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To learn more about the following events, contact [email protected].

SAE's Rock the Campus for the Cure
September 13, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
Student Union Mall
Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosts the 4th annual Rock the Campus for the Cure concert, featuring 2007 Warped Tour veterans Forever the Sickest Kids. SAE hopes to raise $25,000, with proceeds benefiting the North Texas chapter of the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. Concert and ticketing information can be found online at

Geomorph: Rethinking Landscape and Unit 9: Introducing Sunny Sliger
Showing through September 15, 2008
Centraltrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas
A mixed-media show focusing on varied representations and embodiments of “landscape.” Artists include Peter Ligon, Mark Schatz, Lisa Nersesova, Lanie DeLay, Mike Westfried and Jim Malone. Sunny Sliger makes cascading tendrils of flowing form out of scraps of fabric.

The Career Center's Fall 2008 Career Expo
September 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UT Dallas Activity Center

This expo offers full-time and part-time employment opportunities, as well as general career information from all industry sectors. Past events have enjoyed the participation of as many as 127 employers and 1,400 UTD students and alumni from a variety of academic disciplines.

Professional dress is required. Comet Card for currently enrolled students or Alumni ID Card* is required.

View a current list of employers registered to attend the Fall Career Expo by visiting the Career Center website. For more information, contact the Career Programs Coordinator at (972) 883-2943 or [email protected].

* Order your Alumni ID Card at the Comet Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Just stop by, show them your photo ID, and let them make you an Alumni ID card. It's free and it just takes a few minutes. Visit the Comet Center’s website for contact information, business hours and location.

Graduate Business and MBA Career Fair
September 25, 2008 at 2-5 p.m.
School of Management, Executive Education Dining Room

The School of Management Career Management Center invites all UT Dallas School of Management Masters and MBA alumni to the 2008 graduate business and MBA career fair. Approximately 25 employers will be present. Attire is business professional. For more information, please contact Judy Guyer at (972) 883-6832 or [email protected].

Sounds of Class: "Red, White and You!"
September 27, 2008
UT Dallas Campus, behind McDermott Library

Join Alumni Relations at Sounds of Class, hosted by UT Dallas and co-sponsored by the City of Richardson. Sounds of Class is a family-friendly outdoor music festival and children's carnival.

WIN A UT DALLAS ALUMNI LAWN CHAIR! For a chance to win, be among the first 15 people to stop by the Alumni Relations booth and show your Comet pride. Other fun giveaways will be available, so be sure to stop by and see us. We're also collecting donations for the USO at the alumni tent.

Event highlights:
5-7:30 p.m. Children's Carnival by UT Dallas student organizations
6-7 p.m. Eddie Coker
7:30-8:30 p.m. Richardson Symphony Orchestra with Fireworks Finale
Concessions available. No pets or alcohol, please.

This event is free. Bring a blanket and picnic, and enjoy a night at UT Dallas. We'll see you there!

6th Annual National Corporate Governance Conference: Risk Management for Globally Interconnected Enterprises, with keynote speaker The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, former secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
October 1, 2008
School of Management Davidson Auditorium, SOM 1.118
Risk Management for Globally Interconnected Enterprises is designed to focus directors, senior management, lenders and institutional investors on acceptable strategies for deciding whether to accept or reject added risk within the context of their enterprise's risk capacity. Risk management strategies will be evaluated as will techniques for identifying other factors critical to the risk acceptance/rejection decision and its global economic impact. Registration and fee required. For more information visit the conference website or contact Sharon Foster at (972) 883-4925 or [email protected].

Activity Center 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
October 7, 2008 at 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
UT Dallas Activity Center

All students and alumni are invited to a celebration honoring the Activity Center's 10th anniversary. See then and now pictures of the center, learn about its history and see what the Activity Center has to offer. Refreshments and door prizes are available. For more information, contact the Activity Center at (972)883-2096.

The Career Center's Graduate and Professional School Expo
October 15, 2008
1:30–3: 30 p.m.
Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Interested in exploring graduate or professional school programs? This is a chance for UT Dallas students and alumni to talk to graduate university representatives about admission, scholarships, financial assistance and degree programs. Representatives from various graduate and professional schools will be present to discuss their program offerings, requirements and application processes. Representatives from each of UT Dallas’ graduate programs will also be in attendance.

To view a current list of schools registered to attend, please visit the Career Center website. For more information contact the Career Programs Coordinator at (972) 883-2943 or [email protected]

The Impact of the Media on Women’s Health: Sorting Fact from Fiction, a lecture with Judy Norsigian
October 23, 2008
6-7:15 p.m.
McDermott Suite, 4th floor of the McDermott Library
This presentation explores how the media report on selected women’s health concerns. Topics include: body image and cosmetic surgery, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, tobacco use in women, advertising of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, environmental exposures, and the risks of egg extraction procedures used in infertility clinics and for embryonic stem cell research egg donations. The talk also offers tips for finding reliable women’s health information on the internet. 

Judy Norsigian, executive director and a founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, is a co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth. Judy speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women's health concerns. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, The Early Show and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. She served on the board of the National Women's Health Network for 14 years and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.

This event is free to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Program and the Women’s Center at UT Dallas. For more information contact Patsy Aguilera at (972) 883-6555 or [email protected]
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