Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Alpha Phi Alpha - Miss Black & Gold Pageant 2015 Sunday, Apr 19 - Monday, Apr 20
(8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Will be hosting its Annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant giving the winner $700-$1,000 Scholarship

Muslimahs for Change - Creative sessions Monday, Apr 20
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Pegasus Room.

Members meeting

PeopleSoft Financials: General Ledger Inquiry - Instructor Led Monday, Apr 20
(9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

This is a General Ledger Inquiry class for UT Dallas PeopleSoft users who need to Retrieve Fund Balances and Transaction History. Learn how to create an inquiry to view cost center transaction details and ledger summaries. This class is 1.5 hours in length.

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Student Volunteerism - Earth Week - Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup (Off-Campus) Monday, Apr 20
(9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium.

Don't mess with Texas! That is the state's highway anti-littering campaign. Join the OSV as we help clean up a stretch of President George Bush Turnpike and beautify our great state!

Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center Atrium at 9:30AM to sign-in, pick up supplies and then carpool to work site. The highway will be cleaned from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, and then volunteers will return to campus by 11:30AM.

OSV has adopted a 2 mile stretch of George Bush Turnpike between Coit and Alma. More information will be provided to those registering for the event.

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CENTER FOR VITAL LONGEVITY SCIENCE SERIES Presents "Investigating Migraine Pathophysiology Using Preclinical Models in Rodents, Greg Dussor, PhD Monday, Apr 20
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. .

"Investigating migraine pathophysiology using preclinical models in rodents", Gregory Dussor, PhD

Dr. Greg Dussor, University of Texas at Dallas will present the talk on April 20th.

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

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Weekly Meetings Monday, Apr 20
(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.

Colloquium on the Future of Academic Publishing Monday, Apr 20
(1 p.m.)

With a panel of leading experts in the field of academic publishing, UT Dallas is starting a conversation on the current and future trends of knowledge curation.

The colloquium will be Monday, April 20th in UT Dallas’ Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building room 1.201 from noon to 1 p.m.

Nick Lindsay, journals director at MIT Press, will head the conversation. With his experience managing both day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives at MIT Press, Lindsay will speak about the evolving scholarly communications ecosystem.

Before joining MIT Press, Lindsay serves as journals director at The University of California Press in Berkley. He is also a graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute, an intense, six-week study of book, magazine and digital publishing.


Other panelists include:

Dr. Roger Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair at UT Dallas. ATEC Prof Roger Malina, Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, will talk about the experimental publishing initiative in the ArtSciLab including the Creative Disturbance scholarly podcast platform and the living ebook series at MIT press. He will discuss strategies on how to capture the growing ‘grey literature’ which is having an increasing impact on scholarly publishing in the art, science and technology field.


Dr. Rainer Schulte, the Katherine R. Cecil Professor of Foreign Languages at UT Dallas. In 1978, Schulte co-founded the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), whose national office is also located at UT Dallas. Through his editorial work, as well as through his own publications on the art and craft of translation, he has raised the visibility of translation in the United States and has been instrumental in promoting literary translation at other universities.


Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology (ATEC) at UT Dallas. Schich works and collaborates to converge art history, information visualization, computer science and physics to understand cultural history as a complex system. Schich is the organizing chair of the ongoing NetSci symposia series on arts, humanities and complex networks, as well as an editorial advisor at Leonardo journal.

Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor in emerging media and communication and associate professor of psychology at UT Dallas. Her research interests focus on the confluence of three main areas: Social Influence in Mediated Contexts; Psychological Processes in Social Media, Video Games, and Virtual Environments; Gender Roles. Guadagno is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, is on the editorial board for Basic and Applied Social Psychology and CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and is an associate editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies.

Norma Martin, director of editorial services at Texas Christian University; editor, The TCU Magazine; editor, Endeavors. Martin serves as director of editorial services, which includes the publication operations of The TCU Magazine and its website. She also oversees publication of Endeavors magazine as well as the Marketing and Communication’s photo archives. Prior to joining TCU, Norma spent 27 years working for daily newspapers, the last 12 years in newsroom management positions. She is a two-time fellow of the Nieman Foundation’s Narrative Editors seminar at Harvard University.


