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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Steve Mattingly

Quick trip: Steve Mattingly, associate professor of civil engineering, conducted a study of high-speed rail options for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Study shows high-speed rail trip to Houston could take less than two hours

A UT Arlington feasibility study of high-speed rail shows that trips that use existing Texas Department of Transportation right-of-way can be made in less than two hours, making it competitive with air travel and superior to highway driving.

Steve Mattingly, an associate professor of civil engineering who conducted the case study, evaluated several possible routes and found that each could contain the high-speed rail within existing TxDOT right-of-way.

“Using existing right-of-way not only helps bring down the total cost of the project, but it also shortens the time in which the project can realistically be built,” Dr. Mattingly says.

TxDOT awarded a contract to Mattingly in 2010 to conduct the feasibility study of the corridors for high-speed rail.

Sia Ardekani, civil engineering professor, was co-principal investigator. Doctoral candidate Sunil Madanu, Faculty Research Associate Antonio Massidda, and doctoral student Farhan Khan also provided support for the studies.

Read more about Mattingly's high-speed rail research.

Homecoming Mix

Parade, pep rally, basketball game make Homecoming memorable

Light up your week with some Maverick traditions of a parade, basketball game, fellowship, and more for Homecoming festivities in Maverick Country.

The highlights are Friday, Nov. 15, with a Homecoming parade of lighted floats, a basketball game with the season's brightest stars, and fireworks after the game. 

The pregame fun starts at 4 p.m. outside of College Park Center. The 5:45 p.m. parade features big lighted floats, marching bands, and UTA's traditional decorated golf carts. It winds up with a pep rally in front of College Park Center. At 7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team takes on Cleveland State; tickets are $5 general admission. Wear your UTA orange shirts for the "Orange Out" at the game, which features free rally towels. Stay around to see the night light up over Arlington with a truly Maverick fireworks show.

Start your Homecoming celebration today, Thursday, Nov. 14. Have your car painted with Maverick pride 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Arlington Hall turnaround, then taste the results of the Chili Cookoff noon-1 p.m. on the University Center mall. At 7:30 p.m., watch the women's basketball Mavs play Incarnate Word— free lanyards for fans—at College Park Center. Or sit down to a production by the Maverick Theatre Company in the Fine Arts Building.

Exchange those old school rags for designer Maverick duds 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 14-15, on the University Center mall.

Saturday, Nov. 16, is filled with open houses, campus tours, concerts, the Homecoming 5K, the Movin' Mavs game against the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks, the Homecoming Step Show, and more.

Wrap up the weekend with the Jazz Alumni Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building.

See the schedules and details for Homecoming 2013.

ROTC student veterans

UTA ranks among nation's best universities for military veterans

UT Arlington is one of the best colleges for military veterans in the United States, according to rankings by Military Times.

UT Arlington placed No. 70 of 120 institutions named to the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” list that rates a school’s complete offerings for veterans at four-year universities, two-year colleges, and online institutions.

A total of 600 institutions responded to the 150-question survey, which placed a new emphasis on academic rigor. The extensive evaluation process also factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.

“UT Arlington has a rich history of educating servicemen and women and a modern appeal for veterans who want to pursue degrees in a wide range of academic and research disciplines,” President Vistasp Karbhari says. “While we are thrilled by this national recognition, we also are challenged to continue pursuing new models of supporting servicemen and women transitioning from military life to the University and beyond.”

Read more about UTA's Best for Vets ranking.

Fred MacDonnell

Energy innovators: Fred MacDonnell, above, professor of chemistry, and Qiming Zhang, professor of physics, received grants for a new National Science Foundation program aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.

Researchers will fuel sustainable solutions with NSF awards

Two UTA scientists working on innovative energy supply solutions are included in the first round of grants for a new National Science Foundation program aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.

Fred MacDonnell, professor of chemistry, and Qiming Zhang, professor of physics, were among the 101 scientists and engineers sharing in $49 million in inaugural grant awards for the Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials, or SusChEM, program.

Dr. MacDonnell and recently retired research associate professor Norma Tacconi were awarded a three-year grant to study a new method for converting carbon dioxide to methanol.

Dr. Zhang was awarded a three-year grant to study the use of sulfurized hematite to build more efficient solar cell technologies.

“Their projects also include important components of outreach that will expose future science, technology, and engineering students to research and scientific exploration,” says Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science.

Read more about MacDonnell's and Zhang's grants.

