MavWire 2015 Archive » MavWire — Thursday, March 19, 2015


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christian Hollie and Brady Cox

Overjoyed: Christian Hollie (No. 2) and Brady Cox react to Tuesday's 6-5 victory over the UT Austin Longhorns at Globe Life Park. Read the story in the Sports section below. See more photos.

Henry Cisneros-Maverick Speakers Series

Henry Cisneros here next week for Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets are still available to see Henry Cisneros at the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

He 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.

Free general admission and preferred seating tickets are available at For VIP tickets, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235.

Fellowships available from Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact

The Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact offers faculty fellowships on sustainability in the curriculum.

Fellowships of $2,000-$5,000 for one semester support development of modules on sustainability for existing courses, laboratory exercises, service learning exercises, field trips, development of new courses, or development of other curriculum products.

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15. For an application or more information, contact Chris Morris at

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Helping out

Sergio Espinosa, left, professor of music, listens to Greg Shirley, assistant director of the Career Development Center, explain check-in procedures at Tuesday's All-Majors Job Fair at the Maverick Activities Center. Dr. Espinosa was a volunteer for the fair, which brings employers to campus.


Parking lots used for upcoming events

The Trinity and Trinity West parking lots will be used for the Stage One Dance Event parking at Texas Hall beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19-Sunday, March 22.

Lots F8, F9, and Trinity South will be used starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22. Parking staff will collect a fee at these lots. 

The College Park District parking garages will be used for the NCA Cheer Event parking at College Park Center beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Parking staff will collect a fee at these lots.

All UT Arlington annual permits will be valid in these lots without an additional charge.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Encourage students to file for upcoming campus elections

Students can now apply for spring elections. Positions include Student Congress president, vice president, and senators, Mr. and Ms. UTA, UTA Ambassadors, and Student Services Allocation Committee representatives.

Applications are available in the Student Activities and Organizations office in Suite B120 of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Learn more on the campus elections website.

Immigration attorneys available to students

Student Legal Services now provides immigration attorneys for consultations with students each month.

Experienced immigration attorneys will waive their fee for an initial consultation. Students will be allowed to have one free consultation each year.

The next consultation day is 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, March 23. Email to reserve a session.

Students should complete the required form by noon Friday, March 20. The forms are available by email and in the Student Legal Services Office, Room 216, Davis Hall.

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Colleen Fitzgerald, professor of linguistics, reviewed the work of UTA's Native American Languages Lab at Wednesday's Focus on Faculty event at the Central Library. The next program features Chris Conway, associate professor of modern languages, on Wednesday, April 1.

Finalize outside activity disclosures by March 31

Finalize your disclosures for the 2014 calendar year in the Outside Activity Portal by Tuesday, March 31.

Significant interest in a business or gifts received are required to be disclosed. Disclosure may be required for your spouse and dependents.

If you previously have requested approval for outside employment, service on a board, or uncompensated activity outside of UTA and additional disclosure is required, the information will appear on the Disclosure tab when you log in.

To request approval for outside activities, use the Request Approval tab.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Chapman in University Compliance Services at 2-2080 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.

Student Conduct policies updated

Policy 9 of the Handbook of Operating ProceduresStudent Conduct and Disciplinehas been substantially revised for clarity. Some items were updated as required by federal changes to Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, and the Violence Against Women Act. 

All students are expected to adhere to the currently published student code of conduct. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Conduct at or 2-2354.

Extra Credit

Thursday, March 19

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

Jackie Fouse

Business Week Speakers share their insights into globalization and the future of business. See the schedule. Through Wednesday, March 25. Alumna Jacqualyn Fouse, right, is the keynote speaker at the Executive Dinner, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Tickets online. Business, Business Week.

Qualitative Research Networking Come ready to share a very brief update on qualitative-focused research. Noon-1 p.m., Room 415, Central Library. Also, "Dedicated to the Degree: Adult Learners in Engineering Baccalaureate Programs," Thursday, April 2Qualitative Research Networking

Biology Colloquium Series Jennie McLaren of UT El Paso discusses "The Greening of the Arctic: How Shrubs Are Changing the Tundra." 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science. Also, Michael Sadowsky of the University of Minnesota on "Microbial Bile Acid Metabolism Is One Mechanism Behind the Success of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation," Thursday, April 2. Biology.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: 'You Are the One' A film about two women who have made it their mission to empower communities to stomp out sexual assault. Free admission and popcorn. 6 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program.

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.

Linguistics Colloquium Rajesh Bhatt of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is keynote speaker. 12:15 p.m., Room 200, Trimble Hall. Linguistics and TESOL.

