Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Muslimahs for Change - Creative sessions Monday, Apr 27
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Members meeting

PS Financials: Account Reconciliation I (formerly Account Reconciliation for New Users) Monday, Apr 27
(9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

This instructor-led class is intended for users who are new to Account Reconciliation and teaches how to use PeopleSoft (Gemini Financials) menus, pages and data when completing the reconciliation process each month.

This class is a prerequisite to Account Reconciliation II.

Class length is 1.5 hours.

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For information about this class and its content, contact Letitia Andrews ( or x6167.


Nanomaterials: From in-situ Nanomechanics to Wearable Electronics Monday, Apr 27
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


There is a continuing interest in studying the fundamental mechanical behavior of nanomaterials as they provide important building blocks for a broad spectrum of applications. In this talk, I will share my experience on new mechanics that is derived from the dramatic dimensional reduction to the nanometer length scale. I will start with in-situ scanning and transmission electron microscopy mechanical testing of crystalline nanowires. I will discuss two types of nanowires, metallic and semiconductor nanowires with Ag and Si as examples, respectively. Both types of nanowires exhibit size dependent elastic properties, fracture or yield strength. Ag nanowires possess a unique five-fold twinned structure (with five twin boundaries along the length of the nanowire), giving rise to strain hardening and recoverable plasticity due to the interaction between dislocations and the twin boundaries. For Si nanowires, we found interesting size dependent brittle to ductile transition. Next I will focus on the interface mechanics between monolayer graphene and polymer substrate. Interfacial failure mechanisms, interfacial sliding and buckling, are identified using in-situ Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, and are supported by nonlinear shear-lag and cohesive-shear-lag models. This talk will conclude with examples and perspectives on nanomaterial-enabled stretchable/wearable electronics for health monitoring, rehabilitation and robotics. 


Yong Zhu received his B.S. degree in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. After a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, he joined NC State University in 2007.  Zhu’s research addresses fundamental and applied problems at the intersection of solid mechanics and micro/nano-technology, including nanomechanics, micro/nano-electromechanical systems, and stretchable/wearable devices for healthcare applications. He has received several awards including Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, Alcoa Foundation Research Achievement Award from NCSU College of Engineering, and Society of Experimental Mechanics Young Investigator Award.

CENTER FOR VITAL LONGEVITY SCIENCE SERIES Presents the Spring 2015 Science Luncheon Series Monday, Apr 27
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Center for Vital Longevity • 1600 Viceroy Drive • Dallas, TX 75235 • 8th floor conference room.

"Aβ status interacts with multiple risk factors to influence cognition in clinically normal individuals", Elizabeth Mormino, Ph.D.

The Center for Vital Longevity's Science Luncheon Series is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT researchers and outside experts to talk about recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and aging research. All lectures will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the 8th Floor Conference Room at the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. Please RSVP to

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CENTER FOR VITAL LONGEVITY SCIENCE SERIES welcomes Elizabeth Mormino, PhD Monday, Apr 27
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. .

Elizabeth C Mormino, Ph.D., Harvard University will present the CVL talk on April 27th.

The Center for Vital Longevity's Science Luncheon Series is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT researchers and outside experts to talk about recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and aging research. All lectures will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the 8th Floor Conference Room at the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. Please RSVP to

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Weekly Meetings Monday, Apr 27
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Fellowship meetings open to graduate students and faculty in which we discuss topics related to Christian faith.

Kappa Delta Chi - Charterversary Monday, Apr 27
(11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Handing out cake in celebration of KDChi's 2 years at UTD

Kappa Delta Chi - Charterversary Monday, Apr 27
(11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Handing out cake in celebration of KDChi's 2 years at UTD

Student Volunteerism - Breads & Threads (Off-Campus) Monday, Apr 27
(11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium.

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 Visitor Center Atrium 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!***

Physics Colloquium: Scanning SQUID Microscopy of Emergent Phenomena Monday, Apr 27
(2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

Dr. Ilya Sochnikov (Stanford)

Scanning Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) microscopy is a versatile technique that is efficiently used to study various emergent phenomena, such as interface superconductivity in complex oxides, magnetism in complex oxides, and protected normal- and super-currents in topological insulators. Following an introduction, I will focus on another intriguing phenomena of magnetic fluctuations in a so-called ‘spin-ice’ material.