  Mav Pic Veterans Day 2013

Supporting service

ROTC Cadet Matthew Breedlove, left, criminal justice junior, received the 2013 Texas Armed Services Scholarship from State Rep. Diane Patrick at Monday's Veterans Day ceremony on the Central Library mall.

Streets, parking lots closed for Homecoming activities

Several streets and parking lots will close for various Homecoming 2013 activities. See the campus maps online. Closures include:

Thursday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 16—Spaniolo Drive—West First Street south to West Fourth Street, closed starting 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15

• Spaniolo Drive—UTA Boulevard south to West First Street, closed noon-11 p.m.

• Lot 47—South West Street north of West Mitchell Street, southwest corner closed 7 a.m.-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining in the designated area after 7 a.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.

• Lot 49—South Cooper Street south of West Mitchell Street, closed noon-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining after noon may be towed at the owner’s expense.

• Lot 52—South West Street and Doug Russell Road, closed 5:30-11 p.m. All vehicles remaining after 5:30 p.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Saturday, Nov. 16—UTA Boulevard, West Nedderman Drive, Greek Row Drive, and Summit Avenue —Portions closed 7:30-10 a.m. for the 5K Run/Walk. Limited access to the Trinity Lot, Lot 30, and the Meadow Run and Timber Brook apartments lots during the event.

Vote in Downtown Arlington Homecoming Challenge

Vote for the "Most Spirited Business" in downtown Arlington through 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Go to the UTA Homecoming page on Facebook and "like" the picture of the business that you feel is the most spirited. The winner will be recognized at Friday's basketball game.

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Discount fees for Homecoming 5K

Sign up with a discount for the Homecoming 5K until midnight Friday, Nov. 15. Registration is $20 for non-students and $15 for students. On Saturday morning, the prices jump to $30 and $25, respectively.

The shoes hit the pavement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Proceeds benefit the Center for Students in Recovery at UT Arlington.

Come out for photo Friday for UT System Day

Wear your orange and blue for a group photo of Maverick Pride in being part of the UT System. Refreshments follow the UT System Day photo shoot, which is at noon Friday, Nov. 15, at Moritz Plaza outside College Park Center.

Student groups collect donations to help Philippines typhoon relief

UTA Volunteers and Alternative Breaks are collecting monetary donations for the Philippines typhoon relief efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross.

Donations will be accepted 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 14-15, on the Central Library mall and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, on the University Center mall. 

For more info, contact the Leadership Center at 2-9220 or leadership@uta.edu.

SECC flag

State Employee Charitable Campaign deadline extended

The annual SECC gives UT Arlington employees the opportunity to support this charitable program that is so important to the North Texas Community. Contributions may be made through a payroll deduction throughout the year or through a one-time donation.

The deadline for donations has been extended to Friday, Nov. 22.

Read more about SECC recipient organizations and giving online.

Local leaders discuss 'Women in Civic Life'

Join a diverse group of women who are making a difference in our community at "Power and Influence: Women in Civic Life" at noon Monday, Nov. 18, in Room 116 of University Hall.

The brown-bag session features panelists Mary Tom Curnutt, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2; Cynthia Jensen, Arlington regional director, United Way of Tarrant County; Kecia Mays, AISD Foundation board of directors; Jamie Sullins, vice president, board of trustees, Arlington Independent School District; and Sarah Young, chair, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance.

Rebecca Deen, chair of the Department of Political Science, will moderate the panel.

The free program is sponsored by Political ScienceCollege of Liberal Arts, and Human Resources.

Mav Pic Recycle Day

Waste made good

Edward Gonzales wrangles an armload of electronics brought to the collection truck for America Recycles Day on Wednesday outside Woolf Hall. Gonzales is a tech support for the College of Education and Health Professions.

 

Dallas Regional Chamber honors University Crossroads initiative

University Crossroads, a UTA initiative to develop a college-going culture in the greater Dallas region, has been honored as an Education Catalyst in the Dallas Regional Chamber’s annual Blueprint Awards.

University Crossroads is a collaborative effort among area colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, professional associations, nonprofit and other organizations, and the Dallas school district. Its mission is to expand access to and success in higher education for first- and second-generation students from low-to-moderate income families. 

The program's staff, partners, and volunteers provide outreach programs designed to encourage high school students to pursue a college education. Among its programs are SAT math prep classes, financial literacy workshops, scholarship support, community service projects, cultural events, and field trips.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has designated University Crossroads as one of the state’s 40 P-16 councils for college and career readiness as part of the statewide Closing the Gaps by 2015 campaign.

