October 23, 2016

Presidential Inauguration

Staff, faculty members, community leaders, alumni and students are invited on Thursday, Oct. 27, for the inauguration of Dr. Richard C. Benson as the fifth president of the University. The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. in the ATEC Building Lecture Hall.

During the ceremony, Benson will be granted the authority and symbols of his office by representatives from The University of Texas System, including UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven and UT System Regent Ernest Aliseda. more info 

Events, Lectures, Seminars

brain healthFrontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Monday, Oct. 24 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Title: Technologies for Mapping and Repairing the Brain at a Fundamental Level.
Speaker: Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT. more info

science seriesCVL Science Luncheon Series
Monday, Oct. 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Marijuana & the Brain.
Speaker: Dr. Francesca Filbey, The University of Texas at Dallas. more info

atecDisability Employment Awareness Seminar
Monday, Oct. 24 (1:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Title: Exploring Strategies to Improve College to Career Transitioning for Students with Special Needs.
Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Cawthon, The University of Texas at Austin. more info

jsom dayEngineering World Health
Monday, Oct. 24 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
A guest speaker will discuss new and innovative technologies in the medical device field. more info

coffeeCoffee with the Program Director
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (10:30 a.m - 11 a.m.)
Learn about courses, internships, extracurricular activities and other opportunities that the master's in innovation and entrepreneurship program offers. more info

info sessionITS Students Advising Session
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 28 (10 a.m. - noon)
Students in the information technology and systems degree program can ask questions about class registration, adding a minor and more. more info

edu abroadEducation Abroad Information
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Learn about study abroad programs and opportunities offered through UT Dallas. more info

dcsDCS Brownbag Talk
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Title: Writing an F31
Speaker: Julie Schneider, psychological sciences PhD student. more info

utd studentsEnglish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 27 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. more info

brain mattersBrain Matters
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
Title: How Does Stress Affect Memory?
Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Ploski and Dr. Christa McIntyre, The University of Texas at Dallas. more info

One Love Dating Violence AwarenessOne Love Dating Violence Awareness
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (6:30 - 9 p.m.)
This training session will teach students how to prevent sexual assault and dating violence. more info

radio utdA Very Twin Peaks Halloween
Tuesday, Oct. 25 (9 - 11 p.m.)
Radio UTD is throwing a "Twin Peaks" party. A pair of passes to Sound on Sound Fest also will be given away to a lucky attendee. more info

professionalsThird Annual Professional Development Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Representatives from 16 campus departments that offer training will be on hand to help you develop "Tools for Tomorrow's Success." more info

papers researchExtending OPT Employment
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Learn about the STEM OPT application process, eligibility, employment and reporting requirements. more info

fire extinguisherFire Extinguisher Training
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher when it's absolutely necessary. more info

rl buildingLunch-and-Learn
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: How You Can Go to Graduate School for Free.
Speakers: Dr. Yves Chabal and Dr. Lev Gelb, The University of Texas at Dallas. more info

wellnessAsk the Dietitian
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Stop by and get your nutrition questions answered by a registered dietitian. more info

student unionRaytheon Diversity Recruitment Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (2 - 5 p.m.)
Meet hiring managers and recruiters from Raytheon who are looking to recruit diverse talent. more info

mathMathematical Sciences Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Speaker: Dr. J.A. Cuminato, University of São Paulo. more info


libraryCreating Abstracts and Titles
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
This workshop offers writing and library resources to help graduate students and professional scholars who are interested in writing and submitting proposals to academic conferences, articles, and books. more info

pumpkinRoad Warriors: Pumpkin Carving
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Celebrate Halloween and carve pumpkins with Road Warriors. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided while supplies last. more info

chris davisComputer Engineering Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Multilingual Natural Language Processing.
Speaker: Dr. Chris Irwin Davis, The University of Texas at Dallas. more info 

sherron watkinsAndrew R. Cecil Lecture
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (6 - 8:30 p.m.)
Sherron Watkins, former vice president at Enron, will speak about sound values and ethics in an organization. more info

