Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Muslimahs for Change - Creative sessions http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417022?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417022?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Members meeting

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Student Volunteerism - OSV Info Booth http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416879?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416879?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: SU - Student Union, Upper Level Booth.

Come by the OSV Info Booth in the Student Union and learn more about how you can help your community.

Discover the ways you can get involved on campus and learn about local service opportunities. You can even test your knowledge of volunteerism and win prizes with the OSV Prize Wheel!

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CENTER FOR VITAL LONGEVITY SCIENCE SERIES Presents the Science Luncheon Series with John Wixted, Ph.D. http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415159?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415159?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. .

CVL Presents the Spring 2015 Science Luncheon Series.

"The Representation of Episodic Memory in Single Neurons of the Human Hippocampus",  Dr. John Wixted, UC San Diego 

Dr. Wixted's research is primarily concerned with evaluating mathematical models of memory. With regard to human memory, his research focuses mainly on the analysis of recall latency distributions in both normal and memory-impaired individuals (such as patients suffering from Alzheimer's Disease). With regard to animal memory, his research focuses on signal detection analysis of memory for the absence of an event and memory for event duration.

The Center for Vital Longevity's Science Luncheon Series is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT researchers and outside experts to talk about recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and aging research. All lectures will take place at 12:00 p.m.. in the 8th Floor Conference Room at the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. Please RSVP to cvlevents@utdallas.edu.

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Graduate Christian Fellowship - Weekly Meetings http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416182?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416182?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Fellowship meetings open to graduate students and faculty in which we discuss topics related to Christian faith.

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MS in Business Analytics Online Information Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416825?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416825?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: https://utd.adobeconnect.com/_a816504638/class2/.

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree. The session is open to all prospective students, including those nearing completion of their undergraduate degrees. This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements.

-Access the web conference session via this link:http://utd.acrobat.com/class1/, select "Enter as a Guest," type your name and click "Enter Room."

-Before participating in the session, you can run a connection test at:http://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

-You can view a short demo of "Attend Your First Connect Pro Meeting" demo here:http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-adobe-connect-8/attending-a-meeting/

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NOTICE OF FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417046?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417046?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(1 p.m.)

All Faculty Are Invited to the Final Examination of

 

Robert S. Blake

Graduate Program in Public Affairs

March 2, 2015 at 1 p.m., GR2.326

 

Title of Dissertation:

HEALTH CARE PUBLIC REPORTING AND CONSUMER HOSPITAL CHOICE:

EFFECTS OF COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE DATA DISPLAYED BY CMS UPON DISCRETE-LEVEL HOSPITAL CHOICES OF TEXAS RESIDENTS,

INPATIENTS, 2008-2012

 

Student’s Supervising Committee:

Sheryl L. Skaggs, Supervising Professor

Harold D. Clarke

Richard K. Scotch

Yongwan Chun

 

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Biomedical microfluidic devices: promising tools for lab-on-chip (LOC)/point-of-care (POC) and high-throughput/cell study applications ~ Dr. Kwang W. Oh, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNYBuffalo) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416822?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416822?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

               Abstract:

"Because technology provides the tools and biology the problems, the two should enjoy a happy marriage" [Fields, The interplay of biology and technology, PNAS, 98, 10051–100541, 2001]; Recent advances in biomedical microfluidic devices provide promising tools for lab-on-chip (LOC)/point-of-care (POC) and high-throughput/cell study applications. To become useful diagnostics tools in global mobile health POC settings, a disposable biosensor will require further improvement by the integration of sample preparation function, which has been troublesome due to incorporation of external active valves and pumps. The first part of the talk will cover a selected example in the emerging LOC/POC applications, including hemolysis-free on-chip blood plasma separation by using a simple hand-held power-free vacuum-assisted pumping method. The second part of the talk will focus on the high-throughput/cell study applications, such as droplet-based microfluidics, microfluidic circuits, particle/cell sorting, and cell study platform/3D model.  In particular, the manipulation of individual microdroplets with remarkable sophistication is essential to perform large-scale bioassays. Selected examples, such as microdroplet formation, charging, switching/sorting, fusion, synchronization, guiding/distribution, clustering, mixing, splitting, particle encapsulation, particle separation, will be covered in the talk. The integration of these functions with large numbers of droplets in microfluidic systems will offer the potential for a wide range of applications—genomics, proteomics, single cell analysis, cell selection, chemical reactions, many others. Finally, the talk will conclude with a discussion of potential research opportunities in LOC/POC/wearable/implantable/high-throughput biomedical microdevices for health monitoring, diagnosis, therapy and drug discovery.

