Researcher proves mass is important in nano calculations, measurements
Alan Bowling, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has proved that the effect of mass is important, can be measured, and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer scale.
The results are consistent with Newton’s Second Law of Motion and imply that mass should be included in the dynamic model of nano-sized objects in fluid environments that often occurs in biological systems. The most widely accepted models omit mass at that scale.
Dr. Bowling collaborated with Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics; doctoral students Mahdi Haghshenas-Jaryani, Bryan Black, and Sarvenaz Ghaffari; and graduate student James Drake.
The research is detailed in the online issue of the Journal of Non-Linear Dynamics and will be in the print version later this year.
“The paper is only the beginning for this research,” says Khosrow Behbehani, dean of the College of Engineering. "It could transform the way we conduct research in nano-engineering by providing researchers with the ability to study such physical phenomena at such small scale through the model.”
Read more about the mass and nano research.
Middle level education program honored
The College of Education and Health Professions has been honored for providing beginning middle school teachers with extensive clinical practice and ongoing professional development.
The Middle Level Educator Preparation Program was one of five at Texas universities to receive the Exemplary Field-Based Instructional Practices Award from Quest for Quality, a collaboration between the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Quest for Quality also gave Exceptional Teacher Candidate awards to Caitlin Rhodes, a student in the Middle Level Education Program, and Tige Kelley, a student in the UTeach Program.
Read more about the Quest for Quality awards.
New 'Inquiry' magazine investigates infrastructure woes
What can be done to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure? Can natural gas drilling contaminate the water supply? What does a landfill in Denton have to do with renewable energy?
Learn the answers to these questions and more in the newest issue of Inquiry, UT Arlington’s research magazine, now available online.
You’ll also find stories on how University researchers are using a popular video game to treat people with mental illnesses, turning everyday inhalers into tools to help regrow damaged lungs, and uncovering a forgotten text that provides new insights into a beloved poet.
Now published twice a year, Inquiry sports a fresh look and features sections that spotlight faculty and student exploration as well as a research-based opinion piece on a hot topic.
All tickets claimed for Anderson Cooper
All tickets have been claimed to see CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for the Maverick Speakers Series.
Cooper will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at College Park Center with moderator Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of KERA-FM's midday talk show Think.
If you would like to attend and don't have a ticket, you can claim free standby general admission tickets at utatickets.com. Holders of printed standby tickets will be seated, space permitting, 10 minutes before the show starts. While organizers anticipate being able to accommodate all standby ticket holders, it is not a guarantee.
Cooper's appearance in November was postponed due to the journalist being assigned to report on the massive destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Cooper took his background in war correspondence for Channel One News and ABC to CNN in 2001, where he reported on major breaking news stories and handled live coverage for the military conflict in Baghdad. His show, Anderson Cooper 360°, has aired on CNN since 2003. He has earned many accolades throughout his career, including several Emmys, a Peabody, and two GLAAD Media awards.
NOLABound Tailgate Tour arrives for men's basketball game tonight
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans at the men's basketball game today, Thursday, Jan. 23, against Troy. The game starts at 8 p.m. at College Park Center.
The Sun Belt Conference's NOLABound Tailgate Tour visits each conference campus before the SBC Championships beginning Wednesday, March 12, in New Orleans.
The tailgate starts at 7 p.m. on the concourse overlooking the arena.
The main attraction is traditional New Orleans cuisine prepared by Cook Me Somethin' Mister!, featured on Food Network's Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri. Pick up samples of jambalaya and king cake, and earn free giveaways including Louisiana hot sauce, cajun seasoning, T-shirts, mini basketballs, and more.
The game will be televised on the Sun Belt Network. Check ESPN and Time Warner Sports for the local broadcast, although some cable providers may black out the game.
New handbook section addresses outside food, beverages at on-campus events
A new section HOP ADM 5-309 has been published in the Handbook of Operating Procedures to reflect current requirements as outlined in the University’s food service agreement with ARAMARK. For questions, contact David Albart, director of University Center Operations, at email@example.com or 2-2929.
W-2 forms available online; note security restrictions
The 2013 W-2 forms are now available on UT Direct.
Note the new reporting requirement for W-2s issued after Jan. 1, 2013.
To claim and print your W-2 at UT Direct, log on, select the claim tab, review instructions, scroll down and click "Yes! I claim my W-2!," choose the download tab at the top, and click "Download My Tax Form." You may choose to open your W-2 to print or save.
If you have not upgraded your UT EID security level, go to one of the departments listed below and show your driver's license or passport. If you have forgotten your password, email one of the departments from your UT Arlington email address.
If you do not claim your 2013 W-2 form on UT Direct by Tuesday, Jan. 28, Payroll Services will print and mail your unclaimed W-2 to your department on campus if you have an active appointment. Otherwise your unclaimed W-2 will be mailed to your home address.
Email should not be used to transmit sensitive data, such as your W-2, the Information Security Office warns.
