UTeach Arlington building on program's successful first year
After its initial year exceeded all expectations, the UTeach Arlington program is beginning its second year with another surge in enrollment.
The program is UT Arlington’s version of a highly successful science and math teacher preparation program that originated at UT Austin. New students total 128 this semester, along with returning students who are now sophomores.
This increase in enrollment follows the program’s first-year success when 90 students signed up for the initial semester, a record for UTeach replication programs.
“We’re proud to have set the record for first-semester recruiting for a UTeach replication site, and we look forward to breaking more records in the future,” says Greg Hale, UTeach Arlington co-director and assistant dean in the College of Science.
Read more about UTeach Arlington.
New Inquiry magazine examines health, aging, and national security
Learn about researchers unlocking clues to the human body’s most mysterious and complex organ—the brain—in the 2011 issue of Inquiry, UT Arlington’s research magazine, which is now online.
Read how Alexa Smith-Osborne from the School of Social Work and Hanli Liu in the Bioengineering Department are exploring better treatment for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other issues that hamper cognition.
You’ll also find stories on a bioengineering research team creating innovative tissue engineering techniques and the School of Architecture’s new Center for Metropolitan Density exploring ways to make the most of our growing region’s space.
Look for other articles about research into cancer, aging, health, national security, and putting theory into practice.
Dance extravaganza highlights Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month continues this week with Celebrando la Vida: Celebrating Life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Rosebud Theatre at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
The dance extravaganza features the internationally renowned Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company, which provides cultural and educational insight into the rich heritage of Mexican and Latin American culture. The show encompasses centuries of traditions that have evolved from European, Asian, Indian, and American influences.
The People’s Voices includes the Tejano Voices Collection by Jose Angel Guiterrez, professor of political science. The program is at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Carlisle Suite of the University Center.
Gather a team for the fifth annual Dancing with Mavericks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the University Center mall. Register a team by noon Thursday, Oct. 6. In case of rain, the dance moves to Court 133 at the Maverick Activities Center.
Hispanic Heritage Month is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Job Fair Wednesday matches students, alumni with employers
Career Month wraps up with the fall Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Maverick Activities Center.
Faculty and staff are urged to encourage students to attend the Job Fair. For freshmen through seniors, the experience of speaking with professionals can be invaluable. More than 120 employers are registered.
Find a list of employers attending the Job Fair as well as a calendar of events at hireamaverick.uta.edu.
To learn more, visit the Career Center in Room 216 of Davis Hall or contact the Career Center at 2-2932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry professor awarded participation grant
Kayunta Johnson-Winters, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded $199,988 from the National Science Foundation’s Research Initiation Grant for Broadening Participation program, which aims to propel more under-represented minorities toward future federal funding for science research.
Dr. Johnson-Winters' department was misidentified in Thursday's MavWire.
She will study an essential enzyme found in Mycobacteria tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Johnson-Winters joined the University’s College of Science in 2010.
Seventh annual UT Metroplex Day comes to campus in February
UT Arlington will host the seventh annual UT Metroplex Day, an event that highlights research opportunities at UT Arlington, UT Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The day is set for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
The event's goal is to present science conducted at the three UT System institutions in North Texas and to encourage collaborations.
UT Metroplex Day is open to all faculty, post doctoral fellows, students, scientific staff, and trainees at the sponsoring universities.
Keynote speaker is Sean Mackey, chief of the Pain Management Division and associate professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Neurosciences, and Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He will discuss “Opening Windows to the Brain: Lessons Learned from Neuroimaging of Pain.”
Faculty members and selected graduate students will speak and present their winning posters. Event and registration information is being finalized.
For more information, contact Pedro Cortes at 2-1046 or email@example.com.
University College to open late one day each month for planning
University College offices will open late one Monday each month during the fall semester for planning and meetings. The next morning closure is Monday, Sept. 26.
Offices will be closed until 1 p.m. During this time, offices will not schedule appointments or see students.
Future fall semester closure dates are Oct. 31, Nov. 28, and Dec. 19.
Teams needed for annual Cyclethon for World Heart Day
Get ready to ride at the annual Cyclethon for World Heart Day on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Maverick Activities Center. Together with your teammates, you must keep your team's bike pedaling from noon to midnight.
Whether your team has five or 20 members, just make sure someone is riding the entire 12 hours. If your team completes the task, everyone will receive a World Heart Day T-shirt. Cost is $25 per team with all money donated to the American Heart Association.
Don’t have a team? Sign up as a free agent. Register at the Maverick Activities Center.
For more information, contact Lindsay Lookingbill at 2-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rape Aggression Defense System
Learn the 10 basic principles of self-defense, risk avoidance, and more. Free for female faculty, staff, and students. Register. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, Room 135, Maverick Activities Center. UT Arlington Police, Officer Randy Reynolds, email@example.com.
Add young adult dependents to benefits by Sept. 30
A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows young adult dependent children to remain eligible for medical coverage up to age 26 regardless of marital status. This provision also creates a special enrollment opportunity for dependent children whose coverage ended or who were not eligible for coverage because they turned 25, got married, or enlisted in the military. The provision applies to UT SELECT Medical Coverage only and is retroactive to Sept. 1. Supporting documentation of the parent/child relationship is required. If you have young adult children in this situation and wish to add them to your medical benefits, do so through Friday, Sept. 30, by contacting Human Resources at 2-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See more about UT Benefits.
Fresh Start from Tobacco
Four one-hour sessions are designed to educate and assist individuals who are ready to make a fresh start from tobacco use. Participants should attend all four sessions. Register. Free. 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Room B03, Health Services Center. Health Services, 2-2771.
Take a break with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 236, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.
Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email email@example.com. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Thursday, Sept. 22
Biology Colloquium Series Eric N. Smith-Urrutia, assistant professor of biology, discusses "Studying the Coral Snakes of the World: Systematics, Significance, and Some Trivia." Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science. Biology, 2-2872.
Friday, Sept. 23
Reverse Engineering: Technology of Reinvention Wego Wang, aerospace engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration, examines applications of modern technologies used to decode the design details and manufacturing processes of an existing part in the absence of the original design data. Free. 10 a.m., Room 200, Woolf Hall. Wen Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
$2 Movie: Thor A powerful but arrogant warrior's reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Planetarium, 2-1183.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Saturday, Sept. 24
Levitt Pavilion Concert Series The fall Levitt Pavilion Arlington concert series features the UTA Jazz Orchestra performing Sunday, Sept. 25. Concerts continue through Saturday, Oct. 1. Free. Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 100 W. Abram St.
Broken Sugar An exhibition of 22 mixed-media sculptures and two-dimensional works by Melba Northum. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Natural Perceptions Marilyn Jolly, associate professor of art and art history, has work featured in Natural Perceptions, an exhibit at the University of Dallas. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through Sunday, Oct. 2. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas.
Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition A group show of 25 artists who have shown works from The Gallery at UTA's 1986 beginning as the Center for Research in Contemporary Art to the present.. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Oct. 15. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building, Patricia Healy, 2-5658.
Life and Death in the Northern Passage Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
Planetarium Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the universe. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium, 2-1183.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)