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Biomedical microfluidic devices: promising tools for lab-on-chip (LOC)/point-of-care (POC) and high-throughput/cell study applications ~ Dr. Kwang W. Oh, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNYBuffalo) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416647?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416647?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

              Abstract:

"Because technology provides the tools and biology the problems, the two should enjoy a happy marriage" [Fields, The interplay of biology and technology, PNAS, 98, 10051–100541, 2001]; Recent advances in biomedical microfluidic devices provide promising tools for lab-on-chip (LOC)/point-of-care (POC) and high-throughput/cell study applications. To become useful diagnostics tools in global mobile health POC settings, a disposable biosensor will require further improvement by the integration of sample preparation function, which has been troublesome due to incorporation of external active valves and pumps. The first part of the talk will cover a selected example in the emerging LOC/POC applications, including hemolysis-free on-chip blood plasma separation by using a simple hand-held power-free vacuum-assisted pumping method. The second part of the talk will focus on the high-throughput/cell study applications, such as droplet-based microfluidics, microfluidic circuits, particle/cell sorting, and cell study platform/3D model.  In particular, the manipulation of individual microdroplets with remarkable sophistication is essential to perform large-scale bioassays. Selected examples, such as microdroplet formation, charging, switching/sorting, fusion, synchronization, guiding/distribution, clustering, mixing, splitting, particle encapsulation, particle separation, will be covered in the talk. The integration of these functions with large numbers of droplets in microfluidic systems will offer the potential for a wide range of applications—genomics, proteomics, single cell analysis, cell selection, chemical reactions, many others. Finally, the talk will conclude with a discussion of potential research opportunities in LOC/POC/wearable/implantable/high-throughput biomedical microdevices for health monitoring, diagnosis, therapy and drug discovery.

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Career Center - Learn Strategic Interviewing Skills http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415179?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415179?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

This seminar is designed to help students prepare for one-on-one interactions with future employers. Students will be given strategic tips on how to better prepare for employment interviews.

The seminar will cover: 

•           How to introduce yourself

•           How to answer behavioral interview questions 

•           How to dress professionally

•           And more!

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #3885

NOTE: Registration is available two weeks prior to the event’s start date, and students may not register for events before this time.

A limited number of seats may be available for events.

Please RSVP for this event via Comet Careers!   

Please be considerate of employers and presenters time and effort to visit campus. If you register for this event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration within 48 hours of the event. NO SHOWS have a negative impact on events, and do not display consideration or professionalism.

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Comet Countdown to Commencement http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417037?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417037?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(2 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center/Bookstore Atrium .

Attend Comet Countdown to Commencement to gather information about commencement, alumni benefits, job search assistance and more! You will be able to order graduation announcements, caps, gowns and your UT Dallas ring. You will also have an opportunity to have professional photos taken in graduation regalia or your own business attire.

Come and Go Event.

Be sure to come by and pick up a FREE Senior T-Shirt. T-SHIRTS FOR UNDERGRADUTE SENIORS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

This event is a program of The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (972.883.2586 or alumni@utdallas.edu).
 

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Project Management Club - Practice Leadership http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416906?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416906?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Leadership Session - We will have debates or group discussion on leadership related topics. Also we will engage in leadership skill building activities.

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JSOM CMC Workshop: Interviewing Strategies http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417021?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417021?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

REGISTER ON COMET CAREERS EVENT ID 4140

You got the interview; now how do you prepare? Savvy job candidates lay the foundation for a successful interview before ever setting foot in their potential employer's office. Preparing for an interview takes time. Learn how to prepare utilizing the best interview strategies.

The objectives for this workshop are to:
- Develop interview strategies
- Practice responding to interview questions
- Become aware of valuable interviewing tips

Professional dress is not required to attend.

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Christians on Campus - Singing & Sundaes http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414647?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220414647?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

We will be singing Christian songs and eating ice cream sundaes. Come join us.

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Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415875?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415875?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Come to Chi Alpha for a time of fellowship, music, and fun!

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Psychology Coalition - Meetings http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416281?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416281?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Psychology Coalition is a group open to all University of Texas at Dallas students who are interested in psychology. This is a place where you are free to discuss your thoughts, ideas, and the issues surrounding psychology.

