March 27, 2017


BreathFree: UT Dallas is going tobacco free

UT Dallas has begun the transition toward becoming a tobacco-free campus effective June 1. In preparation, the Office of Administration and UT Dallas Wellness Committee is offering Breathe Easy, a tobacco-cessation education event, Wednesday, March 29, in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

A Freedom from Smoking Pilot Class will be offered April 18-May 30. Registration for the free, on-campus class is open to faculty, staff and students who want to stop using tobacco and nicotine products. more info

Events, Lectures, Seminars

wheelDriver's Training for UTD Employees
Monday, March 27 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Any UT Dallas employee who drives a state-owned automobile is required to take this training once every three years. more info

Dr. Brian JohnsonECE Seminar
Monday, March 27 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Grid-Forming Power Electronics for Low-Inertia Power Systems. 
Speaker: Dr. Brian Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. more info

teaTea Tuesdays
Tuesday, March 28 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Women's Center for refreshing tea. more info


coffeeCoffee with the Graduate Program Director
Tuesday, March 28 (11 - 11:30 a.m.)
Learn about the flexibility the MS in innovation and entrepreneurship degree offers, including our innovative startup launch courses and funding, and other exciting courses. more info

communiTEACommuniTEA: Exploring Masculinity and Femininity
Tuesday, March 28 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Join us in the Galerstein Women's Center for a discussion of masculinity and femininity and enjoy tea and snacks as supplies last. more info

iWeek giftiWeek: Pre-Party
Tuesday, March 28 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Thursday, March 30 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Learn about the events during iWeek, find out about how to participate, and taste-test some international snacks. more info

utd mallResponsible Conduct of Research Seminar
Tuesday, March 28 (noon - 2 p.m.)
In this session, faculty and staff members will discuss issues and responsibilities of researchers regarding authorship, publication and peer review. more info

GR BuildingGeometry Topology Dynamical Systems Seminar
Tuesday, March 28 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Essential surfaces from intersections in the character variety.
Speaker: Michelle Chu, UT Austin. more info

Students on CampusStudy Abroad for International Students Workshop
Tuesday, March 28 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn about options for maintaining your F-1 status if planning to study abroad as a UT Dallas student. more info

Brownbag TalkDCS Brownbag Talk
Tuesday, March 28 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Title: Cognitive Predictors of Everyday Problem Solving Across the Lifespan.
Speaker: Xi Chen. more info

studentsEnglish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, March 28 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Thursday, March 30 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. more info

NRHHNRHH Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, March 28 (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Put on your favorite semiformal or business casual outfit and help us celebrate our newest National Residence Hall Honorary members. more info

Center for BrainHealth2017 Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium
Wednesday, March 29 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
The symposium brings together distinguished brain scientists to share breakthroughs in brain plasticity. more info

raising cans eventRaising Cans
Wednesday, March 29 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Groups will collect nonperishable food and personal care items to construct creative sculptures. Participating teams will receive Comet Cupboard prizes and a free lunch. more info

business treeMS in Marketing Information 
Wednesday, March 29 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info


gr building 2ECON Seminar Series 
Wednesday, March 29 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Title: Peer Effects in Financial Decision-Making: Social Spending but Private Saving.
Speaker: Dr. Bill Skimmyhorn, United States Military Academy. more info

studentsiWeek: Participation - Q&A Session
Wednesday, March 29 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
If you registered to participate in Passport to the World and/or Global Talent Show, join us for a Q&A session. more info

three students International Student Conversation Group
Wednesday, March 29 (4 - 5:30 p.m.)
Connect with other international students to discuss shared experiences. Snacks and beverages provided. more info

physics Physics Colloquium
Wednesday, March 29 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Microtubule polymerization dynamics - complex behavior from simple parts.
Speaker: Dr. Luke Rice, UT Southwestern. more info

carine defoortThe Power of Words in Early Chinese Philosophy
Wednesday, March 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Title: The Power of Words in Early Chinese Philosophy: How to Call or Not to Call Something is the Question.
Speaker: Carine Defoort, University of Leuven, Belgium. more info

mba graphMBA and MS Information Session
Thursday, March 30 (8 - 9 a.m.)
Discussion will include curriculum, admission process, student experience and program benefits. more info


student with laptopMS in Supply Chain Management Event
Thursday, March 30 (noon - 1 p.m.)
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. more info

group discussionOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, March 30 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

Bertrand Garcia-MorenoGreen Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, March 30 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Proteins as pH Sensors and Switches.
Speaker: Dr. Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Biophysics John Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. more info

thirsty thursdayTransfer Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, March 30 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Mix and mingle with other transfer students while enjoying appetizers and games. more info


2017 UTD Awards GalaUT Dallas Awards Gala
Thursday, March 30 (5:30 p.m.)
Every year UT Dallas honors outstanding alumni and community leaders. more info

business professionalsMS in Accounting Information
Thursday, March 30 (6 - 7 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info


brain gearsPsychology Coalition
Thursday, March 30 (8 - 11 p.m.)
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be shown and a Q&A session with Dr. Shayla Holub from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences will be held afterward. more info

BBS SeminarCallier FLASH Seminar
Friday, March 31 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Effect of Inner Hair Cell Loss and Afferent Damage on Functional Hearing.
Speaker: Dr. Edward Lobarinas, UT Dallas. more info

cbh lectureFrontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, March 31 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Genetic Factors Can Teach Us How to Maintain a Healthy Brain.
Speaker: Dr. Robert Lipsky, Inova Neurosciences Institute. more info

movie reel'Hidden Figures' Movie Screening
Friday, March 31 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Learn more about three inspiring women in STEM who played a key role in NASA reaching for the stars. more info

activity centeriWeek: Talent Show Auditions
Friday, March 31 (5 - 8 p.m.)
Students wishing to audition for the International Talent Show must complete the online audition form.  After completing this form, all performers will be contacted with details about signing up for an audition time. more info

jsom dayMBA Open House
Saturday, April 1 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet with program directors, alumni, current students and faculty. more info

confucius institute logoConfucius Salon: Forum on Chinese Culture
Saturday, April 1 (4 - 5:30 p.m.)
Title: Chinese Women's Status: Past and Present.
Speaker: Peng Xiuyin, Yangzhou University, China. more info


book treeOSV March Book Drive
March 1 - March 31
Celebrate March into Literacy Month by donating new and gently used books to the Friends of the Richardson Library. more info

jsom night12th Annual Fraud Summit
March 30 - March 31
The Naveen Jindal School of Management is holding the summit, which includes workshops on Thursday and a full-day conference on Friday. more info

March 30 - April 1
Two couples take a dream vacation, a journey through Spain’s art, architecture, poetry, music and dance, and the wonders and horrors of its Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Gypsy history. more info

March 31 - April 1
All proceeds of the dance marathon will go toward benefiting pediatric cancer research at UT Southwestern for Children's Health Dallas. more info

chamber singersChamber Singers: Songs of Love and Spring
March 31 - April 1
The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and students from Advanced Voice will be performing romantic songs from the 19th and 20th centuries. more info

hygiene item driveOSV April Hygiene Item Drive
April 1 - April 28
Throughout the month of April, help the Office of Student Volunteerism collect hygiene items for the Human Rights Initiative. more info

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