Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Undergraduate Research Poster Contest Wednesday, Apr 23
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Second Floor Atrium.

Twelve undergraduate posters representing departments from Economics to Material Sciences will be on display and compeiting for cash prizes. Come see some of the results of the Undergraduate Research Grant program. 

The National Society of Leadership and Success - NSLS Risk Management Training Wednesday, Apr 23
(10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Risk Management Traingin for general membership.

Career Center - Samsung Austin Semiconductor Information Session Wednesday, Apr 23
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the United States. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. In August, 2012, SAS invested $4 billion to accommodate full System LSI production, bringing our total investment in Austin to more than $17 billion. With 2400 employees and 2.3M square feet of space, SAS is producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology, enabling the world's digital devices to operate at their highest performance.

SAS is committed to providing their employees with a great working environment. Company events include festivals and family events. SAS employees also volunteer in the community, with mentorship programs, Meals on Wheels, Keep Austin Beautiful clean-ups, and Habitat for Humanity projects.

The SamStrongFitness Center is our free, on-site fitness center available to all employees. The full-line gym has premier commercial equipment, showers, lockers, and a dry sauna. Outdoor features include a basketball court, space for field sports and a jogging trail. Our two on-site cafes offer breakfast, lunch and dinner services, as well as a full service Seattle’s Best Coffee bar. A variety of fresh, seasonal, local foods are featured daily, along with innovative culinary promotions to keep the menu exciting.

Company Website: SAS Careers:

To learn more about the Career Center, go to

Student Volunteerism - Earth Week - Free Gardening Workshop Wednesday, Apr 23
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: UT Dallas Community Garden.

Come to the Free Gardening Workshop at the UT Dallas Community Garden during UTD's 3rd annual Earth Week! Celebrate mother Earth as a master gardener teaches students how to care for the land, plant vegetables, and sow seeds.

If you have interest in learning more about the UT Dallas Community Garden program with the OSV, we highly recommend attending this workshop. Registration is required for all students that are not currently a part of the OSV gardening program.


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Student Leadership Programs - L.E.A.D. Workshop Wednesday, Apr 23
(11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Student Leadership Programs offers workshops that will help you develop the leadership knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful contributors in your workplace, communities, and families. These fun, interactive, and educational workshops are open and free to ALL currently enrolled UT Dallas students.

Benefits of attending a L.E.A.D workshop include:

 * Connect and network with other future leaders

* Develop/enhance your leadership skills

Come to as many workshops as you’d like, or do the right combination of workshops and you can earn one of our leadership certificates.

Each workshop is presented by a facilitator that may include faculty, staff or a community leader.

Please RSVP to help with our planning.

Light refreshment and snack will provided at each workshop

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MS in Information Technology and Management Online Information Session Wednesday, Apr 23
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location:

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree. The session is open to all prospective students, including those nearing completion of their undergraduate degrees. This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements.

-Access the web conference session via this link:, select "Enter as a Guest," type your name and click "Enter Room."

-Before participating in the session, you can run a connection test at:

-You can view a short demo of "Attend Your First Connect Pro Meeting" demo here:

University Toastmasters of Dallas Wednesday, Apr 23
(12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Toastmasters Meeting.

Developmental Differences of Neural Oscillations in Language Processing, Julie Schneider Wednesday, Apr 23
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: JO 4.306.

Mark your calendars and come join us for this semester's DCS Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held in JO 4.306 at 1:00-2:00pm, unless noted otherwise.

Christians on Campus - Bible Study Wednesday, Apr 23
(1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Weekly Bible study for Christians on Campus.

Career Center - CPT Information Session Wednesday, Apr 23
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Required for all international students except ECS majors.  Learn about the UT Dallas Internship program including the registration process, eligibility requirements, and finding appropriate opportunities.

You must register in CometCareers to reserve your seat for this session. Please arrive 15 minutes early. If you are not in your seat 5 minutes before the start of the session, your seat may be given away.

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Managers and Supervisors Certificate Series - Module 5: Dynamic Discipline Wednesday, Apr 23
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

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 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.  (April 23 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss discipline as a learning and communication process.
  2. Identify the full range of disciplinary options available to managers and supervisors and understand the relationship of the disciplinary process to the performance management system at UTD.
  3. Recognize the progressive nature of the disciplinary process and how to distinguish the appropriate response according to the situation.
  4. Understand the importance of documentation to maintaining an effective and legal disciplinary process.
  5. Review University policies on discipline and dismissal and the employee grievance process.

