February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018


Events, Lectures, Seminars

based on the untold true story - scene from film

Celebrate UT Dallas Engineering Week and Wednesday's lecture by esteemed writer, researcher and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly with a screening of the movie based on her book, “Hidden Figures.” See the film at 7 p.m. Monday. more info

Sara BurkeCVL Science Luncheon Series
Monday, Feb. 19 (noon - 1 p.m.)
Title: A Systems-level Understanding of Cognitive Aging in Pre-clinical Models.
Speaker: Dr. Sara Burke, University of Florida. more info

two students Student Leadership Programs: Leadership Certificate Series
Monday, Feb. 19 (noon - 1 p.m.)
This semester-long workshop series covers the Student Leadership Challenge Model and Five Principles of Exemplary Leadership. more info

art photo - child in large red chair Comer Collection: Gallery Talk & Reception
Monday, Feb. 19 (4:30 p.m.)
Anna Fritzell will give a talk on her photography exhibition, “Memory: Mystery, Magic and Make-Believe,” which speaks to memory and the past while connecting the viewer to the present. more info

Vicente Fox Vicente Fox Lecture
Monday, Feb. 19 (5:30 p.m.)
Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak about his latest book, “Let’s Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets.” more info

first aid kit Stop the Bleed Training
Monday, Feb. 19 (6 - 8 p.m.)
University Emergency Medical Response hosts this training as part of a national campaign to empower individuals to save lives in emergencies. more info

first aid kit Rights at the Museum
Monday, Feb. 19 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Join Residential Life and travel through an interactive museum to meet civil rights activists. Obtain the activists' “autographs” for a chance to win a shirt or button. more info

steering wheel Hands-On Golf Cart Safety Training
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (10 - 11 a.m.)
This training provides basic safety awareness in the use of golf carts and utility carts, which includes a hands-on driving test. more info

tea Tea Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Join the Galerstein Gender Center on Tuesdays for refreshing tea and conversation. more info

graduation cap Comet Countdown to Commencement
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (2 - 6 p.m.)
Gather information about commencement, alumni benefits, job search assistance and more. Order graduation announcements, caps and gowns, the UT Dallas ring and a brick on Legacy Lane. more info

Group of Res Life assistantsConference Assistant Interest Session
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Conference assistants are student employees who provide service and assistance to summer guests, and assist in the daily operations of the University Commons Residence Halls. more info

students on campus Student Government Senate Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (5:15 - 7:30 p.m.)
Visitors are always welcome. Refreshments will be provided. more info

ECS Building courtyard Active Minds at UTD: Eating Disorder Awareness
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (7 - 9 p.m.)
A representative from the Student Counseling Center will talk about eating disorders. more info

magnolia flower Cards of Kindness
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Make cards filled with positivity and kindness for people who live in a local retirement home. Refreshments will be provided. more info

stylized text: diversity in comics Talk Nerdy to Me: Diversity in Comics
Tuesday, Feb. 20 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Celebrate Black History Month with SUAAB and the Multicultural Center at this discussion about comics and how diversity strengthens a cast of characters.  more info

cup of coffee Transfer Coffee and Conversations
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (9 - 11 a.m.)
Meet other transfer students and the Transfer Student Services staff. more info

Erik Jonsson Academic CenterDCS Brownbag
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Microaggressions! The Big Impact of Small Things.
Speaker: Suzie Pruitt, PhD student, UT Dallas. more info

Peace Corps logo Peace Corps Prep Program Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
This program for undergrads combines coursework, volunteer service and hands-on experience. Learn about the program and its requirements. more info

Exterior of Science Learning Center buildingPhysics Colloquium
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (4 - 5 p.m.)
Title: Superconductivity: From Basic Science to Novel Technology.
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Haugan, Air Force Research Laboratory. more info

ECS Building entrance Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (4:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
This annual pre-college program is designed to encourage girls to explore engineering and related careers. more info 

EDS graphicEntrepreneurial Development Series
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (6 - 8:30 p.m.)
The Venture Development Center hosts this in-depth training on “Sales and Marketing 101” for startup founders and principals. more info

students on campusValentine's for All
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (6 - 8:30 p.m.)
ResLife is hosting an all-inclusive Valentine's shindig, celebrating individual differences and the qualities that make each person unique. There also will be tacos. more info

Anita NorichAckerman Center for Holocaust Studies and the Center for Translation Studies Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (7 p.m.)
Title: Translating Yiddish in the 20th Century.
Speaker: Dr. Anita Norich, University of Michigan. more info

Stephen T. AsmaCenter for Values Lecture Series
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Title: Evolution of Imagination and Creativity.
Speaker: Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Columbia College Chicago. more info

