Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Japanese Student Association - JSA Christmas Event Thursday, Dec 8 - Friday, Dec 9
(7 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

Christmas party for JSA members to socialize.

The biology of auditory learning: Lessons from the laboratory, and clinic - BBS Colloquium Friday, Dec 9
(9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series 2016-2017.

Title: The biology of auditory learning: Lessons from the laboratory, and clinic with Nina Kraus, PhD of Northwestern University. 

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences welcomes you to attend the BBS talks in GR 4.428.

Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields.

Refreshments Provided

See The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences for more events.

Golf Cart Safety Training Friday, Dec 9
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts. You are required to take this training if you need to transport visitors in University-owned carts as part of your job, or you plan to operate a golf cart during the UT Dallas Homecoming Parade. This training is limited to 10 people per class.

Register Online

$5 Spirit Friday Lunch @ DHW Friday, Dec 9
(11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Dining Hall West.

The Spirit of Spirit Friday is to encourage community and school spirit here at UTD, In an effort to grow that Spirit anyone who is wearing UTD gear, green or orange will get their lunch for $5 plus tax. Thank you for helping to build a tradition where UTD is a sea of green and orange each Friday! GO COMETS!

JSOM Nestle Virtual Event - 2017 Summer Marketing Associate Corporate Presentation Friday, Dec 9
(1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) Location: Online.

Event ID: 5749

Register at

This virtual information event is offered through RelishMBA  on:
Dec. 9 at 1 PM CST

2017 Marketing Summer Associate Program


  • Enrollment in a first-year MBA/MS program with an emphasis in marketing, marketing communications or brand management
  • MBA/MS degree completed by June 2018

Additional Requirements:

  • Available for a 10-week internship in Summer 2017 within one of our Nestlé campuses
  • Willing to relocate to any of three U.S. internship locations: Glendale, CA; Oakland, CA; and Solon, OH
Spring 2017 Transfer Orientation Friday, Dec 9
(8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

At Transfer Orientation, students will learn about UT Dallas resources, meet with academic advising, and begin the process of registering for classes. This is an event for admitted incoming transfer students for Spring 2017. Students can find more information on how to register for Transfer Orientation at

Students must pre-register to attend Transfer Orientation. Registered students will receive a confirmation email with more information including the location of their orientation session and a campus parking pass. All communication regarding Transfer Orientation will be sent to the student's UTD email address.

Intro to Qualtrics Friday, Dec 9
(2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Target Audience: 

Faculty and Staff new to eLearning/ Blackboard interface who need a quick hands-on training on eLearning basics. 

*Please note:  This training is not for students.

What will be covered:

This 2 hour workshop demonstrates the use of Qualtrics, a third party survey software to collect feedback from large audience groups, which the University has made available to all users. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create, edit and distribute surveys and view results.

Registration is required:

Education Abroad: Pre-Departure Orientation Friday, Dec 9
(2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Education 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 chance to meet other students who will be studying abroad.

Please register on the OrgSync form

Each session will last 1.5 hours and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Nonlinear Analysis and Dynamics Seminar by Lakmi Niwanti Friday, Dec 9
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Lakmi Niwanti

Stability of global solutions of Moreau sweeping processes

We develop a theory which allows making qualitative conclusions about the dynamics of both monotone and non-monotone Moreau sweeping processes. We first show that any sweeping processes with monotone right-hand-sides admits a globally exponentially stable solution defined on the entire real line. We prove that such a solution is almost periodic when the right-hand-side of the sweeping process is almost periodic in time. And then we describe the extent to which such a globally stable solution persists under non-monotone perturbations.

UTDesign Computer Science Expo Friday, Dec 9
(1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

UTDesign invites you to attend the Computer Science UTDesign Expo on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 1:00-4:30 pm in the TI Auditorium (ECSS). The expo is open to the public. Students will present the capstone projects completed during their computer science senior design course. Oral presentation starts at 1:00 pm, followed by the poster presentation where visitors are welcome to talk to the teams and ask questions regarding their projects.

Living Water Student Fellowship - Bible Study Friday, Dec 9
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

We will have Bible group study together.

Your Region Your World Dinner: Montreal Wednesday, Dec 7 - Friday, Dec 9
(5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Dining Hall West.

A tour of the historical city of Montreal through food!

(Price for dinner without meal plan is $11.88+tax)

Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists - Game Night Friday, Dec 9
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Game Night

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Winter Celebration Friday, Dec 9
(7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Winter Celebration consisting of music, exchanging of gifts, potluck style dinner & snacks.

