RM 1.312 (Phone: (972)883-2943), Web: http://www.utdallas.edu/career/, Email: careercenter@utdallas.edu.

Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center

The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center was founded to foster an inclusive, safe, and open environment for the The University of Texas at Dallas community, to promote a broad understanding of gender as a multi faceted aspect of human existence, and to provide leadership in developing programs that facilitate institutional change. Named for a former Dean of the School of General Studies, it affirms the university’s commitment to advancing the status and success of women on campus. The Women’s Center offers confidential counseling, guidance, and support to students, faculty, and staff, with particular emphasis on gender related issues. It also sponsors a series of speakers and seminars throughout the year and houses a resource library that includes materials on justice related topics, self help, and women’s studies. The Center maintains a computerized database for access to a broad range of community resources and is available for campus groups to meet, or just relax and study. The Women’s Center is located on the first floor, McDermott Library, in room MC 1.204, (972) 883 6557. The Women's Center works with organizations in the university and the Dallas communities to provide resources and services that enhance the experience of all campus women by contributing to an academic atmosphere in which positive role models are highly visible and gender bias and inequities can be addressed. The Center acts as a central coordinating agency for campus and community groups, and offers opportunities and events that promote a broader understanding of the diverse experiences and ideas of women. The Center offers dynamic programs, and provides resources and services that will help the women of our community to grow and develop, personally and professionally.

How Can I Use the Women's Center?

  • Meet new people, network with other professionals, socialize...talk to someone who's willing to listen;
  • Take a break, study, use the computer...read or rent a book, video, or magazine from our library;
  • Learn about resources on campus and in the community that address your specific needs;
  • Use the Center as a meeting place for your organization;
  • Volunteer at the Women's Center, or find out about volunteer opportunities in the community;
  • Stay current on upcoming events and important issues;
  • Find out about scholarships offered in the community and nationally.

Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society

The mission of the Green Center is to provide an institutional setting in which scholars, researchers, and other thinkers can examine social uses of science and technology. The focus of its activities is to promote a better scientific understanding of the world’s most critical problems and to analyze the wisdom and practicality of proposed solutions. The building housing the Green Center is located just south of Green Hall, a classroom and research lab building that is also named for Cecil Green, one of the three founders of U.T. Dallas.

Child Care Center

A licensed Child Care Center under the supervision of the Office of Student Life and the Richardson YWCA is located in the Student Union. Evening care is available for children ages four to eleven of university students. For additional information call (972) 883 2945.

Student Union

The North Wing of the Student Union houses the Comet Cafe, the Info Depot, lounges, Radio UTD, a television lounge, billiards and ping pong, a payphone, first-aid medical dispenser and a vending area with microwaves. In addition, an ATM is located in the Comet Cafe. The annex to the North Wing features The Pub, the best place to hang out on campus, listen to state-of-the-art stereo and catch the latest news or sporting events on television. The annex also houses expanded dining space, three meeting rooms, a childcare facility, Comet Card administrative offices and a student organization suite.

The South Wing of the Student Union houses student service offices and provides areas for meetings and activities. The first floor houses the Dean of Students, Residential Life, New Student Programs, Student Health Services, Disability Services, Counseling Center, and Child Care Center. On the second floor are meeting rooms plus offices for Student Government Association, Greek Life, The UTD Mercury, Student Development, SUAAB, Late Night Programming and Student Union staff.

The Student Union is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

University Libraries

The Eugene McDermott Library and the Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the university by providing access to information in both print and electronic forms. The libraries consist of over two million items, including more than a million volumes, over 2530,000 current periodical titles, as well as one million government documents, microforms, and maps. The McDermott Library is a U.S. and Texas state depository. .

Special collections include the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, and the History of Aviation Collection.

The libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at http://www.utdallas.edu/library/. Current students have unlimited access to the digital library.

The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide class and individual instruction on the use of the library.

The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The Electronic Reference Center provides connections to our electronic material. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.

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This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.