MavWire 2015 Archive » MavWire — Thursday, March 12, 2015


For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gail Adorno

Dr. Gail Adorno

Adult cancer survivors report anxiety, chronic pain years after treatment, study finds

A team of researchers from UT Arlington and the University of Central Florida has determined that years after going into remission, many adult cancer survivors still encounter challenges arising from their disease and its treatment.

From anxiety about a cancer recurrence to physical problems such as chronic pain, survivors aren’t quite done battling the effects of cancer even two, five, and 10 years after treatment for the disease. The study is published online and in the February issue of Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. 

"(Cancer) survivors with debilitating, lingering effects of cancer and its treatment are not always acknowledged within health care systems as needing continued care based on their cancer survivor status,” says Gail Adorno, assistant professor of social work and co-principal investigator on the study.

Read more about the cancer survivor study.

Dr. Khosrow Behbehani

Dr. Khosrow Behbehani

Engineering graduate program improves ranking

UT Arlington is among the top 100 universities in the nation for earning a graduate degree in engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs rankings for 2015. 

The College of Engineering graduate programs improved to No. 90 in the country this year, up from No. 102 last year. The progress is due, in part, to a continued rise in academic achievements of the faculty and students. It also is due to a greater national awareness of these achievements by their peers, officials say.

“Students, faculty, and staff members in the college are truly driven to achieve new heights in academic excellence,” Khosrow Behbehani, dean of the College of Engineering, says. “It is the result of this dedication and teamwork that positively influences the ranking."

Read more about the College of Engineering's ranking.

globe life park

Mavericks play UT Austin at Globe Life Park on Tuesday

See the Maverick baseball team take on the Texas Longhorns at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers.

Tickets are $8 at before game day, when the price rises to $12 at the ballpark.

Bring your grills, coolers, chairs, and beverages for the tailgate at 4 p.m. in Lot A. No time to grill? Food will be available from the Rangers' Ballpark Express food truck.

Before the baseball game, see the Maverick softball team take on Abilene Christian at 5 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. Admission is free.

Dr. Jacqualyn Fouse

Dr. Jacqualyn Fouse

Business Week brings top entrepreneurs to campus

Business Week stretches beyond seven days when 34 speakers share their insights into globalization and the future of business.

The College of Business hosts speakers Monday, March 16-Wednesday, March 25. Among them are Andrew Conders (’92 MBA, ’02 MPA) of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Roland Dickey Jr. of Dickey’s Barbecue, and many other North Texas executives and entrepreneurs. See the schedule.

Jacqualyn Fouse (’82 BA, ’84 MA, ’12 PhD) is the keynote speaker at the Executive Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Dr. Fouse is president of Global Hematology and Oncology at Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Tickets are available online.

Business Week is co-hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the College of Business.

Instructors needed for fall First-Year Experience course

The application deadline to be an instructor for MAVS 1000, the First-Year Experience course, for the fall semester, has been extended to today, Thursday, March 12. For more information, visit the FYE website. Send questions to

Mav Pic Brian Hasty

Lighting the way

Brian Hasty, computer science engineering senior, prepares to hang lights for Wednesday's benefits fair. He is a senior event technician and operations assistant at the E.H. Hereford University Center.


Demonstrate projects at UTARI's Robotics Week Showcase in April

The Robotics Week Showcase features today’s most innovative technology by UTA faculty and industry collaborators.

The event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the UT Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. A shuttle will run between the UTA and UTARI campuses.

To reserve space for your department’s entry, call 2-5900 or email

Parking lots close for repairs, restriping

Make plans to vacate the parking lots being repaired and restriped during Spring Break. Vehicles left in the lots may be subject to towing at the owner's expense. 

Parking spaces in Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and north of Mitchell Street is closed for repairs through Saturday, March 14. Parking options include permit spaces in the lots surrounding Lot 49.

Lot F9 by Davis Hall is closed for repairs, resurfacing, and restriping through Sunday, March 15. Employees, students, and visitors may park in lots beside Trinity Hall. The entrance to that lot no longer has gate arms to limit entry.

