MavWire

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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Steven Weinberg

Nobel speaker: Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, is a featured speaker at the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders in October.

World super collider workshop here in October

UT Arlington will host hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 at the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders.

The meeting, which is being held in Texas for the first time, will feature a public lecture by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg titled “The Standard Model, Higgs Boson, Who cares?” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the UT Arlington campus.

The semiannual conference has added significance because of a July 4 announcement from researchers at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, that they’ve almost certainly found the elusive Higgs boson.

As the next step in discovery, the proposed International Linear Collider, or ILC, will be a 31-kilometer-long electron-positron collider to complement and expand the work of the proton-proton colliding LHC, says Jaehoon Yu, UT Arlington physics professor and co-organizer of the event.

Read more about the international workshop.

First of four business dean candidates makes presentation today

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an open forum for College of Business dean candidate Devanathan "D" Sudharshan from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 245W of the Business Building. Dr. Sudharshan is the James and Diane Stuckert BS/MBA Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain at the University of Kentucky and former dean of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Forums are also scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, Monday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 4. After each candidate's visit, faculty and staff are invited to complete a feedback survey.

Night on the Town

Enjoy a 'Night on the Town' Friday

Enjoy an evening of fun, good food, and great music while exploring downtown Arlington's businesses and destinations during UT Arlington Night on the Town on Friday, Sept. 21.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with a mixer and wraps up with specials at local restaurants. Browse the Information Fair booths to learn more about events and dining options in College Town UTA.

The highlight is a free concert at Levitt Pavilion. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. with American Creatures, followed by Stars Go Dim at 8 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, activities will be held at Arlington Music Hall. The event is sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities, the UT Arlington Alumni Association, and College Town UTA.

Frank Deford

Sportswriter Frank Deford to open Maverick Speakers Series

Legendary sportswriter and novelist Frank Deford opens the fifth season of the Maverick Speakers Series Tuesday, Sept. 25, with a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Texas Hall.

With a 50-year tenure at Sports Illustrated, Deford is a senior contributing writer. As a commentator, he appears regularly on National Public Radio and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He has authored 17 novels, and his latest is Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.

General admission tickets are free. A Premium Seating package is available for $25. The package includes a front-of-the-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, front-of-the-line access to book signings, and more. All tickets are available at utatickets.com.

Tickets are also available online for ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts, who speaks Thursday, Oct. 4, at Texas Hall.

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Fair greeting

Roxanne Buil, administrative assistant in the Career Center, hands an information packet to Adia Turner, social work senior, during the Fall Job Fair on Wednesday. More than 1,800 students and alumni handed out resumes and met with 138 employers. The Career Center hosted the fair.

 

Submit your nominations for Outstanding Academic Adviser

Nominations are being accepted for Outstanding Academic Adviser in the following categories: professional staff adviser, undergraduate faculty adviser, and graduate faculty adviser. Nominations should be submitted online by Jan. 28, 2013.

For 25 years, UT Arlington has recognized academic advisers who have made a difference in the lives of their students. Many advisers have been recognized nationally by the National Academic Advising Association for their commitment to helping students succeed. See the complete list of award winners.

For information about the nomination process, contact Delene Remmers in the Office of the Provost at 2-2737.

Charitable campaign is under way

The annual State Employee Charitable Campaign is under way, as faculty and staff can donate to their favorite charities again this year.

Contact your department's SECC representative to receive a guidebook and pledge form if you choose to make a one-time donation.

For more information, visit the UT Arlington SECC webpage or contact the Human Resources Training team at 2-5554 or at HRTraining@uta.edu.

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Legal counsel

John Garza, left, general attorney with the AT&T Legal Department, talks with Elisabeth Cawthon, associate professor of history, and Ryan Hill, history senior, during the Pre-Law Center open house Wednesday in University Hall. Dr. Cawthon is interim director of the center, which is partnering with AT&T to help prepare students for law school and the practice of law. See more photos.

Garrett lectures focus on Caribbean

“Pearls of the Antilles: Maps of Caribbean Islands” is the theme for the Eighth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the accompanying exhibit in the Central Library’s Special Collections. The focus of the Friday, Oct. 5, event is maps and how they reflect and shaped the histories of Caribbean islands. The lectures begin at 9:30 a.m.

Attendees are also invited to the Texas Map Society’s Fall Meeting in the Library's sixth floor parlor Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, see the Texas Map Society.

Faculty regalia available Tuesday

Faculty can purchase or rent commencement regalia 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the UTA Bookstore. For more information, contact Cindy Medlen at 2-2785.

Outside review process revised

The summary of the Outside Review Process has been revised in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. It can be found in section 6-306, part VI, letter E.

The revisions clarify what must be included in the process form and streamline the structure of the promotion and tenure document.

Benefit Yourself

Technoscholar Workshop: RefWorks

Learn how to export article citations and sources from databases and Google Scholar. Use RefWorks to create a list of references for your bibliography, formatted according to your choice of style. Learn how Microsoft Word and RefWorks "Write-N-Cite" citation software work together to create a polished paper with minimal effort. Librarians will demonstrate how to choose from the variety of citation styles available in RefWorks. Register. Free. 3-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, Room B20, Central Library. Technoscholar Workshops.

Yoga

Hatha Yoga: Levels I and II

Re-energize with relaxation techniques, gentle stretching, and breathing exercises. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $50. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14, Swift Center. Continuing Education.

Creating an Online Art Store

Learn about writing an artist statement, editing your artwork, photographing your artwork to sell online, establishing an online store, and curating an exhibition. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $99.50. 7-9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 8, Continuing Education Workforce Building. Continuing Education.

