ENLIGHTENED AND ENTERTAINED
benefit of living in a college town is close access to quality educational,
cultural, entertainment, and athletic events.
legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson was among the luminaries UT Arlington welcomed to
campus last year. He took part in the popular Maverick Speakers Series, which
provides an in-depth look at the people, ideas, actions, and solutions that
impact the world. The 2009-10 lineup also included astronaut Sally Ride, CNN
senior political analyst David Gergen, former Newsweek editor Jon
Meacham, author and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and bestselling author and
urban theorist Richard Florida, now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at UT
some of the leading voices of our time, the Maverick Speakers Series invites
opinions from all sides, with topics as diverse and far-reaching as the people
who present them. Because unrestricted access to such exchanges encourages
insight and enrichment beyond the UT Arlington campus, every lecture in the
series is free and open to the public.
addition to offering timely commentary from thought-provoking lecturers, the
University hosts a robust slate of eclectic entertainment options.
Internationally known musicians, comedians, and performing acts provide
inviting and affordable opportunities for an exciting night on the town.
Arlington’s own students and faculty members showcase their talents with
year-round musical performances, theater productions, and art exhibits. For
college sports fans, the University is a great place to take in an athletics
event. Maverick teams compete in NCAA Division I basketball, baseball, indoor
and outdoor track and field, cross country, softball, volleyball, tennis, and