Parking spaces in Lot F12 between College and West streets will be closed for restriping Friday-Saturday, March 13-14. The lot will close at midnight Friday. Parking options include permit spaces in Lot F11, north of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Change to Identity Management System begins today

The Office of Information Technology will begin a four-day transition to a new Identity Management System (IDM) beginning Thursday, March 12. IDM is a tool used to manage NetIDs and email accounts.

The system will automate account creation 48 hours after appointments for new employees are made in UT Share and eliminate time-consuming account request forms. The Identity Management System also will update the global address book based on changes to employee records in UT Share.

All new NetID and email accounts requested after 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, will not be processed until the completion of the upgrade. Within 48 hours after the approximate four-day transition period, the Identity Management System will automatically process NetIDs and email accounts for new employees appointed in UT Share.

To learn more, visit the Identity Management website. For questions, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

Performance reviews due March 31

Annual performance reviews for employees must be completed by Tuesday, March 31. The reviews do not include faculty members and graduate assistants.

Performance Management Forms and Procedures for supervisors is offered 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 20, and 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, both in Room 200 of the J.D. Wetsel Service Center.

Evaluation forms are online.

For questions, email or call 2-5554.

Volunteer for The Big Event

Sign up soon for your pick of good deeds for The Big Event, set for Saturday, April 11. The Big Event is a day of community service and outreach involving students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Discover more about how The Big Event impacts North Texas at Learn how to participate and see a list of project sites. For questions, call 2-2963 or email

Extra Credit

Tuesday, March 17

Fixed documentary

Payment Vouchers For employees who process vouchers. Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

'Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement' Common beliefs about 'disability' and 'normalcy' are questioned when radical technology is involved. A panel discussion follows. 7 p.m., Room 108, University Hall. Disability StudiesOffice for Students with DisabilitiesWomen’s History Month.

Wednesday, March 18

Statement of Account and the Reconciliation Process For employees who reconcile the statement of account (SOA). Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Also, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Business Affairs.

Team Building for Supervisors Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Focus on Faculty: Colleen Fitzgerald Linguistics Professor Colleen Fitzgerald discusses efforts to preserve Native American languages. Free. Noon, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Focus on Faculty.

Mylynka Kilgore

Women's History Month Lecture Series Mylynka D’Ann Kilgore-Mueller, right, history doctoral candidate, presents “Gendered Geographies: The African Explorations of Alexandrine Tinne, 1860-1864.” Free. Noon, Room 108, University Hall. Women’s and Gender Studies, Women’s History Month.

Architecture Speakers Series Cliff Welch of Dallas discusses his recent work and his exhibit "Abstractions: Sketches, Paintings and Photography through the Eye of an Architect." The exhibit runs March 16-27 in the Architecture Gallery. Free. 7 p.m. Room 204, Architecture Building. Also, Tom Kundig, 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, and Joe Self, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8Architecture.

Thursday, March 19

Position and Workforce Management Focus on position management, onboarding, and workforce administration business processes. Register online. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

Friday, March 20

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

Performance Management Forms and Procedures Register online. 10-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Monday, March 23

Women's and Gender Studies Mini-Conference Free. 1-4 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Women’s and Gender StudiesWomen’s History Month.

Tuesday, March 24

Developing Assertive Communication Skills Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Charlaine Harris

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, April 8 and 22May 6. Contact Jody Bailey at or Bruce Bower at

Women's History Month Lectures: Charlaine Harris The best-selling science fiction novelist, Charlaine Harris, right, known for her fiction that inspired the HBO drama series True Blood, speaks on her science fiction novels and her impact as a prominent female science fiction writer. Free. 7 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Women’s and Gender StudiesWomen’s History Month.

Wednesday, March 25

Travel and Expenses For employees responsible for managing travel requests and reimbursements. Register online. 1:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education. Business Affairs.

