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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Shimadzu donation

Historic gift: After announcing a historic $7.5 million gift to UT Arlington, Shuzo Maruyama, left, president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, and Kozo Shimazu, managing director at Kratos PLC, a Shimadzu Group company, visited with Kevin Schug, the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry. Dr. Schug, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Science, is director of the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, which opened in April 2012.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments donates record $7.5 million

A $7.5 million gift from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to UT Arlington will support one of the most significant installments of advanced scientific equipment in the United States, propelling the University to new heights of discovery and innovation.

The Shimadzu commitment is the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UT Arlington. In honor of the gift, the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington will be renamed the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies.

“We are grateful for this generous support from Shimadzu and for their strategic relationship with The University of Texas at Arlington,” President James D. Spaniolo says. “This partnership promises to make North Texas a new hub of scientific discovery and innovation. The Shimadzu Institute will be a magnet for world-class students and a resource for discovery across Texas and beyond.”

The institute will house $25.2 million in equipment from Shimadzu, a world leader in scientific technology. The partnership between Shimadzu and the University will bring the most advanced scientific equipment to Texas, including some instruments that will debut in the U.S. for the first time at UT Arlington.

Read more about the Shimadzu Scientific gift. Watch a video of the announcement.

Kansas

Kansas scheduled to perform June 1 concert at College Park Center

Legendary rock group Kansas will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at College Park Center.

Tickets will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, through the College Park Center website, utatickets.com, or at the College Park Center Box Office, 601 Spaniolo Drive (formerly South Pecan Street).

Kansas fan club members and venue premium seat holders will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, online at utatickets.com. Kansas VIP and premium ticket package information will be available at kansasband.com.

Kansas achieved success by playing only its original music. This one-time garage band from Topeka, Kan., released its first album in 1974. Popular songs include “Carry on Wayward Son," “Dust in the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.”

Read more about the Kansas concert.

Maverick Lens

Your images needed for the Library's Maverick Lens series

Images are needed for a new annual photo exhibit that reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington.

Each year The Maverick Lens series will have a different theme and solicit photographs from students, staff, and faculty for a framed art exhibit at the Central Library. Submissions will be juried by a committee of staff, faculty, and students.

Sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and the Department of Modern Languages, The Maverick Lens is an invitation to create a dialogue across campus about life at UT Arlington and to celebrate student creativity and engagement.

"Views From the Library" is the inaugural theme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UT Arlington Library. Submission deadline is Sunday, April 21. The exhibit will run Sept. 3, 2013-April 26, 2014.

Read more about The Maverick Lens.

MavAlert

Next MavAlert test is Wednesday

The next monthly test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Verify your emergency contact information at uta.edu/mymav.

The MavAlert system rapidly notifies students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.

To enable MavAlert text messages, add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington emergency contact information and label it "mobile phone" via the drop-down menu or log in to MyMav, then click on the "Sign up for MavAlerts" link in the right column.

Ramp replacement set for Davis Hall

The accessible ramp at the south basement entrance of Davis Hall is being replaced. The south entrance to the building will be closed Saturday, March 9-Friday, March 22.

All other building entry and exit points will remain open. Temporary signage will direct visitors to the north entrances of the building.

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Final slam

Senior Jordan Reves goes for a reverse dunk during the final week of basketball action at College Park Center for the men's team this season. Reves is one of four seniors, along with Kevin Butler, Cameron Catlett, and Karol Gruszecki, who were honored Saturday on Senior Night. The men are on the road this week at Denver and New Mexico State and begin play in Western Athletic Conference tournament next week. The women's team closes out its home slate against Denver on Thursday and New Mexico State on Saturday before also heading to the WAC tourney next week.

Transfers must attend orientation

Beginning this summer, all new transfer students will be required to attend an on-campus New Maverick Transfer Orientation Session.

