Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas NOTICE OF FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION -- HUSSNAIN ALI -- ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Tuesday, Dec 1
(8:30 a.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

Hussnain Ali

Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering

December 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m., JO 4.306


Title of Dissertation:



Student’s Supervising Committee:

John H. L. Hansen, Supervising Professor

Blake Wilson

Peter Assmann

P. K. Rajasekaran

Carlos Busso

Aviation Club - Aviation Club & Space Society Tuesday, Dec 1
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Aviation Club & Space Society Weekly Meeting.


Please join us through Org Sync & collaborate on a project! We want to help our members reach their goals in the Aviation/Space Community/Industry

Career Center - Creating a Cover Letter for Your Job Search Tuesday, Dec 1
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

This seminar is designed to help students build effective business letters, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Business letter samples will be provided during this session.

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #4576

NOTE: Registration is available two weeks prior to the event’s start date, and students may not register for events before this time.

A limited number of seats may be available for events.

Please RSVP for this event via Comet Careers!   

Please be considerate of employers and presenters time and effort to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration within 48 hours of the event. NO SHOWS have a negative impact on events, and do not display consideration or professionalism.

Hillel - Chat and Chew Tuesday, Dec 1
(10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Come eat bagels and talk to members of Hillel.

Town Hall Meeting: Tuition and Fee Proposals Tuesday, Dec 1
(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Students are invited to join members of the UT Dallas administration for a discussion of tuition and fee proposals to be presented for consideration to The University of Texas System Board of Regents. A second town hall will be presented from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the same location.

Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) - Free Lunch Tuesday, Dec 1
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

BSM free lunch for all students

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Bible Study & Fellowship Tuesday, Dec 1
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Weekly meeting for Bible study and fellowship

Vedic Org. for Inspiration Culture and Education - Krishna Lunches Tuesday, Dec 1
(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

Changing to F-1 Status Workshop Tuesday, Dec 1
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: Room 3.107.

Come learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1.  ISSO international student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1 from specific visa types.

JSOM Resume Workshop Tuesday, Dec 1
(2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

JSOM Resume Workshop
Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center
Registration opens November 10th  Event ID 4443

Attend this workshop to get started with the resume writing process and to improve your application materials. The primary instructional method for this workshop is lecture and small group interaction. Review the JSOM resume templates and bring a printed copy to the workshop. Note individual resume reviews will not be completed during this session. The learning objectives for this workshop are:

- Introduce and review the JSOM resume templates
- Discuss resume formatting and content
- Teach how to write compelling bullets with industry action verbs and metrics

Advance registration for CMC workshops is strongly recommended to ensure your seat. If you pre-register and your availability changes, you can cancel your registration by visiting the event page in CometCareers.

Professional dress is not required to attend.

Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Women's Center Tuesday, Dec 1
(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, Dec 1
(1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

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



English Conversation Hour: Dallas Picture Share/Four Letter Word Tuesday, Dec 1
(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.

Pride - Meeting Tuesday, Dec 1
(4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

General Pride meeting

Student Government (SG) - Committee Meetings Tuesday, Dec 1
(5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room B.

Student Government Committee Meetings

Newman Catholic Ministry - Bible Study Tuesday, Dec 1
(5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Phase 4 Lounge.

Bible Study

Student Government (Staff) - Student Government Senate Meetings Tuesday, Dec 1
(5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Twice monthly meetings of the Student Gov't Officers, Senators, Advisors, UTD administrative speakers.

Black Student Alliance (BSA) - General body Meeting Tuesday, Dec 1
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

The Black Student Alliance is an organization designed to unify, prepare, and uplift the Black collegiate community of UT Dallas. The aforementioned goal will be achieved through varying forms.

Japanese Student Association - General Meeting Tuesday, Dec 1
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

General meeting for Japanese Student Association.

UNICEF at UTD - General Meeting Tuesday, Dec 1
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

UNICEF at UTD will hold a general meeting where members will discuss upcoming events and activities.

Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Training Tuesday, Dec 1
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Ninpo Taijutsu Club meets weekly to practice budo, specifically centered on the concept of 36 areas of training (Ninpo Sanjurokkei) that consists of 18 forms of traditional Japanese martial arts (Bugei Juhappan) in combination with the 18 forms of Ninpo (Ninja Juhakkei). Training is open to club members and prospective guests.

Stop Pretending You Can't Dance (SPYCD) - Country Lessons Tuesday, Dec 1
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: FO 1st Floor Atrium, Back Hallway.

SPYCD will be holding Tuesday Country Lessons every week until December! Open to all UTD folks, come learn snazzy moves and meet new people! **No Dance Experience Required!**

Acoustical Society Conference (some BBS faculty will attend) Saturday, Nov 28 - Wednesday, Dec 2 Location: Hawaii. ]]> 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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