Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas MS in Information Technology and Management Online Information Session Wednesday, Nov 25
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: On-line.

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree. The session is open to all prospective students, including those nearing completion of their undergraduate degrees. This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements.

-Access the web conference session via this link:

Office of Diversity & Community Engagement - University Toastmasters of Dallas Wednesday, Nov 25
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Toastmasters Meeting

Office of Diversity & Community Engagement - University Toastmasters of Dallas Wednesday, Nov 25
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Toastmasters Meeting

Campus Chinese Christian Fellowship - Campus Prayer Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Christians on campus get together to pray for Lord's gospel and move on UTD and have fellowship/bible study together

Vedic Org. for Inspiration Culture and Education - Krishna Lunches Wednesday, Nov 25
(12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Providing Vegan/Vegetarian lunch boxes for students who pre order them online - Pre approved by dining office and SOC - continuing endeavor from last year

2015 UT Dallas Fall Open Chess Tournament Friday, Nov 20 - Wednesday, Nov 25
(5:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

UT Dallas Fall FIDE Open

When: November 20 - 25, 2015
Opening Ceremony — 5:30 p.m., Friday, November 20

See the tournament results.

See the tournament images.

See the live commentary during the round.

Where: The Embassy Suites Dallas - Park Central
13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75243

Who: Opened to 40 players, any GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM or FIDE rated player rated 2000 or USCF rated player or 2200.

How Many Rounds: Nine rounds

Time Control: Game/90 min. +30sec increment from move 1

To Register: contact Luis Salinas at:

See the list of pre-registrants.


Opening Ceremony - Friday, November 20, 5:30 p.m.

Round 1 - Friday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.

Round 2 - Saturday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.

Round 3 - Saturday, November 21, 5:00 p.m.

Round 4 - Sunday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.

Round 5 - Sunday, November 22, 5:00 p.m.

Round 6 - Monday, November 23, 5:00 p.m.

Round 7 - Tuesday, November 24, 10:00 a.m.

Round 8 - Tuesday, November 24, 5:00 p.m.

Round 9 - Wednesday, November 25, 9:00 a.m.

Math Club - Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

A place for people who love math to meet and discuss math and interesting problems.

Fall Break Coding Camps! November 23-25 Wednesday, Nov 25
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: ECSS 2.203; 2.305; 2.306; 2.312; 2.412.

CS Education and Outreach Program presents:

Fall Break Coding Camps

Dates: Mon-Wed, Nov 23-25, 2015

Times:    Morning Sessions: From 09:00AM to 12:00PM

              Afternoon Sessions: From 1:00PM - 4:00PM

              There will be whole day camps also.

Location: ECSS Building


UT Dallas Campus

Plan to bring your own laptops. Limited # of loaners will be

Lunch will be served

For more information, please, visit:

Education Abroad Walk In Advising Wednesday, Nov 25
(1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: 3.400.

Thinking about studying abroad and need some guidance from an Education Abroad staff member?  Come to the International Center during our Education Abroad walk-in hours for advising without an appointment.  Students who need advising during other times may request an appointment at



J-1 Student Employment Workshop Wednesday, Nov 25
(3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: SSB 3.107.

Learn about the J-1 Student employment application process and eligiblitity including academic training. For application information visit the ISSO J-1 Employment webpage.

Network of Enlightened Women - NeW Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Bimonthly Meeting with members and prospective members.

College Democrats - General Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

general meeting

Campus Based for Family and Life - General Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

A meeting to learn more about Christianity and the Catholic faith.

Math Club - Game Night Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Math Club Game Night!

Vedic Org. for Inspiration Culture and Education - VOICE Weekly Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Weekly meeting for VOICE members

Wesley at UT Dallas - General Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

We will be holding weekly general meetings.

Alpha Omega Campus Ministry - Midweeks Wednesday, Nov 25
(7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

A time where a group of students get together to worship and learn more about the Bible and how to apply it to our daily lives

ANIM3 - meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Anim3 is a an organization with members coming together to watch Anime and learn about the culture behind the Anime. We will have many events and activities to provide an atmosphere of fun community.

Go Club at UTD - General Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: RHS 2.002.

Go Club General meeting. First 30 min devoted to teaching/ study of theory, last hour for playing the game. Open to all UTD

Go Club at UTD - General Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Location: RHS 2.002.

Go Club General meeting. First 30 min devoted to teaching/ study of theory, last hour for playing the game. Open to all UTD

Delta Epsilon Psi - Annual Thanksgiving Alumni & Actives Event Wednesday, Nov 25
(4 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Phase 2 Lounge.

Thanksgiving potluck for Delta Epsilon Psi Alumni and Active body.

Epic Movement - CORE Meeting Wednesday, Nov 25
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

A general meeting every Wednesday starting from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Epic Movement is a Christian campus ministry. We will be going through different things during the meetings such as topics about evangelism, worship, and prayer.

Stop Pretending You Can't Dance (SPYCD) - Weekly Lessons Wednesday, Nov 25
(8 p.m. - 11 p.m.) Location: Founders First Floor Atrium.

Twice a week, SPYCD will be teaching ballroom dances to members. An hour of lesson and an hour plus of practice time.

