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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

Cisneros to speak at Texas Hall tonight

Henry Cisneros, former San Antonio mayor and secretary of housing and urban development, appears tonight, Thursday, March 26, for the Maverick Speakers Series.

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

Since leaving public office, Cisneros 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.

Glass Art

Glass art sale moves to Saturday

Nearly 1,000 exquisitely crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public Saturday, March 28, at the annual Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis Drive.

This year marks the first time that the public sale has been on a Saturday. The event draws art enthusiasts from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and across Texas.

“Due to increasing requests from campus and community supporters, we decided to move the sale in order to accommodate work schedules and those people traveling from across North Texas and neighboring states,” says Justin Ginsberg, artist, glass program coordinator, and assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History.

The sale runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A silent auction takes place at 2 p.m., with bids taken 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Read more about the glass art show.


Mobile app now available for metered parking spots

Metered parking spaces are now part of the parking app, MobileNOW.

Log on to the mobile app, enter the location code on the meter, and pay for parking. Register to receive a text message when the paid time is about to expire.

Campus visitors can purchase MobileNOW parking permits for the day, week, or month.

The new app does not replace the UTA parking permit required for students, faculty, and staff.

Download the free MobileNOW app. Purchase permits online or in the Parking and Transportation Office in the J.D. Wetsel Service Center, 1225 W. Mitchell St.

For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Services or email

Juneteenth remembered in workshop, photo exhibit

A half-day workshop and photo exhibit look at the history behind Juneteenth, the day word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas.

“Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom” is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. Register online for the free event.

The event focuses on issues relevant to African Americans in Texas from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era.

Speakers include Shennette Garrett-Scott of the University of Mississippi and Elizabeth Hays-Turner of the University of North Texas. Robert Edison of the Barack Obama Leadership Academy in the Dallas Independent School District will lead a workshop for secondary school teachers.

The Department of History and the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies host the program.

The exhibit, which includes more than 60 photographs, runs through Aug. 8 on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

  Mav Pic OxFam Hunger Banquet

Feast and famine

Monica Canizares, left, linguistics freshman, and Roberto Kalina, university studies senior, enjoy a generous dinner while students in the background wait for a meager meal at last week's OxFam Hunger Banquet. Guests received either a large, medium, or small meal, resulting in some having a better understanding of hunger.

Parking lots reserved for events

The parking spaces in the Trinity South parking lot will be reserved after 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 26, for Henry Cisneros’ appearance in the Maverick Speakers Series.

The Trinity, Trinity West, Trinity South, F8 (P.E. Building), and F9 (Davis Hall) lots will be used for Revolution Talent Competition parking at Texas Hall on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. Parking staff will collect a parking fee during this time. All UT Arlington annual permits will be valid in these lots without an additional charge.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Street, lane closures on west campus Saturday morning

Expect slow traffic on the west side of campus 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, during the Run with Our Vets and Beat RCC 5K Run/Walk.

West Nedderman Drive between Greek Row Drive and UTA Boulevard will be closed. The east lane of UTA Boulevard and the west lane of Greek Row also will be closed.

Access to parking lots and streets adjacent to the route will be limited. 

20th annual powwow

GoFundMe drive to aid rescheduled Powwow

The Native American Student Association is seeking funds to make the rescheduled 20th annual Benefit Powwow happen.

The Benefit Powwow raises money for NASA scholarships and draws participants and vendors from throughout the Southwest. The event was originally set for Feb. 28 but was canceled because of ice and snow. The cancellation resulted in a financial loss.

Donate to the $2,500 goal via GoFundMe, an online fundraising program.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more information or to volunteer, email


Homerathon needs readers, performers

The University Classics Club's annual Homerathon needs readers and performers for the event Wednesday, April 8.

"The Odyssey" was composed in Greek around 700 B.C. The marathon recitation, mostly in English translation, runs 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on the University Center mall.

Register to volunteer. Texts in English translation will be provided and will be available prior to the event in the office of the Philosophy and Humanities Department, Room 305 of Carlisle Hall. Recitation in Greek and other ancient languages is encouraged.

Homerathon T-shirts and coffee mugs will be on sale during the event.

For details, contact Charles Chiasson at 2-2764 or

HBO boxing

Discount tickets available for HBO's boxing championship at College Park Center

Receive a 20 percent discount on tickets to the World Junior Welterweight Championship through Tuesday, March 31.

Undefeated WBO world lightweight champion Terence Crawford, the BWAA 2014 Fighter of the Year, will take on top contender Thomas Dulorme in an HBO After Dark rumble Saturday, April 18, at College Park Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For discount tickets, use the promo code UTAHBO at or call 2-9595.

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Research reveal

Brandi Stephens, psychology senior, completes her poster exhibit at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) at the E.H. Hereford University Center. The event allows students to share oral and poster presentations about their research projects.

Performance reviews due Tuesday

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

For questions, email or call 2-5554.

Finalize activity disclosures by Tuesday

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. 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

Extra Credit

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.

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

Saturday, March 28


TEDxUTA Six faculty members and four students will give presentations on research and more. Read about the speakers. Only 100 tickets are available. Tickets $25 faculty and staff, $15 students, $30 general public. 1-5 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. TEDxUTA.