Piloxing Workshop SeriesPiloxing Workshop Series
Wednesday, Oct. 26 (8 - 9 p.m.)
Burn calories, strengthen muscles, and improve your posture with this free, three-class workshop series. more info

blood driveComet Ready
Thursday, Oct. 27 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
UT Dallas Parking and Transportation and Zipcar are hosting a blood drive on campus with Carter Blood Care. more info

comet readyComet Ready
Thursday, Oct. 27 (10 -11 a.m.)
The Office of Emergency Management will explain emergency response procedures for evacuation, sheltering and lockdown. more info

students on campusMS Supply Chain Management Information
Thursday, Oct. 27 (11 a.m. - noon)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info

jsom infoMSIE Information
Thursday, Oct. 27 (11 a.m. - noon)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info

reelFilm Screening
Thursday, Oct. 27 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Watch the film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" in the Student Union. more info

stan rappMarketing Legends Lecture and Awards Banquet
Thursday, Oct. 27 (5:30 - 9 p.m.)
Stan Rapp, the 2016 Marketing Legends Award recipient, will share his new business model for building customer relationships. more info

theaterMeteor Theater Mainstream
Thursday, Oct. 27 (7 - 9 p.m.)
A costume contest will follow a special showing of "Suicide Squad" at the Art Barn. So get creative, Comets! more info

comet acceleratorComet Accelerator
Friday, Oct. 28 (8 - 11 a.m.)
This 10-week program pulls faculty, staff and students into an environment that engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept. more info

Golf Cart Safety TrainingGolf Cart Safety Training
Friday, Oct. 28 (10 - 11 a.m.)
This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts. It is mandatory for those who plan to operate a cart during the Homecoming Parade. more info

gr buildingDistinguished Lecture Series in Criminology 
Friday, Oct. 28 (11 a.m - 12:30 p.m.)
Title: Good Bad People: Methamphetamine Use on Sand Mountain, Marshall County, Alabama.
Speakers: Jared Ragland and Dr. Heith Copes, University of Alabama at Birmingham. more info

brain health 2Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Oct. 28 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Assessing Brain Health via Sensory Percept.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Tommerdahl, North Carolina State University. more info

flash seminarCallier Flash Seminar
Friday, Oct. 28 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: The Auditory Brainstem Response in Various Vertebrate Species.
Speaker: Dr. Robert Burkard, University of Buffalo. more info

utd mallFounders Day: Campus-Wide Celebration
Friday, Oct. 28 (1:30 - 3 p.m.)
Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy free food, giveaways and entertainment in the North Mall. more info

passportsHow to Change to F-1 Status
Friday, Oct. 28 (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. more info


employmentExtending OPT Employment with STEM
Friday, Oct. 28 (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Learn about the STEM OPT application process, eligibility, employment and reporting requirements. more info

jsomOperations Management Seminar
Friday, Oct. 28 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Title: Optimal Merchandise Testing with Limited Inventory.
Speaker: Dr. Adam Mersereau, University of North Carolina. more info

researchOffice of Research Open House
Friday, Oct. 28 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Talk to Office of Research staff, meet new team members and enjoy light refreshments. more info


professionalsOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Friday, Oct. 28 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

trunk or treatTrunk or Treat
Friday, Oct. 28 (6 - 8 p.m.)
Surrounding communities and UT Dallas staff, faculty and students are invited to bring their families for a safe, fun alternative to trick or treating. more info

boot campDissertation Proposal Boot Camp
Saturday, Oct. 29 (9 a.m - 4 p.m.)
This all-day seminar is designed to help graduate students who are about to begin or who are working on their dissertation proposals. more info


microsoftMicrosoft Classes: Open to Students
Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Learn the basics in Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. more info


birthday party projectOSV Gift Wrap and Wrapping Paper Drive
Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Collected items will be donated to the Birthday Party Project, a local organization that hosts birthday parties for homeless children. more info

Oct. 3 - Nov. 4
UT SELECT Medical plan members are encouraged to participate in this year's Physical Activity Challenge — Walktober. more info

visitor centerHalloween Canned Food Drive
Oct. 10 - Oct. 31
The UT Dallas Technology store is collecting canned goods and other nonperishables for the Resource Center, which assists those affected by HIV/AIDS. more info

singersChamber Singers: A Renaissance Faire
Oct. 28 - Oct. 29
The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and students from Advanced Voice will perform. Conducted by Kathryn Evans and accompanied by Michael McVay. more info

jsom eveningBusiness English Immersion Program
Sept. 16 - Nov. 11
Enhance your written and spoken communication skills. This certificate program will teach you to communicate professionally and confidently. more info

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