August 18, 2019

August 18, 2019


Students at block party.

Convocation, Welcome Celebrations Set for Sunday

Students, staff and faculty are invited to officially begin the new academic year at University Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 18. The annual Welcome Back Bash will follow the ceremony, and, later in the evening, there will be a block party for all students at Northside.

Events, Lectures, Seminars

suicide prevention poster Recognizing and Responding to Students in Crisis
Monday, Aug. 12 (2 - 3 p.m.)
The Student Wellness Center and the Office of Research invite you to learn how to detect when someone may be considering suicide and acquire the skills to prevent it. Information about resources and suicide among college students will be included. more info

students in classroom CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Monday, Aug. 12 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Curricular Practical Training program, including the application process, eligibility and maintenance of status. more info

glass cup of tea Tea Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Gender Center for refreshing tea and conversation. more info

airplane flying in the sky Overseas Travel for International Students Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
The ISSO international student advisors will hold a travel workshop for international students interested in or planning to travel overseas. more info

two staff members sitting together A Culture of Dignity and Respect: Session 4
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This series will focus on how well we work together. Are we the kind of co-worker that creates a healthy, respectful environment or are we the kind of employee that others avoid? Do we communicate respect and do we hold others in the highest regard? more info

students smiling Speed Friending
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (8 - 9:30 p.m.)
Come out to the Residence Hall West Courtyard to mix and mingle with some fellow Comets. Enjoy a variety of activities, music and desserts (while supplies last). more info

group of staff members with Temoc Staff Council General Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (9 - 11 a.m.)
The UT Dallas Staff Council meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss council and University initiatives. Staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend. more info

orientation leader talking to a group Welcome Wednesday
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Undergraduate transfer students who could not attend Transfer Orientation can get University information they need. more info

Shazam movie poster Movies Under the Moon: "Shazam!"
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (8:30 - 10:30 p.m.)
Find your inner hero with Meteor Theater, SUAAB and Residental Life's screening of "Shazam!" Before the movie, there will be a mini-carnival with food, games and a photo booth. more info

Alton Romig Office of Research Lecture
Thursday, Aug. 15 (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Title: National Academies Nuclear Non-Proliferation Program and National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering.
Speaker: Dr. Alton D. Romig Jr., National Academy of Engineering. more info

passport OPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Aug. 15 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

administration building Admin U: Business Communications
Thursday, Aug. 15 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This class is designed to discuss and demonstrate best practices as they relate to email, letters, phone calls and face-to-face communication as well as addressing how to effectively interact in a culturally diverse workplace. more info

two girls smiling in the pool Pop Up Pool Party
Thursday, Aug. 15 (8:15 - 9:45 p.m.)
Learn about how you can get more involved in student organizations and become a leader in your residential community. There will be games, music and food. more info

two men talking on corporate day Reboot of the 17th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
Friday, Aug. 16 (2 - 6:30 p.m.)
The Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance will present the afternoon session of the conference. more info

group of students in the gym The Rumble
Friday, Aug. 16 (7 - 9 p.m.)
A battle of epic proportions between the residential areas. Come to represent your area. more info

two students at the block party Rock the Block
Saturday, Aug. 17 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Residential Life's annual Block Party will get the semester kicked off right. Enjoy games and carnival food (while supplies last). more info


three move in day volunteersUniversity Housing Move-In Days
Aug. 13 - 15
University Housing will be welcoming 2,200 first-year students and approximately 2,000 returning students to campus after the summer break. more info

Jerry Comer art pieceJerry Comer: Selected Works, 1958-Present
July 22 - Aug. 22
Visit the Nebula Gallery to see photos by UT Dallas alumnus Jerry Comer MS’77. The collection includes portrait, nature and architectural photography. more info

Colored pencils.OSV School Supply Drive
Aug. 1 - 30
Help the Office of Student Volunteerism collect supplies for local kids via Community Partners of Dallas. Markers, colored pencils, erasers, glue sticks and scissors are especially needed. more info

shen long art pieceFuture Retrospective: Master Shen-Long
Through Aug. 23, 2020
The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas presents an exhibition featuring sculptural and dynamic works dating from the 1980s to the present. more info

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