Note that if the UT EID is not used within 45 days, it must be re-activated by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from your UT Arlington email account.
Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations due Monday
Outstanding Academic Adviser nominations are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate faculty adviser and professional adviser.
Nominations are due Monday, Jan. 27. For details, contact Delene Remmers at 2-2737.
Faculty judges needed for ACES event
Volunteer to be a judge for the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) on Wednesday, March 26. The ACES symposium is a university-wide event that showcases the best of our students’ research and creativity.
In evaluating presentations and posters, judges' assessments are guided by a well-established rubric provided that day. The highest rated presentations and posters receive awards that are presented that evening.
Judges are invited to a breakfast, buffet luncheon, and an afternoon reception.
Judges can serve 7:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-5 p.m., or both time slots. More details on the schedule will be announced in early March.
Proposals due Feb. 1 for 'Day One' workshop activities
Proposals are needed for the Day One Workshop 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 28. The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the College of Education and Health Professions sponsors the workshop.
Presentations are needed for activities appropriate for the first day of class. Workshop attendees will participate in these 15-minute hands-on demonstrations. Activities should be short enough for participants to have a simulated student experience within 15 minutes.
Link to College Park restaurants for specials, coupons
Be among the first to find out about events, specials, and receive coupons for the College Park District restaurants. Click here to sign up for the College Park Newsletter and receive a coupon just for signing up.
Lecture looks at changing times for African American History Month event
James Sweatt III will speak on “Minorities and Changing Times, One Person’s Experience” for African American History Month at noon Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The African American Faculty and Staff Association sponsors his appearance.
A retired board-certified thoracic surgeon, Dr. Sweatt was the first African American to graduate from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.
He was the first African American appointed to the board of directors of Parkland Memorial Hospital and the first African American president of the Dallas County Medical Society. He is the nephew of civil rights pioneer Heman Marion Sweatt who successfully challenged UT Austin’s admission policy and became the first African American admitted to the UT School of Law.
The event is free, but space is limited. To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com or call 2-5300.
MavsArt exhibit seeks submissions
The UT Arlington Libraries are accepting submissions from UTA students, staff, and faculty for the spring 2014 MavsArt exhibit.
Both 2-D and 3-D submissions are accepted. Applications to display works are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 13. Artwork will be displayed on the first floor of the Central Library through the spring semester starting Thursday, Feb. 20.
MavsArt is a semester-long program that showcases the artistic talents of UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. The first MavsArt exhibit featured cartoons, digital art, photography, Victorian hair mourning, assemblage pieces, and traditional paint on canvas.
Take first step for retiring this year
Planning to retire from the UT System typically requires a minimum of three months advance notice. If you're considering retirement at the end of this academic year, visit the UT System's "Getting Ready to Retire" website. To learn more about the retirement process, visit the UT Arlington Steps to Retirement page or call the Office of Human Resources at 2-5554 and speak to a benefits representative about retirement preparation.
Meal plans available for faculty, staff
Dining Services dishes up three meal plans for faculty and staff. All include credit at the Connection Cafe and Dining Dollars to use anywhere on campus.
The three commuter meal plans range from $345 to $500 plus tax, with 21-70 meals and $100-$215 Dining Dollars. Use your MavID card to redeem meal credits and Dining Dollars.
Sign up at the University Housing Office on the main level of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Take a Maverick Ride after dark with police security escort service
The UT Arlington Police Department provides escort services at any time requested. To request a security escort, call 2-3381.
Check out employment opportunities at uta.edu/jobs. Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thursday, Jan. 23
College of Nursing Dean Candidate Chandice Covington, a candidate for dean of the College of Nursing, speaks. She is chair of the Women, Children, and Family Nursing Department at Rush University in Chicago. Free. 3-4:30 p.m., Room 245W, Business Building. Nursing.
Friday, Jan. 24
Saturday, Jan. 25
DFW New Young Investigators Learn about research in the DFW area, meet local academic and industry leaders, and network for development of collaborative research projects. Speakers include, from left, Junha Jeon and Kayunta Johnson-Winters, assistant professors of chemistry and biochemistry, and faculty members from TCU, SMU, and UTSW. Free. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Room 114, Chemistry Research Building. Chemistry and Biochemistry.
CPR/AED Training Hands-on skills training prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 22, April 26. Campus Recreation.
Spanish Language: Level I Learn basic grammar and vocabulary helpful in social situations. Register online. Faculty, staff $69.50; use code UTHALF. 9-11:40 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 25-March 1. Continuing Education.
Monday, Jan. 27
Cervical and Testicular Cancer Awareness Day Learn more about cervical and testicular cancer and what you can do to prevent it. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.
Unmanned Systems Consortium Leaders in the unmanned systems field gather to discuss their current work and the future of these advanced technologies. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UTA Research Institute.
