Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Core-Shell Nanowires for Fuel Cells presented by Professor James Li as a Special Seminar Monday, Feb 8
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Gibbs idea of surface excess is reexamined to discover that the surface excess is not the same as surface enrichment. This finding helped us to design PtNi core and Pt shell nanowires for fuel cell electrodes which have better performance than commercially available Pt nanoparticles supported on carbon black.

Prof. James Chen Min Li, member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, is A. A. Hopeman Professor of Emeritus at the University of Rochester.  He graduated from National Central University of China with a BS in Chemical Engineering.  Then he came to Seattle, WA and got a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Washington.  He did post doc work at U. C. Berkeley and spent 15 years in industry doing research before he joined University of Rochester as the A. A. Hopeman Professor for 44 years before he retired in 2015.  He has supervised 42 PhD theses (including 6 from Columbia) and 8 MS theses. He received many honors and awards for his work in dislocation theory, reversible and irreversible thermodynamics, mechanical properties and microstructural mechanisms in materials.  Prof. Li was Dr. Luigi Colombo’s post-doc advisor while he was at the University of Rochester.

Dissertation Formatting Workshop Monday, Feb 8
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

If you are a doctoral student planning to graduate this semester, the Office of Graduate Studies is offering dissertation formatting sessions to assist you. There are two sessions to choose from on Monday, February 8 (11-12 p.m.) and Tuesday, February 9  (3-4 p.m.).

This is mandatory for graduating doctoral students in their last year of study before graduation.

Ultra-low Power and Ultra-low Voltage Wireless Transceivers for IoT by Dr. R. Bogdan Staszewski, University College Dublin, Ireland Monday, Feb 8
(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Ultra-low power (ULP) transceivers are key subsystems for wireless sensor networks and Internet-of-Things (IoT), which impose stringent requirements of low cost (i.e., low silicon area), low power consumption, high sensitivity and tolerance to interferers. Recent receiver (RX) implementations achieve significant power reduction typically using sliding intermediate frequency (IF) and direct-conversion low-IF continuous-time (CT) architectures. To further reduce power consumption, we investigate a fully discrete-time (DT) high-IF RX architecture with complex-signaling band-pass filters (BPF) and a progressively reduced sampling rate, in which the IF frequency, fIF, is much greater than the signal bandwidth. An all-digital PLL employs a digitally controlled oscillator with switching current sources to reduce supply voltage and power without sacrificing its phase noise and startup margins. It also reduces 1/f noise allowing the ADPLL, after settling, to reduce its sampling rate or shut it off entirely during direct DCO data modulation. The switching power amplifier integrates its matching network while operating in class-E/F2 to maximally enhance its efficiency. The transmitter is realized in 28nm CMOS and satisfies all metal density and other manufacturing rules. It consumes 3.6mW/5.5mW while delivering 0 dBm/3dBm RF power in Bluetooth Low-Energy.

Robert Bogdan Staszewski received the B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude), M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Texas at Dallas in 1991, 1992 and 2002, respectively. From 1991 to 1995 he was with Alcatel Network Systems in Richardson, TX, USA, working on SONET cross-connect systems for fiber optics communications. He joined Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA, in 1995 where he was elected Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (limited to 2% of technical staff). Between 1995 and 1999, he was engaged in advanced CMOS read channel development for hard disk drives. In 1999, he co-started a Digital RF Processor (DRP) group within Texas Instruments with a mission to invent new digitally intensive approaches to traditional RF functions for integrated radios in deeply-scaled CMOS processes. He was appointed a CTO of the DRP group between 2007 and 2009. In July 2009 he joined Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, where he is currently a part-time Full Professor. Since Sept. 2014 he has been a Professor with University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland. He has authored and co-authored three books, five book chapters, 190 journal and conference publications, and holds 140 issued US patents. His research interests include nanoscale CMOS architectures and circuits for frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers. He is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award.

Neuroimaging of Network Changes in Neuroplasticity in the Non-human, Primate Brain - CVL Science Luncheon Series Monday, Feb 8
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: The Center for Vital Longevity.

Neuroimaging of Network Changes in Neuroplasticity in the Non-human, Primate Brain with Paula Croxson, PhD, Mt. Sinai Hospital.

I completed my PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, UK, working in prefrontal cortex function and decision making, where I first began to use functional and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). I carried out my postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Baxter investigating the role of the cholinergic system in memory and prefrontal cortex function, and the causal effects of lesions on brain-wide networks.  I have now established an independent research program using MRI to investigate the effects of discrete changes to the brain on memory networks.

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP is required and lunch will be provided.

Held in the 8th floor conference room at:
Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75235

Also will be videolinked at UT Dallas in JO 4.306.

English Writing Hour for International Students: Integrating Research Sources Monday, Feb 8
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.) Location: SSB 3.107.

There are lots of ways to put the research that you’ve done into your writing. How will your American professors expect you to do it? We’ll talk about quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, as well as how American professors expect you to use your sources. Remember to bring a piece of your writing to talk about with your peers and tutors! Complete the online form: to register for this event. 

JSOM Resume-Writing Basics Monday, Feb 8
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Presented by the JSOM Career Management Center  Event ID 4973

Attend this workshop to get started with the resume-writing process and to improve your application materials. The primary instructional methods for this workshop are lecture and small-group interaction. Review the JSOM resume templates and bring a printed copy to the workshop.