Performance Management Forms and Procedures Register online. 2-3 p.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Thursday, March 26

Engineering Speakers Series Pallab Bhattacharya of the University of Michigan discusses "III-Nitride Nanostructures: A Formidable Technology." Free. 6 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Friday, March 27

The Art of Listening Register online. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Hyejin Moon

UTARI Seminar Hyejin Moon, right, associate professor and director of UTA’s Integrated Micro and Nanofluidics Laboratory, presents “Electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) Digital Microfluidics and Its Applications.” RSVP to ride shuttle. Lunch included. Free. Noon-1 p.m., boardroom, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Saturday, March 28

Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom Lectures Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom Lectures include “Understanding Juneteenth from Emancipation to Jim Crow,” Juneteenth from the Texas Centennial to Civil Rights,” and “Teaching About a Missing Chapter in American History.” Free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. HistoryCenter for Greater Southwestern Studies.

TEDxUTA Be among the 100 audience members when TEDxUTA hosts some of the most innovative minds in technology, entertainment, and design, including UTA faculty members and students. Only 100 tickets are available. Tickets $15 students, $25 faculty and staff, $30 general public. 1-5 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. TEDxUTA.

Coming up

Safe Zone Ally Training Learn to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies. Register online. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 31, Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Neches Room, University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Wine Appreciation Explore the history of wine in a four-course food and wine pairing. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $80. 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 31Continuing Education.

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.

Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series “Beyond Attics and Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History" will be rescheduled for AprilHistoryDisability StudiesOffice for Students with DisabilitiesWomen’s and Gender Studies, Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

Social Works Ethics Forum “Big Data, Privacy, and Your Agency’s Functioning: A Forum on Social Work Ethics in the Age of Electronic Record Keeping and Coordination of Care.” Free but registration required. 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 10, Room 245, Business Building. Social Work.

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

Sports Notes
  Lonnie McClanahan and Rebekah Van Dijk

Place in the Sun: The Sun Belt Conference named senior guard Lonnie McClanahan, top, to All-SBC second-team honors and center Rebekah Van Dijk as Freshman of the Year. The fifth-seeded men’s basketball team takes on No. 8 seed Texas State at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 12, in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship in New Orleans.

Mavericks face Texas State in SBC tournament

The fifth-seeded men’s basketball team takes on No. 8 seed Texas State at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 12, in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship in New Orleans.

UTA ended regular-season play with a 76-64 loss at Georgia Southern last Thursday and a 72-60 loss at Appalachian State on Saturday. The team is 16-14 overall and 10-10 in conference play. 

Senior guard Lonnie McClanahan earned All-SBC second-team honors. In conference play, he was 15th in scoring (12.4), ninth in field-goal percentage (47.4), sixth in assists (3.5), and 15th in free-throw percentage (74.6).

Follow the tournament action at

Women lose in first round of conference championship

The Mavericks lost 52-46 to Texas State on Wednesday in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Championship in New Orleans.

Freshman guard Cierra Johnson led UTA with 16 points, and freshman center Rebekah Van Dijk added nine points and 11 rebounds. The Mavericks finish the season with a 17-13 record, the program’s most wins since 2008-09.

For her outstanding play during the season, Van Dijk was named the SBC’s Freshman of the Year. She averaged a double-double, with 13.2 points and 10.4 rebounds a game.

Wheelchair basketball players honored

Members of the Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball teams were recognized at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

The men’s team was third and the women’s was fourth in the championship tourney March 5-7 at the University of Missouri. See tournament photos.

Awards are All-American, first team, Andy Kraft,  Ricardo Lucien, and Rose Hollermann, and second team, Jan Gans and Juan Soto; All-Rookie Team, Mikila Salazar, Bridgette Wise, Josie Aslakson, and Lindsey McGlinch; and All-Academic Team, honorable mention, Austan Pierce,  Andy Kraft, John Watson, and Morgan Wood.

Baseball team wins series against Arkansas State

The Mavericks opened Sun Belt Conference play last weekend by taking two of three games against Arkansas State in Jackson, Miss.