Spin-ices are frustrated magnets that are predicted to host exotic magnetic excitations akin to freely diffusing electrostatic charges. We use scanning SQUID microscopy on classical spin-ice Ho2Ti2O7 to discover a magnetization landscape that fluctuates in both time and space. The temperature and frequency dependence of the magnetic fluctuations reveals a gapped distribution of activation energies of the fluctuations. In contrast to theoretical expectations, this gapped distribution indicates a finite energy barrier for spin flipping. Our experiment demonstrates that scanning SQUID microscopy will powerfully complement other techniques in studies of emergent phenomena in various classical and quantum magnets by enabling space-, time-, and energy- resolved detection of spin fluctuations.


JSOM Operation Internship: Last Call for Summer Interns Monday, Apr 27
(1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Atrium.


Come and go, walk-in between classes. No professional dress needed. Make sure to have your résumé with you. Employers are expecting students to come and go as they are. 

Rainbow Guard - Identity Forum Monday, Apr 27
(4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Forum to discuss queer identities

Intl. Political Economy Student Association - General Meeting Monday, Apr 27
(4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Join IPESA for our general meeting! We will have refreshments, games, discussion on current political events, and planning future events! (If you are an organization, and you would like to collaborate with IPESA please contact our president.)

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Monday, Apr 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Come to Chi Alpha for a time of fellowship, music, and fun!

Psychology Coalition - Meetings Monday, Apr 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Psychology Coalition is a group open to all University of Texas at Dallas students who are interested in psychology. This is a place where you are free to discuss your thoughts, ideas, and the issues surrounding psychology.


Psychology Coalition will provide you many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with your community through service events. We will also hold social events where you will be able to get to better know your Brain and Behavioral Sciences faculty.

Student Leadership Programs - Student Leadership Awards Monday, Apr 27
(6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Student Leadership Awards highlights and honors excellence in student leadership at UT Dallas

Chamber Ringers of UT Dallas - Concert Monday, Apr 27
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

A concert lasting under one hour in which we will ring approximately 7 handbell pieces. We would need room for at least 5, 4' tables to be placed end to end.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Community Group Monday, Apr 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Weekly community group!

Space Exploration Society - Cosmic Life Society General Meeting Monday, Apr 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

General meeting of Cosmic Life Society

Yoyo Club - Meeting Monday, Apr 27
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Regular Yoyo Club Meeting

Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Weekly Training Monday, Apr 27
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

The Ninpo Taijutsu Club meets to practice budo in Ninpo Taijutsu, Kokusai Jujutsu, and Goshinjutsu. All UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff are welcome; no prior martial arts experience is required.

Weekend & Online Programming Clubs Saturday, Mar 21 - Sunday, May 10
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: ECSS labs.

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science presents

2015 Spring II Clubs - 03/21 - 05/10/2015  (8 sessions)

Are you worried that whole day workshops/camps cover too much content and your children may be overwhelmed? You prefer us to cover the content over several weeks? Do you think it is better to assimilate and build expertise bit slowly? Are you worried that your child may forget the programming skills (s)he learned in Summer? We got you covered with Programming Clubs! Each club runs for 9 weeks and meets in the weekends at UT Dallas campus.


In each session, we typically teach actively or work through hands-on examples during the first hour, let the participants work through another example with instructor’s help during the second hour, and the students can do the homework problem during the third hour or leave early and complete it at home. New concepts will be introduced in every session.


Visit for directions to reach ECSS building in UT Dallas campus.

Ok, but what if you live far away  & cannot visit the campus every weekend? No worries! We have a solution for you even if you live in the other side of the world -  Programming eClubs! With weekly video lectures & assignments, eClubs are as good as on-campus clubs. Our eClubs are rigorous and the participants should plan to spend several hours every week to complete the weekly assignments. Participants can also discuss the weekly material/assignments with fellow students within online discussion forums, but it is optional & discussions will not count towards grade. These online courses will be run through, a state-of-the-art Learning Management System environment provided by Blackboard Inc. Web based tutoring using Google Hangout or Webex is included in the registration fee. Deep-discounted fee is available to participants from other countries who may not be be able to afford regular price. With economy pricing, tutoring support will be provided only by email. If a school or college wants to enroll lots of students in these eClubs, email to get volume discounts.

Registration site:

Questions? Email


Registration fee is $150 for club/eclub. Except for level 1 clubs, all others will need to complete weekly assignment & submit them online. You can do the homework during the last hour of the class & complete it with our help. Since most clubs have corresponding eClubs, you can catch up with the video lecture if you cannot attend a particular session. Cancellation policy: You will get the pro-rated fee for unused sessions as refund, additional $10 transaction fee applies. Email your cancellation request to

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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.