Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Celebrated

Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building

Campus Preview Day On October 25, 2013, noon – 4 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to a preview tour and open house. Student projects, demonstrations and academic programs will be on display.

Formal Dedication Ceremony On November, 7, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A formal dedication ceremony will be led by President Daniel at 11 a.m. as members of the local community and special guests join the celebration. Self-guided tours of labs and studios will be available throughout the day.

Inaugural Concert On November, 9, 2013, 8 p.m.
Join us for the Inaugural Concert at the new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building featuring the world premiere of Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s De Rerum Natura, commissioned by UT Dallas for this special occasion. Guest violinist Chloé Trevor and the Musica Nova Orchestra, conducted by Robert Xavier Rodríguez, will also perform W. A. Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, K. 486 and Violin Concerto in A Major, K. 219.    

Liz Laner
A wood version of “X” will be located inside the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, and later, a stainless steel version will be placed in a courtyard.

Liz Larner’s Sculpture, X, On Display Until February 16, 2014
Two sculptures will soon adorn the newly opened Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. The pieces were commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center for the museum’s 10th anniversary, citywide exhibition Nasher XChange, which runs Oct. 19 to Feb. 16.


As a part of the building opening festivities, we will run challenges on Instagram and Twitter starting with the Nasher event, and people who complete either challenge will be eligible to win prizes in a random drawing. Both challenges will use the #atcutd hashtag, but we also encourage students to use the hashtag for building- or program-related posts they make over the next few weeks. People interested in participating in the challenges should monitor EMAC social media for details:

During the October 25 and November 7 events, we will aggregate #atcutd tagged posts and display them throughout the building. We hope that these posts will help people see what we appreciate about the building and what we are able to do with our new space.