Guitar Lessons for Adults: Level I Examine the concepts of fretting and hand position, open chords, and strum patterns An acoustic guitar is required for class. Register online. Faculty, staff $50; use code UTHALF. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 27-March 3. Continuing Education.
Creative Writing: Beginner's Fiction Learn about narration, characterization, dialogue, conflict, plot, and style. Register online. Faculty, staff $89.50; use code UTHALF. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 27-Feb. 24. Continuing Education.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Safe Zone Ally Training Learn how to be supportive to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Register online. Free. 1-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. LGBTQA Program.
Powerful Presentation Skills Develop and enhance your public speaking style and create compelling presentations. Register online. Free. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Eating on the Run Start the semester off with the tools to eat well with limited time and with limited effort on your part. Look at staples to keep; how to whip up fast, nutritious, tasty meals; snacks to take to class or work; and better choices when on-the-run. $5. 7-8 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Performance Management Forms and Procedures Review the new forms and procedures for performance management. Register online. Free. 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; noon-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10; 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19; 10-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28; noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11; 11 a.m.-noon Monday, March 24. Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.
Friday, Jan. 31
Is the Dallas-Fort Worth Region Future-Ready? Futurist Rebecca Ryan, right, shares four trends that will rock your community in the years to come, why now is the moment for action, and how smart communities are leveraging these trends and forcing disruptive changes to make their communities more engaging, responsive, and attractive to current and future generations. Free, but reservations required. Reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. School of Urban and Public Affairs.
Rape Aggression Defense Class Female faculty, staff, and students can learn self-defense. Register. Free for female faculty, staff, and students. Saturday, Feb. 1, Maverick Activities Center. UTA Police.
Maverick Boot Camp An intense, exciting one-hour workout gets your heart racing and your muscles burning. $25. 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 3-26, west lawn, Maverick Activities Center. Also, March 24-April 16. Campus Recreation.
Wind and Ocean Current Energy Harvesting: Potential and Challenges D. Stefan Dancila, right, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, addresses the potential and challenges associated with harvesting renewable energy from wind and ocean currents. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Mavericks play Troy tonight with TV, tailgate tour, 'Greek Out' specials
College Park Center features some extra spice for the men's basketball game against Troy at 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 23.
Thursday's game features the NOLABound Tailgate Tour and is a "Greek Out" night with freebies and prizes. The game will be televised on the Sun Belt Network. Check ESPN and Time Warner Sports for the local broadcast, although some cable providers may black out the game.
The women's team lost 85-62 to Troy on Wednesday night.
The teams face South Alabama on Saturday, Jan. 25, at College Park Center. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
Next week, the teams go to Bowling Green to play Western Kentucky. The women play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. The men’s game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, will be broadcast on ESPN3.
• The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team plays Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Wichita, Kan.
• The women's tennis team fell to No. 30 TCU by 5-2 last Saturday in Fort Worth. The Mavs are at home against Midwestern State and Tarleton State on Feb. 1, Dallas Baptist and Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 8, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Feb. 13.
• The track teams compete this weekend in the Mark Colligan Memorial in Lincoln, Neb. At the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational last weekend, Ryan Tilotta won the 3000 meters, Ashly Wright placed first in the 800 meters, and the men placed third overall. Coming up is the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 1.
Intramural sports entries due this week
Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include: billiards, Thursday, Jan. 23; preseason basketball, Tuesday, Jan. 28; basketball, Wednesday, Jan. 29; rock climbing, Tuesday, Feb. 4; and racquetball, Friday, Feb. 7.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Troy. Sun Belt NOLABound Tailgate and "Greek Out" event. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. South Alabama, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, College Park Center. Athletics.
Flute Choir Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday, Jan. 24
Guest Orchestra Concert The West Virginia University Orchestra performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday Night Films: 'Captain Phillips' Rated PG-13. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Sunday, Jan. 26
A Cappella Choir Concert UTA's A Cappella Choir performs. Free. 7 p.m., St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave. in Fort Worth. Also, noon Monday, Feb. 10, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Concerts and Recitals UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert, tickets $8, Saturday, Feb. 1. Free recitals: Guest Chamber Recital, Monday, Feb. 3; Music Honors Recital, Tuesday, Feb. 4; Guest Bassoon Recital, Friday, Feb. 7. All 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday Night Films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Feb. 7; and Gravity, Feb. 21. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Gallery 76102: Beyond Memory Paintings by people with dementia are part of Memories in the Making, an art program of the Alzheimer's Association. Paintings are available through an online auction through Jan. 25. Calendars, note cards, and small matted paintings are for sale at the event. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, Jan. 25. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
The Gallery at UTA: Faculty Biennial XIV This exhibition shows what Department of Art and Art History professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Feb. 8. Art and Art History, The Gallery at UTA.
Mindful Moments Learn mindfulness techniques to help deal effectively with stress. New day. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Mondays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.
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. 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. UT Arlington Library.
Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.
Planetarium The spring schedule includes new shows Back to the Moon for Good, Exoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)