Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Latter-Day Saint Student Association - Institute class Wednesday, Dec 12
(11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

weekly scripture study/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Institute class


MS in Marketing Online Information Presentation with Q & A Session Wednesday, Dec 12
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Online.

Do you have questions about the MS Marketing program or the application process?

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Marketing 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. 

You can forward this invitation to others.

To register, click HERE.  

Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Chat Session Wednesday, Dec 12
(12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

You are invited to an informal discussion to learn more about the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree. The Program Specialist of MS Finance, Penny Jiang, will cover the program curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. You can ask questions about the program and the application process. We hope to see you there!

Please click here to register for the event.

Christians at UTD - Bible Study Wednesday, Dec 12
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Bible reading and fellowship

Notice of Final Oral Examination ~ Yixin Ren ~ Chemistry Wednesday, Dec 12
(2:30 p.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Yixin Ren

Graduate Program in Chemistry

December 12, 2018, 2:30 p.m., GR 4.428


Title of Dissertation:

Development of Neodymium-Based Catalysts for the Polymerization of Dienes and Cyclic Esters


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Mihaela C. Stefan, Chair

Michael C. Biewer

John P. Ferraris

Gabriele Meloni

Stressbusters: Movie Marathon - TAG Wednesday, Dec 12
(11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Rooms.

Join us for this hilarious comedy where five highly competitive friends play a no-holds-barred game of tag! 

Screenings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you need any special accommodations, please contact SUAAB, 972-883-6438

UTD Summer Chess Camp Week 1 Wednesday, Dec 12
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Various classrooms.

Summer Camps

The UT Dallas Chess Program spreads enthusiasm for the game year-round.

Summer chess camps engage children in intellectual pursuit while building social skills. Many campers return year after year to build their skills and see friends. Some campers even bring their parents or grandparents for friendly familial competition!

Registration begins each winter for the following summer’s camps. Check back often to receive discounts and ensure their spot at the chess boards.


Jim Stallings, Camp Director

Ages and Classes

Classes are for kids 7-14.

Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Kids are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. UT Dallas Chess Camp will attempt to group friends and relatives upon request.

Choose the session that fits your child’s schedule: Morning sessions run from 9 a.m. – noon and afternoon sessions run from 1 – 4 p.m.

Camp groups include:

  • Beginners, who master the basic rules and fundamentals of chess
  • Intermediate players, who build on basic chess knowledge with key strategies and ideas
  • Advanced players, who sharpen their competitive edge with advanced strategies for tournament play

Adult Classes

We offer an Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) for adults with little or no chess knowledge.

  • Adults will learn chess basics and how to organize scholastic chess clubs and participate in tournaments
  • ABC sessions are available morning or afternoon all weeks.
  • Adults can sign up for any of the sessions. If enough adults register at the same session, the ABC Class will be only adults. Otherwise, adults will be with younger campers.


UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) in Richardson, TX

Dates and Cost

2019 Camp Dates:

June 10-14

June 17-21

July 15-19

July 22-26

Session Times

  • Morning sessions: 9am-noon.
  • Afternoon sessions: 1-4pm

CostBefore April 2$235Before Jun 10$260On or after Jun 10$280

Tuition is the same for children’s camps and ABC camps. If a child enrolls with an adult, the two camper discount may apply (see special discount rates below.)

Parents may pay $75 per week in advance, or pay a daily fee of $20.

Extended Hours

  • Morning extended hours are 7:30-9:00a.m.
  • Afternoon extended hours are 4-5:30 p.m. (Note: An extra $1 per minute will be charged after 5:30 p.m.)

Special Discount Rates

  • UT Dallas faculty, staff, students and alumni receive a $25 discount.
  • Families with two or more campers receive a $25 discount per child.
  • Teachers get a $50 discount (only available for the Adult ABC Class.)

Only one discount is applicable

Managers and Supervisors Certificate Series: Module 6 - Motivating Employees Wednesday, Dec 12
(2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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 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.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand that employees are ultimately responsible for their own motivation.
  2. Review and discuss Abraham’s Maslow’s hierarchical model of needs as it relates to motivation
  3. Understand that most employees can and will tell you what’s important if supervisors and managers will take the time to listen.
  4. Understand the power of praise and review common barriers that prevent supervisors and managers from using praise on an effective, consistent basis.
  5. Review six key elements in providing effective praise and recognition of employees
  6. Understand and practice intentionality when it comes to employee recognition

To Register Click Here or you can register through LEO (Learning & Education Organizer) by logging into Galaxy!



FriendSpeak UTD - FriendSpeak Wednesday, Dec 12
(6 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Students will be paired up with members of a local church to improve their English skills through reading the Bible.

The Work of Liz Trosper at The Wilcox Space Saturday, Sep 22 - Friday, Dec 14 Location: The Wilcox Space, 824 Exposition Avenue no. 9, Dallas, TX 75226.

Join us for an opening at The Wilcox Space:

Liz Trosper

curated by John Pomara

Accompanied by a small printed catalogue with an essay written by Danielle Avram.

The Wilcox Space, at the heart of Exposition Park in Dallas, is the former studio of the painter John Wilcox (1954-2012) and a site for the exhibition, study, and documentation of the work of painters whose practices, like Wilcox’s, bring together the craft of painting and exploration of the nature of the medium itself.

Wilcox Space Hours:
Tuesdays 11 - 2 p.m.
Saturdays 1 - 4 p.m.
and by appointment (e-mail Marjaneh Goudarzi at or text 817-226-0209)

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