Tuesday, March 31

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, 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. Continuing Education.

Wednesday, April 1

Arlington Technology Series Brian Huff, 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., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

CAAS Power Hour Anne Nordberg, assistant professor of social work, discusses “The Audacity of Injustice: Power and Contemporary Acts of Violence.” Noon-1 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Center for African American Studies.

Thursday, April 2

Qualitative Research Networking Taryn Ozuna Allen and Leaf Zhang of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies present "Dedicated to the Degree: Adult Learners in Engineering Baccalaureate Programs." Noon-1 p.m., Room 415, Central Library. Also, Alexa Smith-Osborne of Social Work discusses "The Student Veteran Project and Military Youth Resilience Project," Thursday, April 16Qualitative Research Networking.

Biology Colloquium Series Michael Sadowsky of the University of Minnesota on "Microbial Bile Acid Metabolism Is One Mechanism Behind the Success of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation." 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science. Also, Rayna Bell of the University of California, Berkeley, Thursday, April 9Biology.

Engineering Speakers Series Paul Nielsen, director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, speaks on "Cybersecurity-Global but Personal." Free. 5 p.m. reception, Room 601; 6 p.m. lecture, Room 100; Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

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., auditorium, Architecture Building. Sociology and Anthropology.

Friday, April 3

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

Accounting Research Workshop Anna Costello of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the contracting role of accounting information, financial reporting quality, debt contracting, contagion, and counter-party risk. Free. 10:30 a.m., Room 609, Business Building. Business.

Coming up

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.

Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series “Beyond Attics and Activists: Rethinking Family in Disability History" has been rescheduled for Friday, April 24, Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. HistoryDisability StudiesOffice for Students with DisabilitiesWomen’s and Gender StudiesMovin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

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

Sports Notes
  Sports Collage

Sporty weekend: Top left, Eric Tate and Nina Villanueva made their marks in last week's games at Clay Gould Ballpark and Allan Saxe Field. Bottom left, Kirk King of Texas Health Resources, left, President Vistasp Karbhari, and Athletics Director Jim Baker cut the ribbon for the dedication of the new softball clubhouse and reconstructed Allan Saxe Field on Saturday. Bottom right, the new softball locker room.

Mavericks drop pair of games to Big 12 foes

The baseball team fell 6-2 to Baylor on Tuesday and 6-4 to West Virginia on Wednesday at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Last weekend in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Mavericks split a pair of games against No. 16 UC Santa Barbara, winning the first 7-5 and losing the second 2-1 in 11 innings. They also defeated Dartmouth 3-2.

The team resumes Sun Belt Conference play against Georgia State on Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Softball team defeats Georgia Southern, Abilene Christian

The Mavericks celebrated the grand opening of the UTA Softball Clubhouse by sweeping a doubleheader from Georgia Southern on Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.

UTA won the first game 7-1 and took the second game 2-1 on Nina Villanueva's walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Mavericks fell 13-10 to Georgia Southern on Sunday.

After routing Abilene Christian 14-0 on Wednesday in Abilene, the team heads to Boone, N.C., Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29, for a three-game series against Appalachian State.

Track teams open outdoor season with victories

The men's and women's track teams kicked off the 2015 outdoor campaign by registering several strong performances Friday at the TCU Invitational in Fort Worth.

Quentin Butler won the 100 meters and joined Treyvion Johnson, Cameron Newson, and Tarik Crear on the first-place 4x100 relay team. Grant Copeland finished first in the 800 meters.

On the women’s side, Taylor Davis won the 400 meters, and Chineme Obikudu claimed first in the long jump. Ambria Tisdell shattered the UTA record in the women's hammer throw by 14 feet.

The Mavericks return to action through Saturday, March 28, at the Texas Relays in Austin and the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos.

Sports Shorts

 After falling 7-0 Saturday at No. 18 TCU, the men's tennis team returned home Sunday to defeat Lamar University 4-1 at the UTA Tennis Center.

 The women’s tennis team defeated Alabama-Birmingham 4-2 on Tuesday. The Mavs play Texas State at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the UTA Tennis Center.

 The golf team finished sixth Tuesday in the Lone Star Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.

Intramural deadlines include NCAA Sweet 16

Upcoming entry deadlines for intramural sports include NCAA Sweet 16 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

Thursday, March 26

Blood Drive Carter Blood Care. Library mall and University Center mall.

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

Baseball Mavericks vs. Georgia State. Tickets $5-7; $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also,  vs. Georgia State 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29.; vs. TCU, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31Athletics.

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

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.

Sunday, March 29

Phi Mu Alpha American Music Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, March 30

Guest Bassoon Recital Ann Shoemaker of Baylor University performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 31

Faculty Bassoon Recital Laura Bennett Cameron, senior lecturer of music, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 31

Mavs Got Talent Show A showcase of talented students. Free. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities

Wednesday, April 1

Softball Mavericks vs. North Texas Tickets $5-7; $3 students. 6 p.m., Allan Saxe Field. Also, vs. South Alabama, 1 and 3 p.m. Friday, April 3, and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4Athletics.

Guest Flute Recita Megan Lanz, a founding member of Whole Musician collective, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, April 2

Women's Tennis Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Also vs. Texas State, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Athletics.

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Tickets $9 adults, $5 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music


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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