News Briefs

A 16 yr. old violinist in Rising Star Series

Award-winning violinist, 16-year-old Chloé Trevor, will perform pieces from Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bach and Ravel in the Jonsson Performing Hall on March 21 as part of UTD’s Rising Star Series.

Trevor, who performed her solo debut in 2001, returns after working with orchestras including the Knoxville Symphony, the Plano Symphony and the New Conservatory of Dallas (NCD). The concert, a joint presentation by the NCD and UTD will begin at 3 p.m. in JO 2.604. For more information contact the School of Arts & Humanities at 972-883-2787.

Software demo to foster synergy

“Synergy”, a business simulation training software developed in Europe, will be tested on March 18 at a Professional Development Forum at UTD. The software features a board game designed to take a group of 12 to 16 participants through a two-day workshop aimed to develop a greater sense of interdepartmental synergy in an organization.

UTD is the first university in the United States to be selected to use this program. The software demonstration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Executive Dining Room of the School of Management building. For registration, fees and other information call 972-883-4697 or visit

Sept. 11 impact on migration discussed

Expert of Mexican studies Monica Verea will discuss the effects of the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. – Mexico migrations in a lecture at UTD on March 2.

Verea, an expert in contemporary migration in North America, will talk from 12:30 p.m. in JO 4.514. The free public presentation, part of an annual lecture series organized by UTD’s Center of U.S. – Mexico Studies, is co-sponsored by the McDermott Library. For additional information, contact Gabriela Carrera at 972-883-6401.

Two professors receive fellowships

UTD professors Nasser Kehtarnavaz and Suresh Sethi were elected fellows of prestigious organizations in their respective fields of engineering and science.

Elected Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) for his accomplishments in real-time and biomedical applications of image processing, Kehtarnavaz, is professor of electrical engineering and director of the Signal Image Processing Laboratory at UTD. As a fellow, he joined an elite group of three percent of SPIE members, honored for such significant contributions.

Sethi, Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management and director of the School of Management’s Center for Intelligent Supply Networks, was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His work includes hierarchical decisions in manufacturing, investment/consumption problems with bankruptcy, forecast horizons in dynamic optimization and optimal control applications to management problems.

Thomsen Fund tickets available

The Thomsen Fund continues to provide students with free tickets to area performances.

Upcoming concerts include March 1-3, April 9-10, April 16-18 and April 23-24. Students can obtain tickets up to a month in advance in MP 3.214 with a student ID. Contact Ginny Witt at (972) 883-4610 for more information.

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