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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Henry Cisneros and Bob Costas

Henry Cisneros and Bob Costas

Cisneros, Costas wrap up 2014-15 Maverick Speakers Series

Plan to claim tickets to see Henry Cisneros and Bob Costas for the last Maverick Speakers Series events of the season. Tickets for Cisneros are available now, and tickets for Costas are offered starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at

Cisneros will speak on "Smart Growth: Developing the Economy, Infrastructure, and a Sustainable Future" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Texas Hall.

A four-term mayor of San Antonio, Cisneros also served as the 10th secretary of housing and urban development during the Clinton administration. Since leaving public office, he has remained actively involved with housing development and urban revitalization.

An acclaimed sportscaster and 26-time Emmy Award winner, Costas has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in College Park Center. 

Costas has been on air for NBC Sports since the early 1980s, hosting the network's Olympics coverage and Football Night in America. He will discuss "Sports in America: Is It Still Only a Game?"

Individuals who held general or preferred tickets for Costas' Sept. 25 date will have an opportunity to claim or buy tickets for the new date beginning Monday, March 2. Instructions to those individuals will be sent via email.

All remaining Costas' general admission and preferred seating package tickets will become available to the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at For VIP tickets, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235.

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Chill out

The Central Library mall was a lonely site Monday and Tuesday when the campus was closed due to freezing rain and icy road conditions.

Submit comments on Principles of Community for Strategic Plan

As part of UT Arlington’s strategic planning process, President Vistasp Karbhari appointed a task force to examine how to bring the University community together and ground us in our mission of research, teaching, and public service.

The task force of faculty, staff, and students formed in August 2014. After many meetings and discussions, the members drafted the Principles of Community. These principles describe and define UT Arlington, serving as the heart and soul of our engagement with each other and the larger community we serve.

Before finalizing them, the task force and President Karbhari are seeking your input. Please read the Principles of Community draft and fill out the online comment/suggestion form by Friday, March 6.

The task force will gather your feedback to help formalize the document.

Friday deadline to check list for Employee Service Awards

Through the Service Awards Program, the University honors employees who have made a significant career commitment. The honorees are faculty and staff members reaching milestones of 10 years or more.

Employees and departments are encouraged to review the 2015 recipient list for accuracy. Email any changes, additions, or deletions to by Friday, Feb. 27.

On Wednesday, April 8, the University will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center to honor employees with 25 years of service. Included in this celebration will be employees who have 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service.

On Wednesday, April 15, the University will host a reception at 3 p.m. in the Rio Grande Ballroom to honor employees who have 10, 15, and 20 years of service. 

Beyond Right and Wrong-Israel

Path to recovery: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of three tragedies explored in the documentary Beyond Right & Wrong. A screening is set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

'Beyond Right & Wrong' looks at tragedies and forgiveness Monday

Listen to both sides of tragedy and forgiveness at a screening of Beyond Right & Wrong at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The film was originally set to show Tuesday, Feb. 24.

This life-changing documentary by director Lekha Singh explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from these tragedies. From the Rwandan genocide to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people from different sides of the violence share their stories—their anger, remorse, pain, and paths to recovery.

The free screening includes free popcorn and beverages. Read more about the Beyond Right & Wrong documentary.

The Beyond Right & Wrong fellowship website includes details on four student fellowships.

MavsArt exhibit submissions due Friday

The MavsArt submission deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 27.

The UT Arlington Libraries hosts the art of faculty, staff, and students. Artwork will be displayed on the first floor of the Central Library through the spring semester.

For more information, visit the MavsArt page or email

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The King's speech

Bernice King, daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was keynote speaker at the Center for African American Studies' annual conference Saturday. The CAAS event, which started Friday, focused on social justice.

Women's History Month looks at 'Futuristic Females'

The Women's and Gender Studies program celebrates Women's History Month with a lecture series "Futuristic Females: Women in Science and Science Fiction."

The series includes New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series of mystery novels that inspired the hit TV series, True Blood. She will speak Tuesday, March 24.

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, with a screening of Orgasm, Inc., a documentary about the quest to create a libido-enhancing pill for women. A discussions follows. Both are in Room 108 of University Hall. 

On Wednesday, March 4, Susana Morris of Auburn University will discuss "Black Women, Afrofuturism, and Feminism" at noon in the Central Library's sixth floor parlor.

Sarah Richardson of Harvard University will present "Gender and Epigenetics: Control, Intervention, and Agency at the Maternal-Fetus Nexus" at noon Friday, March 6, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

The 29th Annual Women's History Month Lecture Series calendar is on the Women's and Gender Studies website. 

