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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Canon Print Center

Canon Print Center opens Monday

The new Canon Print Center begins full operation Monday, Feb. 27, offering a variety of digital printing and copying needs for the University community.

A collaboration among the University, the City of Arlington, and Canon Corporation, the center offers competitive pricing and convenient local access for ordering print services.

The center is at 101 West Abram St. in the City Hall building in downtown Arlington. University customers also can access print center services through an online digital storefront or at the new on-campus walk-up storefront on the first floor of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

For faculty and staff, the center can produce a variety of projects such as University letterhead and business cards, classroom materials, cards, folders, brochures, and more.

The Canon Print Center services include:

  • Dedicated UT Arlington account managers
  • Web-based job submission and reordering processes
  • Ability to schedule and check the status of a job online
  • Online cost estimating
  • The option to have completed work delivered directly or through the UT Arlington mailroom

User training for the online digital storefront portal includes sessions at 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 23, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall. Contact Erin Cavazos at 2-0583 or ecavazos@uta.edu for registration details.

For more information, contact the Canon Print Center at 817-575-8264 or michael.reeve@cpcarlington.com. Direct general questions about using the center to Julia Cornwell in the Office of Procurement at 2-3002 or cornwell@uta.edu.

Jennifer Gray

Dr. Jennifer Gray

College of Nursing awarded diversity grant

The College of Nursing will use a $419,000 federal grant to bolster recruitment of minorities to its nursing Ph.D. program with hopes of addressing cultural disparities in health research and patient care.

The grant—a three-year award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—will provide funds to recruit candidates from historically underrepresented groups and ensure the success of students through mentoring, professional socialization, and enhanced academic advising. Administrators believe their efforts will result in more students and graduates doing research related to disparities and provide more Ph.D.-prepared nurses to increase the number of minority faculty in nursing programs.

“The shortage of Ph.D.-prepared nurses is especially acute among minority nurses,” says Jennifer Gray, associate dean of the College of Nursing and principal investigator on the new grant. “As we have more and more minority patients seeking health care, we need minority health care providers who better understand their culture and could possibly be more effective.”

Read more about the nursing grant.

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien

Tickets still available for Soledad O'Brien

Tickets are still available to see Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, as she discusses "Diversity in America" as part of the Maverick Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Texas Hall. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Tickets are free, but required, and are available at utatickets.com. Preferred seating can be purchased for $25.

Since joining CNN in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries. She is the winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award.

Dr. Nai Yuen Chen

Dr. Nai Yuen Chen

Professor, University named to prestigious academy

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) has named Nai Yuen Chen and UT Arlington as members.

Dr. Chen is a distinguished research professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He came to the UT Arlington College of Engineering in fall 2011 and has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 1990.

TAMEST was founded in 2004 by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael Brown and the late Richard Smalley with the goal of providing broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering, and science.

Read more about the TAMEST membership.

Bo Ingram

Pack College Park Center for basketball season's last games

Catch the Maverick hoopsters in their final games of the 2011-12 season at College Park Center. Tickets are free.

The men's basketball team ended a 16-game winning streak—second longest in the nation this seaon behind No. 1-ranked Kentucky—with a 72-70 loss to Weber State on Saturday in a BracketBusters game, before downing McNeese State 93-89 on Wednesday. The men are ranked 19th in the latest collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll.

The Mavericks play their final two home games against Northwestern State on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Both games start at 7 p.m. at College Park Center. Print free tickets online or get them at the box office.

With the victory over McNeese State, men's coach Scott Cross became the third coach in UT Arlington history to win 100 games. The other two are Eddie McCarter (162) and Bob “Snake” LeGrand (122).

The Mavs' leading scorer, LaMarcus Reed, recently became the 22nd player in University history with at least 1,000 career points.

The women’s basketball team closed out its home season with a 70-50 loss to McNeese State on Wednesday at College Park Center. The women play their final three regular season games on the road at Northwestern State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and UT San Antonio.

  Mav Pic Spring 2012 Job Fair

Be prepared

Doris Davies, an assistant building attendant leader for Facilities Management, prepared handouts for Wednesday's Job Fair at the Maverick Activities Center. See more Job Fair photos.

Concussion experts, former Dallas Cowboy team up for safer play

UT Arlington, along with corporate partners Concussion Vital Signs, NeuroCom, and Balanced Athlete, will bring together brain injury and concussion experts from across the country for the first UT Arlington Concussion Summit March 9-10.

The event will feature the latest research on the biomechanics of concussions, testing methods, keys to making safe return-to-play decisions, and the long-term effects of sports-related brain injuries. The keynote speaker is former Dallas Cowboys fullback and FOX Sports analyst Daryl Johnston.

