Sanjay Gupta discusses medicine and media tonight
Tickets are still available to see Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, in the next Maverick Speakers Series event.
Dr. Gupta will speak on "Medicine and Media" at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 18, at College Park Center.
Gupta anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta MD on CNN. A practicing neurosurgeon, he is a member of the faculty and staff at Emory University School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Forbes Magazine has named him among its 10 Most Influential Celebrities.
General admission tickets are free but required. The premium seating package is $25 and includes a front-of-house seat and reserved parking near the venue. Tickets are available at utatickets.com and the College Park Center box office.
The Maverick Speakers Series is sponsored in part by Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
College of Business named one of best for veterans
UT Arlington is one of the best business schools in the United States for military veterans, according to rankings released last week by Military Times.
The University has about 3,000 veterans or veterans’ family members attending classes. Of those, about 2,200 are veterans. UT Arlington placed No. 33 on the list of 64 institutions.
Military Times focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, a nearly 80-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.
“We have a great tool in the Goolsby Leadership Academy. Many of our veterans have skills that make them a great fit with our leadership initiatives,” College of Business Dean Rachel Croson says. “And it’s not just the business school. We have an entire university that backs the veterans across many, many platforms.”
Read more about the College of Business' honors.
New website features rarely seen items from U.S.-Mexico War
Hundreds of newly translated and transcribed documents relating to the U.S.-Mexico War (1846-1848) are now available online for the first time in A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War.
The website promotes awareness of and scholarly activity in the U.S.-Mexico War and presents the conflicts from both sides.
"Almost all of the material written in English focuses on the American experience," says Sam Haynes, director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies. "We digitized and translated 500 Mexican broadsheets that provide a great window into what the war was like for the Mexicans."
A Continent Divided features maps, letters, diaries, broadsides, and photographs. One newly digitized diary recounts the experiences of a man stationed in U.S.-occupied Mexico City dealing with guerrilla warfare after the war.
The site is cosponsored by UTA Libraries and the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies with support from UTA's College of Liberal Arts and the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.
"This is an extraordinary opportunity for teachers, students, and scholars to access original documents and images not available anywhere else," says Rebecca Bichel, dean of UTA Libraries. "A Continent Divided reflects years of work with our collections, and we are committed to continually adding to the site."
Additional materials will go online as additional funding becomes available.
College Park South garage spaces reserved for Maverick Speakers Series event
The College Park South garage has about 200 spaces reserved today Tuesday, March 18, for the Sanjay Gupta appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series. The garage will reopen for normal use after the event.
Spaces in the south garage for Arlington Hall permits, the Dan Dipert Welcome Center, and College Park District businesses will remain open throughout the day. Spaces in the student, faculty, and staff areas will be closed for event guests.
Parking options include permit spaces in the College Park North and Central garages.
Lunch and news updates at 'Pizza with the President' Wednesday
Students are invited to join President Vistasp Karbhari for lunch and informal discussion. Free pizza will be served starting at noon Wednesday, March 19, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Robotics feature of Focus on Faculty
See some of UTA's robotics demonstrated for the Focus on Faculty lecture at noon Wednesday, March 19, on the sixth floor of Central Library. PR2, unmanned vehicles, and 3-D-printed prosthetics will be on display before the program by Rick Lynch, executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute.
Lynch will discuss how the research and development efforts at UTARI assist people in the performance of dirty, dull, and dangerous tasks and in improving the lives of those with disabilities. UTARI focuses on unique, affordable solutions to complex problems and short-term commercialization of research through innovations in advanced manufacturing, biomedical technologies, and robotics.
A West Point graduate, Lynch earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the United States Army for 35 years, retiring as a lieutenant general. His commands included the Third Infantry Division in combat and III Corps at Fort Hood.
Filings begin for spring student elections
Become a candidate for the spring campus elections. Open positions include Student Congress president, vice president, and senators, Mr. UTA, Ms. UTA, UTA Ambassadors, and Student Service Allocation Committee representatives.
For applications, visit the Student Organizations office in Suite B120 in the University Center. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27.
Bioengineering marks 40th anniversary
The Department of Bioengineering celebrates 40 years at UTA on Wednesday, March 19.
Tours of bioengineering labs are 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Engineering Research Building. Poster sessions and a reception are 2:30-4 p.m. outside the ERB.
At 5 p.m., a reception for John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is set for Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. Dr. Rogers presents "Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body" at 6 p.m. in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall for the Engineering Distinguished Speakers Series.
