February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019


Two students in caps and gowns getting ready for commencement.

Countdown to Commencement

Calling all graduating students: Join us at Comet Countdown to Commencement. Gather information about commencement, alumni benefits, job search assistance and more.

Events, Lectures, Seminars

Dr. Armin Zare Engineering and Computer Science Lecture
Monday, Feb. 18 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Data-enhanced physics-based modeling of turbulent flows.
Speaker: Dr. Armin Zare, University of Southern California. more info

Dr. Mark Baxter CVL Science Luncheon Series
Monday, Feb. 18 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: Cognitive & Socio-emotional Development After Repeated Exposure to General Anesthesia in Infant Rhesus Monkeys.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Baxter, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. more info

veteran flags Veteran Career Builder Series
Monday, Feb. 18 (noon - 1 p.m.)
USAA will provide lunch and a presentation. Representatives will be available in the Military and Veteran Center until 2 p.m. for additional networking. more info

Dr. Anne Gray Fischer Arts and Humanities Lecture
Monday, Feb. 18 (2 p.m.)
Title: Arrestable Behavior: Women, Police Power, and the Making of Broken Windows America.
Speaker: Dr. Anne Gray Fischer, candidate for assistant professor in U.S. history, women’s and/or gender history. more info

classroom of students The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Monday, Feb. 18 (2 - 4 p.m.)
There are four clear road maps to help you overcome the “whirlwind” of the day-to-day work that keeps leaders and teams, from executing the programs that drive real change. more info

I am Not Your Negro movie poster Black History Month: Research & Film Series: "I Am Not Your Negro"
Monday, Feb. 18 (6 - 8 p.m.)
Dr. Dennis Michael Mims will discuss James Baldwin’s literary contributions and civil rights activism in the context of U.S. history, foreign relations and African-American studies. more info

bowl of oatmeal Resolution Revolution: Oatmeal Bar
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (9 - 11 a.m.)
Have a healthy breakfast on us (while supplies last). Free oatmeal and all the toppings will be available to students and staff. more info

student in the JSOM building Business English & Grammar Groups
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (2:15 - 3 p.m.)
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (2:15 - 3 p.m.)
Polish your business writing skills and improve your grasp of grammar. more info

man leading a lecture or speech Leadership Certification Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Students can learn how to develop themselves as leaders. more info

shield EODIAH Workshop Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (4 p.m.)
Title: From Sound to Light: The Symbolic Transformation of Medieval Maghribi Bell-Lamps.
Speaker: Dr. Ali Alibhai, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History lecturer. more info

group of students chatting Residential Life: Conference Assistant Interest Session
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Learn about working in Residential Life as a conference assistant. more info

three students walking down the hall Student Government Senate Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (5:15 - 7:30 p.m.)
Students are welcome to attend regular meetings of the Student Government Senate. more info

Dr. Bruce Miller The Brain: An Owner's Guide, 2019 BrainHealth Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 19 (6:15 - 8 p.m.)
Title: Curing Dementia: From Basic Science to Global Health.
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Miller, University of California, San Francisco. more info

Dr. Amy Pinkham DCS Brownbag Talk
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (9 - 10 a.m.)
Title: Understanding Social Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: Where are we and where are we going?
Speaker: Dr. Amy Pinkham, UT Dallas. more info

Dr. Andrew Gross Engineering and Computer Science Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Nano-architected materials: investigation of truss-lattice systems.
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Gross, Harvard University. more info

Comet Voice poster Healthy Relationships Booth
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Learn the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Engage in discussions about how social media can influence our thoughts and opinions about others' relationships. more info

animated female engineer #iLookLikeAnEngineer
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Help us celebrate women and femme people as they share their experiences in navigating the world of engineering. more info

lab student behind a microscope Responsible Conduct of Research: Designing Your Research
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (2 - 4 p.m.)
This is a blended learning, multi-session series designed to engage the UT Dallas research community in contemporary issues in research ethics and scientific integrity. more info

passport OPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations, and reporting requirements. more info

Dr. Kimball Milton Natural Sciences and Mathematics Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: The Casimir Effect: An Accelerating Subject.
Speaker: Dr. Kimball Milton, University of Oklahoma. more info

blood being drawn Human Subjects Research Seminar: IRB New Regulations Update
Thursday, Feb. 21 (10 - 11 a.m.)
We will discuss the changes to regulations, the transition process and how the new regulations will affect investigators performing human subjects research at UTD. more info

two staff members sitting at a table Wellness Lunch & Learn: Heart Health
Thursday, Feb. 21 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Staff and faculty are invited to this lunch session on the topic of heart health. more info

student staff members at event A Culture of Dignity and Respect: Session 3
Thursday, Feb. 21 (2 - 4 p.m.)
Participants explore their own emotional intelligence and how they engage their co-workers to create a respectful and inclusive workplace. more info

student writing notes The Writing Process
Thursday, Feb. 21 (6 - 7 p.m.)
Get tips on brainstorming, researching, planning, drafting, revising and other ways of overcoming obstacles that keep you from putting pen to paper. more info

Dr. Cynthia Frosch Center for Families and Children Spring Lecture Series
Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Title: A Relational Health Perspective on Early Development.
Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Frosch, University of North Texas. more info

peace corps logo Peace Corps Prep Program Information Session
Friday, Feb. 22 (10 - 11 a.m.)
Come learn all about the program and its requirements. more info

Dr. Subra Tangirala OSIM Research Seminar Series
Friday, Feb. 22 (10:30 a.m. - noon)
Title: Voice Bystander Effect: How Information Redundancy Inhibits Employee Voice.
Speaker: Dr. Subra Tangirala, University of Maryland. more info

Dr. Subbarao Kambhampati Jonsson School Distinguished Lecture Series
Friday, Feb. 22 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Challenges of Human-Aware AI Systems.
Speaker: Dr. Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University. more info

female muslim student Diversity Workshop Series: Understanding Islam
Friday, Feb. 22 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
This educational presentation will provide an overview of the Islam religion. Participants will gain basic knowledge about Islamic beliefs and practices. more info

students in classroom CPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Friday, Feb. 22 (noon - 1:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Curricular Practical Training program, including the application process, eligibility and maintenance of status. more info

Dr. Saibal Mukhopadhyay Engineering and Computer Science Lecture
Friday, Feb. 22 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Online Self-Testing and Self-Tuning of Integrated Voltage Regulators.
Speaker: Dr. Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Georgia Institute of Technology. more info

Dr. W. Kirk Schleiffarth Geosciences Lecture
Friday, Feb. 22 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Title: The Origins and Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Cretaceous-Quaternary Magmatism during Collisions, Trench Retreat, and Escape Tectonics in Central Anatolia, Turkey.
Speaker: Dr. W. Kirk Schleiffarth, Northern Arizona University. more info

JSOM owl BS in Global Business Q-and-A
Friday, Feb. 22 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
This session will cover application procedures, program curriculum and various degree requirements. more info

RAW conference poster RAW: Research, Art, Writing Conference
Saturday, Feb. 23
The RAW conference is organized by and for graduate students and offers an opportunity for student scholars around the world to share their work and ideas with their peers across the humanities disciplines. more info

WIAD 2019 poster World Information Architecture Day
Saturday, Feb. 23 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Local speakers in the design field will show the global growth of information architecture as a community. more info


eweek logoNational Engineers Week 2019
Feb. 16 - 23
This event is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. more info

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