Click Here to Register for Module 5

Student Leadership Programs - L.E.A.D Workshop Wednesday, Apr 23
(2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.


L.E.A.D. Workshops

Student Leadership Programs offers several workshops that will help you develop the leadership knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful contributors in your workplace, communities, and families. These fun, interactive, and educational workshops are open and free to ALL currently enrolled UT Dallas students.

Benefits of attending a L.E.A.D workshop include:

* Connect and network with other future leaders
* Develop/enhance your leadership skills

Come to as many workshops as you’d like, or do the right combination of workshops and you can earn one of our leadership certificates.

Each workshop is presented by a facilitator that may include faculty, staff or a community leader.

Please RSVP to help with our planning.

Participants are welcome to bring a light lunch


Participants are welcome to bring a light lunch

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Coffee Break and Information Session: NSF Research Traineeship Program Wednesday, Apr 23
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

The National Science Foundation released a new graduate education initiative. Interested in applying? Get the scoop. 

Topics Include

· What the NRT funds

· Highlights of the solicitation

· Internal limited submission process

· Planning your proposal

eLearning Workshop: Enhancing Student Communication with eLearning Wednesday, Apr 23
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Click Here to Register

(Prerequisite: Getting Started with eLearning workshop or equivalent knowledge) This two-hour hands-on workshop covers the skills needed to enhance communication using threaded discussions, blogs, journals, chat, announcements, and more! (Please Note: Classes will be limited to fifteen participants each. Additional dates may be added if needed.)

Hallyu Wave at UTD - General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room .

This is a general meeting where the officers will discuss plans, events and guidelines to members. We will also be doing short games and activities that involve the whole club.

Lending Our Lives - Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Meeting for lending our lives to update members about club!

Facing the Nazi Era: Conversations in Southern Germany Wednesday, Apr 23
(5 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

UT Dallas Professor Charles Bambach’s Fulbright sabbatical in Germany (2008) with his family gave his wife, Lucy McCauley, the impetus for making the documentary “Facing the Nazi Era: Conversations in Southern Germany.”  The film recounts the legacy of WW2 and the Holocaust through the lens of German non-Jews, aged 18 to 84, in a small German town where a re-emerging Jewish community is making efforts to engage the community at large.


Following its World Premiere at the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival in November 2011, Facing the Nazi Era screened at the Angelika Dallas (3Stars Jewish Film Series), at Dallas’s Beth Torah synagogue, and in Germany at the former Hailfingen-Tailfingen concentration camp; Berlin’s Centrum Judaicum; Tuebingen’s German-American Institute; and high-school (Gymnasium) classrooms across southwestern Germany. In addition, the documentary is currently used for discussion in the graduate degree program at SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Center.


Facing the Nazi Era is Lucy McCauley’s first film available for distribution. A writer and editor, her essays have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Peace Times, Harvard Review literary journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, Science & Spirit,, and Travelers’ Tales anthologies.



“Facing the Nazi Era: Conversations in Southern Germany”  will screen at UT Dallas at 5pm  on Wed., April 23, 2014. 


 McCauley and Bambach will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion after the screening.  



“This film holds up a mirror to the face of the German people”— Udo Rauch, Director of City Archive, Tuebingen, Germany


“A very real and uniquely honest conversation….McCauley has an uncanny ability to draw her subjects in and we the viewers benefit from the open and surprisingly candid results.” –Robert Albanese, exec. dir. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

“Facing the Nazi Era is a timely and sensitive exploration of a very complicated topic: how we live with the legacies of the past. Lucy McCauley’s film is smart, humane, and moving.”  —Michael Wilson, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies School of Arts & Humanities The University of Texas at Dallas


“A fascinating presentation of current German views on the Holocaust.” –Meyer Gottlieb, president, Samuel Goldwyn Films


“The only trouble with this film is that there are not enough others like it.”—Dr. Rick Halperin, director, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program


“Questions I’ve longed to ask get answered, from a perspective I’ve never heard or seen before.”—festival attendee in Vancouver (Nov. 2011)


"In a time when identity politics are all the rage, we need to learn the lessons of history. Lucy McCauley takes us to a place in Southern Germany that throws up a mirror we can see ourselves in wherever we are. What we learn is that loving our neighbors in all of their "otherness" is the surest path to personal security and genuine community."