Business Week begins
Business leaders share their insights with students during Business Week, Monday-Friday, March 17-21.
Guest speakers include several alumni, such as John Terrell ('08 EMBA), vice president of commercial development for DFW International Airport; and Bill Wade ('93 BBA), CIO and executive vice president of information technology for American National Bank of Texas.
The Research Incubator Seminar Series features Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, Jeff McGee, and Susanna Khavul, associate professors of management, discussing "Riding with the Cowboys: Do Entrainment and Entrainment Quotient Matter to Firm Performance?" The program is 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Room 609 of the Business Building. Coffee with the Dean follows in Room 633.
Applications due for service and service learning awards
The Center for Community Service Learning awards three students—one graduate, two undergraduate—each spring with a monetary award and a plaque in recognition of commitment to their communities and/or enrichment of their learning experience through service learning.
Social aimed at welcoming transfer students
Transfer students can meet new friends and learn more about the campus community at a social 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the clubhouse at The Heights on Pecan Apartments at 1225 S. Pecan St. The Transfer Ambassadors sponsor the event.
Tickets available for TEDxUTA
Hear from some of the most innovative minds in technology, entertainment, and design at TEDxUTA at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Rosebud Theatre in the E.H. Hereford University Center.
Speakers include Yolanda Bruce Brooks, a sports medicine clinician; Michael S. Brown, Nobel Prize winner and director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern; Romeo España, co-founder of the North Texas Drone User Group; Bart Shaw, Fort Worth architect; Esther Sternberg, medical professor and mind-body science expert; and Haily Summerford, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center director.
The UT Arlington faculty members and students scheduled to speak are Myrtle P. Bell, professor of management; Kaushik De, professor of physics; Smitha Rao, electrical engineering research associate; Bart Weiss, professor of film; Bob Woods, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Formula SAE team adviser; Jarryd Willis, psychology doctoral student; and Kelly Walters, political science and psychology sophomore.
Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for faculty/staff, and $35 for the general public.
Compete in Spirit Week contests
Celebrate the Maverick moxie with fun and games during Spirit Week, March 24-28.
Exchange your old school attire for a UTA T-shirt at MavSwap. Grab a bite at a tailgate at the Maverick baseball game against Baylor. Test your college knowledge at a UTA trivia competition between student organizations.
Students who sign in at each event can earn points for their student organization and win prizes. See more details at the website for the UTA Ambassadors, who sponsor the fun.
Student organizations interested in competing in the trivia contest should email Jennifer Fox.
Taco tailgate at Friday's baseball game
The Maverick Club is hosting a Taco Tailgate on Friday, March 21, in the picnic area down the third base line at Clay Gould Ballpark.
The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $3 with student ID and $5 for adults. The Mavericks take on Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m.
The meal is a $5 donation and will include two tacos, rice, beans, and water or tea.
Freshman leaders seek volunteers for MDA fundraiser
Freshmen Leaders On Campus needs volunteers to raise money to send six local children with neuromuscular diseases to a summer camp sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The volunteer who raises the most funds will win a pizza party for their chosen organization.
Donations are accepted through the final fundraising event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, on the University Center mall. Visit the MDA FLOC-UP website or contact the Leadership Center at 817-272-6054.
Applications accepted for First-Year Experience Peer Leaders
The Division of Student Affairs is recruiting involved student leaders to serve as Peer Leaders for the new First-Year Experience course for the fall 2014 semester.
The FYE course is required for all first-time, full-time freshmen. The course orients students to life on campus and assists in the transition to college. Peer Leaders assist with class activities and discussion, serve as a resource to the students in the class, share their love for UT Arlington, and encourage students’ campus involvement and engagement.
Registration open for Big Event
Sign up for the Big Event, UTA's annual day of community service, by choosing your volunteer event online. Faculty, staff, and students can participate as individuals or as a group, a new option this year. Groups must have 10-20 people.
Apply to volunteer by Tuesday, March 25. The Big Event is Saturday, April 12.
Provide feedback in student survey
Freshmen and seniors are encouraged to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement that was sent via email. For questions, contact Student Affairs at 817-272-6030.
Grad Finale has what you need for Commencement
Find everything you need for spring Commencement at the Grad Finale on Monday-Thursday, March 24-27, at the UT Arlington Bookstore. Hours are 3-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday.
Think before you drop
The last day to drop courses for both undergraduate and graduate students is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28. A grade of W will appear on your transcript. Undergraduate students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. Discuss the impact of this when you meet with your adviser about dropping a course. Read more about this state law. A list of academic advising offices is online.
