Activities fair targets veterans
Learn about the programs and services designed to help veterans succeed at UT Arlington at the annual Veterans Day Activities Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Lunch is free for students receiving GI Bill or Hazlewood benefits.
The Student Veterans Advisory Council, which sponsors the fair, is conducting a survey to assess the needs of student veterans on campus. Student veterans are encouraged to complete the online survey.
Veterans Day began in 1919 as Armistice Day to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the military. The day is recognized each year at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, the official end of World War I.
OneBook author Dana Canedy here Nov. 15
Dana Canedy, author of A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor, UT Arlington's OneBook selection, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.
"A Conversation with Dana Canedy" is free and followed by a book signing. A limited number of free copies of Canedy's book will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Canedy is a Pulitzer prize-winning senior editor at The New York Times. In A Journal for Jordan, a memoir about love, sacrifice, duty, and parenthood, she tells the story of her relationship with Charles Monroe King, who died in Iraq in October 2006 when a bomb exploded under his humvee. King's journal—and Canedy's memories—are the gift they pass on to their son, Jordan.
OneBook gives all freshmen at least one common experience: a select book that is taught in ENGL 1301 and engaging campus events related to the theme of the book.
Maverick pride takes center stage at pep rally, MavSwap, Spirit Friday
This week is filled with Maverick pride starting with the basketball pep rally and MavSwap at noon Wednesday, Nov. 10, on the Central Library mall.
Meet the basketball teams, hear the coaches speak, and watch the cheer and dance team perform while also grabbing a few freebies.
For MavSwap, bring another university’s apparel and receive a free UT Arlington T-shirt. MavSwap is a new tradition that aims to make Maverick gear every season's No. 1 fashion item.
Later in the week, join in for Spirit Friday at noon Friday, Nov. 12, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Spirit Friday tests student organizations' knowledge of UT Arlington's history, fight song, and trivia.
MavSwap and Spirit Friday are hosted by the UTA Ambassadors, a group that promotes Maverick traditions.
Campaigns under way for student elections for campus positions
Candidates are campaigning this week for your vote for Student Congress senators, UTA Ambassadors, and Homecoming king and queen. Voting for fall campus elections is Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, at the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center and at the Maverick Activities Center.
Students who do not attend classes on the main campus must send an e-mail to email@example.com and give their name and MAV ID to receive a ballot by 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Student Congress positions are for one representative each from the colleges or schools. UTA Ambassadors, who promote campus pride and traditions, are all at-large positions. The top three candidates for the Homecoming positions will be announced, with the winners named at Homecoming in the spring.
Undergraduate degree newest addition to linguistics program
The Department of Linguistics and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) has added a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics to its lineup, which includes a master’s and doctoral degree in linguistics and a master's in TESOL.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, from sentence structure to sound structure to meaning. For more information, visit the Linguistics and TESOL website or contact Joseph Sabbagh, assistant professor and undergraduate adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Night Walk checks safety
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the annual Night Walk at 6:15 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 9, to help identify potential safety issues around campus. The walk is sponsored by Student Congress. Participants should meet outside Starbucks at the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more information, contact Jeff Hazelrigs at email@example.com or 817-272-0556.
One Night Without A Home educates about homelessness on Central Library mall
A night on the town takes on a different meaning when you don't have a home. That's what students can experience during the One Night Without A Home event, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, on the Central Library mall.
Students will camp outside in cardboard boxes and participate in educational discussions about homelessness. Speakers include Lylette Pharr of the Tarrant Area Food Bank and a representative of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.
Sign up at the Student Activities office in the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more details, contact the UTA Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-272-2963.
'Education Abroad' is theme for International Education Week
"Education Abroad: The World Is Your Classroom" is the theme for the 11th annual International Education Week, Nov. 15-19. This year’s events will highlight the breadth of education abroad by featuring activities and lectures that discuss international service learning, research, teaching, studying, working, and interning in the international arena and at UT Arlington.
The week features lectures on culture immersion, service learning, and community building; study abroad and Peace Corps information sessions; and a student discussion panel. See the schedule of events.
Taste the world's flavors at the International Food Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on the E.H. Hereford University Center mall.
Presented by the Office of International Education, the celebration is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which provide the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and participate in programs that prepare Americans for a global environment.
Tuesday is deadline to nominate for doctoral student mentoring award
Nomination deadline for this year's Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring is Tuesday, Nov. 9. The award is for faculty members who have a strong record of excellence in mentoring graduate students.
A panel of faculty, students, and Office of Graduate Studies leaders will select the winner, who will receive $3,000 and be recognized at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students Awards Ceremony and at the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates.
For more information, contact Lisa Berry at email@example.com.
Get ready for the holidays with Deck the Mall, Holiday Extravaganza
The holidays are coming soon, and so are celebrations on campus.
