Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas ETS Workshop: Introduction to Clickers Tuesday, Jun 30
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

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This one-hour session introduces faculty to clickers and how to use them in the classroom to effectively engage and assess students.  Topics include clicker assessments creation, best practices, importing clicker results to eLearning, and how faculty can get started using clickers.  (Please Note: Classes will be limited to five participants each. Additional dates will be added if needed.)

(2 p.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

Marc Allen McWilliams

Graduate Program in Physics

June 30, 2015, 2 p.m. PHYS1.606


Title of Dissertation:



Jason D. Slinker, Supervising Professor

            Massimo V. Fischetti

            David J. Lary

Mark Lee

Chuanwei Zhang



The Institutional Biosafety and Chemical Safety Committee (IBCC) Meeting Tuesday, Jun 30
(1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

“The Institutional Biosafety and Chemical Safety Committee (IBCC) reviews research involving the use of recombinant DNA and other potentially biohazardous materials and addresses safety issues facing campus laboratories involved in such research ( The community is welcome to attend the meeting.

Daniel Farewell Reception Tuesday, Jun 30
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Rooms.

Reception honoring President David E. Daniel as we bid him farewell after a decade of leadership at The University of Texas at Dallas.

McDermott Library Tours Tuesday, Jun 30
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Meet at the Information Desk.

Join us for a tour of McDermott Library with a knowledgeable staff member. Learn about the history, resources, and services on each floor. Library staff will conduct a 30-40 minute tour of the library. Discover the quiet and group study areas, government documents and popular magazine reading area. The tour guide will show the Information Desk, Services Desk and Reference Desk, and you find out where to go to check out laptops, Leisure Reading titles, audiobooks and DVDs. Please register to attend:

Student Volunteerism - American Trooper (Off-Campus) Tuesday, Jun 30
(1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building (SSB) First Floor Lobby.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we volunteer with American Trooper in Richardson.

Volunteers will help organize and sort various types of donations in the American Trooper resale store. All donations go directly to help veteran families in need.

We will meet at the Student Services Building (SSB) first floor lobby at 1:30PM and then carpool to American Trooper.

***This event is now full. Please select another event. We look forward to serving with you!***

English Conversation Hour: Complaints/Question Ball Tuesday, Jun 30
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: SSB 3.107.

Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. Led by the International Peer Advocates, the sessions will include conversation, games, and written activities that will improve your English skills and your knowledge of American culture. Intercultural Programs welcomes you to come to one or all of the sessions! No registration is required.

Summer 2015 Last Day of Classes 1st 5-week Session Tuesday, Jun 30 ]]> Summer 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 8-week Session Tuesday, Jun 16 - Wednesday, Jul 8 ]]> Summer 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Saturday, Jun 6 - Monday, Jul 13 ]]> IMMIGRANT LABORERS - Lupita Murillo Tinnen Friday, Jun 26 - Friday, Jul 24 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

Reception:  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tinnen’s Immigrant Laborers documents Latin American immigrant workers living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In contrast to historical social documentary photographers, such as Jacob A. Riis and Lewis Wickes Hine, whose one-sided work tended to reinforce a stereotype of the immigrant and working-class laborer, Tinnen’s work provides images in which her subjects recognize themselves, as they want to be presented. Tinnen states: “The photographs serve as a documentary record of the many hardworking immigrant laborers who usually are relegated to the status of ‘non-belonging other’ and not as an equal. Instead of marginalizing the laborer by depicting them in their work environment, or in a uniform, they are dressed in their best attire and collaborate in the decisions regarding their portrayal.” By combining text, graphics, and images with the portraits of the laborers, Tinnen’s work challenges long-held documentary conventions, which include stark, simple, non-manipulated images. In contrast, Tinnen creates narratives, which empower the viewer to discover additional information about the individuals portrayed.