Dancing for a Cause - DFC Christmas social Friday, Dec 9
(6 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Members will socialize and play games to celebrate Christmas.

2016 UT Dallas Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championship Thursday, Dec 8 - Saturday, Dec 10
(8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Convention Center: 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, Texas 75034.

The top middle-school and high-school robotics teams from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas will compete in this state championship.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Volunteer opportunity: 2016 UT Dallas Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championship Friday, Dec 9 - Saturday, Dec 10
(6 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: UT Dallas to the Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Conv. Center: 2601 Ave. of the Stars, Frisco, TX 75034 .

This is your invitation to be a volunteer for the Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championships, which will  be held on December 8-10, 2016 at the Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Convention Center in Frisco, TX. BEST Robotics organizes annual robotics competitions that introduce middle- and high-school students to engineering, problem-solving and teamwork – providing a taste of what it’s like to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.


Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch, the opportunity to network with current industry professionals, and the “feel good factor” of inspiring the next generation of students/ STEM professionals.  A  shuttle bus  will transport volunteers to the event in Frisco on Friday and Saturday. To volunteer, please click on 


Volunteers are needed for the following roles:
Pre-Event/Online volunteers may review project notebooks and/or website design.
Judges may critique one or more of the following categories:  marketing presentations, t-shirt design, table displays and interviews, spirit and sportsmanship, and robot judging.
Game/Field Support may assist as: referees, pit crew, score-keeping and clock operation, field set-up, re-setting, and tear-down.
General volunteers may assist as: check-in, registration/information desk, hospitality, and traffic flow/directions.

Fall Student Arts Festival Monday, Nov 28 - Tuesday, Dec 13 Location: Various locations.

The Fall Student Arts Festival features the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festival offers audiences the opportunity to roam from one building to another, taking in art exhibitions and classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances.

Click here to view the program, containing more information for many of the events below.

MONDAY 11/28   

Vocal Instruction I, William Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall



Readers Theater, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre


THURSDAY 12/1     

Guitar Courses, Madriguera/Healy/Hodan, 6:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Dance Student Maria Emilia Lasso de la Vega, Micki Saba, 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Improv, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre

Jazz Band, Kelly Durbin, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall     


FRIDAY 12/2     

Art Exhibition opens and reception, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building

Musica Nova, Rodriguez, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall


SATURDAY 12/3     

Piano I-III, Medrick, 2:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Holiday Sing, Evans/Stone/Salisbury, 7:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert, Hustis/Ming/Salisbury, 2:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble Concert, Stone/Salisbury, 6:15 p.m., University Theatre


FRIDAY 12/9     

Creative Writing, Clay Reynolds, 6:15 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. This semester’s Creative Writing section of the Fall Arts Festival will have an impressive line-up of student readers. Included will be award-winning writers Susan Norman and Brian DiNuzzo as well as other fiction writers, poets and a screenwriter. These students were chosen by faculty to participate in this semester’s event, and, while they are only a handful of the excellent possibilities the faculty had to choose from, they will be providing samplings of their work in a celebration of the best of creative writing at UTD. Slated to read: Sarah Duncan—Screenwriting, Tiffany Tran—Poetry, Andrea Kibel—Poetry, Molly Harras—Poetry, Marcus McEvoy--Poetry, Jennifer Budd—Prose, Susan Norman—Prose, Brian DiNuzzo—Prose

Advanced Voice, Kathryn Evans, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. Students from the Advanced Voice class will perform art songs, opera arias and works from musical theatre.     


TUESDAY 12/13    

Languages of the Body, Shelby Hibbs, 7:00 p.m., Rehearsal Hall (JO 1.216). This event will present an acting/theatre workshop of scenes from Complicite’s "A Disappearing Number." This play examines the meaning of infinity through the lives of Indian mathematical prodigy Ramanujan and London mathematician G.H. Hardy. Parallel to that story, Al and Ruth are a couple to attempt to create their own kind of infinity: a baby. This piece culminates our exploration of physical and vocal theatre work through numerous voiceovers, ensemble work, and attention to the actor’s physical vessel for performance.

Fall 2016 Final Exam 2nd 8-week Session Friday, Dec 9 - Thursday, Dec 15 ]]> Fall 2016 Final Exam Full Term Session Friday, Dec 9 - Thursday, Dec 15 ]]> Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23 - Friday, Sep 23, 2017
(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.