—Rev. George Mason, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas


“McCauley deftly weaves an organic narrative that opens a fresh, accessible window on a subject that has been so horrific and overwhelming to approach. This kind of storytelling and witness has the power to build bridges of peace across generations of shattered lives through sacred, compassionate dialogue.”   --Gail Atwater (LMSW), founding member Dallas-Ft. Worth Women's Interfaith Dialogue

Experiments with spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensates:Simulating condensed matter Hamiltonians with ultracold atoms Wednesday, Apr 23
(4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

Prof. Peter Engels,

Washington State University

The simulation of condensed matter Hamiltonians using ultracold quantum gases has emerged as a highly active field of research. In this context the generation of artificial gauge fields is a powerful tool allowing the study of charged particle physics with neutral atoms. In our lab at WSU we have implemented a Raman dressing scheme realizing an artificial gauge potential and spin-orbit coupling for a BEC. Spin-orbit coupled BECs display intriguingly rich physics. Examples of these include parallels to the Zitterbewegung of free electrons predicted by the Dirac equation, the presence of a Dicke-type phase transition, and, when combined with an optical lattice, interesting bandstructures that we have probed in our experiments. In this talk I will highlight the underlying ideas of spin-orbit coupled BECs as well as recent results of our ongoing investigations.

Turkish Student Association - Turkish Class Wednesday, Apr 23
(4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Our semester long Turkish classes offered to UTD students free of charge.

Newman Catholic Ministry - Bible Study Wednesday, Apr 23
(5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Members of the Newman Catholic Ministry will meet to study topics on Catholicism.

Student Development & Activities - Leadership Webinar Wednesday, Apr 23
(5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Learn about leaders from leaders themselves with by attending a leadership webinar!

Roberta Millstein: Genetically Modified Food: Feeding the World or Fouling the World? Wednesday, Apr 23
(7:30 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

Roberta L. Millstein is a professor of philosophy at UC Davis, a member of the STS Program Committee, and is affiliated with the John Muir Institute of the Environment. Professor Millstein’s current research focuses on intersections between evolutionary biology, ecology, and environmental issues. She has published and edited in many journals including Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.


With so much at stake, the debates over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become increasingly heated. For example, GMO proponents accuse GMO critics—who sling terms like “Frankenfood,”—of being anti-science. This assumes that the debate over GMOs is exclusively a debate over science. But is it? To what extent are values a part of the debate? And are the relevant scientific findings exclusively on the side of the GMO proponents? Are the health concerns and the environmental concerns equally worrisome? Do we need GMOs to feed the world? Dr. Millstein will argue that there is reason for us to proceed more slowly and carefully than we have been, and to support the labeling of GMOs and foods that contain GMOs.  

ALA - Accounting Professionals Mixer Wednesday, Apr 23
(6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Accounting Professionals Mixer

Panelists from different tracks in the accounting industry have been invited to talk about their own experiences in industry, from job-hunting to key skills to work styles. Afterwards students are invited to ask questions and network. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Professional Dress is Required

Register on CometCareers!

Sponsored by ALA

Baptist Student Ministry - International Conversation Hour Wednesday, Apr 23
(6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

Meet together with students to work on English language skills over tea and snacks.

"Improving Cognitive Functioning", John Jonides, Ph.D. University of Michigan Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225 .

Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture The Center For Vital Longevity at UT Dallas hosts memory expert Dr. John Jonides. Working memory, sometimes referred to as "short-term" memory, is an integral part of our everyday lives, so much that most of the time we are not even aware it is at work. Dr. Jonides' lab at the University of Michigan aims to better understand the mechanisms and underlying processes that contribute to working memory. "Improving Cognitive Functioning"

Please join us...

WHEN: Weds., April 23, 2014. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. WHERE: Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, so please register. Register

For those unable to register online, please call: (972) 883-3720. - See more at:

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: ECSS 2.102.

Speaker: Dr. Josephine Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is a dermatologist, assistant professor at Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD and the Director of Navy Medical Student Accessions for the Bureau of Medicine

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) - HOSA Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

This will be one of our meetings for the month of April with a guest speaker from the HPAC office to help guide our members through the pre-health process.

Hindu Student Association - General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

General meeting.

Project Management EMBA Online Information Session Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Online Web Conference.

The best way to get answers to your questions about the Project Management Program is to attend one of our Information Sessions. These meetings offer you a chance to learn more about the program, meet some of the faculty and staff and speak to current students and alumni about the program.

This information session will be held online.  Please register at  Upon registration, login information will be emailed to you.

Learn to Be - General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

General meeting where our members will be informed on what is going on within the club.

First Annual Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture on Memory Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: Communities Foundation of Texas.