Submit your nominations for outstanding employees by March 6

Now is the time to nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards.

Regular full-time and part-time employees who have been employed for a minimum of two years are eligible for nomination.

Categories are professional, para-professional, and technical; administrative support; service and maintenance; administrative and professional; and team with a maximum of 10 members.

Submit the nomination form by Friday, March 6. For questions, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Mav Tube Michio KakuVideo Extra

Quantum leap

Michio Kaku's appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series was so much fun that it deserves a repeat. Watch the video.


Spring Job Fair rescheduled

The All-Majors Job Fair has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Maverick Activities Center. The fair was originally set for Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Encourage students to attend the Job Fair and job-search workshops offered by the Career Development Center

Powwow marks 20 years of honoring Native American culture

The Native American Student Association's annual Benefit Powwow celebrates 20 years with tributes to veterans, a 16-foot Comanche-style teepee, a native frybread dinner, intertribal dancing, drum circles, and an indigenous language video contest.

The event is set for 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Admission is free.

Volunteers are needed.

Contact Les Riding-in at for more information.

Benefits Fair seeks departments, programs for March 11 event

Share your department's or program's benefits at the 10th annual Celebrating Maverick Spirit Benefits Fair on Wednesday, March 11. The event is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

University departments and programs are encouraged to participate. Register online by Wednesday, March 4.

Bring your UTA ID and learn about benefits while enjoying door prizes and free food. The first 300 will receive a spirit item.

Sign up to donate at Carter Bloodcare's blood drive at the fair, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Extra Credit

Thursday, Feb. 26

Professional Telephone Techniques Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Sexy Talks: The Art of Consent First of three-part lecture series about healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, and preventing sexual assault. Free. Noon, Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention.

MARK Training: Tier Two: Adviser Self-Awareness Maverick Advisers Reaching for Knowledge (MARK) program. Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Biology Colloquium Series Volker Rudolf of Rice University presents "Thinking Inside the Box: Community-Level Consequences of Stage-Structured Populations." Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Sciences. Biology.

Friday, Feb. 27

LINK Research Lab Speakers Series Event to be rescheduled. LINK Research Lab.

Black History Month Lecture Froswa’ Booker-Drew, national community engagement director for World Vision, is guest speaker. Free. Noon, second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center. Black History MonthAfrican American Faculty and Staff Association.

Saturday, Feb. 28

FabLab Workshop: Arduino Register online. 5-7 p.m., UTA FabLab, first floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Faculty Peer Review Training Become a certified peer reviewer. Register online. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 115, Central Library. Also, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 20; 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 27; 1-5 p.m. Monday, April 6Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Monday, March 2

FabLab Workshop: Oculus Rift Register online. 5-7 p.m., UTA FabLab, first floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Homeless LGBTQA Youth Film See a documentary about homelessness and its effect on LGBTQA youth in America. Free. 6 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Tuesday, March 3

FabLab Workshop: 3-D Printer Learn the basic operations and use of a 3-D printer with a hands-on experience either creating an object from scratch or altering a pre-made design. Register online. Free. 5 p.m., first floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Wednesday, March 4

Accelerating Profitable Growth Jim Ratchford of TMAC, a business-consulting program of UT Arlington, provides a fast-paced description of the application of technologies in business—ideas to improve people’s lives and expand the Texas economy. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures The 50th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures presents “Beyond Attics and Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History.” See the schedule. E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, Thursday, March 5HistoryDisability Studies, Office for Students with Disabilities, Women’s and Gender Studies, Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

Thursday, March 5

Qualitative Research Networking Noon-1 p.m., Room 415, Central Library. Register online to present on any facet of qualitative methodologies. Qualitative Research Networking.

Biology Colloquium Series Sanghoon Kang of Baylor University presents “The Response and Reaction of Microbial Community to the Changing Climates.” Free. 4 p.m. Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.

Coming up

MARK Adviser Training Maverick Advisers Reaching for Knowledge (MARK) program. Register online. Pathways to Persistence, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Cancer Support Network at UTA Faculty and staff who have experienced or are in treatment for cancer can be part of private, respectful support group discussions. Free. 11 a.m.-noon, Room 314, Central Library. Also, March 11 and 24April 8 and 22May 6. Contact Jody Bailey at or Bruce Bower at

Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Cemal Pulak, the Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, presents "Excavating the World’s Oldest Shipwreck: Uluburun and Late Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean.” Free. 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, auditorium, Architecture Building. Sociology and Anthropology.

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

Sports Notes
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Fast times: Quentin Butler won the 60-meter dash at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships. The men’s indoor track and field team placed second, and the women's team came in fourth.