Fall 2015 No Classes: Fall Break Monday, Nov 23 - Wednesday, Nov 25 ]]> HARDwareSOFTwear Friday, Nov 13 - Monday, Nov 30
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)


Closing Reception: Monday, November 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

New works by The University of Texas at Dallas faculty Spencer Brown-Pearn and Kristen Cochran.

Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images Saturday, Oct 24 - Saturday, Dec 12
(1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Gray Matters Art Gallery, 113 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75226.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except Nov. 28) and by appointment

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Panel Discussion with Artists and Curator: Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.

Artists: Ellen K. Levy, Jeff Gibbons, Alan and Michael Fleming, Luke Harnden, Steve Oscherwitz, Trent Straughan

Curated by: Charissa N. Terranova, Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas

Gray Matters Gallery

Art meets science in Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images. This exhibition plays out the unique agency of chiral forms – their asymmetrical symmetry, how they look alike and act differently, and their ability to spin light out into space (or optical activity) – when introduced to the realm of art.  Invoking “agency” in terms of the dynamics of chiral form, the exhibition sets in relief new models of form-making, individuation, and social action.

The word “chirality” comes from the Greek word kheir, meaning, “hand.” Human hands and feet are chiral: regardless of how you orient them, they resist superimposition. They are defiant forms that, while mirroring each other, refuse to overlap symmetrically.

Chirality is most frequently used in the sciences to describe the “handedness” of molecules, their organization in space as mirror images that cannot be superimposed on one another.

Like our hands, these molecular compounds are symmetrical mirror images of each other but if layered one atop the other, their relationship becomes asymmetrical.

Edibles, smells, and drugs provide examples of chirality. Take sugar, for example. We need sugar in our diet, but if we were to eat a mirror image of sugar, the same atoms arranged in the left-hand form, then we would go hungry. Food chemists have used this logic to develop zero-calorie artificial sweeteners. They sweeten your tea, but provide no nutrition or calories. Spearmint and the spice caraway are chiral molecules. One has the zing of mint, the other the earthiness of cumin. Certain drugs are chiral. Ibuprofen is a well-known chiral pain reliever, but in its non-superimposable mirror image it is deadly. One form may be helpful the other may be inactive or even toxic.*

While specifically focusing on chiral forms within contemporary art, this exhibition generally expands the platform and discourse of art by incorporating knowledge from the allied field of science.

Artists –

Ellen K. Levy is a widely exhibited visual artist in the US and abroad whose practice encompasses experiential mixed-media installations, forums, and writing about complex systems. Levy is currently Special Advisor on the Arts and Sciences at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) and a lecturer at The New School. She was President of the College Art Association (2004-2006) before earning her doctorate (2012) from the University of Plymouth (UK).

Jeff Gibbons was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He later lived in Key West and Tampa, Florida before moving to DFW where he received an MFA in Intermedia from UTA. He is currently living and working in Dallas.

In 2010, Alan and Michael Fleming received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which they attended together. They have exhibited and performed extensively throughout the United States and in Denmark, Germany, Scotland, the Ukraine, and Brazil.  The artists live and work in Brooklyn, NYC.

Steven J. Oscherwitz is an artist trained in painting and drawing and integrative art/science studies at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he also taught for 5 years. He has studied the conceptual foundations of science and art and their integration originally at The University of Chicago and then The University of Washington in Seattle.

Luke Harnden currently attends the University of Texas at Dallas and is a founding member of the artist collective ArtBeef. He is also instrumental in the programming and daily function of the project space known as BeefHaus, an alternative venue operating outside of conventional models for commercial and non-profit spaces.

Trent Straughan holds BA in Graphic Design from the University of North Texas. In April 2015, he presented his software art at LASER, NYC. His work has been exhibited at the AURORA, Dallas Contemporary, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Straughan combines a Pictures Generation sensibility with the mechanics of computational generative art. These randomizing self-editing video works explore dystopian macro-systems, obscure contemporary media, and mass culture. Writing his own video software, Straughan creates chance-driven randomizations, which continuously unlock new juxtapositions in examined ideas while mirroring failing social and technological systems.


Managers/Supervisors' Certificate Series Wednesday, Oct 7 - Wednesday, Dec 16
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Description:  Each session is two hours in length and focuses on basic supervision and management skills. Participants completing all six modules will receive certificates of completion.

Module 1 – Communication and Listening Skills – Participants will examine different communication styles and discuss ways to deal with the different styles of communication. Participants will discuss and explore other communication issues that greatly impact the success of the manager/supervisor to employee relationship. (Oct 7)

Module 2 – EEO Laws – Participants will gain a better understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity laws and the implications they hold for the manager, supervisor and the university as it relates to hiring, discipline and termination. (Oct 21)

Module 3 – Performance Management – Participants will discuss all aspects of an effective performance management system and the different methods for managing the performance of those they supervise. (Nov 4)

Module 4 – Conflict Resolution – Participants will learn about the nature of conflict, common approaches we adopt when in conflict and the importance of supervisors and managers taking appropriate action in response to workplace conflict.  (Nov 18)

Module 5 – Dynamic Discipline– In this session, managers and supervisors will learn the full range of the University’s discipline process and how to use that process legally, appropriately and effectively.  (Dec 2)

Module 6 – Motivating and Recognizing Employees – Participants will explore key concepts behind employee motivation and learn the importance of using recognition and praise to honor employees and benefit the productivity of the work group. (Dec 16)

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