Patentable Subject Matter: Current Trends at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Monday, Apr 20
(1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

About the speakers:

Christopher Eisenschenk, Ph.D., is a Registered Patent Attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property protection for biological, biotechnology-based, chemical, and pharmaceutical inventions in the U.S. and overseas. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a Supervisory Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Louis Frank is a Registered Patent Attorney and a Board Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property. Louis also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. His main technology areas include materials, chemistry, optics, batteries, light emitting diodes (LEDs), electrical devices, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

This presentation is part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series organized by the Office of Technology Commercialization

No registration is required but RSVPs are encouraged to ensure entry to NSERL. Snacks and light refreshments will be served. For RSVPs, email Samantha Preisser ( 

Asana & Meditation Yoga Club - Meditation and Yoga Monday, Apr 20
(2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room A. ]]>
Student Volunteerism - Earth Week - Monarch Madness: Milkweed Planting Monday, Apr 20
(1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Visitor Center Atrium.

Help build a monarch waystation on the UT Dallas campus! Each year, monarch butterflies migrate across the country, but this journey is becoming more difficult as their natural habitats disappear. Join the OSV and UT Dallas Facilities Management in sowing seeds and planting milkweeds at the UT Dallas Disc Golf Field. These milkweed plants will provide the necessary environment for the monarchs during their migration.

Volunteers will meet and sign in at the Visitor Center Atrium at 1:30pm and walk as a group to the UT Dallas Disc Golf Field.

Plants, seeds and supplies will be provided. This event requires some outdoor manual labor. Closed-toe shoes are required.


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Crawfish Boil Monday, Apr 20
(3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: University Village Phase 3 Pool .

Come join Residential Life for an afternoon filled with crawfish and live zydeco music! 

Rainbow Guard - Identity Forum Monday, Apr 20
(4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

Forum to discuss queer identities

Marketing Legends and Awards Banquet Series. Monday, Apr 20
(5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.) Location: Davidson Auditorium.

The Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas proudly introduces the first season of the Marketing Legends and Awards Banquet Series.

  • Lecture (free and open to the public): 5:30-6:45 p.m., Davidson Auditorium at the Jindal School of Business, UT Dallas

Hosted by UT Dallas’ JSOM Marketing Area, the annual event will recognize and feature marketing leaders that have had a transformational impact on our industry. The first recipient of this award is Hal Brierley, a pioneer in the development of customer loyalty programs and the brain behind the groundbreaking AAdvantage® Loyalty Program. This single product has cemented in travelers’ minds the value of booking flights, whether for work or play, with the same carrier. In addition, Brierley was co-founder of Epsilon, a billion dollar company, as well as a founder of eRewards (renamed Research Now). In 1985, Brierley founded Brierley+Partners and has led the company through almost three decades of successful growth.

Brierley will be speaking on Rewards for Engagement: Winning the “Share of Attention” Battle. Moderated by Lee Cullum is host of CEO, KERA-TV’s, the topics covered will include:

  • “Share of attention” is becoming as important as “share of wallet”
  • Background and future of loyalty programs
  • Building blocks to make loyalty programs a profit center
  • Maintaining customer attention and loyalty with Rewards for Engagement™ programs
  • The DNA of entrepreneurships (during the banquet)

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Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship - Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Monday, Apr 20
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Libra Room.

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

Japanese Student Association - General Meeting Monday, Apr 20
(6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

JSA General Meeting

Psychology Coalition - Meetings Monday, Apr 20
(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.

Sikh Student Organization - General Meetings Monday, Apr 20
(6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

General meetings will involve officer presentations and group discussions on topics pertaining to Sikhism, the religion, influences on daily life,and influences in Western culture. Additionally, we will make announcements to our members about upcoming volunteering and fundraising.

Dance Marathon at UTD - General Meeting Miracles 4 Kids Monday, Apr 20
(6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Location: RHS 1.001.

General Meeting

IGNITE - You Got the Power: Stamping Out Sexual Assault on Campus Monday, Apr 20
(6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room B.