Read more about the Concussion Summit.

Volunteers needed for Health Fair

Give some time as a volunteer at the Health Fair on Tuesday, March 6.

The Health Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and volunteers are needed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will be in the Palo Duro Lounge and the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

To be a volunteer, send your contact information, time available, and T-shirt size to Latoya Oduniyi at latoya.oduniyi@uta.edu.

Join Staff Advisory Council volunteers at Humane Society

The Staff Advisory Council invites staff members to join a day of volunteering at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Activities may include walking dogs, filling water bowls, socializing with animals, unfolding newspapers, and bathing and grooming animals. Participants are not required to stay the full four hours.

To participate, bring a signed volunteer waiver. The Humane Society is at 1840 E. Lancaster in Fort Worth.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Lewis at mlewis@uta.edu.

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Diversity Week lecture looks at hip-hop's role in America

Hip-hop historian and journalist Jeff Chang kicks off the Fifth Annual Diversity Week with a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Chang serves as the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

In his book, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Chang uses hip-hop to radically remix the last 25 years of America's political and social history. The bestseller won the American Book Award and is taught in universities around the country.

In his lecture, Chang will explore how street rebels and art renegades changed the way we see America. He also will discuss his most recent book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, which looks at the cultural transformation of the U.S. in the last three decades.

A book signing follows the free event, which is open to the public.

Also part of Diversity Week, MavFest brings challenges and awareness to the University Center mall, such as the Movin' Mavs obstacle course, cultural games, dances, crafts, and more. The festival is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The rain site is the Palo Duro Lounge in the University Center.

For details, visit the Multicultural Affairs website.

Community groups offer service-learning projects

Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Real School Gardens, and other community organizations offer students a chance to do more than volunteering.

Learn more about these opportunities through the Center for Community Service Learning. Contact Director Shirley Theriot at theriot@uta.edu or 2-2124.

Bike survey seeks your input

Cyclists and non-cyclists are asked to complete an anonymous bicycle survey by Wednesday, Feb. 29.

The survey is part of a student master's professional report for the City and Regional Planning program. The results and final report will be made available to the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and other relevant departments on campus.

Benefit Yourself

Federal payroll tax reduction continues

Congress has approved an extension of the Social Security tax rate reduction, at 4.2 percent, through the end of 2012. This is an extension of the payroll tax reduction Congress approved in December 2011 that was to end after February 2012. Payroll Services, 2-5426, payroll@uta.edu.

Piggy Bank

UT Saver limits increase for 2012

Effective January 2012, participants may contribute up to $17,000 to both the UT Saver 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) and the UT Saver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), an increase of $500 annually in each plan. The age 50 catch-up remains unchanged at $5,500. Participants over age 50 can contribute up to $22,500 in both the TSA and DCP plans. Human Resources, Judy Oslund, 2-5417.

Safe Zone Ally Training

Learn to respond in an appropriate, affirming, and supportive manner to LGBT individuals. Part of Diversity Week. Register online. Free. 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, Room 303, Ransom Hall. Multicultural Affairs, 2-2099.

Professionalism in the Workplace

Identify and develop needed skills for projecting and maintaining professional work relationships, a winning attitude, and confidence. Free. 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a complete list of HR training classes.

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 email employment@uta.edu. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

In Quotes

Universities partner with African schools

New Dallas hotel has unwanted exposure

Ambush trend alarming for police

"All the major universities in the U.S. that I know of have some collaboration with Africa from an academic point of view."

"If people had stepped back into the middle of the room, you don't see them. It's the fact that the configuration of the room is pushing them out to the edge where they are catching more of the exterior illumination."

"One way of expressing their frustration is by killing a symbol of authority."

— Dr. Alusine Jalloh, associate professor of history and founding director of the Africa Program, on partnering with African universities.
Diverse

— Donald Gatzke, dean of the School of Architecture, on the exposure of guests in the Dallas Omni Hotel's corner suites.
WFAA/Channel 8

— Dr. Randall Butler, senior lecturer in criminology and criminal justice, on the ambush shootings of two Dallas police officers.
KTVT/Channel 11

Sports Notes
  LaMarcus Reed

Top player: LaMarcus Reed, senior guard, is one of 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Player of the Year Award.

Reed finalist for Player of the Year honor

Senior guard LaMarcus Reed has been named one of 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Player of the Year Award, presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I men's college basketball.

Reed was the only Southland Conference player to make the list of finalists. Fan voting counts for 33 percent of the balloting. The winner will be announced Friday, March 30, in New Orleans at the men's NCAA Final Four.