Deck the Mall lights the way at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on the Central Library mall. Join carolers in songs and indulge in free hot chocolate and treats while Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, lights the Christmas tree. Sing more holiday tunes with karaoke. EXCEL Campus Activities sponsors the event.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their children to the annual Holiday Extravaganza for crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Santa Claus. The event is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshman Leaders On Campus provides the day's fun.
See which angels have already been chosen on the Angel Tree in the Palo Duro Lounge. The Salvation Army Angel Tree project seeks individuals and families to provide holiday gifts to children in need. About 70 angels remain to be claimed in the Student Activities office in the lower level of the University Center. Gifts should be returned on Thursday, Dec. 2, to the UTA Volunteers office in Student Activities.
Applicants sought for UT System student regent position
The University of Texas System is seeking applicants for the student regent position on the UT System Board of Regents. The term for the position runs from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012.
The nonvoting student regent is an ex-officio member on each board committee. The student regent will participate in approximately a dozen official board meetings and frequently visit with student leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff at the 15 UT System institutions across the state.
Submit applications by Wednesday, Nov. 24, to the Office of Student Governance in the lower level of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Call 817-272-2293 for more details.
Student regent application forms and details are available online.
Smart Care to test technologies to improve health care at home
The College of Nursing and College of Engineering have received $634,500 in federal funds to kick off Smart Care, a discovery and demonstration center for technologies to help senior citizens, people with disabilities, and injured veterans live healthier and longer in their own homes.
Researchers will work with business and industry partners to integrate advanced sensors, wireless communication, and other technologies into a simulated home environment. Smart Care will evaluate the usefulness of existing medical monitoring devices or hardware. Researchers also will develop interfaces to connect devices and software that can interpret data and alert health care providers to needs for intervention.
Read more about Smart Care.
AIA establishes new endowment for graduate architecture students
The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has established a new $75,000 endowment for graduate architecture scholarships at UT Arlington.
The Maverick Match will double the gift to $150,000 for the scholarship endowment, which is named for Suzie Adams, executive director of the Fort Worth Chapter for 38 years.
NSF grant helps UT Arlington researchers build better search engines
Two faculty members are developing a new Internet search engine that treats the Web more like a massive database.
Chengkai Li and Gautam Das, both of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, have won a three-year, $499,713 National Science Foundation grant to develop a new search engine that uses simple queries to address complex information needs.
"You shouldn't have to know some computer language to perform a comprehensive, but pointed search that yields results you can use," Dr. Li says.
Professor lands $1 million grant to help earthquake-proof buildings
Shih-Ho "Simon" Chao, assistant professor of civil engineering, is the principal investigator for an engineering team that has landed a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study earthquake survivability and make buildings more durable.
The team will do the lion’s share of its research, which begins this month, at the University of Minnesota's Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing Laboratory. The lab features a full-scale testing facility that can shake reinforced concrete beams and columns until they collapse.
Read more about the earthquake survivability research.
Lisa Ling brings 'Open Heart, Open Mind' to Maverick Speaker Series lecture Nov. 23
International journalist and TV show host Lisa Ling will bring her message of positive social change to Texas Hall when she discusses "Open Heart, Open Mind" at the Maverick Speakers Series lecture Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Ling frequently discusses her career path as a journalist and the important role journalism plays as a catalyst for positive change in the world.
Since joining the National Geographic Explorer series as host in December 2002, she has covered the looting of antiquities in war-torn Iraq, investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, and examined the complex issues surrounding China’s one-child policy. She serves as a contributing editor for USA Weekend and has produced several award-winning documentaries for PBS.
The versatile journalist has co-written the books, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood, and Somewhere Inside.
Tickets are free, but required and are available online at utatickets.com. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.
Graduating seniors should change privacy setting for commencement program
Students who will graduate in December must change their privacy status to be included in the commencement program. Go online to change your FERPA privacy setting before midnight Thursday, Nov. 11.
Go to your My Mav Student Center. Click on User Preferences, then FERPA Restrictions. Click on the green button Edit FERPA/Directory Restrictions. In the upper right corner, click Release all Restrictions. Scroll to the bottom of that page and click Save. A confirmation page will show your save was successful.
Open registration begins today
Open registration for the winter intersession and spring term begins today, Tuesday, Nov. 9, when all new and returning students will be able to register. Register early. The schedules of classes are online.
To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your portal page at uta.edu/mymav and click on Student Center, then Holds and Details. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department services indicator, or hold. Check the list of academic advising offices.
MyMav system outage scheduled for Nov. 23
MyMav will be unavailable Tuesday, Nov. 23, for a system upgrade. Be sure to register and plan to take care of all business that requires access to MyMav on days other than Nov. 23.
Tuesday, Nov. 9
Wednesday, Nov. 10
$2 Movie: How to Train Your Dragon Young Viking discovers there's more to dragons than smoke and fire. Rated PG. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Planetarium. 817-272-1183.
Mindful Moments Take a break from stress of classes. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 235, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 817-272-2771.
One Night in Asia Celebrate Asia’s traditions with performances by the Filipino Student Association, Pakistan Student Association, Dallas Kiyari Daiko Japanese war drummers, and Fusion Flow. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free. 6-9 p.m. Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, 817-272-2099.