Memory researcher Dr. John Jonides of the University of Michigan will discuss evidence-based ways one can train the mind to improve cognitive function, at the first annual Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture. Working memory, sometimes referred to as “short-term memory,” is an integral part of performing certain cognitive and behavioral tasks, Dr. Jonides will discuss in his talk, “Cognitive Training to Improve Cognitive Functioning.” The lecture is free to the public, however, registration is required. For further details, please see UTD’s Center for Vital Longevity online:

Students for Justice in Palestine - SJP's Israeli Apartheid Lecture Wednesday, Apr 23
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

A lecture by an esteemed member of the Dallas Peace group that will shed some light on the topic of oppression and illegal occupation in the Palestinian territories.

Campus Based for Family and Life - CBFL General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

A meeting where students can learn more about the Christian faith.

Campus Based for Family and Life - CBFL General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

A meeting where students can learn more about the Christian faith.

Chinese Student Association - CSA General Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

CSA's second meeting for the month of April. We will discuss current events with volunteering, fundraising, and IM sports updates.

Spring 2014 Sales Executive Seminar Series #3: Growth and Profitability in a Commodity-Based Business Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Dean Kyle, SW Zone General Manager and National Recruiter for Henry Schein Dental,  will discuss how he successfully grew his dental supply business and how he eventually merged with Sullivan Dental and then Henry Schein.

Dean Kyle is the SW Zone General Manager and National Recruiter for Henry Schein Dental.  Dean received his Associates in Science degree from Cooke County College and graduated from the US Army Biomedical Equipment Engineering program. In 1975 he purchased Inglis Dental Supply Inc. and was president until its merger in 1995 with Sullivan Dental.  With Sullivan he served as the Southwest Regional Manager for three years when Sullivan merged with Henry Schein.

Along with his duties as Zone General Manager for the Southwest Zone, Dean has developed a successful recruiting program with several universities to hire the best sales students as sales professionals for Henry Schein. He pioneered the successful intern program for Henry Schein. Dean is on the advisory board with Kennesaw State University’s Center for Professional Selling, C.T. Bauer College of Business Sales Excellence Program at University of Houston, Ball State University, University of Dayton, McCoy College of Business at Texas State University, and Fisher Institute for Professional Selling at University of Akron.

Vedic Org. for Inspiration Culture and Education - Reflections and Yoga Wednesday, Apr 23
(7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

This is our weekly event, where we come together and discuss a particular topic. Everyone presents their views on the topic and in the end we discuss the Vedic perspective on the topic. The goal of this event is encourage everyone to think outside the box, consider other's opinion and grow as individuals.

Epic Movement Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

A large group Bible Study for students who want to have a closer relationship with Christ. Students will engage in worship and discussion.

Alpha Omega - Midweek Wednesday, Apr 23
(7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Fellowship and a Bible lesson with Alpha Omega Campus Ministry!

Baptist Student Ministry - Wednesday Night Fellowship Wednesday, Apr 23
(7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Join us for our weekly fellowship, worship, and Bible study.

Greek Week - Game Night Wednesday, Apr 23
(7 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: The Galaxy Rooms. ]]>
Stop Pretending You Can't Dance (SPYCD) - Dance Lesson Wednesday, Apr 23
(7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: 2nd Floor Atrium .


Sigma Lambda Beta inc - Brother Meeting Wednesday, Apr 23
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Weekly Brother Meeting.

Earth Week Monday, Apr 21 - Friday, Apr 25 Location: Various locations on- and off-campus; see individual event details.

Adopt-a-Highway (Off-Campus)

Monday, April 21, 2014 

Don’t mess with Texas! That is the state’s anti-highway littering campaign. Join the OSV as we help clean up a stretch of President George Bush Turnpike and beautify our great state!  OSV has adopted a 2 mile stretch of George Bush Turnpike between Coit and Alma. 

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Coca Cola Recycling Education Vehicle

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stop by the Coca-Cola Recycling Education Vehicle (REV) to learn more about ways to recycle and save the planet. The REV travels nationwide to spread important recycling messages. Be a part of the 1.5 million people that have already experienced what this amazing vehicle has to offer!

There will be interactive displays, educational videos, and engaging games!

The Coca Cola REV is located between the Activity Center and the Student Services Building from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Earth Day: Earth Fair

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How does UT Dallas celebrate Earth Day? We celebrate with the biggest event of Earth Week, the The Earth Fair! The Earth Fair features booths and interactive activities from student organizations, campus departments, and community agencies. There will be music, free earthy items, and good, clean, green fun!