Baseball, softball open home seasons

Fresh from a 7-5 win over 12th-ranked UT Austin on Tuesday, the baseball team opens its home season with games Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Mavericks are now 3-1, as they began the year by winning two of three at Louisiana Tech last weekend.

The softball team also opens its home season with the UT Arlington Classic this weekend at Allan Saxe Field. The Mavs are 5-2, winning two games last Friday in a rain-shortened tournament at Texas State.

See utamavs.com for the schedules.

Track teams point toward SLC meet

The men’s and women’s Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships are Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Norman, Okla.

The men’s team geared up for the SLC meet by winning four events at the Oklahoma Invitational last weekend. Winners included Clayton Vaughn, 60-meter dash; Isiah Clements, high jump; Jeff Rodriguez, pole vault; and Emil Blomberg, 800-meter run.

Top hopefuls for the women include Emily Koenig in the distance events, Lindsay Putman in the 800, and DeAndrea Smith in the 400.

Movin' Mavs at Alabama this weekend

The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team faces intercollegiate competition in the Eagle Collegiate Invitational at the University of Alabama Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

Alabama, Illinois, Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Edinboro provide the opposition for the Movin' Mavs, who are 11-3 in intercollegiate play and 25-4 overall.

Tennis teams start conference play

The men’s tennis team takes a 2-4 record into its match at UT Austin on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The men begin Southland Conference play Tuesday, Feb. 28, when they host Nicholls State at 11 a.m. The women, 1-0 in the SLC and 3-3 overall, play Nicholls at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Golfers at Wyoming tournament

The golf team competes in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 25-26, in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Mavericks finished 11th in their opening tournament at the San Diego Intercollegiate last week.

Intramural entries due for softball this week

Intramural entry deadlines for table tennis singles and doubles are Tuesday, Feb. 28, and for softball, Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Entries are being accepted for sand volleyball starting Wednesday, Feb. 29.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

Going Out

Thursday, Feb. 23

Energy Planning for the 21st Century Ye Kang Ko of UC Berkeley is guest speaker. Free. "Assessing Optimal Urban Forms Toward Energy Self-Sufficient Cities," 11 a.m., Room 560, University Hall; "Shifting Ground: New Challenges of Environmental Planning in the Era of Climate Change," 2 p.m., Room 521, University Hall. School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Friday, Feb. 24

Seduction of Mozart

Psychology Colloquium Series Francesca Filbey of UT Dallas discusses "Underlying brain mechanisms of addictive behaviors." Free. 1:30 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Psychology.

'The Seduction and Deception of Mozart' The departments of Music and Theatre Arts join together for a journey of mistaken identities, surprise revelations, and unlikely interventions. Tickets $9 faculty, staff, students, seniors; $12 public. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Music, Theatre Arts, 2-2669.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Houston Baptist. Tickets $5. 2:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Softball Mavericks vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3 p.m.; vs. Houston Baptist, 5 p.m. Tickets $5. Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.

$2 Movie: I Don't Know How She Does It A finance executive is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Opening reception at The Gallery at UTA A two-person show features works by Kana Harada and Ruben Nieto. Harada's work includes suspended forms of black-and-white foam and wood. Nieto deconstructs comic books and reformats the imagery and colors. Exhibit through March 30. 6-8:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Softball Mavericks vs. Drake University. Tickets $5. 1 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Missouri State. Tickets $5. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Northwestern State. Free. Tickets. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics, 2-2261.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Think Hip-Hop

Baseball Mavericks vs. Stephen F. Austin. Tickets $5. 3 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Monday, Feb. 27

Voice Division Recital Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Evolution of Hip-Hop Learn the history and influence of hip-hop with a live DJ. Part of Black History Month. Free. 7 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.

Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Judy LeFlore

Focus on Faculty: Judy LeFlore Judy LeFlore, right, associate professor of nursing and director of pediatric, acute care pediatric, and neonatal nurse practitioner programs, discusses "Can Virtual-Patients Teach Student Nurses About Pediatric Respiratory Diseases?" Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Library.

$2 Movie: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 4; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Ongoing

There's No Sun Shining Through Exhibit by graduate student Corey Gossett ('06 BFA), whose works explore personal disappointment, fear, dread, and despair. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays. Through March 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections The American West comes alive in more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints. Includes bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through April 28. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library, 2-3393.

India Unveiled A collection of 35 images by photographer and author Robert Arnett. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through May 26. Special Collections, sixth floor parlor, Central Library, 2-3393.

Planetarium Spacepark 360 is an out-of-this-world entertainment experience. Get transported to surreal vistas and experience the most thrilling amusement park rides the solar system has to offer. 2:30 p.m., Sundays. Planetarium, 2-1183.

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

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