July 12, 2014


GrantsReporting/Closeouts for Grants and Contracts
Tuesday, July 8 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Terms and conditions associated with grants and contracts almost always include reporting requirements. The Office of Sponsored Projects will outline common reporting requirements of a sponsored project. more info

sunscreenSunscreen Giveaway
Tuesday, July 8 (11 a.m. - noon)
Look for Health on Wheels traveling throughout campus and get some free sunscreen. more info

passportsChanging to F-1 Status Workshop
Tuesday, July 8 (2  - 3:30 p.m.)
Learn everything you need to know about changing your visa status to F-1. International student advisors will explain the application process, advantages and disadvantages, as well as considerations when changing to F-1 from specific visa types. more info

qualtricsETS Workshop: Intro to Qualtrics
Tuesday, July 8 (3 - 5 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 9 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This two-hour hands-on session introduces faculty to the survey creation tool Qualtrics. Topics include creation of commonly used question types, distribution of surveys and viewing results. more info

ConversationEnglish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, July 8 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session includes conversation, games and written activities. more info

identity theftFaculty/Staff Information Security Awareness-Identity Theft
Wednesday, July 9 (10 a.m. - noon)
The Information Security Office's series of classes  helps the campus community understand and deal with current security threats. more info

time managementTime Management Tips for UT Dallas Staff
Wednesday, July 9 (10 a.m. - noon)
This class will help UT Dallas employees become better time managers by assessing personal and work values, and identifying common time wasters and time savers. more info

f-1- workshopOPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, July 10 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. Spring and Summer 2014 graduates may apply at this time. more info

ConversationEnglish Conversation Hour
Thursday, July 10 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn and practice English in a fun, informal setting. Led by the International Peer Advocates, the session includes conversation, games and written activities. more info

Open MicPoets, Bards and Troubadours
Thursday, July 10 (9 - 10 p.m.)
SUAAB presents a student-led, open-mike night featuring a few special guest performances at the Pub. more info

benefits fairUT Dallas Employee Benefits Fair
Friday, July 11 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
UT Dallas faculty and staff members who are eligible for benefits can learn more about their options before the annual enrollment period begins. more info

Marc WortmanJalonick Memorial Distinguished Lecture
Saturday, July 12 (4 p.m.)
Marc Wortman, author of The Millionaires' Unit, will recount how a group of wealthy college students began a flying club and changed the course of military history in WW I. more info

world cup 2014World Cup Final Watch Party
Sunday, July 13 (1:30 - 4 p.m.)
Gather your friends, wear your team's colors and join Recreational Sports and the ISSO at the watch party. There will be pizza, drinks and giveaways while supplies last. more info

youth leadershipYouth Leadership Institute
July 9 - 12  (10 a.m. - noon)
The three-day conference for Hispanic high school juniors is designed to give students the tools they need to apply to top universities, access financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and excel in school and beyond. more info

computer programmingComputer Programming Summer Camps
June 9 - Aug. 22
The Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach will be conducting more than 100 Programming Summer Camps for school students. more info

freshman orientationFreshman Orientation
July 10 - 11 
Freshman Orientation is an exciting first step to joining UT Dallas. This two-day program for all freshmen will provide an overview of the opportunities available to you at UT Dallas. more info

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  • Accolades
  • UTDesign Students Win Spring Honors for Projects

    The winning teams from the spring semester of the senior design programs in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science have been announced. Each semester ends with an exposition of senior and UTDesign projects that are judged by faculty members and industry partners. Here are the results: 

    Computer Science

    First place: Multirotor Aircraft Remote Control Android Application – Joshua Cabebe, Moses Ike, Benjamin Privat and Daniel Van Allen; sponsored by Kasling Aircraft.

    Second place: Binary Code Decomposition and Authorship Attribution – Alex Comer, James McFadyen, Brian Schieb and Daniel Waymel.

    Third place: Speed Up Android Development – Kenneth Lewelling and Stephen Niles.

    Electrical Engineering

    First place: eBike – Carlos Caicedo-Narvaez, James Smiley, Xukai Sun, Heather Thomas and Casio Travesi; sponsored by Texas Instruments.

    Second place:  Remote Data Acquisition and Logging Station – Charles Holman, Rajesh Kuni, Christopher Miller and Jonathan Seawright; sponsored by Integrity Integration Resources.

    Third place (tie): Charge Recovery Drive Circuit for Micro-Air Cooling Systems – Brian Antheunisse, Abhishek Raj and Luke Skinner; A Second Look Vehicle Safety Warning Device – Diana Alatalo, Siddhartha Barai, Eric Cuevas and Albert Zuo.

    Mechanical Engineering

    First place: Product Engineering for the New Ecom Generation – Joseph Chrasta, Scott Jones, Jeremy Taylor and Star Walker; sponsored by Southern Enterprises Inc.

    Second place: Design, Development and Manufacturing of a Micro-Tensile Tester for In Situ AFM/Optical Microscopy Applications – John Adjei, Nathaniel Dean, Salvador Moreno and Stephen Nicknish.

    Third place: Cut Table Automation – Jessica Bogart, Patricia Cheney, Michael Dippel and Kyle Walsh; sponsored by Pizza Hut.
  • Career Center
  • CPT Information Session
    Wednesday, July 9 (2 - 3:30 p.m.)

    Conducting an Effective Job Search
    Thursday, July 10 (11 - 11:45 a.m.)

    The center provides resources, employer connections and assistance in support of career paths for students and alumni. For future events, consult listings on the Career Center calendar and JSOM Career Management Center websites.
  • Volunteerism
  • Blood Donation Drive
    Tuesday, July 8 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

    Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.
  • Social Media
  • A number of UT Dallas departments and organizations provide social media channels. A list is available on the Social Media Directory page.
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