 

Psychology Coalition will provide you many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with your community through service events. We will also hold social events where you will be able to get to better know your Brain and Behavioral Sciences faculty.

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Dallas STEAM Explorers - March, 02nd - Meeting http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417057?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417057?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: TI Auditorium - ECSS 2.102.

CS Outreach Program and Dallas STEAM Explorers Meeting

Join us on this Monday (March 2nd, 2015) at 06:30 pm, for monthly Dallas STEAM Explorers meeting, as Daniel Larson, a UTD Neuroscience major talks to students about exciting career opportunities for Neuroscience majors.

 

More information & RSVP in the website (visit the link below):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-steam-explorers-meeting-march-2-2015-registration-15615318839?ref=wpwidget

The event is FREE, but RSVP is strongly recommended.

 

Date: March, 02, 2015

Time: From 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Location: TI Auditorium  - ECSS 2.102

 

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society - General Meeting #2 http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416851?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416851?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

We will be discussing summer internships and giving a risk management lecture.

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Wellness Leader Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415944?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220415944?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(8 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

Students are invited to become Wellness Leaders by participating in bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug education and suicide prevention trainings. For more information about how to become a Wellness Leader, contact the Student Wellness Center.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Community Group http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416196?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416196?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Weekly community group!

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Geophysical Society - UT-Dallas Geophysical Consortium http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220408491?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220408491?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(12 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Rooms A, B, & C.

Technical Conference

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Office of Development & Alumni Relations - Student Ambassadors Interest Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417013?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220417013?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2
(8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.) Location: Gemini Room.

An interest session for the UT Dallas Student Ambassadors

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2015 Annual Geophysical Consortium http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416405?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416405?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2 - Tuesday, Mar 3

The Geophysical Society presents its Annual Geophysical Consortium Meeting.  Formed in 1987, the University of Texas at Dallas Geophysical Consortium is an association of companies from the oil, service, and computer industries.  Every March, an annual meeting is held to present the ongoing research activities undertaken here at the Center for Lithospheric Studies (CLS) located at the University of Texas at Dallas.  This two day event is held for sponsors of research in exploration and reservoir geophysics at the CLS, and serves as a focal point for communication between industry professionals and researchers alike.  The annual meeting also facilitates the process of approaching practical research by finding out what the current industry needs are.

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Spring 2015 Final Exams 1st 8-week Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220390191?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220390191?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Mar 2 - Saturday, Mar 7 ]]> Love Us for Good http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411291?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220411291?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 27 - Friday, Mar 13 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .

Opening reception: February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (The Opening Reception has been cancelled due to incliment weather.)

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.

For the past 14 years, 500X has been the not-quite-official art incubator of Dallas. It’s an artist-run co-op that nurtures new members by providing moral support and a challenging exhibit space, while its old members have gone on to become some off the most prodigious life forms active in the Dallas art scene.

Dallas Observer, Best of Dallas, October 29, 1992

 

In 1975, Will Hipps moved from Massachusetts to teach at The University of Texas at Dallas and, with Richard Childers, purchased the old air conditioning warehouse and tire factory at 500 Exposition Ave in Fair Park. The rest, literally, is history.

Twenty artists filled out the initial roster for the new co-op and the gallery officially incorporated in 1977. Its first show, New Spaces, opened in February of 1978. For the three and a half decades since, through shows like the juried Expo and outside invitationals like X-Select or XXX, to the still-popular Open Show (now aptly called Hot ‘N’ Sweaty as it’s staged in the sweltering summer heat), or the more recently added College Expo and co|action invitational, the members-run space has fostered and encouraged and uplifted and shoved into the Great Big World the next generation of artists. And I should know.

Eager yet unassuming in 2011, fresh off of more life changes than I care to list, I submitted an application to become a member of 500X after making it into the annual juried Expo earlier in the year. At the opening reception, Scott Hilton, 500Xer and fellow photographer, put a small flyer in my hand and said, “You should apply.” I had no idea what I was doing. Thomas Fulmer, 500X member and Director of Educational Programming at Rachofsky House had curated New Texas Talent at Craighead Green that previous Fall, and fortunate to be included in the show, I felt like I knew him well enough to smile and nod if I saw him at a hypothetical grocery store (whether that’s accurate or not, I’m unsure.) But other than these two gentlemen and a few hours spent at an opening reception, I didn’t know 500X. I barely knew which way was up. I was a PhD student trying to make my way toward a relevant dissertation, wanted to make work that people wanted to see, and had nothing to lose.  So I jumped right in. 500X felt like the kind of place that could give me somewhere to land.

