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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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Graduate Programs in Social Work - Career Roadmap Series (BBS) Monday, Sep 25
(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Join us for the talk - Graduate Programs in Social Work, which is part of the BBS Career Roadmap Series.

The guest speaker will be Anna Johnson, MSW.

Refreshments will be served.

Mapping of Electrophysiological Response to Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation on the Human Brain In Vivo Measured by EEG - CVL Science Luncheon Series Monday, Sep 25
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: The Center for Vital Longevity.

Mapping of Electrophysiological Response to Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation on the Human Brain In Vivo Measured by EEG with Dr. Hanli Liu, Dept. of Bioengineering, UT Arlington.

The goal of cognitive psychology and neuroscience is to understand the mind and brain, and in practice this means studying specific components of cognition, such as attention, perception, learning, and memory. Often, though, these components are studied in isolation, and we risk missing the forest for the trees. The overarching theme of our research is that cognitive processes are inherently interactive, and that exploring their behavioral and neural interactions can be an especially effective way to understand how they work.

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP is required and lunch will be provided.

Held in the 8th floor conference room at:
Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75235

If We Learn Like That, Why Do We Teach Like This? Monday, Sep 25
(12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Location: McDermott Library Auditorium, MC 2.410.

Center for Teaching and Learning presents

If We Learn Like That, Why Do We Teach Like This?

Robert A. Duke, Ph.D., Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at UT-Austin and member of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Monday, September 25, 2017

12:00 - 1:30pm

McDermott Library - Center for Teaching and Learning, MC 2.410 

Please rsvp at

by September 20, 2017

Lunch will be provided

For more information or special accommodations, please contact

Graduate School Expo Fall 2017 Monday, Sep 25
(11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: VCB Atrium.

Interested in pursuing graduate or professional school? This is an opportunity for UT Dallas students and alumni to speak with graduate university representatives about admission, scholarships, financial assistance, and degree programs.

Representatives from law schools, medical schools, business, engineering & computer science, and other programs from private and public institutions, including UT Dallas, will be in attendance.

More information is available at

Bring your Comet Card for entry!

Please register for the Graduate School Expo so we can gauge student/alumni attendance. Also we will send a reminder and information about campus parking!

CometCareers Event ID: 6411

(3:30 p.m.) Location: Center for Brain Health Room. (CBH 1.104), 2200 W. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235.

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Kristen Ariel Ketcherside

Graduate Program in Cognition and Neuroscience

Center for BrainHealth Rm (CBH 1.104)

September 25, 2017, 3:30 p.m.


Title of Dissertation:

Neural Mechanisms of Affective Processing in Obesity and Associations with Weight Loss


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Francesca M. Filbey, Chair

Nancy Puzziferri

Xiaosi Gu

Alice J. O’Toole

Six-Week Accent Improvement Workshop Monday, Sep 25
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Did you know that oral communication ranks in the top 5 soft skills that employers seek?  Improve your accent while speaking US American English and gain the confidence you need to interact in academic, social, and professional settings!  

Speak clearly while enhancing the following:

  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Telephone & Interview Skills
  • Conversational & Presentational Skills

You must agree to attend all six sessions in order to register. Seating is limited, so email Morgan May to reserve your spot!

Interview Preparation and Behavioral Interview Strategies Workshop, presented by JSOM Career Management Center Monday, Sep 25
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Register on


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,

Additional Information:

  • 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.
  • NO 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.

Stay updated on your career information! Join us on
Facebook - UTD JSOM Career Management Center
LinkedIn - UT Dallas Career Management Center Group
Twitter - @JindalCMC
Pinterest - JSOM Careers

EXP and USS LLC: Staff and Faculty Dinner Monday, Sep 25
(5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Residence Hall West Multipurpose Room.

Exploration and Undergraduate Student Success Scholars are invited to join faculty and staff for dinner. RSVP required.

The RobinHoods - Meeting Monday, Sep 25
(6 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

The first meeting of the RobinHoods. We will be giving a brief introduction on the club and also be doing icebreakers.

Biochemistry Association at UTD - Research Roundtable Monday, Sep 25
(5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Professional development opportunity for undergraduates interested in research.

JSOM Consulting Information Session with Capgemini Monday, Sep 25
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Hosted by the Career Management Center and Capgemini

Join Capgemini for a discussion about the company and opportunities for full-time employment. Network with Capgemini's team of professionals to learn more about the company, and about the consulting field!

You MUST Register via CometCareers or #hireJSOM

Information Session Mon 9/25 6-8PM  Event ID 6550

Professional dress is recommended but not required for this event.

Watermark College Ministry - Meeting Monday, Sep 25
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Weekly meeting, prayer, and small groups

Sigma Lambda Alpha - Meeting Monday, Sep 25
(7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

We will be having our weekly sorority meetings discussing new or old details pertaining to the sorority.

Corporate Challenge: iFratelli Fundraiser Monday, Sep 25
(11 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Any iFratelli location.