While transfer students have experience in a college setting, they need transition assistance with navigating a new campus. New Maverick Transfer Orientation is designed to help transfer students become familiar with their new surroundings and UT Arlington’s academic resources, student services, and policies and procedures.

Upcoming transfer student orientations are Thursday, April 11, and Tuesday, May 21.

Read more about the New Maverick Transfer Orientation.

For more details, contact David Duvall, director of New Maverick Orientation and Off-Campus Mavericks, at 2-3213 or dpduvall@uta.edu.

Panel discusses new health care laws for Women's History Month

Listen to a panel discussion about changes in health care legislation and provisions with Ken Lambrecht, COO of Planned Parenthood Texas Region, and three prominent figures from the North Texas health care and public policy fields.

Part of Women's History Month, the panel talks noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Other Women's History Month events include a lecture on HIV and incarcerated women Wednesday, March 20, a student symposium Wednesday, March 27, a talk on the evolution of medicine and women's health Thursday, March 28, and The Vagina Monologues in April.

Campus network upgrade March 10

The Office of Information Technology will conduct maintenance on network equipment connecting the main UTA campus and the Arlington Regional Data Center (ARDC) between 2-7 a.m. Sunday, March 10.

Any service interruption should last between five and 15 minutes. Campus Internet connections and student email will not be impacted.

Connectivity to resources housed at ARDC—MyMav, access to campus web pages, faculty/staff exchange email, and file servers—will be affected.

Community Partner Breakfast connects faculty, staff with nonprofits

The Center for Community Service Learning hosts its spring Community Partner Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Faculty and staff can meet nonprofit directors interested in collaborative projects at the breakfast. Many faculty have begun incorporating community service and service learning as a result of these breakfast events.

Keynote speaker is Dana Dunn, associate professor of sociology and a member of the Community Service Learning Advisory Board. Dr. Dunn teaches courses and conducts research on gender issues and social inequality.

Register online by Tuesday, March 19. For questions, call 2-2124 or email dequeant@uta.edu.

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Talented Mavericks

Jeremy Schack, a degreed undergraduate, takes the stage for the Mavericks Got Talent auditions Wednesday. Ten finalists will perform for the Blazin' to Fame show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. See The Shorthorn's video of the auditions.

 

Volunteer for Health Fair

Volunteers are needed for the Health Fair on Tuesday, March 5, in the Palo Duro Lounge and Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Health Services sponsors the fair, which runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and includes screenings, vendors, and more.

Volunteers are needed for one-hour increments starting at 7 a.m. Tasks range from setting up and taking down booths to decorating and handing out brochures.

Complete the volunteer form and fax it to 2-0492 or drop it off in the Health Services Center.

Police escort service available any time

The UT Arlington Police Department offers escort service at any time requested. To request a security escort, call 2-3381.

The Green/South shuttle route runs until 10:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, including faculty/staff lots 13 and 17.

University Club monthly special Thursday

Enjoy the monthly University Club lunch buffet special Thursday, March 7.

The menu includes a choice of two entrees: roulade of chicken stuffed with spinach and wild mushrooms or linguine alfredo with zucchini and squash (vegetarian). Side dishes include wild rice with Italian parsley, sugar snap peas with fresh seasonal peppers, and parmesan focaccia sticks. An assortment of cheesecakes are for dessert.

The University Club is on the ground floor in Davis Hall. Lunch is $8 and is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Benefit Yourself

Change to voluntary life insurance plan benefits

Based on a recent determination, effective Feb. 1, The University of Texas Plan Document was updated to remove voluntary group term life insurance from the premium redirection. Learn more about this change and what to expect if you are enrolled in voluntary life insurance coverage.

LOK-IT encrypted USB drives now available

Lock up your confidential data with the LOK-IT encrypted USB drives provided free to executive management, faculty, and staff.

Drives are protected by a 7-15 digit numerical PIN that the user creates and must input before it is plugged into a computer. The total capacity is 4 GB.