Lupita Murillo Tinnen is currently a Professor of Photography and Humanities at Collin College and the faculty advisor for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) council #4780. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds an MFA in photography from the University of North Texas and a BA in photography from Texas A&M Commerce. Tinnen serves on the National Board of Directors and is the treasurer for the Society for Photographic Education. As a practicing artist, her work deals primarily with cultural and personal issues stemming from her background as a first generation Mexican American. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the US.



Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! Documenting Guadalupan Devotion Along the U.S.-Mexico Border - Lilly Albritton Friday, Jun 26 - Friday, Jul 24 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

Reception:  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! Documenting Guadalupan Devotion Along the U.S.-Mexico Border by Lilly Albritton

The Virgin of Guadalupe, Goddess of the Americas, has endured as a religious and national symbol in Mexico and the United States since her first apparition in 1531, and her cult has grown and evolved over the centuries to include devotees of all ages, races and classes. Some of the most striking examples of public devotion to Guadalupe come in the form of pilgrimages, processions and fiestas with ceremonial dances carried out around her feast day of December 12. These vibrant celebrations are important both spiritually and culturally to the communities that enact them and serve as a way for devotees to make their heartfelt devotion visible.

In ¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! Lilly Albritton photographically documents this devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe across the Southwestern United States. Over the course of nearly a decade, Albritton has attended pilgrimages, processions, and fiestas in honor of Our Lady to document devotional rites in eight different cities: Mexico City, Mexico; San Antonio, Texas; Dallas, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; and Los Angeles, California. In her photographs, a combination of black & white and color, digital and film, Albritton challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions about religious devotion, Hispanic culture, and the idea of community with connections that span centuries, cultures, and continents. But beyond these goals, she also sets out to deliver a visual document capable of conveying this cultural experience through her own vision.

She states, “I consider notions of temporality, spontaneity, cultural memory, and the sensual and aesthetic experience of ritual. Through my own visual interpretations of these events, I seek to prompt viewers to explore these concepts as both newcomers to this cultural practice and veteran practitioners.”


BIO:  Lilly Albritton

Lilly Albritton is a photographer, scholar and curator from Dallas, Texas. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she holds a BA in Art History with departmental distinction and an MA in Art History with honors, both from Southern Methodist University. She earned her PhD in Humanities- Aesthetic Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. Albritton’s work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 500X Gallery, The Oak Cliff Cultural Center, The Latino Cultural Center, and The University of Texas at Dallas. She has curated photography exhibitions at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary and The Latino Cultural Center. She has worked as studio manager for photographer Laura Wilson since 2005. Albritton currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and two children.



SUMMER CODING CAMPS AT UT DALLAS Monday, Jun 8 - Friday, Aug 21
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: ECSS and SPN Buildings.

Computer Science Education & Outreach Program Presents:


Location: ECSS and SPN Buildings

Period: Eleven Weeks

From: June, 08 - August, 21

  • Some of the programs include:
  • Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch Jr!
  • Explore Coding Tools
  • Animations using Scratch
  • Playing with Robots
  • Learning with Minecraft
  • Kodu Game Lab
  • Enjoyable Programming using Alice/ Alice (CHAMPS)
  • Advanced drawings & animations with Processing
  • Web page design
  • Programming in Java; in C++ and in Python
  • Robotic Art


Times:  M - Morning (9-12)

            A - Afternoon (1-4)

            W - Whole day (9-4),

Fees: Advance registration fee is $ 125.00 for half-day one week camp

       $ 250.00 for full-day one-week camp.

Fees will go up by $ 25/$50 during final 2 weeks before each camp.

Fee reduction for low income families available.

Discount codes for immediate families of UTD faculty/staff/students: UTDFAMILY - UTD email address should be used for registration.

Lunch will be provided.           

For more details, please visit the link below:

Alpha Kappa Psi - Induction Ceremony. Saturday, Feb 7 - Sunday, Sep 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

This event is to formally induct pledges into the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.