Emily GrosholtzA&H Poetry Reading
Wednesday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Title: The Stars of Earth: New and Selected Poems.
Speaker: Dr. Emily Grosholtz, Penn State University. more info

steaming cup of coffeeStudent Wellness: You Are Brewtiful
Thursday, Feb. 22 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Stop by for free coffee (while supplies last) and learn about body positivity. more info

Yiddish textYiddish Language Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 22 (2 p.m.)
Dr. David Patterson, Dr. Anita Norich and visiting scholar Sebastian Schulman will offer a crash course on the basics of the Yiddish language. more info

students walking on campusCampaign Orientation Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 22 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Potential Student Government candidates are invited to ask their questions and get details on the election code. more info

passports OPT Workshop for F-1 Students
Thursday, Feb. 22 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
Learn about the OPT application process, employment and travel considerations and reporting requirements. more info

Joanna SulkowskaBiological Sciences Seminar
Thursday, Feb. 22 (3 - 4 p.m.)
Title: Mysteries of Entanglement: Proteins, Life and Physics — The Biological Role of Knotting.
Speaker: Dr. Joanna Sulkowska, University of Warsaw. more info

sculpture of human figureEODIAH Gallery Talk
Thursday, Feb. 22 (4 p.m.)
Title: The Power of Observation.
Speaker: Bonnie Pitman, UT Dallas Distinguished Scholar in Residence. more info

trellis and fountain Journey From F-1 to H-1B and Beyond
Thursday, Feb. 22 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)
Get tips on U.S. full-time employment for international students, including extending F-1 status, transitioning from OPT to H-1B and permanent residency, and more. more info

text Diversity Poetry Slam in neon lights Diversity Poetry Slam Workshops
Thursday, Feb. 22 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Express your take on diversity through the open mic or the poetry slam competition. To enter the competition, participate in two workshops. more info

text Space Jam over basketball court Meteor Theater: Space Jam
Thursday, Feb. 22 (7 - 9 p.m.)
Come on and slam with Meteor Theater at a screening of this '90s throwback. Be sure to arrive early to participate in the dunking contest. more info

Emily GrosholtzA&H Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 22 (7:30 p.m.)
Title: Hyperspace, Poetic Science Fiction, and Algebraic Topology.
Speaker: Dr. Emily Grosholtz, Penn State University. more info

bumble bee House Cup: Spelling Bee
Thursday, Feb. 22 (8 - 10 p.m.)
Are you a spelling bee champ? Then join your residential area and buzz your way to House Cup points. more info

Linda SmithBBS Colloquium
Friday, Feb. 23 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Title: Word Learning from the Infant's Perspective.
Speaker: Dr. Linda Smith, Indiana University. more info

Naomi HalasJonsson School Distinguished Lecture Series
Friday, Feb. 23 (11 a.m. - noon)
Title: Plasmonics for Sustainability.
Speaker: Dr. Naomi Halas, Rice University. more info

Mark LeeECS Seminar
Friday, Feb. 23 (1 - 2 p.m.)
Title: Explicitly Quantum Mechanical Devices and Circuits, Especially in Silicon CMO.
Speaker: Dr. Mark Lee, UT Dallas. more info

two people doing yoga poses Yes Club - Yoga Sessions
Saturday, Feb. 24 (9 - 11 a.m.)
These free weekly yoga sessions are open to the entire UTD community. more info

two students Student Leadership Programs: Leaders Meet
Saturday, Feb. 24 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
This program helps leaders build soft skills and translate skills they've developed in their co-curricular experiences to the workplace. more info

illustration of connected planet World Information Architecture Day
Saturday, Feb. 24 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Information architecture practitioners around the world come together to celebrate, share knowledge and bring awareness to the importance of strategy and structure within communities and economies. more info

chess pieces on a chess boardSouthwest Collegiate Chess Championship
Saturday, Feb. 24 (9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Student teams will compete in this annual contest that is open to colleges nationwide. more info

poster for film shows football team cheering for coachAckerman Center Film Screening
Sunday, Feb. 25 (4 p.m.)
“A Life for Football” is the story of Kurt Landauer, the pre-WWII Jewish president of FC Bayern Munich, who returned after the Holocaust to rebuild the club — and his life. more info



cleaning suppliesOSV Cleaning Supply Drive
Feb. 1 - 28
The Office of Student Volunteerism is collecting cleaning supplies for youths in the Transition Resource Action Center program. more info

photo from the exhibitMemory: Mystery, Magic and Make-Believe
Feb. 12 - March 9
The photographs in this Comer Collection exhibition speak to memory and the past while connecting the viewer to the present. more info

ECS building entraceNational Engineers Week
Feb. 17 - 24
National Engineers Week 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

Feb. 22 - 24
Directed by Shelby Hibbs, this sci-fi play examines relations between developing and developed countries in a not too distant future when desperate people can sell their body parts. more info

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