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.

Sports Notes
  Hannah Nilsson

Fast pace: Hannah Nilsson placed second to help the UT Arlington women’s cross country team win the title at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 on Saturday.

Cross country sweeps titles at Louisiana Tech

The Maverick men’s and women's cross country teams both finished first Saturday at the Louisiana Tech Mook 4 in Ruston, La.

For the second straight week, the men took the top five places as freshman Virgilio Martinez won his second collegiate race in two tries.

On the women's side, sophomore Hannah Nilsson paced the Mavericks to the team title with a second-place individual finish.

The Mavericks return to action Friday, Sept. 28, at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Volleyball opens WAC play with win

The volleyball team won its first Western Athletic Conference match with a 3-1 victory at Louisiana Tech on Sunday.

The Mavericks are now 5-8 overall and 1-0 in the WAC. They play conference matches at Denver today, Thursday, Sept. 20, and at New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Men's basketball season tickets available

The Department of Athletics has announced its season ticket policy for the 2012-13 men's basketball season, with packages starting as low as $66 for 14 games at College Park Center.

The season gets under way with one of the most anticipated home games in recent years as Big 12 contender Oklahoma visits College Park Center on Friday, Nov. 16.

Premium seating, which gives you access to all men's and women's basketball games, as well as volleyball for the 2012 season, is still available. You also receive presale opportunities to many events, including concerts, held at College Park Center.

Read more about season tickets.

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

Going Out

Thursday, Sept. 20

Wright Lassiter

Annual Partner Breakfast Guest speaker is Wright Lassiter, right, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District. Faculty, staff, students, and local community groups are invited. Free. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University Center. Center for Community Service Learning.

Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Faculty and staff are invited to join in this educational workshop and training program that provides information on how to respond and support students who report or disclose interpersonal or sexual violence. The presentation covers steps in responding to interpersonal violence, sexual assault and stalking, University policy and procedures, and campus resources. Free. Refreshments provided. Noon-1 p.m., Room 303, Chemistry and Physics Building. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention, Charity Stutzman, stutzman@uta.edu.

Faculty Trumpet Recital Features Rick Bogard, associate professor of music. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Levitt Pavilion The Kildares, 7:30 p.m. Also Stars Go Dim, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21; Cas Haley, 6:30 p.m., and Josh Weathers and the True Endeavors, 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22; Byron Stripling and the UTA Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Free. Abram at Pecan streets, downtown Arlington. Levitt Pavilion.

Friday, Sept. 21

Oozeball Mud volleyball competition in the 23rd Annual Oozeball Tournament. Free. 12:30 p.m., corner of Summit Avenue and West Fourth Street, just south of Greek Row. Benefits the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship fund. Student Alumni Association, Campus Recreation.

UT Arlington Night on the Town Explore downtown Arlington at the second annual UT Arlington Night on the Town. Start the evening at a mixer, then head to the Levitt Pavilion for performances by American Creatures and Stars Go Dim while getting to know your college town at the Information Fair. Wrap up the night enjoying specials at participating downtown restaurants. College Town UTA, EXCEL Campus Activities, Alumni Association.

Maverick Theatre Company Features the improv group, Flight 12. Free. 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Theatre Arts.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Ecofest

Ecofest Arlington Family-oriented event with live entertainment, children's activities, green vendors, motivating classes, and free trees. UT Arlington is a co-sponsor. Free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Founders Plaza and Levitt Pavilion, Downtown Arlington. Ecofest Arlington.

Observe the Moon Night Join the Planetarium and the Texas Astronomical Society for International Observe the Moon Night, weather permitting. Free. 7-10 p.m., Planetarium.

Focal Point Opening reception for an exhibit featuring Kris Swenson, library digital specialist, as one of three artists. She is the first female to have an exhibit in the WAAS Gallery. Her stream of consciousness pieces include sculpture, film, audio design, and graphic design. 7-11 p.m. WAAS Gallery, 2722 Logan St., Dallas.

Monday, Sept. 24

World Heart Day Cyclethon Donate to teams spinning nonstop to raise money for the American Heart Association. Noon-midnight, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Maverick Speakers Series Sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford speaks on “Journalism: Sports and Beyond.” Free, but tickets required. Premium seating $25. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Maverick Speakers Series.

Faculty Piano Recital Young-Hyun Cho, assistant professor of music, will play Beethoven's Op. 109, Brahms' Op. 119, and pieces from Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus by Massiaen. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Cokie Roberts

Maverick Speakers Series ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts, right, speaks on "An Insider's View of Washington, D.C." Free, but tickets required. Premium seating $25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Texas Hall. Maverick Speakers Series.

Toby Mac Christian recording artist Toby Mac with special guests Chris August and Jamie Grace, along with the Diverse City Band. Tickets $15-$40. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, College Park Center, 2-9595.

Flo Rida Tramar Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Tickets $35-$80; four ticket limit. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, College Park Center, 2-9595.

Ongoing

Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access texasrangers.com/uta and use the password MAVS12 for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Gallery 76102: Power Grid Greg Bahr and Josh Fletcher offer critical scrutiny of power structures in their art exhibit. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Gallery 76012. Through Saturday, Sept. 29. Fort Worth Center.

The Gallery at UTA: The State of Drawing Group exhibition showcasing drawing by artists living and working in Texas. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Oct. 6. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Jan. 5, 2013. Special Collections.

Planetarium Learn how mammoth stars make a black hole and help figure out where they might lead in Black Holes. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

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

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