Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Prospective Students Webinar: Top 5 Questions of New International Students Thursday, Jun 22
(8 a.m. - 9 a.m.) Location: Online.

As an international student you have many questions about coming to UT Dallas as a student. International Center staff, along with current UT Dallas students will discuss some common questions that new students ask. Topics will include travelling to UT Dallas,  registering for classes, and more.

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Blood-Borne Pathogen Training Thursday, Jun 22
(10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Get general information about Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. Learn how these pathogens spread and how to avoid getting infected.

Register Online

Irma Rangel Camp Monday, Jun 19 - Thursday, Jun 22
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Residence Hall West.

Check-In: June 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Check-Out: June 22, 2017 at 11:00am

Managers and Supervisors Certificate Series -- Session 3: Performance Management Thursday, Jun 22
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Each session is two hours in length and focuses on basic supervision and management skills. Participants completing all six modules will receive certificates of completion.

Module 3 – Performance Management – Participants will discuss all aspects of an effective performance management system and the different methods for managing the performance of those they supervise. (June 22)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review and understand the key building blocks that constitute an effective performance management system.
  2. Identify and discuss the basic tools available for managing employee performance.
  3. Understand the primary and critical roles communication and relationship plays in performance management
  4. Learn the key components of an effective and meaningful annual review
  5. Learn how and when to use a written performance improvement plan (PIP)

To Register for this class please go to LEO (Learning & Education Organizer) by logging onto Galaxy clicking on LEO and clicking on "Find Available Training."



Career Center - Creating a Cover Letter for Your Job Search Thursday, Jun 22
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

This seminar is designed to help students build effective business letters, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Business letter samples will be provided during this session.

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #6333

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.

MS Supply Chain Management Information Session Thursday, Jun 22
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Online.

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management 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. There will also be a Q&A session for any questions you may have.

Please join the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the event to troubleshoot technology problems and to start the webinar on time. 

Link to this event:

Password: msscm

Pop-up Library: RefWorks! Introduction and Beyond Thursday, Jun 22
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool provided by the Eugene McDermott library, is used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists. The workshop covers setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, managing citations, creating bibliographies and more. 

OPT Workshop for F-1 Students Thursday, Jun 22
(2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Location: SSB 3.107.

Completion of in-person or eLearning OPT workshop is now required to apply for Post-Completion OPT. Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements.  For application information visit the ISSO Optional Practical Training webpage.

Kids University II Monday, Jun 19 - Thursday, Jun 22
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Classroom Buildings One and Two, Hoblitzelle Hall and the SLC building.

Kids University provides approximately 300 children from 22 Dallas and Collin County homeless shelters with a real-life college experience.  Children will enjoy this educational university-based camp as they participate in pre-algebra, yoga, creative storytelling, citizenship, hands-on gardening, and bully prevention.  All courses are taught by caring community volunteers, teachers and paid professionals.  The highlight of this four-day summer camp is the graduation ceremony that is held at the end of the week.  During the graduation ceremony, each child will have the opportunity to walk across the stage wearing a brightly colored cap and gown to receive their diploma.

UTD Summer Chess Camp week 2 Thursday, Jun 22
(8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Atrium and various classrooms.

Make the right move for your child this summer! Chess develops your child’s reading and math ability, critical and analytical thinking skills, and builds character and self-esteem. But don’t tell the kids...they think chess is fun!

UT Dallas Chess Camp instructors include top-ranked and internationally recognized winners of various collegiate chess tournaments. Camp tuition includes a souvenir T-shirt, a chess board and pieces, trophy, certificate, score book and group photo (snacks and drinks are also provided). Classes are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio.


• 7-14

Camp groups include

  • Beginners, who master the basic rules and fundamentals of chess
  • Intermediate players, who build on basic chess knowledge with key strategies and ideas
  • Advanced players, who sharpen their competitive edge with advanced strategies for tournament play

Choose the session that fits your child’s schedule: morning sessions are from 9 a.m. - noon, and afternoon sessions are from 1 - 4 p.m.

Enroll your child for multiple weeks and watch their chess skills improve over the summer.

UT Dallas also offers an Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) for adults with little or no chess knowledge. In addition to learning the basics, adults will learn how to organize scholastic chess clubs and participate in tournaments. ABC sessions are available morning or afternoon all weeks.

2017 Summer Camp Details


Chess camps are held in the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.
JSOM on the UT Dallas Campus map


  • June 12-16
  • June 19-23
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
Global Leadership Executive MBA Online Information Session Thursday, Jun 22
(5 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Join us online to learn more about the Global Leadership Executive MBA program.