Note: Individual resume reviews will not be conducted during this session.

The learning objectives for this workshop are:
- Introduce and review the JSOM resume templates
- Discuss resume formatting and content
- Teach how to write compelling bullets with industry action verbs and metrics.

Advance registration for CMC workshops is strongly recommended to ensure your seat. If you pre-register and your availability changes, you can cancel your registration by visiting the event page in CometCareers.

Professional dress is not required to attend.

RefWorks: Introduction & Basics Monday, Feb 8
(2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool provided by the 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.The workshop will also provide additional information about exporting references from research databases and organizing references. 

PS: Intro to PeopleSoft PART 2 Monday, Feb 8
(2:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.)

You MUST take the Intro to PeopleSoft PART 1 online course before you can attend the Intro to PeopleSoft instructor-led class.

This registration is for the Intro to PeopleSoft PART 2 instructor led class.PART 2 is an instructor-led course designed to give users a greater understanding of PeopleSoft and its functionality.

  • Recommended for frequent PeopleSoft users.
  • Required for Orion users.

Learn how to conduct complex searches, work with search results, and update data. Other topics include Effective Dates, history data, Search/Match, FERPA, and service indicators. This 2 hrs class is conducted twice a month and is also available as needed by contacting the Training Team.

NOTE: This class is required for new Orion users

Email Patricia Roffe to Register for this class

Student Volunteerism - Homework Helpers (Off-Campus) Monday, Feb 8
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: Student Services Building (SSB) First Floor Lobby.

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we partner up with the Boys and Girls Club in Richardson for an hour and a half of volunteering.

We will be assisting with the Richardson Boys and Girls Club's after school activities. Tasks will include motivating local youth to do some light exercise and helping the children with their homework and reading skills. Come be a Homework Helper!

We will meet at the Student Services Building (SSB) first floor lobby at 3:00pm and then carpool to the facility by 3:15pm.

***This event is now full. Please select another event. We look forward to serving with you!***

JSOM Coffee Chat Monday, Feb 8
(5 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Location: JSOM II Atrium.

Please join us and meet some of your JSOM faculty and fellow students for a cup of coffee.

Disciples For Christ - DFC Meeting Monday, Feb 8
(5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

This is a weekly general meeting for the organization.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Black Campus Ministry Monday, Feb 8
(6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Weekly meeting consisting of a variety of activities: Bible study, outreach, community service, prayer, socials.

Go Club at UTD - General Meeting Monday, Feb 8
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

囲碁(Igo, Baduk, Weiqi) is a strategy board game. Meeting consists of 30 min of group theory study, game reviews etc. and 1 hour 30 min for playing games.

UTD DECA - Meeting Monday, Feb 8
(7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.)

General Meeting

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Pink Collar Monday, Feb 8
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Join the "Stunning" Sigma Kappa as they hold a discussion on getting a competitive edge over others with business etiquette such as presenting a positive image, dress code, mannerisms, and setting the standard.

Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Training Monday, Feb 8
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)


West Texas: Feast and Famine Monday, Jan 11 - Friday, Feb 12
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Artist: ATEC MFA student Mitzi Hallmark

Reception: Friday, January 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In the installation West Texas: Feast and Famine, organic sculptural forms, photographs, and haunting sounds together create an immersive experience for viewers. The oil and gas business in West Texas has been booming. While the economy flourished, the natural environment remained under siege. The introduction of hundreds of miles of pipeline, hydraulic fracking, and other assaults on the landscape are destroying habitats and water sources for families and wildlife. The starkness of the sculptures, complemented by a photographic panorama, evokes an unavoidable and palpable urgency. One witnesses an intensity that is symbolic of the current situation in West Texas, a landscape that in its present-day condition represents a disparity of feast and famine.

Bio: Mitzi Hallmark is a Dallas based artist, published author, and West Texas native who has exhibited her photography throughout North Texas. To expose the relationship between the vulnerability of the economy and the fragility of the environment, over the past several years she has been spending time in West Texas, studying and documenting the changing landscape. She is pursuing the Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Drawing Quote Unquote Friday, Jan 15 - Friday, Feb 12
(9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Through the work of local and emerging artists, Drawing Quote Unquote explores various ways to interpret the notion of drawing. Plans or diagrams distill intent much differently than a doodle, but both draw a line. One may draw a line in space with movement, a piece of wire or thread, or pour light through celluloid, projecting a line. The exhibition also highlights traditional mark-making and drawing processes such as working values on toned paper, staining, stamping, inking and frottage. The contemporary artists in Drawing Quote Unquote continue the dynamic history of “drawing” to humor, communicate, express, and politicize.

Sexual Responsibility Week Monday, Feb 8 - Friday, Feb 12 Location: UT Dallas Campus.

A week filled with education and events related to safe sex practices and healthy relationships.

Spring 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 1st 8-week Session Wednesday, Jan 20 - Monday, Feb 15 ]]> Spring 2016 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses Full Term Session Thursday, Jan 28 - Monday, Mar 28 ]]> Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge Monday, Jan 25 - Friday, Apr 1
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Mark your calendars! The Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge will begin Jan. 25 and go through April 1. Registration is open online and faculty, staff and students are eligible to sign-up.

The challenge is conducted in teams of up to 10 people. To sign up online, team captains should go to, click “join today” and enter the Group ID: LHDUTD to create a team and add team members. Team members will then receive an email with a username and password to log in and complete their profiles.