Fall 2016 Calendar
Wednesday, August 24
SuccessU Faculty/Student Mixer – 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, 2nd Floor of E.H. Hereford University Center
This annual reception for incoming freshmen science majors gives students the chance to meet College of Science faculty and instructors and get their UTA experience off to a great start! Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be served, followed immediately by lunch for the students and faculty in the Bluebonnet Ballroom.
Friday, September 2
Welcome Week Ice Cream Social – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Life Sciences Building Lobby
Join College of Science administrators and staff in the newly remodeled lobby of the Life Sciences Building for a free build-your-own ice cream sundae as we welcome our students back to campus!
Saturday, September 17
Wheels for Wellness Car Show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth
Come to Fort Worth for this free car show benefitting The Prostate Cancer Resource Center at Texas Health, The Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition, and Cancer Research at UNT Health Science Center. While you’re there, check out UTA's College of Science booth and the College of Engineering's Formula SAE race car. Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered. All types of cars, classics, exotics and motorcycles welcome. Register online at http://wheelsforwellness.org/ for a discounted price, goody bag and free limited edition t-shirt.
Friday, September 30
Fall Faculty & Staff Meeting – 3:30 to 5 p.m., Central Library, 6th Floor Atrium
All COS faculty and staff are invited to attend our Fall Faculty & Staff Meeting. Provost Linda Johnsrud will be our guest speaker, and refreshments will be served. Please remember that your Mav ID is required to enter the library.
Friday, October 28
Chemistry Biochemistry Society 6th Annual Poster Symposium – 2-5 p.m., Chemistry & Physics Building, 3rd floor atrium
Open to all undergraduate students. Abstracts (250 words maximum) must be submitted by October 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The winner will receive a paid trip to the National ACS meeting to present their work. Cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd places; honorable mentions will receive T-shirts.
Tuesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 5
2016 Science Week
Tuesday, November 1 – 2 p.m., LSB Room 119, Biology/Health Professions FIGs (Freshmen Interest Groups) class. Guest talk by UTA alumnus Dr. Ignacio Nunez (B.S. in Biology, 1975)
Tuesday, November 1 – 4:30-6 p.m., LSB Room 118. Guest lecture by Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Title: “Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning.” A reception will precede the lecture at 4 p.m. in the LSB first floor lobby. Open to all.
Wednesday, November 2 – 11 a.m., COBA Room 140, Physical Sciences FIG class. Guest talk by UTA alumna Lekha Gopalakrishnan (M.S. in Chemistry, 1990)
Thursday, November 3 – 2 p.m., Trimble Hall Room 02, Psychology FIG class. Guest talk by UTA alumna Adria Toliver-Lemelle (M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2010; Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, 2013)
Thursday, November 3 – 4-5 p.m., GEO Room 100. Guest lecture by Mark Harrison, Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA; member of the National Academy of Sciences. Title: ““A New View of Early Earth and Its Habitability.” A reception will precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby outside GEO Room 100. Open to all.
Thursday, November 3 – 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. The Maverick Speakers Series presents Alexandra Cousteau, “This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth.” A National Geographic “emerging explorer,” filmmaker, and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and her father, Philippe Cousteau Sr. Dedicated to advocating for the importance of conservation and the sustainable management of water, her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources. Tickets are required; get them here
Friday, November 4 – 3-4 p.m., PKH 110. Guest lecture by Tim Davis, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. Title: “Math, Matrices and Music.” A reception will follow the talk. Open to all.
Thursday, December 8
COS Holiday Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red River/Concho Rooms, 2nd Floor of the E.H. Hereford University Center
College of Science faculty and staff are invited to join us for our annual holiday luncheon, hosted by Dean Morteza Khaledi in the Red River and Concho Rooms of the E.H. Hereford University Center. An invitation will be sent later this fall requesting faculty and staff RSVPs.
Friday, December 16
Fall 2016 Commencement – 7 to 9 p.m., College Park Center
Please note that our Fall 2016 graduation ceremony will also include the College of Education. Information and special instructions will be posted on the COS website and emailed to students during the Fall semester.