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Monday, May 18, 2015


New College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs combines strengths of two schools

The schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

The UT System Board of Regents approved the creation of the new college Thursday during its regular meeting in Austin.

Nan Ellin, founding dean of the new college, says CAPPA brings the best of both schools to the forefront of education and research. The college will incorporate six professional degree programs—urban planning, public administration, public policy, architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Read more about the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Steam service outage planned

The Thermal Energy Plant has planned its annual outage of campus steam service to complete inspection and repair requirements of the system components. The outage is scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. Monday, May 18, until midnight Wednesday, May 20.

During the time designated, the buildings served by the Thermal Energy Plant will be without hot water and steam. Electrical power, air conditioning, and chilled water services will still be available.

For questions on buildings or equipment impacted by the outage, contact Santiago Pink at or 2-2564.

  Mav Pic Commencement

I got it! I got it!

This year’s commencement ceremonies were bigger than ever. On May 14-16, some 5,000 students claimed their degrees at College Park Center. The Class of 2015 includes approximately 3,500 undergraduates, 1,400 master’s students, and 100 doctoral candidates. See more Commencement photos.

Participate in emergency response exercise Thursday

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Office of Emergency Management's annual Clery Act tabletop exercise. The event is 2:15-3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Hospitality Suite at College Park Center.

The exercise will focus on a discussion over emergency notification, shelter-in-place process, and evacuation on a campus-wide scale. Key officials, internal and external, will participate in the discussion.

Lots 26, 27 reserved Friday; shuttle available

On Friday, May 22, parking lots 26 and 27, south and east of Maverick Stadium, will be used by attendees of the Special Olympics 2015 Summer Games.

Faculty, staff, and students should use lot 33 located north of the Maverick Activities Center. Temporary shuttle service from lot 33 to lot 26 will be:

• 6:30-8:45 a.m.—Lot 33 (northwest area) to J.D. Wetsel Service Center. 

• Midday—Wetsel to lot 33 by van.

• 3:15-5:30 p.m.—Wetsel to lot 33.

See the parking and shuttle maps for other parking options. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Lot 49 reserved for Special Olympics, closed for repairs

Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and south of Mitchell Street will close at midnight Wednesday, May 20, for the Special Olympics 2015 Summer Games. Remaining vehicles may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. 

The parking lot will be closed for repairs Monday-Tuesday, June 1-2. Remaining vehicles may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. 

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Texas Hall area lots used for event parking May 23-24

Lots F9, Trinity, Trinity South, 30, and 33 will be used for the Mejia Ballet event parking at Texas Hall beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 24.

Parking staff will collect a fee, but UT Arlington annual permits will be valid. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

blazing race

Blazing Race takes off Wednesday morning

Team up for the 2015 Blazing Race at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20. The race begins at College Park Center.

Participants can walk or run either a low- or high-impact campus adventure course. The Wellness Committee hosts the free event. Find details and registration information online or email

Sign up your kids for summer camps

Summer camps in everything from athletics to engineering, creative writing to career exploration, and Legos to Minecraft are available at UT Arlington.

Day camps are offered this summer by UTA’s academic and athletic departments.

Continuing Education hosts camps June 8-Aug. 7 for grades 1-12. Use the employee discount code UTAKID for online registration. Learn more about Kids and Teens University.

Extra Credit

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 19-20

Interdisciplinary Research Program Info Session Duane Dimos, vice president for research, reviews UTA's new Interdisciplinary Research Program, which supports faculty research teams representing different disciplines. 2:30-4 p.m., Room 245E, Business Building.

Friday, May 29

UTARI Seminar Samir Iqbal, associate professor of electrical engineering, discusses "Early Stage Cancer Diagnostics with Micro and Nanoscale Strategies." Free. Noon, boardroom, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Wednesday, June 3

U.S. Manufacturing Symposium The symposium is a Walmart initiative to create affordable, flexible, automated solutions to bring manufacturing back to the United States. See the schedule. Admission $35, $120 for exhibitors; 25 free passes for students. UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

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

Going Out

Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24

Mejia Ballet Under the direction of Paul Mejia, master teacher and choreographer, the company’s spring repertoire will feature Romeo and Juliet, Brahms’ Waltzes, Sylvia Pas de Deux, and For FiveTickets $15-$70. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hall.


Gallery 76102: Testament The exhibit is a collection of 12 photographs that explore the spiritual labor of bearing weight, submission, futility, and persistence. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through May 23. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom More than 60 photographs explore issues of Texas African-Americans from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Sixth floor, Central Library. Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

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.

Planetarium The spring schedule features Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. The summer schedule is May 26-Aug. 23 and includes Texas StargazingStars of the Pharaohs; One World, One Sky; Cosmic Color;  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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Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

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