The Earth Fair is located in Chess Plaza from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Gardening Workshop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

Come to the Free Gardening Workshop at the UT Dallas Community Garden during UTD’s 3rd annual Earth Week! Celebrate mother Earth as a master gardener teaches students how to care for the land, plant vegetables, and sow seeds.

The Gardening Workshop will be located at the Community Garden from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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E-Waste Round Up

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Got a printer that doesn’t print? A cell phone that doesn’t text? A computer monitor from the 1990′s? Bring those and all of your other e-waste to the Earth Week E-Waste Round Up! All electronic devices will be accepted and recycled properly thanks to our partners, Forerunner Recycling. Items can be dropped off from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Clark Center parking lot, Lot I.

**No UT Dallas electronic property will be permitted. Only bring personal electronic items that you wish to be recycled.

This event is brought to UT Dallas in partnership with Materials Research Society-UT Dallas Chapter and Forerunner Recycling.

Pedal for the Planet: Bike Across Campus

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Explore campus from a new vantage point as you take a ride with fellow UTD cyclists! The on-campus bike ride will depart from the Activity Center at 2:30 PM sharp. Arrive early to pick up awesome UTD bike accessories. Please wear UTD shirts or colors as we demonstrate to the UTD community the power of being green!

**Registration is required. This event is intended for those who have a bicycle (unicycles/tricycles are also okay!). Please bring your bike with you.

#BYOB  Bring your own bike!

Click here to register.

Free Movie: Ocean Frontiers

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Take a beautiful and inspiring journey through the Earth’s oceans. Learn about sea sustainability as farmers, shippers, scientists and conservationists come together to preserve the world’s most precious resource: the ocean.

Learn more about Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship here.

This film is brought to UT Dallas in partnership with EMAC, Sustainability, and ENACTUS.

Ocean Frontiers will be shown in the Davidson Auditorium, JSOM 1.118 from 7:00 PM – 8:3 0PM

Click here to register.  

Urban Tree Farm Clean-up (Off-Campus)

Friday, April 25, 2014 

Celebrate the end of Earth Week by taking a journey to an urban tree farm! Volunteers will provide assistance in mulching, site clean-up and plant nursery education at Texas Trees Foundation in Richardson. Learn about the many steps it takes to plant a tree.

Volunteers will meet in the Visitor Center Atrium at 8:00 AM and board a bus to the service site where they will volunteer from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lunch will be provided upon arrival on UT Dallas campus.

**Please note all students must travel by bus and that this event will require manual labor.

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Code Yellow Friday, Mar 28 - Saturday, Apr 26

March 28 - April 26, 2014
Reception: Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery


In a co-curatorial expose’, six nationally/internationally acclaimed artists compare and contrast how the reality of a ‘presumed crisis’ is reflected through various interpretive mediums of visual stylization, including: editorial propaganda, documentary appropriation, image filtration, social media, personal narrative, scientific interpretation and statistical analysis. Curatorial collaborators include Janeil Engelstad, Kael Alford, Maxmillian Schich, Mona Kasra, Laray Polk and Greg Metz.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Girls Galore Friday, Mar 28 - Saturday, Apr 26 Location: Visual Arts Building, Mezzanine Gallery.

Karleen Hesselbacher Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Karleen Hesselbacher's projections, moving video paintings, question the representation of conventions of sexuality surrounding the contemporary woman. Traditionally, corsets are used to change the appearance of a woman's body and, in the past,  represented a symbol of the woman who fits the norms of society.  In today’s world, the corset can symbolize overt sexuality or what is commonly known as a kink/fetish/BDSM. The artist uses superimposed, manipulated video clips of a chorus line to project onto a mannequin torso. The secondary projection of white noise will be interrupted by the silhouettes of the viewer, forming another visual layer in the work. Static is symbolic of a failed signal giving the piece a sense of control, lost.

Comer Collection Exhibition Friday, Apr 4 - Saturday, May 3 Location: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery.

Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers, 1940 to the Present
(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Lupita Murillo Tinnen)


EXHIBITION description:

"Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers, 1940 to the Present" features documentary photographs by Ken Light, complemented by a range of works from the Comer Collection. These images represent a broad cross section of laborers from around the world, celebrating their strength and commitment. The exhibition also includes photographs by Sebastião Salgado, Joel Leivick, Marcus Bleasdale, George “Elfie” Ballis, Ernest Lowe, Arthur Leipzig, Gordon Parks, and Luis Mallo.


