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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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(9 a.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Amir Taghavi Nasrabadi

Graduate Program in Chemistry

August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m., SLC 2.304


Title of Dissertation:

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protic Ionic Liquids


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Lev D. Gelb, Chair

Steven O. Nielsen

Amy V. Walker

Gregg R. Dieckmann

(11 a.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Jerry M. Robinson

Graduate Program in Arts and Technology

August 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m., ATC 1.201


Title of Dissertation:

Sustaining Innovations and Disruptive Technologies: Implications for Mobile Health (Mhealth) Care Platforms


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Anne Balsamo, Chair

Frank Dufour

Todd Fechter

Midori Kitagawa

Eugene McDermott Library Tour Friday, Aug 18
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: McDermott Library Lobby.

Join us for a tour of McDermott Library with a knowledgeable staff member. Learn about the history, resources, and services on each floor. Library staff will conduct a 30-40 minute tour of the library.

 The tour guide will introduce you to some of the staff at the Services Desks, and you will find out where to go to check out books, textbooks, cameras, calculators, laptops, audiobooks, DVDs and more. Please register to take a tour.

(2 p.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of


Anh Thi Cam Pham

Graduate Program in Public Policy and Political Economy

August 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m., GR 2.326


Title of Dissertation:

Exploring Determinants for Recruitment and Retention of Family Doctors for Rural Practice in Vietnam: Lessons from a Discrete Choice Experiment


Student’s Supervising Committee:

Dohyeong Kim, Chair

Jonas B. Bunte

Murray J. Leaf

Richard K. Scotch

Library Orientation Workshop for International Students Friday, Aug 18
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

This workshop will introduce the basic how-tos for the Eugene McDermott library.  We will cover policies and resources and answer any questions you might have before you begin your time here at UTD.  Please Register for the Workshop, as seating is limited. 

Education Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation Friday, Aug 18
(2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Educaiton Abroad invites all students who plan to study abroad in the next semester to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation before your departure.  This is a required component of the application process, and will include valuable information to help you prepare for your study abroad experience.  Topics include:  Final paperwork, Health & Insurance, Safety and ISOS, Culture Shock, Money Matters, What to Pack, and Arrival Tips.  You will also get the opportunity to meet other students who will be studying abroad.

Each session will last 1.5 hours.  No registration is required.  We look forward to seeing you there!

*Note:  Students participating in a group UTD faculty led program will attend a group pre-departure orientation.  Contact your program leader for date/time.

Fall 2017 Graduate TA/RA Orientation Friday, Aug 18
(7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) Location: SSA Theater.

This is an all-day event for graduate students, with multiple speakers throughout the day.

Diversity Scholars Orientation Friday, Aug 18
(8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Annual Diversity Scholars Orientation

JSOM Business English Immersion Program: Registration Friday, Aug 18
(9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Enhance your written and spoken communication skills in the Business English Immersion Program (BEIP). This certificate program will teach you to communicate professionally and confidently in a dynamic and informative environment.

You will learn the following upon successful program completion:

  • U.S. American writing style and development
  • Academic and business English grammar
  • Small talk and conversational English skills
  • Business and dining etiquette
  • Accent improvement techniques
  • Cross-cultural, presentational, and telephone skills
Taiwanese Student Association - Meeting Friday, Aug 18
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

TSA weekly meeting

Terry Foundation Orientation Friday, Aug 18
(8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Terry Foundation's Annual Student Orientation that is required for all Terry scholars students.

Living Water Student Fellowship - Bible Study Friday, Aug 18
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

We will have Bible group study together.

Fall 2017 Last Registration Enrollment from Waitlist Friday, Aug 18 ]]> Corporate Challenge 2017: Basketball Thursday, Aug 17 - Sunday, Aug 20
(6 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Sportsplex at Valley View 5702 Alpha Road Dallas, TX 75240 .

Finesse, teamwork and outstanding play is what it takes to claim the gold! (5 players - no gender requirement) 

Sportsplex at Valley View

5702 Alpha Road

Dallas, TX 75240



UT Dallas Activity Center

800 W. Campbell Road

Richardson, TX 75081




Fall 2017 Late Registration 1st 8-week Session Friday, Aug 18 - Monday, Aug 28 ]]> Fall 2017 Late Registration Full Term Session Friday, Aug 18 - Monday, Aug 28 ]]> OSV August School Supply Drive Tuesday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 31
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Locations Vary.

Each fall, more than 3,500 children receive backpacks with age appropriate school supplies and new uniforms from Community Partners of Dallas. Programs like these help to ensure safety, restore dignity and inspire hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services.

Please help the Office of Student Volunteerism to collect school supplies throughout the month of August. Markers, colored pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and scissors are especially needed! 

Donation boxes are located in the OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), the Administration Building near the 2nd floor elevator, the Student Union lobby, and the Teacher Development Center (Hoblitzelle Hall 2.900).

Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 23
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.