Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Managing Group-based Activities within eLearning Wednesday, Jun 29
(9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

This 2 hour hands-on workshop covers 2 tools for group-based activities - Groups Tool and the Wiki Tool. The Groups tool allows students to collaborate in small groups, and present work. The Wiki tool allows students to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials, providing a means of sharing and collaboration. (Prerequisite: "Getting Started with eLearning" or equivalent.)

Target audience:  Faculty and staff new to eLearning

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Career Center - Insightful Tips on Answering Behavioral Interview Questions Wednesday, Jun 29
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: 3.107.

Many employers use behavior-based interview questions to help them evaluate an applicant’s fit for a position. In this seminar, students will learn how to prepare answers for those dreaded "Tell me about a time when…" interview questions. Students will also learn about and master the STAR method.

View this event on Comet Careers—Event #5244

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.

University Toastmasters of Dallas Wednesday, Jun 29
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Toastmasters Meeting

Summer 2016 SAFE ZONE Ally Training Wednesday, Jun 29
(10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: Faculty/Staff Dining Hall, SU 2.905.

SAFE ZONE is a university-wide network of trained Allies who help shape a campus culture that values and celebrates the sexual orientation and gender identity/expression of students, staff and faculty at UT Dallas.

Once per semester, the Galerstein Women's Center holds an Ally Training, which provides a venue for LGBTQ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBTQ campus and surrounding community.

SAFE ZONE Ally Training is open to all UT Dallas as well as community members. Just be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, June 22, 2016! Lunch will be provided.

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Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

CS Outreach 2016 Summer Camps - From 06/06-08/19/2016 Wednesday, Jun 29
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: ECSS 4.412; ECSS 3.101; ECSS 2.415.

CS Education and Outreach Program presents:

100+ Coding Camps in 11 weeks of Summer 2016!

Dates: From: June, 06th - August, 19th, 2016


ECSS 4.412  ; ECSS 3.101; ECSS 2.103 ;ECSS 2.104A1
ECSN 2.126; ECSS 2.415
ECSS 2.412 ; ECSS 4.910
ECSS 3.620; ECSS 3.621
ECSS 4.623; ECSN 2.112

Time: From 09am-12noon and 1pm-4pm (half day camps)

         From: 09am-4:pm (whole day camps)


Fees: $ 125.00 one-week half day camps

         $ 250.00 one-week full day camps


Fee details: Fees will up by $25 and $50 exactly 2 weeks before each camp. Registration will be closed one week before the camp to enable us to handle the logistics smoothly. After this point, each registration request should come to & it will be reviewed by the director and approved if possible. No exceptions. Registration fee will be $200 and $350 for half-day and full-day camps respectively & discount codes are NOT allowed with these late registrations. If you are not 100% sure about a specific week, you can register early and cancel later if needed.

Snacks and Lunch included.

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Education Abroad Walk In Advising Wednesday, Jun 29
(1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Thinking about studying abroad and need some guidance from an Education Abroad staff member?  Come to the International Center during our Education Abroad walk-in hours for advising without an appointment.  Students who need advising during other times may request an appointment at

Working with Assignments & Rubrics within eLearning Wednesday, Jun 29
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

This 2 hour hands-on workshop introduces participants to the use of the Assignment Tool in eLearning. Participants will learn how to create, view, grade assignments, and provide feedback to students. We will also cover the Rubrics Tool. Participants will learn how to create effective rubrics, and associate them with assignments. (Prerequisite: "Getting Started with eLearning" or equivalent.)

Target audience:  Faculty and staff new to eLearning

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JSOM Behavioral Interviewing Skills Wednesday, Jun 29
(4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center  Event ID 5286

You received the interview, now how do you prepare? Savvy interviewees have laid the foundation for a successful interview before ever setting foot in their future employer's office. Preparing for an interview takes time. Learn how to prepare utilizing the best behavioral interviewing skills.

The objectives for this workshop are to:
- Learn the STAR Method for compelling examples
- Develop interview strategies
- Practice responding to (behavioral) situational interview questions
- Become aware of valuable interviewing tips.

Professional dress is not required to attend.

MS Accounting Information Session Wednesday, Jun 29
(5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Location: Online.

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.

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

-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:

Link to this event:

FriendSpeak UTD - Training Wednesday, Jun 29
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

FriendSpeak UTD provides all UTD students free 'one to one' English speaking training and sometimes local culture lessons. Most students who attended our events have built a friendship with our native English volunteers.

Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Ninpo Taijutsu Training Wednesday, Jun 29
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Martial Arts Training.

Ackerman Center 2016 Teacher Workshop Wednesday, Jun 29 - Thursday, Jun 30
(9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

The University of Texas at Dallas
Ackerman Center 2016 Teacher Workshop
Accessories to Murder: Collaboration and Theft During the Holocaust

We invite you to participate in this Teacher Institute which offers 16 hours of Continuing Education credit and is being provided to educators in the greater Dallas area FREE of charge thanks to a generous endowment to the Ackerman Center.

Accessories to Murder: Collaboration and Theft During the Holocaust, presented by the UT Dallas Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, is a comprehensive, two day exploration into curricular approaches for teaching World War II and the Holocaust. Bringing together experts in the field, this unique learning experience affords teachers the opportunity to gain innovative classroom tools and skills for teaching the topic through the Humanities, Art, English, Geography, Government, History, Social Sciences, and Social Studies. In addition, it provides a unique opportunity to interface with area teachers who are currently implementing these strategies in their classrooms. Sessions will focus on key historical issues relating to the history of anti-Semitism, critical nineteenth and twentieth-century thought leading up to the Nazi takeover, and the seminal events of the war. Teachers will be provided with a selection of seminars pertaining to their field including the use of multi-media, film, and database resources.