Grade exclusion, forgiveness request sites close March 28
UT Arlington will process grade exclusion and forgiveness requests submitted by 5 p.m. on the last day to drop—Friday, March 28—as part of the grading and academic standing process for the spring 2014 term.
Submissions to the grade exclusion site will next be available June 2, when the site reopens for submissions on the first day of classes for the summer I session. It will then be available through the last drop date for the summer II session.
For a grade to be excluded or forgiven, students must be registered on the Census Date for the term in which their request is processed.
Registration begins for summer and fall 2014
Priority registration opens for summer and fall terms Monday, April 7. Advising is already available in your academic department.
Check for your appointment time on the registration timetable, which is available in your MyMav Student Center, along with information on whether you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. A list of academic advising offices is online.
The schedule of classes is not final. Plan to validate your course selections when registration opens.
Tickets required to attend Commencement ceremonies
Graduates participating in Commencement and their guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. Children age 2 and younger do not need a ticket.
Look for instructions on claiming tickets in your UTA email accounts on Friday, April 11. Visit the Commencement website for details on ticket quantities and availability.
Commencement ceremonies are Friday-Sunday, May 9-11, in College Park Center.
Tuesday, March 18
Afternoon Variety Showcase Singer, songwriter Teddy Geiger performs. Free. 1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.
Baseball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State University. Also, vs. Columbia University, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and vs. Arkansas State University, Friday-Sunday, March 21-23. Tickets $5 adults, $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.
Clavier Piano Recital UTA piano students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Wednesday, March 19
Guest Trombone Recital Tim Smith of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is guest artist. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.
Friday, March 21
Friends of the Library Professor Emeritus Dennis Reinhartz discuss his latest book, The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History, which explores map embellishments from the 16th through 19th centuries, widely considered the golden age of cartography. A book signing and reception follow. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library.
Friday Night Film: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' 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.
The Gallery at UTA: Alice Leora Briggs /James Sullivan Works by Alice Leora Briggs and James Sullivan. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 29. Art and Art History, The Gallery at UTA.
MavsArt Enjoy a variety of artistic media by faculty, staff, and students. First floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.
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.
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.)
NWBA championship slips away from Movin' Mavs
The National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball title slipped by the Movin' Mavs in a 55-54 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 8 at College Park Center.
The game wrapped up the three-day 2014 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Championships on the UT Arlington campus.
"We simply ran out of time," head coach Doug Garner said of the last-second loss.
The Movin' Mavs pushed hard through a tight first half that ended with UWW leading 32-30. Following a Warhawks free throw, Jorge Sanchez rushed down court for a basket to give the Mavs a 54-53 lead with 9.9 seconds left. Another UWW score tipped the balance, and the Mavs' final shot failed.
The win was UWW's 11th title. The University of Alabama, last year's champions, won third place by defeating the University of Missouri 47-45.
The new Lady Mavs wheelchair team was disqualified after a player became ill. Although one player short, the team chose to take on Edinboro University and won 38-26.
For the women's title, Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Alabama 69-54. Illinois claimed third place by winning 65-17 over Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Also competing in the tournament was Southwest Minnesota State University.
Injury sidelines Vaughn for NCAA Indoors
UT Arlington sprinter Clayton Vaughn was forced to miss last weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships after suffering a strained hip flexor in training.
Vaughn had earned the top seed in the 60 meters after posting a school-record and NCAA season-best time of 6.55 seconds in February. The senior was looking to become the fourth UTA track athlete to become a three-time indoor All-American.
The injury ends the indoor season for the Mavericks, who begin the outdoor campaign with the Rice Multis on Wednesday-Thursday, March 19-20, the TCU Invitational on Friday, March 21, and the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Wednesday-Saturday, March 26-29 in Austin.
Nwanguma earns SBC all-conference honors
Women's basketball senior center Desherra Nwanguma has been named second team All-Sun Belt Conference.
Nwanguma scored a career-high 34 points this season when the Mavericks defeated UL Lafayette 73-54. She also racked up a team-high eight double-doubles.
She led the team in scoring and rebounding, with 13.5 points per game and 8.5 boards per game and also led the Sun Belt in rebounding (9.3) and blocks (1.6).
Intramural sand volleyball, fantasy baseball entries due this week
Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include sand volleyball, Wednesday, March 19; NCAA Tournament Pick ‘Em, Thursday, March 20; fantasy baseball, Friday, March 21; March Madness video game tournament, Tuesday, March 25; and NCAA Sweet 16 Bracket Challenge, Thursday, March 27.