When the phone rang in May of that year, I felt like I’d been accepted into an elite society. I’d already been in one of those at Baylor in my undergrad years, so the pride and delighted grin was familiar.  And it wouldn’t stop. I was giddy with excitement and I didn’t even know all of the whys: the rich history; the traditions; the camaraderie that you hold in perfect tension with the, er, tension; the late nights coming together in true communal fashion to patch and paint walls that once held work by some of your most admired art-heroes; the early mornings patching and painting those same walls because, well, somebody has to do it.

I often talk about how much of an honor it has been to work alongside folks who have become dear friends and art partners and general inspirations. And it’s equally as humbling to note that nearly 40 years later, UT-Dallas still has a strong presence in and commitment to the Dallas art scene through its support of and affiliation with 500X. Several UT-Dallas students have work in this year’s College Expo juried by Susan Romans Roth and Jordan Roth of Ro2 Gallery, and a myriad have been accepted in years past. Adjunct professor Paul Booker mounted work in the 500X 35th Anniversary Show last December. Greg Metz, former 500Xer, offices just down the hall from me on the third floor of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, which is also home to Joan Davidow’s recently gifted contemporary art collection. In 1992, Davidow juried the first Expo at 500X and her collection includes work by several former 500X members.

Since its inception, 500X has championed the likes of Tom Orr, Francis Bagley, Nic Nicosia, Vernon Fisher, Vincent Falsetta and others who have gone on to run university art programs, open their own galleries, curate shows that have traveled the country, and simply make money making art. In 1992, The Dallas Observer named 500X Gallery as the Gallery Most Supportive of Local Artists. Earlier this month, Darryl Radcliff named 500X number 10 in Canvassing, his power rankings of the top 25 non-museum art spaces in Dallas, which is just as much about the art on the walls as the gallery’s firm foundation in the community itself—another longstanding tradition—from DARE (Dallas Artists Research and Exhibition) and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and Gray Matters and Connemara in its first 20 years to present associations with other groups such as Art Conspiracy, aphophenia underground, Deep Ellum Windows, Hatch Show Print, Homecoming! Committee, Performance SW, The Junior Ward, and Wild Pony Editions. Though in its early years many members came from the University of North Texas, today’s members spread over the entire Metroplex working in the community as educators, coaches, professionals, and mentors involved with institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, UNT, UT-Dallas, UT-Arlington, Tarleton State University, Collin College, Dallas Public Library, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Gallery Project in Detroit, Urban Outfitters, and Transit Bike Company. The gallery itself is also neighbors with CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency on Exposition, and is a member of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.

No matter the ups and downs and stresses and challenges of maintaining an artist-run space, 500X endures, and the work on display in Love Us For Good shows how far 500X has come while maintaining firm roots in the raw, honest, gritty rafters of 500 Exposition—of those who have come before. From photography, printmaking, textile and painting, to installation, video, performance, and conceptual art, this new roster of 16 artists continues to embody the spirit of 500X and push visual, political, conceptual and even physical boundaries. Though other galleries and alternative exhibition spaces have come and gone, 500X has found a way to sustain art-life and continue to foster new growth. If you loved us then, love us now. If you loved us at one time, love as again—for goodness sake, for the good of art, love us. Love us for good.

 

Diane Durant, PhD

President, 500X Gallery

Senior Lecturer in Photography, The University of Texas at Dallas

 

Current members:

Sheryl Anaya (Special Exhibitions), Clint Bargers, Bernardo Cantu, Kate Colin, Diane Durant (President), Thomas Fedele, Jessica Fuentes, Michael Furrh, Laura Garcia, Timothy Harding (Vice President), M. Kate Helmes, H. Schenck (PR), Jennifer Seibert (Secretary), Justin Strickland, John Taylor, and Syd Webb (Treasurer).