Registration Link

MS Accounting Information Session Thursday, Jun 22
(6 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: On Line.

This free information session is for those interested in the Master of Science in Accounting 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.

-Before participating in the session, you can run a connection test at:

-You can view a short demo of "Attend Your First Connect Pro Meeting" demo here:

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Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) - Summer BSM Thursday, Jun 22
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Weekly BSM bible study.

Two Laugh Minimum Thursday, Jun 22
(7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: The PUB.

One rule: You have to laugh at least twice! Come out for a night of laughs and fun at SUAAB's Two Laugh Minimum event that entails lots of laughs and entertainment!

Freshman Orientation June 22-23, 2017 Thursday, Jun 22 - Friday, Jun 23 Location: Various: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, Jindal School of Management, Hoblitzelle Hall.

Please visit for more information.

Context: Technology and Translation Saturday, Jun 17 - Saturday, Jun 24
(12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226.

Reception: Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Artist: Russell Mendolla

Context: Technology and Translation. The exhibition investigates the ways that cultural taboos, defined by the connotations of specific words, change through presentation and translation within the gallery setting.

*(may contain profanity)

This show examines text as image and text as sound. English, Spanish, and French profanities are placed in juxtaposition within the context of the gallery space. Through the embrace of humor, viewers are prompted to consider how they derive their own cultural meanings from the offensive words. The installation questions our reliance and dependence upon technology for translation using video, photos, text, and sculpture. The work comments on our expectations of technology to facilitate communication and translation across cultures.

Bio: Russell Mendolla is an artist and writer, and recipient of the Master of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology from The University of Texas at Dallas. An Army Veteran, born in West Texas, and now living in the Dallas Metroplex, Russell received his B.A. from the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at UT-Dallas, in video game design. He has exhibited his photographs and received awards. This exhibition represents his exploration of participatory installation art. 

CentralTrak Gallery hours:
Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Selwa Moharram III. Making peace with myself Saturday, Jun 17 - Saturday, Jul 1
(9 a.m. - 7 p.m.) Location: The Gallery at Continental Lofts, 3311 Elm St., Dallas, TX, 75226.

Opening: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m., at The Gallery at Continental Lofts, Deep Ellum, 3311 Elm St., Dallas, TX, 75226

This text and image installation exhibit from recent University of Texas at Dallas, Arts and Performance Honors graduate Selwa Moharram features sensitive, finely drawn and painted images based on a narrative between her adult self and her childhood self.

This exhibition is open to the public and runs June 17 to July 1, 2017.

Selwa Moharram III. Making peace with myself  is sponsored by Creative South USA. For more information about The Gallery at Continental Lofts and Creative South USA visit @creativesouthusa on Facebook.

Artist Statement/Description:

Upon first committing to this project, my goal was to be completely at peace with myself once the work was done. As I proceeded however, I discovered the concept of “making peace” does not mean grasping a tangible object or state, but rather adopting a practice to be repeated daily. Making peace is a ritual, an exercise, even a game, that provides a lesson on life every single moment.

This project is a draft. Often I feel my best work appears in the drafts – in my writing, poetry, sketches, and informal drawings. It is when my emotions are most raw. There is no anxiety regarding presentation, all emphasis is on the emotion and the idea. These pieces are not just about myself. On a societal scale I sense dissatisfaction and pain. My declaration to make peace with myself therefore is not only for inner peace but as a message to others. An affirmation of what you already know, a provision of some external encouragement. 

As stated in 2015: “my work focuses on introspection and the inner conflict that occurs in an individual’s quest for self-betterment and growth. Though much of the work expresses darkness, pain, and struggle, I always seek to move past despair and avoid self-pity at all costs. I do believe art is therapy, but therapy does not mean simply wallowing in one’s sadness. My work expresses sadness and then provides a resolution; a determination to move forward.”

Selwa Moharram received her BA in Arts & Performance from UTDallas, with a concentration in Visual Arts. Born and raised in North Texas, Moharram moved to her parents’ home country of Egypt in her teens, where her interest in artistic self-examination was sparked. She currently resides in Plano, dividing her time between working as a communications assistant, creating narrative artwork, and dancing.

Summer 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Friday, Jun 9 - Monday, Jul 17 ]]> Summer 2017 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 8-Week Session Tuesday, Jun 20 - Monday, Jul 17 ]]> 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.