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24 Hours at UTA

24 Hours at UTA

By its nature, a thriving research university like UTA bustles with an endless array of activities. No matter the time—day or night—somebody is doing something on campus. You’re sure to see professors lecturing, scientists conducting laboratory experiments, and students studying or hanging out. But some things aren’t as visible: a team receiving locker-room instructions from its coach, the College Park Center video display lowered to ground level for inspection, the inner workings of a massive computing center. Enjoy this unique snapshot of 24 hours in Maverick Country.

Early Exercise

Early Exercise

6:11 AM

The running track at the Maverick Activities Center is busy from opening until closing. The MAC draws about 4,000 visitors a day to its workout facilities.

Growth Spurt

Growth Spurt

7:32 AM

A groundskeeper attends to flowers and ferns in the University’s greenhouse, which supplies plants for campus events.

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

8:46 AM

Sunlight from a window in the Chemistry and Physics Building casts shadows on students walking to class.

Morning Jolt

Morning Jolt

9:01 AM

The Starbucks coffee house in the E.H. Hereford University Center is a popular gathering place for students, faculty, and staff.

Eye Level

Eye Level

10:53 AM

A College Park Center technician examines the four-sided video display before a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader.

School Spirit

School Spirit

11:40 AM

A student puts the finishing touches on his art project on the Central Library mall.

Top Choice

Top Choice

12:11 PM

Whether riding bikes or walking to class, more students than ever are choosing UT Arlington as their college home.

Imparting Knowledge

Imparting Knowledge

1:17 PM

Professors consistently garner national and international recognition for their classroom innovations. Chemistry and biochemistry Lecturer Seiichiro Tanizaki is among 42 UT Arlington faculty members to receive the prestigious UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award since its establishment in 2008.

Exploring Maverick Country

Exploring Maverick Country

2:05 PM

A campus tour begins in the high-tech Dan Dipert University Welcome Center in the College Park District.

Court Sense

Court Sense

3:09 PM

Men’s basketball coach Scott Cross diagrams a play before practice. The 2013-14 season marked the first in the Sun Belt Conference for all 14 of UT Arlington’s NCAA Division I athletics teams.

Hands Off

Hands Off

5:44 PM

Flag football is among the University’s most popular intramural sports. More than 1,700 students participate in intramurals each year.

Rocky Ascent Rocky Ascent

Rocky Ascent

6:28 PM

The climbing wall in the Maverick Activities Center offers an extreme-sport alternative to traditional exercise.

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

7:12 PM

Students play video games in Arlington Hall, the largest of UT Arlington’s six residence hall communities. About 5,100 students live in University-owned housing, and about 10,000 live within five miles of campus.

Always On the Air

Always On the Air

8:00 PM

“Online, all the time” is the motto for UTA Radio, a student-run Internet station featuring local, national, and international indie rock. News and sports also play a major role in the 24/7 operation.

Crucial Connection

Crucial Connection

9:59 PM

A research associate inspects the Southwest Tier 2 Center in the Chemistry and Physics Building. The supercomputing facility analyzes data from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Mind Melding

Mind Melding

10:43 PM

Study rooms in the Central Library provide students with a quiet space to work on group assignments. The building is open continuously for most of the week.

Center of Discovery

Center of Discovery

11:22 PM

It’s not uncommon to find researchers in their labs late at night, working on breakthroughs in medicine, energy, and other critical fields.

Laptop of Luxury Laptop of Luxury

Laptop of Luxury

1:21 AM

You can’t beat the convenience of online offerings. About 30 percent of UT Arlington students are enrolled exclusively in online courses, and about 42 percent take at least one distance education class.

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

2:54 AM

A public safety officer monitors the College Park District on a T3 Patroller electric transport vehicle.

Power Play

Power Play

4:45 AM

A worker replaces a part for a pump in the basement of the Thermal Energy Plant.

Scenes from a day in the life of UT Arlington offer fresh perspectives on a campus buzzing with energy.

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