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September 2015

Upcoming Events

Arts and Culture
Take in an art exhibit, faculty lecture or musical performance during the School of Arts and Humanities' 2015-2016 season. Learn more here.

ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series 2015-2016 Season

The lecture series — hosted by UT Dallas' Arts and Technology program — explores the evolving relationships among art, technology, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
John Maeda, "Turning STEM into STEAM"
Presented by State Farm

John Maeda has worked for more than a decade to integrate technology, education and the arts into a 21st-century synthesis of creativity and innovation. Called the "Steve Jobs of academia" by Forbes, he believes art and design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century as science and technology did in the last century. He is a former president of the Rhode Island School of Design as well as an artist, designer and computer scientist whose career reflects his philosophy of humanizing technology.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
P.W. Singer, "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know"

P.W. Singer is a technology and cybersecurity futurist, considered to be a leading expert on 21st-century security issues. Named one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery, he has written multiple award-winning books, worked as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI, and advised a wide variety of entertainment programs, including the video game series Call of Duty. Singer is strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Lectures are held in the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lecture Hall.
Go to utdallas.edu/lectureseries for tickets and more information.

Comet Club Classic Golf Tournament
Friday, Oct. 23
Registration at 11:30 a.m.
Shotgun tee-off at 12:30 p.m.
Firewheel Golf Club, Lakes Course

Registration is $125 per player, and includes lunch, dinner and golf. There is a discount for alumni, and pricing is also available for tee sign sponsors. All proceeds benefit the UT Dallas Athletics Comet Club.

Please register by contacting Rob Bogardus at 972-883-6166 before Oct. 16.

Brain Matters: Understanding How We Age
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5–6:30 p.m.
McDermott Suite, fourth floor Eugene McDermott Library
This event, sponsored by the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, features the following distinguished speakers and topics:

Dr. Kristen Kennedy, assistant professor, "Introduction to your Aging Brain"
Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology, and Debbie and Jim Francis Chair, "Methods and Strategies for Brain Improvement"
Dr. Karen Rodrigue, assistant professor, "Maintaining a Healthy Brain"
Dr. Gagan Wig, assistant professor, "Your Brain as a Social Network"

Refreshments will be available. Registration for this free event is required.
For more information, contact Nancy Orlowski at 972-883-4845.

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