Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Microsoft Mail Merge Word Tuesday, Aug 4
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: .

Prerequisite: Must be able to create a basic document per Microsoft Beginner Office.

You will learn: To create personalized multiple mailings, documents and emails in Word using an Excel spreadsheet.

For the details of what specific topics are covered in Beginner Office and Mail Merge Word, please see the Microsoft Office Topics per Course located on the PeopleSoft and Related Training Page

This is a 2 hours class. The maximum registration is 15 per class in order to give as much attention to each participant.

Register on line at


International Student Orientation Tuesday, Aug 4
(8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: SU 2.602 Galaxy Rooms.
  • Students must arrive for check-in between 8:15am to 8:45am. It is required you attend the entire day to have the orientation hold removed.
  • For students on F or J visas starting UT Dallas in Fall 2015.
  • The one-time $50 Orientation Fee is charged along with your tuition and fees after you attend Orientation.
  • To register for Fall 2014 International Student Orientation, fill out the online form.
Student Volunteerism - Breads & Threads (Off-Campus) Tuesday, Aug 4
(11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building (SSB) First Floor Lobby.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we volunteer with Network Food Pantry in Richardson.

Volunteers will help organize and sort various food and clothing donations. These donations go to families in need of assistance.

We will meet at the Student Services Building (SSB) first floor lobby at 11:45AM and then carpool to Network Food Pantry.

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

Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center Tuesday, Aug 4
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Galerstein Women's Center, SSB 4.300.

Join the Galerstein Women's Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for refreshing tea.

Education Abroad Walk In Advising Tuesday, Aug 4
(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



IRB Protocol Assistance Workshop Tuesday, Aug 4
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

The IRB office offers informal help sessions/workshops for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of revising, new applications (protocols) for IRB review, amendments, or annual renewals of their human participant research projects. Walk-ins are encouraged, no registration or appointments needed.

IRB staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in the following areas:

  • Answering questions about the information required in each section of the protocol;
  • Addressing reviewer questions/comments;
  • Discussing options for informed consent forms and processes;
  • Providing guidance on more complex research design issues:
  • Investigator responsibilities for research on sensitive topics or use of deception methods
  • Use of social media or other emerging technologies in research

You are invited to get hands-on, specific assistance for your applications for IRB review. Doing so will most likely reduce the need for revisions to an application and the overall cycle time for approval of submissions. It will also help the IRB staff better understand the nature of the issues that researchers experience when designing their research and trying to understand IRB requirements.

The workshops will be held at various locations on campus for the convenience of researchers in different departments, but all researchers are welcome to attend any of the scheduled sessions. All workshop locations have wireless Internet connections. Researchers should bring their own laptop.

MBA Admission Q & A Tuesday, Aug 4
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Interested in our Full-Time or Professional MBA programs-Flex, Evening Cohort or Online-and have questions regarding the admission process?

Please visit to register for a time slot to meet with one of our admission representatives. 

Please bring any documents you would like to discuss.

Executive MBA Programs Information Session Tuesday, Aug 4
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Join us to learn more in-depth about the Executive MBA Programs at UT Dallas. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of our director, Pamela Foster Brady.

Visit to register for an upcoming information session.

Deadline for all JEs, IDTs, and Budget journals to be processed in July Tuesday, Aug 4 ]]> Advanced Placement Summer Institute II Monday, Aug 3 - Thursday, Aug 6
(8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: Various classrooms on campus.

College Board approved professional development for secondary teachers of Advanced Placement classes.

Space Launch: Rocketry & Weather Balloon Camp Monday, Jul 27 - Friday, Aug 7
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: UT Design in SPN- Synergy Park North.

During this 2-week session, campers will learn about the basics of space flight using a launch simulator, various rockets, and a weather balloon. Participants will design, build, and fly a model rocket built from scratch as they learn about the physics of rocket flight with the aid of the Kerbal Space Program, a rocket launch simulation software program. They will then send a weather balloon up to 30,000 feet and monitor the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere as the balloon rises through the atmosphere. All students will receive a certificate of completion to add to their academic portfolio.

Competitive FTC Robotics Camp Monday, Aug 3 - Friday, Aug 7
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

This week-long, full-day session is an introduction to robotics using the TETRIX System; the camp is intended for individuals wanting to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition in the 2015-2016 season. We will be learning the basics of building and programming as well as more advanced, game-specific aspects of programming. Students will also be introduced to the capabilities of 3D printing, optional building materials, game strategy, and how to create an engineering notebook. All students will receive a certificate of completion to add to their academic portfolio.

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:

The Crawfish Circuit Friday, Jul 31 - Friday, Aug 28 Location: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery.

ARTIST: Giraud Polite
RECEPTION:  Friday, July 31st, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Crawfish Circuit addresses the process and implications of documenting a musical soundscape from an insider’s perspective. Giraud Polite's research interrogates the photographer’s privilege within a cultural, historical, and artistic framework. His study of southwest Louisiana’s culture examines the relationship between music and social welfare, and explores the messages between the photographic image, sound, and memory.


"The nutritional value of the Crawfish Circuit exhibit inspires conversation through its photographic micro - narratives, all the while energizing the installation space with jubilant and haunting sounds of the southwest Louisiana soundscape."  

-Giraud Polite‚Äč



As an artist and recipient of the Creative Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas Giraud Polite has more than 15+ years of visual communications experience and has spent the past ten years visually documenting and researching a variety of ethnic groups on five different continents.

He is currently a member of the Society of Photographic Education and the Urban Creative Network where he attends conferences and participates in panel discussions about current photographic and design shifts and trends. Giraud also serves as member, mentor, and adviser to programs such as Making Connections and the Brookhaven College Film Club. As a Louisiana/Texas artist, Giraud has exhibited works extending from digital photography to multimedia arts in a variety of museums, cultural centers, and educational institutions.


Artist Statement:

Working in the areas of digital photography and multimedia arts, my projects explore themes such as cultural ritual and memory. Photographically my current work explores the photograph as a sacred and reproducible object. Presented as relic or artifact and departing from the conventional photograph on paper, I choose to use industrial materials, such as aluminum, wood, and plexiglas in an attempt to create permanence within the story of the image, in a sense to fix the image by adding weight and mass, to affirm the existence of the photograph as a sculptural object.

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.