Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Gamma Sigma Sigma - GSS Chapter Meeting Sunday, Jan 22
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

These are our weekly Gamma Sigma Sigma executive board and general body meetings that we hold in order to plan for the semester.

Onomatopoeia - Sunday Night Live! - Onomatopoeia's Weekly Improv Night Sunday, Jan 22
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Onomatopoeia's Weekly Improv Nights! Join us for playing fun improvisation games and think on your feet! Or feel free just to have fun and watch!

Kappa Alpha Theta - Theta Chapter Sunday, Jan 22
(5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

We have our weekly chapter meetings for our sorority every Sunday night, 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Kappa Alpha Theta - Theta Chapter Sunday, Jan 22
(5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

We have our weekly chapter meetings for our sorority every Sunday night, 5:30pm-10:30pm.

iFriend Program: Presented by the International Center & Office of Student Volunteerism Monday, Jan 9 - Thursday, Jan 26

The iFriend program is a cultural exchange program that allows students to learn about new cultures and make new friends! American students and international students will be placed into iFriend groups. You and your iFriend group will meet once per week for eight weeks to discuss cultural topics and to take part in cultural activities.

The program will start in February with the iFriend Kick-off and Matching Mixer, where you will meet and mingle with your new iFriends!

Register online starting January 9. To be put on the Spring 2017 iFriend interest list, or for more information, e-mail 

Recent Work: Ciara Bryant, Ashley Poenisch, Kelsey Webb Friday, Jan 13 - Saturday, Jan 28
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Reception: Friday, January 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ciara Bryant: Incorporating text, photographs, and objects to engage and inform the reader/viewer, Invisible conveys the struggle of being invisible while black and female by exploring themes of power and femininity as well as the objectiveness of black women in society.

Ashley Poenisch: Paneled Progress is a collection of works that elevates the comic format by exploring narrative potential through traditional and non-traditional media.

Kelsey Webb: Altered Gaze is a series of highly saturated self-portraits that explore the relationship between the subject and viewer by altering or concealing the eyes of the female subject.  The artist aims to raise awareness of viewers’ relationships to mediated imagery and their consumption of it.


Ciara Elle Bryant uses the photograph in different mediums to explore the realms of social injustice and bring awareness to cultural issues. Born in Miami Florida, Bryant is a fine art photographer residing in Dallas, Texas where she recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Ashley Poenisch is an illustrator and comic artist from a dot on the map named Jourdanton, TX. She attended UT at Dallas where she received an Arts and Performance degree with a focus on Visual Arts. She works in both digital and traditional painting (usually acrylic and watercolor). Her work focuses on narrative, specifically fairy and folk tales.

Kelsey Webb is a Dallas/Fort Worth photographer from East Texas.  She received her undergrad degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Kelsey’s work focuses on the representation of the female body through an emphasis on the self-portrait; she relies on color and design to transform her photographs. 

Microsoft Classes for January: Open to Students Sunday, Jan 1 (TBA) -
Tuesday, Jan 31 (TBA) Location: Various times and locations.

For details of what is covered in each class, please refer to www.utdallas.ed/OIT/training/

To register, please email your Name and NetID to

Class, date, time NOTE: ALL classes in FO1.206C

  • MS Office Beginner, 1/9, 2:00-5:00pm
  • CANCELED - Intermediate Word, 1/11
  • Formatting Excel,1/12, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Intermediate PowerPoint 1, 1/18, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Intermediate Excel,1/23, 2:30-5:00pm
  • Mail Merge, 1/24, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • RESCHD:Outlook, 2/15, 2:00-4:30pm


OSV January Can Opener Drive Monday, Jan 2 - Tuesday, Jan 31
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Did you know that over 250 students use the Comet Cupboard each week

Not having a can opener limits which food items they can select from the pantry.  Throughout the month of January, help the Office of Student Volunteerism collect at least 50 new or gently used non-electric can openers for the Comet Cupboard. 

Donation boxes are located in the OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), the Administration Building near the 2nd floor elevator, and the Student Union lobby.  Drop off can openers in a donation box near you!

Spring 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-Week Session Wednesday, Jan 18 - Monday, Feb 13 ]]> Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade Saturday, Jan 21 - Saturday, Feb 25
(12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226.

Reception: Saturday, January 21, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

This exhibition will explore the use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-contextualize the object through approaches adopted by Surrealist and Dada artists: the designation of the found object and the readymade.

The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go—chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of an earlier era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which inform the current viewer’s awareness.   These actions address the concept of authorship, while questioning the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.

The exhibition features artists including Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by special appointment.

Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 23
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.