Make a dough-nation to Special Olympics by ordering pizza from iFratelli on the following dates:

  • Monday September 11, September 25, and October 9
  • A portion of all sales from orders placed on these dates at any location will go to Special Olympics.
  • Orders placed can be delivered on a later date and still count toward fundraising.

Please mention UT Dallas Corporate Challenge when ordering. See flier (PDF)

Dhunki - Rehearsal Monday, Sep 25
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)


Sharara - Practice Monday, Sep 25
(7 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Sharara dance team practice.

Fall 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-Week Session Tuesday, Aug 29 - Monday, Sep 25 ]]> Fall 2017 Last Day to change your primary name which will be printed on your diploma Monday, Sep 25 ]]> Fall 2017 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Course with an Automatic "W" 1st 8-Week Session Monday, Sep 25 ]]> Fall 2017 Last Day to Withdraw from an Undergraduate Course with WL 1st 8-Week Session Monday, Sep 25 ]]> OSV September Gift Wrap & Wrapping Paper Drive Friday, Sep 1 - Friday, Sep 29
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Assist the Office of Student Volunteerism to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays! 

Donate colorful wrapping paper and new or gently used gift bags throughout the month of October. Collected items will be donated to The Birthday Party Project, a local organization that hosts birthday parties for homeless children.

Collection bins will be located in the OSV office (SSA 14.431T), the SU 1st floor lobby and the AD 2nd-floor lobby near the elevators. 

Corporate Challenge 2017: Billiards Monday, Sep 25 - Friday, Sep 29
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: The Billiard Den 580 W Arapaho Road Richardson or Rack Daddy's 17509 Coit Rd. Dallas.

"Eight Ball" is the name of the game! Top shooters representing every company will compete.

The Billiard Den
580 W Arapaho Road

Richardson, TX 75080


Rack Daddy's
17509 Coit Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75252



Suicide Prevention Week Monday, Sep 25 - Friday, Sep 29 Location: UT Dallas Main Campus.

Participate in events all week long aimed at raising awareness of the signs of suicide and the supportive services available at UT Dallas.

Fall 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full-Term Session Thursday, Sep 7 - Thursday, Oct 26 ]]> Biological Sciences Fall 2017 Lecture Series begins Thursday August 31, 2017 Thursday, Aug 31 - Thursday, Nov 2
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

August 31, 2017             Dr. Shanta Dhar, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami    

September 14, 2017      Lab Safety by Office of Research Compliance - Laboratory Safety  – UT Dallas  (mandatory for Biology lab personnel)

September 28, 2017      Dr. Jeff Schertzer, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, New York

October 12, 2017           Dr. Sumin Kang, Assistant Professor,  Winship Cancer Institute, Dept of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University

October 26, 2017           Dr. Caitlin Pepperell, MD, FRCP, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 2, 2017         Dr. David Shackelford, Associate Professor, Dept of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles







JSOM BCC Accent Improvement Monday, Sep 11 - Monday, Nov 13
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Improve your accent while speaking US American English. Gain the confidence you need to interact in academic, social, and professional settings!

Speak clearly while enhancing the following:

  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Telephone & Interview Skills
  • Conversational & Presentational Skills

Walk-ins are welcomed!  Seating is limited, so please arrive early to reserve your spot!

Comet Accelerator Friday, Sep 15 - Friday, Dec 1
(9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Blackstone Launchpad.

Comet Accelerator is a ten-week, experiential program that pulls faculty, staff, and current students into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept.

The UT Dallas Comet Accelerator program is a ten-week program will work hands on with up to 20 student teams who are pursuing the launch of a new business concept. The program is offered twice annually on Friday mornings on campus in the Blackstone LaunchPad building (in Parking Structure 3 between Einstein Bagels and IHOP) from 9-12 a.m. for 10 weeks in the fall and spring.

On the final day of class (12/1/17), teams will give a final 10-minute pitch to a panel of guest judges. One winning team will be chosen for a $1,000 cash prize to go towards their venture. In order to qualify for the final pitch, all teams must have at least one representative present at all prior class meetings. Teams that have participated in the past cannot apply and participate again with the same concept/business idea. Teams or an individual may, however, apply with a different business concept. Registration is open to current UTD students only.

If your team/concept is accepted into the Fall 2017 Comet Accelerator, this will greatly help your concept/team’s chances of making it to the Fall 2017 Business Idea Competition (BIC) semi-final round (should you apply).

Callier Center - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Young Adult Social Communication Group - Monday, Sep 11 - Monday, Dec 4
(4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Callier Center Richardson (CRA).

The Young Adult Social Communication Group supports young adults ages 18 to 30 in developing important skills necessary in the college and work settings. The program is led by a licensed speech-language pathologist with the support of graduate student clinicians. The group meets weekly. For more information please visit:

Topics include:

• Independent living skills

• Problem-solving in daily life

• Planning and keeping a schedule

• Considering the future

• Professional communication

• Self-advocacy

• Creating and deepening friendships

• Planning for a career

To enroll: Enrollment is free for UT Dallas students. Please sign up by contacting Christina Gollis at


Christina Gollis |