Men place second, women fourth in SBC indoor track championships

Senior Emil Blomberg won the 800 meters and the mile to lead the men’s indoor track and field team to a second-place finish Tuesday at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

Arkansas State edged UTA by three points, preventing the Mavericks from claiming their second consecutive conference title. Other event winners included Quentin Butler in the 60-meter dash and Roland Sales in the high jump.

The UTA women finished fourth, led by first-place showings in the distance medley relay and the 4x400-meter relay.

Women's basketball remains on a roll

The red-hot women’s basketball team moved into fifth place in the Sun Belt Conference with two victories last week at College Park Center.

The Mavericks, who have won six of their last seven games, defeated Appalachian State 55-45 on Thursday and Louisiana-Lafayette 56-42 on Saturday. UTA is 15-10 overall and 9-7 in SBC play.

The women face Arkansas State on Thursday, Feb. 26, on the road before returning home Saturday, Feb. 28, to take on Arkansas-Little Rock.

Mavericks split pair of home games

The men’s basketball team defeated Appalachian State 81-68 on Thursday but dropped an 81-70 decision Saturday to Louisiana-Lafayette in College Park Center.

The Mavericks sit in fifth place in the Sun Belt Conference with a 9-7 record and are 15-11 overall.

Next up is a road game Thursday, Feb. 26, against Arkansas State followed by a home matchup against Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday, Feb. 28

Sports Shorts

• The baseball team defeated Southeastern Louisiana 7-0 and Michigan State 3-1 before losing 2-1 to Houston Baptist at the UTA Hilton Invitational last weekend.

• The softball team dropped three of four games last weekend at the UT Arlington Invitational. 

• The golf team moved up to two spots Sunday to finish in seventh place at the 2015 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif.

• The women’s tennis doubles pairing of Elizabeth Thoms and Angeles de los Rios is ranked No. 54 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings.

Intramural deadlines include table tennis, softball

Upcoming entry deadlines for intramural sports include table tennis, Tuesday, March 3; softball, Wednesday, March 4; MavStrong, Thursday, March 5; NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em, Thursday, March 19; fantasy baseball, Friday, March 20; sand volleyball, Wednesday, March 25; and NCAA Sweet Sixteen Bracket Challenge, Thursday, March 26.

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

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Faculty-Staff Night at blue-out games Saturday


Wear your best Maverick blue and cheer on the women’s and men’s basketball teams in a "blue-out" doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 28, against Arkansas-Little Rock. Tipoffs are 5 p.m. women's game, 7:15 p.m. men's game, both at College Park Center. 

Stop by the College Town UTA booth for Maverick swag and snap a selfie showing your #iBleedBlue spirit. Register to win a door prize announced at halftime of both games.

Tickets are good for both games and available at Tickets are $5 with promo code college. Faculty and staff can buy one-get another free with the promo code staff. For group tickets, email Bill Lee.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Curator Talk: 'Subject Disability' Stephen Lapthisophon, guest curator and visiting assistant professor of art, discusses works and artists. Free. 12:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA.

Friday, Feb. 27

Friday Night Film: 'Interstellar' Rated PG-13. Free, fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Opening Reception for 'Subject Disability' Exhibit Free. 5:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. The Gallery at UTA.

Jazz Night Jai Malano, jazz vocalist and UTA alumna, performs. Enjoy live music, mocktails, a photo booth, poker, blackjack tables. Free. 7-9 p.m., Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University. Multicultural AffairsBlack History Month.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration Celebrate the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss on his birthday. Children can read with UTA students and enjoy Dr. Seuss-themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows, and photo opportunities. Free children's books are available while supplies last. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA VolunteersFreshmen Leaders on CampusArlington Public Library.

Sunday, March 1

UTA Symphonic Winds & Symphonic Band Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, March 2

Wind Symphony Concert Guest artists include the Mansfield Legacy High School Wind Ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 3

Faculty Jazz Recital Performances include Dan Cavanagh, associate director of jazz studies  and Brian Mulholland, adjunct instructor of jazz bass and music business. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, March 4

Health Fair Screenings, information, and more. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7

African American Alumni Weekend Campus tours, an evening of jazz, and the annual scholarship endowment banquet are among the events. Register online. African American Alumni Chapter.


Gallery 76102: 'The Ties That Bind' Artist Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff's work elevates an isolated single object in her personal quest for beauty, calm, and serenity. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through March 28. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

The Gallery at UTA: 'Subject Disability' Nine artists address disability by illustrating the ways art can challenge and inform our experience of others. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through April 4The Gallery at UTA.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th- to 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 features Black Holes, Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

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


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