Thursday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Activities Fair Learn about the programs and services designed to help veterans succeed at UT Arlington. Lunch provided for student veterans. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Veterans Benefits Office, 817-272-3373.
Mavs Book Club Book club members review The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Upcoming books are on the Mavs Book Club blog. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Free. 5:30 p.m., basement, Central Library. Diane Shepelwich, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-7521.
One Book, One Arlington Citywide reading project includes presentations by Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science; Bob Woods, professor of mechanical engineering; and Ignacio Nunez ('75 BS), a physician and recent Distinguished Alumnus. The book is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Free. 6:30 p.m. Room 100, Nedderman Hall. One Book, One Arlington.
Volleyball Mavericks vs. TAMU-Corpus Christi. Free with student ID. 7 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Friday, Nov. 12
Free Movie: Inception Sci-fi corporate espionage puts a high price on happiness. Rated PG-13. Concessions available. Free admission and popcorn. 5 and 8 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities, email@example.com, 817-272-2963.
Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Texas Lutheran. Free with student ID. 7 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Friends of the Library: Don Graham Author and UT Austin English Professor Don Graham discusses his book State Fare: An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies (TCU Press, 2008). Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Betty Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-7421.
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13
Saturday, Nov. 13
Volleyball Mavericks vs. UT San Antonio. Free with student ID. 4 p.m. Texas Hall. Athletics, 817-272-2261.
Monday, Nov. 15
Downtown Arlington Music Mondays This lunchtime concert features music students and faculty. Lunch follows. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 300 S. Center St. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Most Awesome Extreme Challenge Take the challenge of sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course, and tag-team joust. Proceeds benefit Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. Register teams online by Friday, Nov. 12. Part of Asian Heritage Month. Free for spectators. 6:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
$2 Movie: Clash of the Titans Zeus' mortal son tries to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Planetarium. 817-272-1183.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Fall Jazz Concert A night of jazz by the Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Brian Mulholland on bass. Tickets $3 students; $5 general public. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
Exhibiting Artist Talk: Seiji Ikeda Seiji Ikeda discusses his work on exhibit at The Gallery at UTA. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History, firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-272-5658.
Saturday, Nov. 20
Brass Night Listen to performances by several student brass groups including two brass quintets, one horn ensemble, and a trumpet ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
The Gallery at UTA: Introductions Features the work of assistant professors of art Seiji Ikeda, Ya'Ke Smith, and Tore Terrasi, who are active exhibiting artists, designers, and filmmakers. Through Nov. 20. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.
Gallery 76102: flats and rounds Artist Nicholas Wood works in hybrid forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Through Nov. 30. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth.
Charting Chartered Companies The exhibition Concessions to Companies as Mirrored in Maps, 1600-1900 focuses on maps and how they shaped the histories of chartered companies. Through Jan. 8. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library. 817-272-2179.
Planetarium programs Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings in Stars of the Pharaohs. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Downtown Farmers Market Arlington's downtown farmers market features locally grown produce and locally made baked goods, arts, and crafts. Co-sponsored by UT Arlington Dining Services. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, 215 E. Front St.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Movin' Mavs tip off with Jim Hayes Memorial
The Movin' Mavs open the season with the Jim Hayes Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13. Men’s and women’s teams from Alabama, Illinois, and the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks will compete along with the Movin’ Mavs, coached by Doug Garner.
Play begins at 9 a.m. Friday in the Physical Education Building gym. Final game pits the Movin' Mavs against Alabama at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas Hall. See the tournament schedule.
Free T-shirts from the Movin' Mavs and Student Affairs. Free hot dogs and drinks to the first 200 fans. Admission to all games is free.
Volleyball Mavs win fifth straight, host two games
Senior Bianca Sauls recorded 16 kills and 14 digs as UT Arlington won its fifth straight match with a 3-1 decision over Nicholls State on Saturday at Texas Hall.
The Mavericks are now 8-6 in Southland Conference play. The team will close the regular season this week with home matches against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and UT-San Antonio at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, both at Texas Hall. Students are admitted free with ID.
The Southland Conference Tournament is Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 19-21, in Huntsville.
Men's basketball opens season Friday at Texas Hall
With only one senior on the roster, the men’s basketball team will be young, but should be exciting as coach Scott Cross has five transfers on the squad.
The Mavericks open the season against Texas Lutheran at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Texas Hall. Students are admitted free with ID.
Women's basketball begins season at Oral Roberts
Seniors Shalyn Martin and Tamara Simmons will provide experience for the women’s basketball team as it opens the season at Oral Roberts University on Friday, Nov. 12.
The first home game for the women, coached by Samantha Morrow, is Wednesday, Nov. 24, against Arkansas State.
Five intramural events round out fall semester
Upcoming intramural sports offered through Campus Recreation and entry periods or deadlines are:
Go online to learn more about intramural sports events, rules, and deadlines.