The Blueprint Awards celebrate companies and organizations that have contributed to the vitality of the Dallas region. 

International Education Week features food, facts, photos

Taste global goodies or test your worldly wisdom during International Education Week, set for Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-22.

Visit the 10th annual Study Abroad Photo Contest, or partake in the International Food Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and the World Trivia Contest on Thursday, Nov. 21. Stop by the Peace Corps booth or attend one of several Fulbright Program information sessions. Check the schedule for more events.

The Office of International Education hosts the week's activities.

Aaron Kuntz

Dr. Aaron Kuntz

Education scholar to speak at Mike Moses K-16 Speaker Series

Aaron Kuntz, associate professor of educational studies at the University of Alabama, offers a unique perspective on the question of methodological responsibility in contemporary education at the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the sixth floor atrium of the Central Library.

As an engaged and collaborative scholar, Dr. Kuntz develops inquiry projects in local, national, and international arenas alongside professional colleagues, teachers, and community activists. His research interests include critical qualitative inquiry, academic activism and citizenship, critical geography, and philosophy of education.

The College of Education and Health Professions hosts the free lecture. RSVP to coehpevents@uta.edu.

Programs ask for input on technology for disabilities

Two programs explore how to accommodate individuals with disabilities in an educational environment Thursday, Nov. 21.

"Not Just for Students with Disabilities: Using Universal Design" looks at the field of disability studies and the increasingly diverse areas of types of disabilities. Presenters are Sarah Rose, director of the minor in Disability Studies and assistant professor of history; Penny Acrey, director of the Office for Students with Disabilities; and Gina Ceylan, a doctoral student in science education at the University of Missouri.

The program is noon-1 p.m. in Room 303 of the Chemistry and Physics Building and is sponsored by the ON-TRAC program of the Office of Graduate Studies. 

"Technology Needs Forum" seeks input on technology that would help persons with disabilities in academic, work, and personal settings. The forum is 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 153 of the Business Building and hosted by the UTA Research Institute and the Office for Students with Disabilities. Ideas can be shared anonymously via email to pacrey@uta.edu

If you need an accommodation based on a disability to fully participate in these events, direct your request to Acrey at 2-3364 or pacrey@uta.edu

Alternative Breaks needs advisers for Denver trip

Alternative Breaks is looking for faculty/staff advisers for the Alternative Spring Break trip to Denver on March 9-14, 2014. Fees are waived for advisers.

Applications are due by Wednesday, Nov. 27. For more details, contact Joey Usher at jusher@uta.edu or 2-9220.

angel tree

Angel Tree available in Leadership Center

Sponsor a child's holiday wish list this season through the Salvation Army Angel Tree sponsored by the UTA Volunteers. Choose an infant to young teen to sponsor by yourself, with friends, or with your department.

To adopt an angel, visit the Leadership Center in Suite B 160N of the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. All gifts are due by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For questions, call the Leadership Center at 2-9220.

Benefit Yourself

PayFlex grace period, claims filing deadline Friday

The grace period for your 2012-13 UT FLEX Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) ends Friday, Nov. 15.

The UT FLEX Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) does not qualify for the grace period. 

All UT FLEX HCRA and DCRA claims for the 2012-2013 plan year, which ended August 31, 2013, including those incurred during the grace period, must be submitted no later than Saturday, Nov. 30, or they will not be eligible for reimbursement. Submissions may be faxed, uploaded, or postmarked by that date. 

For questions regarding your UT FLEX account, visit utflex.com or contact PayFlex Customer Service at 866-887-3539.

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

Thursday, Nov. 14

Dealing with Difficult Employees and People Register online. Free. 2-4 p.m., J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Research Incubator Seminar Series James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in Management, and Ann McFadyen, associate professor of management, present "No Accident: Health, Well-being, and Performance at Work." Free. 2-3:30 p.m., Room 245E, Business Building. Business.

NanoFab Seminar Yogesh B. Gianchandani, director of the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, discusses "Emerging Research in Microsystems: Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Sensing." RSVP to tbui@uta.edu, 2-1536. Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 106, Nedderman Hall. Nanofab

Friday, Nov. 15

Videoconferencing Tools for Teaching Faculty members can discover how to use videoconferencing tools and webinars in classes. Bring a mobile device to download the free Blackboard Collaborate mobile app. RSVP to peggys@uta.edu. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 324, Science Hall. Curriculum and Instruction.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar Series Luis Echegoyen
 of 
UT El Paso discusses “Buckyball Maracas: The Inside (and Outside) Story of Endohedral." Free. 3 p.m., Room 114, Chemistry Research Building. Also, Joseph Emerson
 of 
Mississippi on "Exploring the metal ion affinity and selectivity in proteins," 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Mathematics/Statistics Colloquium Sarah Witherspoon of Texas A&M presents “Poincare-Birkoff-Witt Theorems.” Free. 3 p.m., Room 311, Pickard Hall. Mathematics.