UTA won the first game 6-4, lost the second game 8-0, and won the third game 4-3. The Mavericks also defeated Abilene Christian 3-1 on Tuesday in Abilene and 7-5 on Wednesday at Clay Gould Ballpark.

The team resumes conference play Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, with a three-game series against South Alabama at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Softball Mavericks begin SBC play this weekend

The softball team opens Sun Belt Conference action Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, with a three-game series at Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Mavericks are 14-10 after winning three of five games last weekend at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock. They won two games against Utah Valley, split a pair against Tennessee-Martin, and lost to Texas Tech.

Sports Shorts

The men’s tennis team fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4-3 on Tuesday and defeated Sacramento State 5-2 last Saturday at the UTA Tennis Center. The Mavs compete Saturday, March 14, at New Mexico State.

The women’s tennis team defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4-2 on Tuesday at the UTA Tennis Center. The Mavs play Friday, March 20, at Louisiana-Monroe.

 The golf team plays in the Border Olympics on Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, in Laredo.

Intramural deadlines include NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em

Upcoming entry deadlines for intramural sports include 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

Mexican comic books focus of new library exhibit

Mexican comic books

A new exhibit at the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections offers a rare look inside the rise of comic books in 20th century Mexico, their literary, cultural, and entertainment value, and influence by the Mexican government.

More than 75 comic books from the 1940s to the 1960s are represented in “¡Viva México! A Comic Book History of Mexico.” The exhibit is free to the public and runs March 16-Aug. 9 on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

The Golden Age of the Mexican comic book, known in Spanish as historietas, began in the 1930s with the publication of comic book digests that serialized U.S. strips like Superman, Dick Tracy, and Betty Boop, combining them with strips by Mexican creators.

Read more about the Mexican comic book exhibit.

Parts of the exhibit are interactive and are in both Spanish and English. More information is available online at the Special Collections website.

Friday, March 13

Baseball Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Tickets $5-7; $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15Athletics.

Monday, March 16

Visiting Artist Talk Photographer Meggan Gould, assistant professor of art at the University of New Mexico, discusses her current work of using photography to examine the practice of photographing and in the lives of photographs as objects. 1 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Tuesday, March 17

Afternoon Variety Showcase Nashville-based trio Wisewater performs. Free. 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities

Softball Mavericks vs. Abilene Christian. Free. 5 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Also, vs. Georgia Southern; tickets $5-7, $3 students; 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and noon Sunday, March 22Athletics.

Baseball Mavericks vs. UT Austin. Tickets $8 in advance; $12 at game. 7 p.m., Globe Life Park. Also, vs. Dallas Baptist; tickets $5-7, $3 students; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Honors Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, March 19

Dennis Bubert

Third Thursday Game Night Video and board games are available, but you can bring your own to share. Free. Basement, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Monday, March 23

Faculty Trombone Recital Dennis Bubert, right, visiting assistant professor of trombone, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 24

Scott Pool

Clavier Piano Recital Piano students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, March 25

Faculty Bassoon Recital Scott Pool, right, assistant professor of bassoon, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, March 26

Maverick Speakers Series Henry Cisneros discusses "Smart Growth: Developing the Economy, Infrastructure, and a Sustainable Future." 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Preferred packages and free general admission tickets at For VIP tickets, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235. Bob Costas, an acclaimed sportscaster, presents "Sports in America: Is It Still Only a Game?" 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, College Park Center. Maverick Speakers Series.

Jennifer Ciobanu

Faculty Vocal Recital Jennifer Ciobanu, right, adjunct instructor of voice, performs. Free. 5:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Trumpet Studio Recital Trumpet students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, March 27

Friday Night Film: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' 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.

Mavs Got Talent audition

Trombone Choir Concert Trombone students perform. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Mavs Got Talent Show A showcase of talented students, such as psychology senior Alexander Seames, right, who recently auditioned for the show. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities


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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