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Dallas Community Tax Center

Summer and Fall Hours

July 15, 2017, to October 15, 2017


Attention UTD students and staff

From July 15th through October 15th the Dallas Foundations Community Community Tax Centers, in cooperation with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will operate a tax office open to complete prior-year ( 2016-2013) returns, amended returns, NR returns, and ITIN applications.

Services are available FREE of charge and by APPOINTMENT ONLY to UT Dallas students and staff. Appointments take place at off-campus locations that vary by day and time.

Please call 214-370-9353 to schedule your appointment.

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(9 a.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Dushanthi Shamila Dissanayake

Graduate Program in Chemistry

July 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m., SLC 1.102


Title of Dissertation:

Synthesis of Functionalized THIOPHENE Based Materials


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Michael C. Biewer, Chair

Ronald A. Smaldone

Jeremiah J. Gassensmith

Mihaela C. Stefan

Fellowship and Dissertation Funding in STEM Fields Tuesday, Jul 25
(10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

This is a “nuts and bolts” presentation on finding and researching funding opportunities and developing the main sections of your application. The presentation ends with a list of some of the larger opportunities for STEM students. Graduate students of all levels are welcome.

No registration is required. For more information, contact

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) Information Session Tuesday, Jul 25
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Online.

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree. This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. There will also be a Q&A session for any questions you may have.

Please join the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the event to troubleshoot technology problems and to start the webinar on time. 

Link to this event:

Password: msscm

Student Volunteerism - Breads & Threads (Off-Campus) Tuesday, Jul 25
(1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: Student Services Addition (SSA) lobby.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we volunteer with Jewish Family Service of Dallas. Their mission is to provide professional, effective and affordable mental health and social services that promote lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for anyone in need.

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

We will meet at the Student Services Addition (SSA) lobby at 1:00 pm and then carpool to the agency.

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

J-1 Employment Workshop Tuesday, Jul 25
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: SSB 3.107.

Learn about J-1 employment opportunities such as On Campus Employment, Academic Training and Economic Necessity. 

Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Gender Center Tuesday, Jul 25
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Galerstein Gender Center, SSB 4.300.

Join the Galerstein Gender Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for refreshing tea and conversation.

Emotional Intelligence Practicum: Part I - Know Yourself Tuesday, Jul 25
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Description: In the precursor class, we defined emotional intelligence as the “ability to recognize and understand emotions and your skill at using this awareness to manage yourself and your relationships with others.”  In this follow-up class, we will be focusing on the first part of this definition—self-awareness.  For this session you will learn what effective self-awareness looks like and certain skills you can use to increase your self-awareness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to identify and explain what effective self-awareness looks like.
  2. Learn ways of recognizing your emotional states as they occur.
  3. Identify certain patterns and skills that can positively and negatively affect self-awareness.
  4. Develop a personal action and accountability plan for improving your self-awareness skills.


Class Prerequisite: 

Open to any staff or faculty who previously attended “Emotional Intelligence: A New Standard for Success in the Workplace.

Target Audience: This class is designed for all UTD employees.

To Register for this class please go to LEO (Learning & Education Organizer) by logging onto Galaxy clicking on LEO and clicking on "Find Available Training."

Behavioral Interviewing Skills Workshop, presented by JSOM Career Management Center Tuesday, Jul 25
(4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

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Behavioral Interviewing Skills Workshop

Presented by JSOM Career Management Center 


You received the interview, now what? Behavioral interview questions are asked throughout the entire interview process, and not knowing what to expect or how to prepare for an interview can be scary. Attend this workshop to gain more confidence in your interview skills by learning:

  • Key interview preparation strategies
  • Interviewer and employer expectations
  • How to communicate your skills in PARL—the framework for responding to behavioral interview questions

Registration & Additional Information:

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  • Professional dress is not required to attend.
  • By registering for this event, I authorize The University of Texas at Dallas to record my participation and appearance on videotape, audiotape, film, photography (or other media) at this event and use it for educational or promotional purposes without further notice or remuneration to me.
  • ‚ÄčNO SHOWS are unacceptable and may result in disciplinary actions including loss of CMC privileges. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, either cancel your registration on #HireJSOM or email to remove your registration.

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Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Training Tuesday, Jul 25
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

We will be practicing martial arts.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - AIAA Monthly Lecture Tuesday, Jul 25
(7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

Monthly AIAA lecture given by an aerospace expert or professional.

Advanced Placement Summer Institute - I Monday, Jul 24 - Thursday, Jul 27
(8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: Various buildings across campus.

Professional development for AP secondary school teachers.

OSV July Food Drive Saturday, Jul 1 - Monday, Jul 31
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

The NETWORK Food Pantry distributes food to over 150 local families each week.  The need for assistance increases in the summer as many food insecure families rely on school lunch programs during the school year.

Please help the Office of Student Volunteerism to collect non-perishable food items for the  throughout the month of July.  Rice, dry beans & flour are especially needed!

Donation boxes are located in the OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), the Administration Building near the 2nd floor elevator, and the Student Union lobby.  

Summer 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 2nd 5-Week Session Thursday, Jul 13 - Monday, Jul 31 ]]> 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.