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 Students present their original scholarship on women, gender, and related topics. 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.

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

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

Wednesday, March 25

Hungerford-Kresser and Martinez-Cosio

LINK Lab Lecture Series A roundtable discussion on “Conversations on Strategies and Support for Under-Represented Learners” with, at right, Holly Hungerford-Kresser, left, associate professor of English education and literacy studies, and Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate professor of urban and public affairs and assistant vice provost for faculty development. Noon, Room 246, Nedderman Hall. LINK Research Lab.

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.

Architecture Speakers Series Tom Kundig of Seattle discusses his recent works. Free. 4 p.m. Room 204, Architecture Building. Also, Joe Self, Wednesday, April 8Architecture.

CMAS Speaker Series A panel discussion on "Ser Bilingue Es Un Regalo (Being Bilingual Is a Gift): Dual-Language Education in Texas K-12." Free. 4-6 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Center for Mexican American Studies.  

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.

UTARI Seminar Hyejin Moon, 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 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.” Register online. 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.

Brian Huff

Arlington Technology Series Brian Huff, right, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, explains why "Your Next Co-pilot Will Be a Robot," how unmanned systems are not truly unmanned, and offers predictions on how future systems of all kinds will interact with human activities. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

LINK Lab Lecture Series Sabrina Habib, assistant professor of communication, presents "Qualitative Video Data Collection and Analysis." Noon Friday, April 3, Room 601, Nedderman Hall. LINK Research Lab.

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.

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.

Robotics Week Showcase Today’s most innovative technology by UTA faculty and industry collaborators. To reserve exhibit space, call 2-5900 or email A shuttle will run between campuses. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, UT Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTARI.

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
  Christian Hollie

... and he's safe: Christian Hollie slides past a Longhorn player for the winning run Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.

Baseball team takes down 'horns

Playing on the big stage of Globe Life Park against No. 14 UT Austin failed to phase the Mavericks as they defeated the Longhorns in a 6-5 walk-off victory in 10 innings Tuesday night.

Freshman Christian Hollie tripled to lead off the 10th inning and scored the winning run on a wild pitch. UTA rallied to tie the game with three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Following a 9-3 loss Wednesday to Dallas Baptist at Clay Gould Ballpark, the Mavericks are 10-8 overall and 4-2 in Sun Belt Conference play. They travel to UC Santa Barbara for a two-game series Friday-Saturday, March 20-21.

Mavericks fall to Texas State in SBC tournament

The men’s basketball team dropped a 68-62 decision last Thursday to Texas State in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship in New Orleans. 

The fifth-seeded Mavericks nearly rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half, but couldn’t overcome the No. 8 Bobcats. UTA ends its season with a 16-15 record.

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).

Sports Shorts

The softball team snapped a five-game losing streak Wednesday with a 4-2 victory over Lamar at Allan Saxe Field. The Mavericks face Georgia Southern in a three-game home series Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22.

The men’s tennis team defeated Penn 4-2 on Friday and New Mexico State 4-1 on Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. The team takes on Texas-Pan American today Thursday, March 19, at the UTA Tennis Center.

The women’s tennis team defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4-2 last Tuesday at the UTA Tennis Center. The next home match is Tuesday, March 24, against UAB.

 The golf team finished fourth at the Border Olympics on Saturday in Laredo. The Mavericks return to tournament competition at the Lone Star Invitational Monday, March 23, in San Antonio.

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

Southern Vampire Mysteries writer to speak

charlaine harris

New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris—whose Sookie Stackhouse series inspired the HBO drama True Blood—will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Central Library.

Harris will discuss "Futuristic Females: Women in Science and Science Fiction" as part of the Women’s and Gender Studies celebration of Women's History Month.

The free event will be on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

Thursday, March 19

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.

Saturday, March 21

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

Monday, March 23

Blood Drive Carter Blood Care will be on campus March 23-26 on the library mall and University Center mall.

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

Tuesday, March 24

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

Thursday, March 26

Faculty Vocal Recital Jennifer Ciobanu, 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

The Hobbitt

Glass Art Show and Sale Stunning works by glass art students and faculty. Faculty-staff only show and sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Studio Arts Center, 801 S. Davis St. Also, public sale and show 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 28Glass Art Show and Sale.

Friday Night Film: 'The Hobbit: The 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.

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. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities


Architecture Gallery: Cliff Welch Dallas architect Cliff Welch exhibits "Abstractions: Sketches, Paintings, and Photography through the Eye of an Architect." Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Architecture Gallery, Architecture Building. Through March 27. Architecture.

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.

Special Collections: !Viva Mexico! A Comic Book History of Mexico 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. Hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Aug. 8UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.


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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