This Week at UT Dallas

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Events Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dream Week, through Friday, Jan. 24, is the University's celebration of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events include Diversity Dialogues, the annual Celebration Breakfast and the Day of Service meal-packing event. Some University services — such as Dining, the Eugene McDermott Library, the Activity Center and Comet Cruiser — will operate on different schedules or will be closed Monday, Jan. 21. more info

Events, Lectures, Seminars

Financial Fitness and Bullet Journals Financial Fitness and Bullet Journals
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (10 a.m. - noon)
Get organized and creative with a free bullet journal (while supplies last). Learn about financial well-being and other areas related to stress and self-care. more info


Tea Tuesdays with the Galerstein Gender CenterWelcome Back Tea Break
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Gender Center for refreshing tea and conversation. more info


Office of Information and Technology Lunch-n-Learn Office of Information and Technology Lunch-n-Learn
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Listen as technology industry experts discuss trends, the latest company products, services, gadgets and more. Be sure to bring your appetite. more info


CPT Workshop for F-1 Students CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Curricular Practical Training program, including the application process, eligibility and maintenance of status. more info


Orientation Leader Interest Session Orientation Leader Interest Session
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (6 - 7 p.m.) Wednesday, Jan. 22 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Want to be an orientation leader? Learn about the job, how to apply and all the perks of the position. more info


Road Warriors Commuter Breakfast Road Warriors Commuter Breakfast
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (9 - 11 a.m.)
All students living off-campus are welcome to join us for a free breakfast. Doughnuts and kolaches will be provided while supplies last. more info


Transfer Coffee and Conversations Transfer Coffee and Conversations
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (9 - 11 a.m.)
Meet other transfer students and Transfer Student Services staff. more info


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Learn how to detect when someone may be considering suicide and acquire the skills to prevent it. more info


Wellness Wednesday: You Are Not Alone Wellness Wednesday: You Are Not Alone
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (noon - 1 p.m.)
New school, new environment, no people? You are not alone. Come by the Gaming Wall and meet new people for a fun creative activity. more info


Cultural Secrets to Succeeding in the American Workplace Cultural Secrets to Succeeding in the American Workplace
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
This event seeks to help international students prepare them for applying for jobs on the UTD campus. more info


Multiracial Student Mixer Multiracial Student Mixer
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)
The Multicultural Center will host its spring mixer. more info


Using Social media to Create a Community of Practice Using Social Media to Create a Community of Practice
Thursday, Jan. 23 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julie DeLello, associate professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UT Tyler. more info


Budget Revisions Budget Revisions
Thursday, Jan. 23 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Interested in learning how to rebudget funds in a project? Join the Office of Post Award Management as members share the process with you. more info


OPT Workshop for F-1 Students OPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Jan. 23 (2 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info


Emergency Response Educational Workshop Emergency Response Educational Workshop
Thursday, Jan. 23 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Student Government and UEMR host this workshop about emergency responses by emergency medical technicians. more info


Sips & Science Monthly Speaker Series Sips & Science Monthly Speaker Series
Thursday, Jan. 23 (6:30 - 8 p.m.)
Title: Money and Your Brain: How Cognitive Biases Impact Investing.
Speakers: George Baxter and Daniel Krawczyk. more info


BBS Colloquium BBS Colloquium
Friday, Jan. 24 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Title: Opportunities and Challenges in Psychiatric Neuroscience.
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Gordon, NIH director, Intramural Research Program. more info


Jonsson School Distinguished Lecture Series Jonsson School Distinguished Lecture Series
Friday, Jan. 24 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Safe Autonomy with Deep Learning in Feedback Loop.
Speaker: Dr. George J. Pappas, chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. more info


Callier FLASH Seminar Callier FLASH Seminar
Friday, Jan. 24 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Factors that Influence Statistical Learning in Connection with Reading and Learning Disorders.
Speaker: Sonia Singh, Callier Center postdoctoral fellow candidate. more info


Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Engineering and Computer Science Lecture
Friday, Jan. 24 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Compressive Sensing Techniques for Low-Power Sensor Design.
Speaker: Dr. Nan Sun, UT Austin. more info


Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Engineering and Computer Science Lecture
Friday, Jan. 24 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Title: Transistor Limits for mm-Wave and Terahertz Signal Generation, Amplification, and Beam Steering in Silicon.
Speaker: Dr. Omeed Momeni, UC Davis. more info


Aiming for the Stars Academic Competition Aiming for the Stars Academic Competition
Saturday, Jan. 25
Young men from sixth to eighth grade will participate in a three-tiered academic, team-based competition. more info


N'awlins Gumbo Kings N'awlins Gumbo Kings
Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m.)
This group blends trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, piano, trombone, bass, drums and vocals to create lively, authentic New Orleans-style music. more info


Ongoing

Future Retrospective: Master Shen-LongFuture Retrospective: Master Shen-Long
Through Aug. 23
The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas presents an exhibition featuring sculptural and dynamic works dating from the 1980s to the present. more info


OSV January Can Opener DriveCan Opener Drive
Jan. 1 - 31
Help the OSV collect new or gently used nonelectric can openers for the Comet Cupboard. more info


Zarafa UnfoldingZarafa Unfolding
Jan. 14 - Feb. 15
A UT Dallas alumni-focused exhibition explores the cultural complexities regarding identities of creatives who belong to the Middle Eastern and South Asian diaspora, most of them residing and producing work as artists in North Texas. more info


Graduate Studies

Volunteerism

Volunteer opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. For more events, consult the listings on the Office of Student Volunteerism website.

Comet Sports

View upcoming tournaments and games at utdcomets.com.

McDermott Library

The Eugene McDermott Library offers a wide variety of services and resources for students. Learn more at events and on the library website.

Education Abroad

Education Abroad is the primary resource for all aspects of a student’s study abroad experience.

Career Center

The center provides resources, employer connections and assistance in support of career paths for students and alumni. For future events, consult listings on the Career Center and JSOM Career Management Center websites.

Social Media

A number of UT Dallas departments and organizations provide social media channels. A list is available on the Social Media Directory page.

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