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Spring 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389871?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220389871?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Jan 29 - Friday, Mar 27 ]]> Helen Suzman Exhibition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416605?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416605?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Monday, Feb 23 - Friday, Mar 27 Location: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Helen Suzman Forum on Life Under Apartheid
Panelists: Peter Lewin, Warren Harmel, Peter Anderson, Lorimer Arendse, Pradeep Lalloobhai, Harshad Lalloobhai and Dr. Kimberly Hill (UT Dallas)
Moderator: Jill Kelly, Asst. Professor, South African History at SMU

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, Free
6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception & opportunity to view the exhibition
7:30-9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion & Forum
 

Parking for Forum

For free parking please print a parking permit (print permit) and park on the second, third or fourth levels of Parking Structure 1 (view map). Those wishing to park on the first level may pay for their own parking $2/1st hour, $1/hour thereafter (view map).

The M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation is sponsoring a traveling exhibition highlighting the inspiring work of Helen Suzman, a former South African Parliamentarian who devoted her life to fighting apartheid laws, earning two Nobel Peace Prize nominations and worldwide respect. Opening Monday, February, 23, at the University of Texas at Dallas. the exhibition will also visit Austin College just north of Dallas in Sherman, Paul Quinn College, and SMU Meadows School of the Arts in collaboration with the Embrey Human Rights Program. 

The “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition showcases four decades of photographs, personal letters, speeches and news articles, which enables attendees to discover the tremendous strength Suzman demonstrated despite facing constant animosity, anti-Semitism and intimidation from her South African colleagues and citizens. 

“The Helen Suzman exhibition vividly shows how the vision and steadfast work of one individual can truly make a difference, and how true leadership can have a multiplier effect for good,” said Jill Vexler, the “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition manager. “We look forward to seeing the impact this story will have on conversations about today’s injustices.”

Suzman served in the South African Parliament for 36 years (1953-1989), including a 13-year period (1961-1973) as the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party, and the sole opposition condemning apartheid. The exhibition also highlights Suzman’s enduring friendship with Nelson Mandela, which began in 1967 when the two met at the infamous Robben Island Prison. 

“There is a lot we can learn from Helen Suzman’s unwavering passion and commitment to social justice,” said Leonard Krasnow, president of the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation. “Our board is very excited to bring this exhibition to four outstanding collegiate campuses in North Texas.”

The exhibition was conceptualized, researched and written by Millie Pimstone and graphically designed by Linda Bester. The exhibition’s U.S. tour is sponsored by the Dobkin Family Foundation and the Tolan Family Foundation, and was organized by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town, under director Dr. Milton Shain.

For more information about the “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights” exhibition in North Texas, visit www.helensuzmanexhibition.com. 

About M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation
The M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation is a private family foundation with a mission to support individuals and families as they build productive and meaningful lives. The Foundation provides grants for education, early childhood development, job training, hunger and homelessness relief, health care, and Jewish culture and continuity in areas where family members live, work, or have interests. 

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Whos Afraid of Chuck and George? http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416770?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416770?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 13 - Saturday, Apr 4 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 13, 8 - 10 pm  

A visual arts roast of the artists duo Brian Jones and Brian Scott

“The Brians” as they are collectively known by the Dallas arts community have been living, loving and working together for the past 25 years.  Though they each make art works of their own, when they work collaboratively, they use the moniker “Chuck & George”.  As Chuck & George, Brian Jones and Brian Scott are alternately the protagonists and antagonists in a campy universe of their own creation.  The artists present themselves as sexy and grotesque caricatures sharing real and fabricated misadventures.  Chuck & George are a quirky and unflattering version of the Romantic Comedy.

Individually and separately, Brian Jones and Brian Scott are incredible artists.  They live, breathe and sleep art/music/film and exude a joy de vivre.  And they have legendary Halloween parties.  Their home is a funky nest that they’ve assembled from all things wonderful and wacky, mixing naughty tchotchkes with fine art within the hand-painted walls and furniture.

Recognizing the universally adored “Brians” as enormous and unique talents, curator and Director of CentralTrak Heyd Fontenot had the idea of assembling their friends for an homage exhibition.  Nearly a hundred artists were given the task of immortalizing Chuck & George.  And most have answered the call.  So, this Spring CentralTrak will host the group exhibition “Who’s Afraid of Chuck & George?” (Title borrowed from the Edward Albee play, about another alternative marriage)

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

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Alpha Kappa Psi - Induction Ceremony. http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416109?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220416109?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Feb 7 - Sunday, Sep 27
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Phoenix Room.

This event is to formally induct pledges into the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.

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