More information can be found here or by emailing

Summer 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 8-Week Session Tuesday, Jun 14 - Wednesday, Jul 6 ]]> Catch Comet Pride - Service Excellence Series (Register for the Complete Series) Thursday, May 26 - Thursday, Jul 7
(2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Description:  The "Catch Comet Pride" certificate program consists of four (4) sessions. The sessions are approximately 2-2 ½ hours in length. Once a new series is launched, a session will be offered approximately every every two weeks. Listed below is a brief description for each session in the series.


Session 1 (May 26): Catching Comet Pride -- The participants will begin to understand the rationale and reasoning behind providing excellent customer service in higher education. They will also be introduced to five (5) Guiding Principles that were created to shape and direct the services we provide to both internal and external customers of UT Dallas. The participants will also be introduced to our service model, which will serve as our framework for series and the sessions that follow.


Session 2 (June 9): Practice Makes Perfect (I) --The participants will be re-introduced to the customer service model and exposed to customer service best practices & common barriers to providing good service. This session will also discuss and practice simulated customer service transactions and situations with special focus on welcoming behaviors.


Session 3 (June 23): Practice Makes Perfect (II) -- Participants will continue to look at how to deliver good service to both happy and angry customers. Building on the skills emphasized in session 2, participants will learn about delivering good customer service under stress (i.e. when the customer is frustrated, upset or angry). Additional topics of discussion will focus on customer service etiquette skills--in person, by email and over the phone We will also identify important transitioning behaviors for those times when we must refer a customer to someone else or are unable to deliver what the customer expects or wants from us.


Session 4 (July 7): Making It Work, Making It Personal – The participants will identify and create strategies for ensuring ongoing, excellent customer service at UT Dallas (start to finish.) This will include learning a model that can be used to evaluate our customer service efforts in each department and work unit. Then each participant will be asked to develop a personal action plan they can implement immediately to provide excellent customer service in their work area. This session also includes certificate presentations to class participants who have attended all four (4) sessions.

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DCC Physics Camp Monday, Jun 27 - Friday, Jul 8
(9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: SPN 1.2 Open Lab.

Do you love science and math? Are you nervous about taking physics next year? Design, Connect, Create is an immersive hands-on experience for rising 10-12th graders to explore and have fun with physics.           

Students form a deep understanding and build confidence to move forward in science knowing they will be successful. Labs, guest speakers, interactive problem solving and engineering challenges fill our day as we explore classic and modern topics in physics.

Abstract Intersections Amplified: Stephen Evans Friday, Jun 24 - Saturday, Jul 9
(9 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

June 24 - July 9

Edith O’Donnell Art and Technology Building - 1st Floor Gallery

Reception: Friday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This work represents random, abstract intersections of sounds, animations and videos. The design is driven by Stephen's desire to create compelling abstract video, still images, and sound that will engage the viewer to explore a multi-dimensional, surreal realm of the original topics. Also, Stephen wants to engage the viewer in the making of the art by showing a visual representation of the mixing and randomizing processes that result in a continually changing output that never repeats. The helter-skelter, abstract character of the output video is very dependent on the input sound and animation videos; and the effects variables in the mixing software. Very different abstract works can be created by changing the mixing ingredients and tweaking the control "knobs." The availability of incredible modular synthesis tools enables the translation of his creative ideas to compelling art works. The "brushes and palettes" for this work are hardware and software synthesizers, Moog 32 and Max7, respectively. Part of his inspiration for this work was the Aurora Festival: The Art of Light, Video and Sound. This festival included many variations on the theme described above.

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Summer 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Friday, Jun 3 - Monday, Jul 11 ]]> Volunteer at International Student Orientation Monday, Jun 27 - Monday, Jul 18
(8 a.m. - 8 a.m.)

The UT Dallas International Center is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers to serve as International Student Mentors. International Student Mentors will attend each International Student Orientation date, for about a three-hour period, to lead small group discussions with new international students. All volunteers will receive a UT Dallas t-shirt, free lunch, and access to the End-of-Season Appreciation Event.


  • Lead a small group discussion with about 10-15 new international students
  • Facilitate discussions about academic integrity and academic success at UT Dallas
  • Answer student questions about UTD campus and life in the United States
  • Plan and conduct get-to-know-you games in your small group
  • Assist students with navigating the UTD campus

Applications are now available online. For more information view the International Student Mentor application

Managers/Supervisors' Certificate Series Tuesday, May 24 - Tuesday, Aug 9
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Synergy Park North - UTDesign Seminar (SPN 1.121).

Description:  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 1 – Communication and Listening Skills – Participants will examine different communication styles and discuss ways to deal with the different styles of communication. Participants will discuss and explore other communication issues that greatly impact the success of manager/supervisor to employee relationship. (May 24 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

Module 2 – EEO Laws – Participants will gain a better understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity laws and the implications they hold for the manager, supervisor and the university as it relates to hiring, discipline and termination. (June 14 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

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 28 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

Module 4 – Conflict Resolution – Participants will learn about the nature of conflict, common approaches we adopt when in conflict and the importance of supervisors and managers taking appropriate action in response to workplace conflict.  (July 12 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

Module 5 – Dynamic Discipline– In this session, managers and supervisors will learn the full range of the University’s discipline process and how to use that process legally, appropriately and effectively.  (July 26 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

Module 6 – Motivating and Recognizing Employees – Participants will explore key concepts behind employee motivation and learn the importance of using recognition and praise to honor employees and benefit the productivity of the work group. (Aug 9 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM)

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