Bring in speakers to talk about the cycle of violence, Title 9, and self-defense techniques.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) - Community Group Monday, Apr 20
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Location: Pegasus Room .

Weekly community group!

Ninpo Taijutsu Club - Weekly Training Monday, Apr 20
(8 p.m. - 10 p.m.) Location: Galaxy Room.

The Ninpo Taijutsu Club meets to practice budo in Ninpo Taijutsu, Kokusai Jujutsu, and Goshinjutsu. All UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff are welcome; no prior martial arts experience is required.

Spring 2015 "Signature Required" Period to Withdraw from UG Courses 2nd 8-week Session Tuesday, Mar 24 - Monday, Apr 20 ]]> Spring 2015 Last Day to Withdraw from a Graduate Course with an Automatic "W" 2nd 8-week Session Monday, Apr 20 ]]> Spring 2015 Last Day to Withdraw from an Undergraduate Course with WL 2nd 8-week Session Monday, Apr 20 ]]> Comer Collection: Of Nature Friday, Mar 27 - Friday, Apr 24 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .


Of Nature

(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Twyla Bloxham)

Exhibition Dates:   March 27  - April 24, 2015

Venue:  Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery  

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal to us the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Foglia, Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III, Laszlo Layton, and Kate Breakey.

The Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at 

Curated by Twyla Bloxham, Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies



LUCAS FOGLIA, photographer



LECTURE RECEPTION: O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor, 6:00 - 7:00 PM,



Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) grew up on a small family farm in New York. He graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and his second monograph, Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014), were published to international critical acclaim. He is represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.



Artist Lecture:  Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm



Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor



Twyla Bloxham is an artist working primarily in photographic arts. Born in Iowa, she attended the University of Iowa where she received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Photography. 

She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in photography.   She has been teaching at the Art Institute of Dallas as assistant professor in the Media Arts Department since 2010. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Her art includes film, digital, alternative processes, bookmaking, and sculpture with a focus on nature, humans, and their complex interactions with the natural world. 

Weekend & Online Programming Clubs Saturday, Mar 21 - Sunday, May 10
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: ECSS labs.

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science presents

2015 Spring II Clubs - 03/21 - 05/10/2015  (8 sessions)

Are you worried that whole day workshops/camps cover too much content and your children may be overwhelmed? You prefer us to cover the content over several weeks? Do you think it is better to assimilate and build expertise bit slowly? Are you worried that your child may forget the programming skills (s)he learned in Summer? We got you covered with Programming Clubs! Each club runs for 9 weeks and meets in the weekends at UT Dallas campus.


In each session, we typically teach actively or work through hands-on examples during the first hour, let the participants work through another example with instructor’s help during the second hour, and the students can do the homework problem during the third hour or leave early and complete it at home. New concepts will be introduced in every session.


Visit for directions to reach ECSS building in UT Dallas campus.

Ok, but what if you live far away  & cannot visit the campus every weekend? No worries! We have a solution for you even if you live in the other side of the world -  Programming eClubs! With weekly video lectures & assignments, eClubs are as good as on-campus clubs. Our eClubs are rigorous and the participants should plan to spend several hours every week to complete the weekly assignments. Participants can also discuss the weekly material/assignments with fellow students within online discussion forums, but it is optional & discussions will not count towards grade. These online courses will be run through, a state-of-the-art Learning Management System environment provided by Blackboard Inc. Web based tutoring using Google Hangout or Webex is included in the registration fee. Deep-discounted fee is available to participants from other countries who may not be be able to afford regular price. With economy pricing, tutoring support will be provided only by email. If a school or college wants to enroll lots of students in these eClubs, email to get volume discounts.

Registration site:

Questions? Email


Registration fee is $150 for club/eclub. Except for level 1 clubs, all others will need to complete weekly assignment & submit them online. You can do the homework during the last hour of the class & complete it with our help. Since most clubs have corresponding eClubs, you can catch up with the video lecture if you cannot attend a particular session. Cancellation policy: You will get the pro-rated fee for unused sessions as refund, additional $10 transaction fee applies. Email your cancellation request to

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Alpha Kappa Psi - Induction Ceremony. 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.