This exhibition marks the first decade of the Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas; the collection was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at 


Curated by Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetic Studies



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 currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities with a major in Aesthetic Studies from 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 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. She is currently using photography to promote advocacy for the DREAM Act, a bi-partisan legislation that would allow undocumented college students a path toward citizenship. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the US.



Thursday, April 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor

Code Yellow Saturday, Apr 12 - Saturday, May 17 Location: CentralTrak.

Code Yellow Caution-Crisis-Critique: A curatorial exercise exploring systems of real and perceived warnings

April 12 – May 17, 2014
Reception: Saturday, April 12, 8-10 p.m.


 "Code Yellow", an exhibition being displayed in a joint show between the CentralTrak gallery and UTD Visual Arts Building, brings together six curators from various fields (art, journalism, network analysis, social activism) investigating issues of vulnerability, struggle and crisis. Works in the exhibition use humor, irony, empathy, direct or indirect action, data, graphic depiction, media manipulation, and social engagement to convey the various means humans express societal dilemma and moral anxiety. The wide ranging exhibition will include such artist as Spike Johnson, Andrew Blanton, Kayla Escobedo, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Gary Panter, Marian Henley, Mike Presley, David Cotterrell, Didier Sornette, Tom.š Rafa, Rudolf Sikora,V.clav Vašků and Jana Želibsk.




Kael Alford,

American photojournalist and documentary photographer and videographer. Kael commenced her media career during the tumultuous wars in the Balkans between 1996 and 2003 that occurred with the fracturing of Yugoslavia. She is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (2009) and has taught in the art department of Southern Methodist University (2011-2013). In 2011 she won the highly competitive Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.


Janeil Engelstad,

The founder of MAP (Make Art with Purpose) and producer of the ‘Dallas MAP Project’, a festival and exhibition of projects that restore and preserve the environment, promote social justice, and advance human knowledge and well-being in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. She is an internationally known Artist, lecturer, social practitioner, Fulbright Scholar and an advocate for critical cultural development through the arts.


Laray Polk,

A multimedia artist and writer living in Dallas. Her articles and investigative reports have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and In These Times. As a 2009 grant recipient from The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she produced stories on the political entanglements and compromised science behind the establishment of a radioactive waste disposal site in Texas, situated in close proximity to the Ogallala Aquifer. Just published as Co-author with Noam Chomsky ‘Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe’



Mona Kasra,

A new media artist and educator currently pursuing a PhD at University of Texas at Dallas with a focus in Arts & Technology and Emerging Media & Communication. is interested in evaluating the impact, power, and politics of the image in the digital networked era by analyzing pivotal images of social change that received wide attention in the past few years. She is this years Chair of the international ‘Siggraph’ Conference.


Maxmillian Schich,

Schich's current research focuses on Complex Networks in Art History and related disciplines. His approach is based on the fact that many key phenomena in Art History, ranging from classification to the development of visual motifs (Memnosyne), exhibit true complex network structure and dynamics. Besides his Ph.D. on 'Reception and Visual Citation as Complex Networks', Max has over a decade of experience as a research consultant working with semantic network data.


Greg Metz,

A social/political artist who works in various mediums, primarily sculptural installation in non traditional situations.  He teaches gallery and exhibition studies, interventionist art and serves as Gallery Coordinator at UTD where he has curated many exhibitions.  Mr. Metz has exhibited works nationally in a variety of venues including L.A.C.E. (Las Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), National Mall in Washington D.C., Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum, and Arlington Museum among others.



The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency – 

For assistance, call 214-824-9302 or Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYTX. UT Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.  

800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

Gallery Hours: Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment, 214-824-9302

Food For Thought: Student Art Exhibition Wednesday, Apr 23 - Friday, May 23 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 2nd Floor.

Food for Thought: What should we eat? A topic not only for philosophical and scientific considerations, but also for compelling artistic explorations. The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology concludes its yearlong lecture series with a photography exhibition focusing on food, its beauty, sometimes its ugliness, its natural and artificial sources, and its value in our every day experiences. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Professor Marilyn Waligore, director of the UT Dallas photography program.


Featuring the work of:

  • Raffi Andonian
  • Twyla Bloxham
  • Michelle Bone
  • Marissa Covarrubias
  • Devyn Gaudet
  • Elizabeth Kensinger
  • Erik Nunez
  • Victoria Tijerina
  • Christopher Wang
  • Billy Wilt
  • Theresa Wolforth