Robotics Activities at NCSR: Deomkritos Costas Spyropoulos and Vangelis Karkaletsis discuss the National Centre for Scientific Research. Free. 2:30 p.m., UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Saturday, Nov. 16

New Teacher Webinar Series Behavior management issues presented by Diane Galloway, John Leffingwell, Peggy Semingson, and Leisa Martin, all of the College of Education and Health Professions. Join up to one hour before session. Also, can use the free mobile app "Blackboard Collaborate" to join the session. Free. 1-2:15 p.m., webinar link. Curriculum and Instruction, New Teacher Webinar Series.

Monday, Nov. 18

Psychology Speaker Nancy E. Adler of the University of California, San Francisco speaks on "Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior, and Disease." Free. Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. PsychologyCenter of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses.

Power and Influence: Women in Civic Life A brown-bag session with panelists Mary Tom Curnutt, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2; Cynthia Jensen, Arlington regional director, United Way of Tarrant County; Kecia Mays, AISD Foundation board of directors; Jamie Sullins, vice president, board of trustees, Arlington Independent School District; and Sarah Young, chair, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 116, University Hall. Political ScienceCollege of Liberal ArtsHuman Resources.

Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Series Guest speaker is Aaron M. Kuntz, associate professor of educational studies and coordinator for the Ph.D. in educational research at the University of Alabama. Free. 5:30 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. College of Education and Health Professions.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontation Register online. Free.  9-11 a.m, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Lee Blaylock of Startup Grind Dallas, Patrick Brandt of Zimbra, and Jeff McGee, associate professor of management, present their successful ideas and experiences in the world of entrepreneurship. Schedule. Free. 6:30 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Business.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Eyewitnesses to Tragedy: JFK 50 Years Later Panelists are Paul McCaghren, a Dallas police lieutenant in 1963; former Dallas Times Herald reporter John Schoellkopf; and Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington LibraryCenter for Greater Southwestern Studies.

The Body Language of Leadership and Power Caroline Keating, professor of psychology at Colgate University, speaks on how the way a leader looks, sounds, and moves is a powerful weapon. Part of the Goolsby Leadership Academy 10th anniversary celebration. Free. 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Goolsby Leadership AcademyBusiness.

COEHP Brown Bag Seminar Mohan D. Pant, assistant professor of research methodology in curriculum and instruction, presents "On Characterizing an L-Moment Based Generalized Burr Type VII Distribution." Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 112, Nedderman Hall. College of Education and Health ProfessionsCurriculum and Instruction.

Coming up

Human Resources Training Classes Team Building for Supervisors, 9-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21; and Time Management, 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26. Register online. Free. J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Applied Mathematics Seminar Tae Hyun Hwang of the Quantitative Biomedical Research Center at UT Southwestern presents "Integrating Human Phenome, Genome, and Interactome Network for Discovering Phenotype-gene Associations." Free. 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Room 311, Pickard Hall. Mathematics.

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

Sports Notes
  Basketball 2013 fall

No place like home: College Park Center saw the first Maverick basketball action of the season when the men's team defeated Samford by 88-75 Tuesday. The women's team plays Incarnate Word on Thursday, and the men play Cleveland State on for Friday's "Orange Out" Homecoming game.

Maverick basketball action returns to College Park Center

The men's basketball team faced a season-opening 116-87 setback last Friday to Boise State, but rebounded with an 88-75 victory Tuesday over Samford in its home opener.

The women's basketball team fell 72-60 in its 2013-14 season opener at Houston Baptist Friday and 74-35 to No. 21 Oklahoma State University Sunday. The home opener is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, against Incarnate Word at College Park Center.

KKGM 1630 AM will broadcast the men’s basketball regular and post-season games. Each broadcast will include a 20-minute pre-game show and 25-minute post-game show. When there is a conflict with the station’s other agreements, the Mavericks will be aired on KKGM’s sister station, KHVN 970 AM.

