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For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lone Star Diversity

Graduate school colloquium targets under-represented students

The Office of Graduate Studies is host of the 2011 Lone Star Diversity Colloquium Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The colloquium was established in 2006 by the Association of Texas Graduate Schools to further the statewide Closing the Gaps Initiative that encourages more under-represented minorities, women, and first-generation college students enrolled at Texas colleges and universities to stay in Texas to complete their graduate education.

Representatives from numerous schools will be at the colloquium. College-specific activities and events are set for Friday afternoon. Saturday workshops will focus on graduate admissions, the importance of undergraduate research, graduate funding opportunities, and other topics relevant to graduate and professional study.

See more information and register.

UTA Magazine Spring 2011 Cover

Spring 'UTArlington Magazine' now available online

Learn about tiny robots that could revolutionize the defense industry and see what former Shorthorn editors are doing now in the spring 2011 issue of UTArlington Magazine.

Watch a video and read about novel initiatives exploring exercise, memory, high-tech homes, and caregiving that are helping America’s growing senior adult population lead healthier lives. Check out other web exclusive videos on the Engineering Research Building and the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team.

You’ll also find stories on the worldwide impact of UT Arlington alumni, a biomask with the potential to aid severely burned soldiers, and an alumna who’s restoring hope in war-torn Sierra Leone. Each story includes a link for posting comments. You also can “like” the magazine’s Facebook page and get updates in your newsfeed, as well as view and post photos on flickr.

Redesigned last fall, UTArlington Magazine recently won nine awards in the 2011 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV competition. The magazine is published three times a year and is distributed to 140,000 UT Arlington constituents, including all alumni, major donors, elected officials, civic leaders, faculty, senior staff, and other friends of the University. Send your comments to utamagazine@uta.edu.

Video reflects Engineering Research Building collaboration

See a video on the Engineering Research Building's dedication, ribbon cutting, and how it integrates research teams from biology, biochemistry, genomics, math, neuroscience, and physics to foster new, collaborative initiatives.

Benefits Fair logo

Benefits fair mixes Maverick spirit, vendors, freebies

The first 500 faculty and staff members will receive a free UT Arlington T-shirt at the sixth annual Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

More than 60 vendors and organizations that provide a service or discount to the UT Arlington community are expected to attend. To see a list of vendors, go to uta.edu/sac/benefitfair.

The fair is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council and features benefits information and free food.

Carter BloodCare will be on site from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for blood donations. Set up a donation appointment.

Allan Saxe to speak in Last Lecture Series

Allan Saxe speaks in the Last Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.

The series features a UT Arlington faculty member answering the question: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?”

Dr. Saxe is an associate professor of political science and regularly donates his time and money to various community and University projects.

The series is based on inspirational Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He gave his last lecture at the university in 2007.

Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership scholastic honor society, sponsors the series.

  Mav Pic Movin' Mavs

Wheels and rims

Movin' Mavs sophomore John McPhail (33) puts up a shot during the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Intercollegiate National Tournament this past weekend at Texas Hall. The Movin' Mavs defeated Southwest Minnesota State in the first round, but lost to Illinois in the semifinals. Click on the image to see more game action.

Get your tickets for UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark

Tickets are now available for UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark when the Texas Rangers play the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 25.

Sit in the UT Arlington block, wear your Maverick blue, and come for the pre-game fun featuring the UT Arlington color guard, performance of the national anthem, first pitch, and special appearance by Blaze. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

A block of seats for UT Arlington is available for $5 per ticket, half the regular price. Tickets can be reserved at utatickets.com, then picked up at the Department of Student Activities on the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Or you can buy your tickets in person at Student Activities.

Surveys seek feedback on dining, Information Technology services

Take the Dining Services survey to share your thoughts on dining preferences and satisfaction. At the end, you can choose to participate in a drawing for one of four prizes: a $150 MasterCard gift card grand prize or one of three $50 MasterCard gift cards.

Give your feedback on the Office of Information Technology's services through its survey at uta.edu/oit/survey.

Get discount tickets for Dallas Stars

Discount tickets are available for faculty, staff, students, and friends of UT Arlington to all remaining Dallas Stars home games at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Order tickets online and use the promotion code stars. Sponsored by College Town, UTA.

Check Spring Break schedule for campus openings

Campus Recreation—Check the Campus Recreation schedule online for hours.

  • Maverick Activities Center and Physical Education Building—Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 14-18. Closed Saturday, March 19. Open noon-midnight, Sunday, March 20.

  • Field Complex—Closed through Saturday, March 19. Open 6-11 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

  • Indoor Pool—Open noon-1:20 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, March 14; Wednesday, March 16; and Friday, March 18.

Health Services Center—Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 14-18.

Libraries—Libraries will be open. Check the library schedule online for hours.

Planetarium—The Planetarium is open. Go online for the Planetarium schedule.

E.H. Hereford University Center—Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, March 14-16, and Friday, March 18; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17; closed Saturday, March 19. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 20.

Dining Services

  • Monday-Wednesday, March 14-16—All locations closed.

  • Thursday-Friday, March 17-18—Starbucks and the Maverick Market open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Other locations closed.

  • Saturday, March 19—All locations closed.

Benefit Yourself

Fire Extinguisher Training

It's important to know how to operate a fire extinguisher before you attempt to fight a fire. This hands-on course shows how to use a fire extinguisher to safely put out a small fire when appropriate. Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, Environmental Health & Safety Office, 500 Summit Ave. See a complete listing of HR training classes.

Recordkeeping

The Importance of OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's injury/illness recordkeeping systems often are neglected, misinterpreted, or improperly maintained. This seminar provides an overview of OSHA reporting. Lunch provided. $15. Register. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Automation & Robotics Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. TMAC, Jennifer Wilson, jennifer.wilson@tmac.org, 2-5909.

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Mindfulness draws on one's internal resources to cultivate awareness and to practice being present in each moment of our lives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 235, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or e-mail employment@uta.edu. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Going Out

Tuesday, March 15

Baseball Mavericks vs. TCU. Free with UTA ID. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics, 2-2261.

Wednesday, March 16

$2 Movie: Life As We Know It Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Rated PG. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Baseball

Baseball Mavericks vs. Louisiana Tech. Free with UTA ID. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics, 2-2261.

Friday, March 18

Men's Tennis Mavericks vs. Columbia. Free. 2 p.m. UTA Tennis Center. Athletics, 2-2261.

Baseball Mavericks vs. UT San Antonio. Free with UTA ID. 6:30 p.m. Also 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics, 2-2261.

Sunday, March 20

Men's Tennis Mavericks vs. New Mexico State. Free. 11 a.m. UTA Tennis Center. Athletics, 2-2261.

Ongoing

Gallery 76102 "A Certain Shade of the Aftermath," an exhibit by Timothy Harding, deals with U.S. history, corporate infrastructure, heavy metal music, terrorism, and popular culture. Free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Through March 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Six Flags Over Texas Exhibit Celebrate 50 years of an Arlington landmark with the free interactive exhibit "What You Wish the World Could Be: The Early Years of Six Flags Over Texas." Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through May 14. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.

Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UT Arlington Veterans Artifacts, memorabilia, and gear on loan from UT Arlington military veterans and objects carried, used, or found by U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Library and OneBook.

Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah Photographs from the Second Battle of Fallujah taken by UT Arlington student and Marine Corps veteran Joel Chaverri. Free. Through May 21. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Library and OneBook.

Planetarium Open during Spring Break. See the complete Planetarium schedule, 2-1183.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

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