The LOK-IT drive should not be used as primary storage for any content. Your original documents must exist elsewhere.

Eligible employees can receive one while supplies last. To request a drive or for more details, visit uta.edu/security/lok-it.

Benefits Fair

Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair

Connect with local businesses and organizations, plus learn about discounts available to faculty and staff. Free lunch for first 500 attendees and door prizes. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Afra Sumeir-Zmolek, 2-1350, afraz@uta.edu.

Performance Review Training for Supervisors

Performance Management Forms and Procedures for supervisors is offered noon-1 p.m. today, Monday, March 4; and 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 25. All classes are in Room 200 of the Wetsel Service Center. Annual performance reviews for all employees—except faculty, GTAs, and GRAs—must be completed by Friday, March 29. Evaluation forms can be accessed online. For questions, call 2-5554.

Adobe Illustrator: Drawing Tools

Explore the basic advantages of creating with Adobe Illustrator and using the basic tools for hand drawing and manipulation of vector graphics. Free. 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 7, Room B29, Central Library. Media Studio Workshops.

strength training

Women's Strength Training

This six-week basic strength training class for women educates participants on the weight room and how to use its equipment. $25. 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, March 18-April 26, fitness center, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Jiu-Jitsu

Learn one of the most dynamic and effective martial arts in both the Gi (traditional martial arts uniform) and No-Gi (shorts and T-shirt) format. For all skill levels. $50. 3-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, March 18-April 12, Room 134, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Income reporting procedures change for student organizations

The Handbook of Operating Procedures STU 3-603 Accounting Procedures has been amended regarding reporting of income raised on campus by student organizations. For questions, call the Student Governance and Organizations office at 2-2293.

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 219, Health Services Center. Health Services.

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.

Extra Credit

Monday, March 4

Successful Online Courses John Boyer of Virginia Tech tells how his online courses are some of the most popular and successful on campus. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Wednesday, March 6

Food for Thought: The Impact of Physical Activity on Disease Risk Discover physical activity's many benefits. Register. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Thursday, March 7

Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series Sam Haynes, professor of history and director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at UT Arlington, is one of five scholars slated to speak. Theme of this year’s event is “Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution.” Free. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Department of History.

Adobe Illustrator: DrawingTools Register. Free. 10 a.m.-noon, Room B29, Central Library. Digital Media Studio.

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

Going Out

Tuesday, March 5

Baseball Mavericks vs. Oklahoma. Tickets $6. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Wednesday, March 6

Business Dean Meet-and-Greet Meet College of Business Dean Rachel Croson. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., first floor lobby, Business Building. Business.

Intellectual Property Seminar "America Invents Act: Changes to Disclosure and Protection Process." RSVP to 2-1119 or benavides@uta.edu. Free. 1-3:30 p.m., auditorium, UT Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth.

Women's Tennis Mavericks vs. TCU, 3 p.m. Also Thursday, March 7, vs. Wichita State, 2 p.m. Free, UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Thursday, March 7

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Denver. Free. 7 p.m. Two free tickets per person at the College Park Center box office or at the services and information desk in the Maverick Activities Center. Also, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, vs. New Mexico State. College Park Center. Athletics.

Coming up

Maverick Speakers Series Conservationist Jeff Corwin speaks on "100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, College Park Center. Also Aaron Neville and Ellis Marsalis, "A Night with New Orleans Music Legends," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, College Park Center. Free, but tickets required. Premium reserved seating $25. utatickets.com. Maverick Speakers Series.

Ongoing

Exhibit: Kim Cadmus Owens/Allison V. Smith Dallas-based artists Kim Cadmus Owens and Allison V. Smith portray vividly colored landscapes in paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Closed for Spring Break. Through Saturday, March 30. Art and Art History.

Self-congratulatory Nonsense A solo installation by Joshua Elliott. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Saturday, March 30. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.

Planetarium Visit the classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future in Mayan Prophecies. 6 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

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

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