Movin' Mavs dominate home tourney; Lady Mavs make collegiate debut

The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team ruled its weekend tournament, and the Lady Mavs wheelchair team debuted in collegiate play. 

The men's team defeated defending national champion Alabama (76-40), Illinois (65-38), and the Austin Rec'ers (81-65) in competition Friday-Sunday.

The Lady Mavs went into double overtime but suffered a 52-45 loss against defending national champions, the Dallas Lady Mavericks. In other games, the team fell to Illinois  (63-29), Alabama (61-15), and the Dallas Lady Mavericks (40-29).

The Movin' Mavs men's team faces the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Maverick Activities Center. All Movin' Mavs games are free.

The teams compete in tournaments at Wisconsin-Whitewater Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23 and Missouri Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7.

The Movin' Mavs host the NWBA Intercollegiate Division National Championships March 6-9, 2014, at College Park Center and the Maverick Activities Center.

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 The women's tennis team finished 10-6 in singles and 4-5 in doubles at Metroplex Mania hosted by North Texas.

 The Volleyball Mavericks dropped their fifth straight match at Troy on Saturday night. The team is 15-14 overall and 8-8 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Mavs play Friday at Louisiana-Lafayette and end the regular season Saturday at Louisiana-Monroe.

Poker, adapted table tennis deadlines near

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include College Football Pick 'Em, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and poker, Monday, Nov. 18.

An adapted wheelchair division is available for table tennis with requests by Saturday, Nov. 16. Contact dgarner@uta.edu for details.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 2-3277 or email imsports@uta.edu.

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

Going Out

Thursday, Nov. 14

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Incarnate Word. Free lanyards. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Friday, Nov. 15

UT System Day Wear your orange and blue for a group photo of Maverick Pride in being part of the UT System. Refreshments. Noon, Moritz Plaza outside College Park Center. UT System Day.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Cleveland State. Free rally towels. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Faculty Jazz Concert Free. 2 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Music.

Wind Symphony Concert Tickets $5 students/seniors, $8 general public. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Movin' Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Movin' Mavs vs. Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks. Free. 2 p.m., Maverick Activities Center. Movin' Mavs.

Sunday, Nov. 17

UTA Jazz Alumni Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

'More than Frybread' Mockumentary about native contestants in the fictionalized 1st Annual Frybread Championship. Free. 7 p.m., Room 106, College Hall. Native American Heritage Month.

Clavier Piano Recital Series Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance Transgender question-and-answer panel. Free. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, candlelight vigil, 6-7 p.m., Central Library mall. LGBTQA program.

'Danny from North Korea' Documentary of a North Korean who escaped to China and the United States. Discussion to follow led by Liberty in North Korea non-profit advocates. Free. 6:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Asian Heritage Month.

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

Coming up

Concerts UTA Choir Concert, Friday, Nov. 22; UTA Symphonic Band Concert, Sunday, Nov. 24; and Percussion Ensemble Concert, Tuesday, Nov. 26.  Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

GIS Day: Cache, if You Can Learn how to use GPS receivers and participate in a geocaching exercise. No GPS experience necessary. 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Central Library mall. GIS Day.

Electronics Recycling The University and the city of Arlington host another recycling day 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 23, in Lot 49, on the southeast corner of Cooper and Mitchell streets. Enter the lot from the south on Doug Russell Road. Proof of Arlington residency is required.

Ongoing

The Gallery at UTA: Amy Blakemore/Sarah Williams Sarah Williams' haunting paintings and Amy Blakemore's offbeat photographs provide an introspective view of human activity. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 16Art and Art HistoryThe Gallery at UTA.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection, donated in 2009, is a large, multi-dimensional collection of art and artifacts from various regions of Africa, ranging from the 11th to 20th centuries. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Gallery 76102: Sweetie Pie Gallery 76102: Sweetie Pie Works made of cast granulated sugar by Janet Morrow examine the notion of sweetness and our ambiguous reactions to it. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Gallery 76102, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Through Saturday, Nov. 30Fort Worth CenterGallery 76102.

MavsArt View artwork created by UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. Free. First floor, Central Library. Through Sunday, Dec. 8. MavsArt.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8, 2014. UT Arlington Library, Special Collections.

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5, 2014. UT Arlington Library.

Mindful Moments Learn techniques to help deal effectively with stress. New day and location. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Fridays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

Planetarium The fall schedule includes Bad Astronomy: Myths and MisconceptionsPink FloydSecret of the Cardboard RocketSpacepark 360, and Stars of the PharaohsPlanetarium.

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

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