MavWire 2015 Archive » MavWire — Thursday, June 4, 2015


For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hossain and Sattler

Solid approach: Civil engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain, left, will lead the new Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability. He and Dr. Melanie Sattler, associate professor of civil engineering, conduct research at the city of Denton landfill.

Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to offer vital landfill training globally

UT Arlington has established the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to provide leadership and expertise to countries and cities around the globe in how to make waste management and landfills more efficient and sustainable. In addition, the center will share research with charter and member cities in Texas to better manage their landfills into the next century.

Sahadat Hossain, a professor of civil engineering, will serve as director of the institute. The institute stems from Dr. Hossain’s extensive work in the area of waste management and bioreactor landfill technology and research that his team has conducted in cooperation with the city of Denton and Ghana, Africa.

Read more about the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability.

Jacqualyn Fouse

Jacqualyn Fouse

Alumna's gift will provide international business students opportunities to engage the world

Jacqualyn Fouse has committed $762,500 with additional support from the College of Business to establish the $1.525 million Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad fund. The gift, named in honor of Fouse’s parents, will allow international business and Goolsby Leadership Academy students to live out their own international experiences.

A UT Arlington Distinguished Alumna, Fouse earned bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UTA. She is president of Global Hematology and Oncology at Celgene with corporate headquarters offices in New Jersey and others in more than 50 countries around the world, including an international headquarters office in Switzerland.

Read more about Fouse's study abroad gift.

Bursar Services now known as Student Accounts

The Office of Bursar Services has changed its name to the Office of Student Accounts.

Effective this week, the new name more accurately reflects the services provided to students. The new email address is Phone numbers and location in Davis Hall are the same.

For more information, call 2-2172 or email

rolling stones

Maverick rock: The Rolling Stones' 2015 Zip Code tour includes the UTA A Cappel Choir this Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

Rolling Stones 'Zip Code' tour to include UTA's A Cappella Choir

UTA's A Cappella Choir will experience life on the big stage when its members perform with the Rolling Stones during the rock band’s “Zip Code” concert Saturday, June 6, at AT&T Stadium.

Over the past few decades, the choir has received many distinguished honors and has appeared before the Texas Music Educators Convention, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association, and with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. June 6 will mark the choir’s first time performing with rock royalty.

Read more about UTA's A Cappella Choir and the Rolling Stones.

Nedderman Hall's southeast entrance closed temporarily

Facilities Management will be modifying a storm drain on the east side of Nedderman Hall that will necessitate the closing of the southeast entrance to the building that faces the Engineering Lab Building. All other building entrances will be open.

For questions, call Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Mav Pic UTARI robot

Futuristic fist bump

UTARI research scientist Cody Lundberg, left, introduces Nicol Alexander of Digital Gate Communication to the PR2 Robot, right, at the U.S. Manufacturing Symposium on Wednesday at the UT Arlington Research Institute. The symposium was a Walmart initiative to create affordable, flexible, automated solutions to bring manufacturing back to the United States.


Faculty ISO new discussion site on Blackboard

A faculty discussion board—Faculty ISO—is available on Blackboard and has forums on the four themes of UTA's Strategic Plan: Health and the Human Condition, Data-Driven Discovery, Sustainable Urban Communities, and Global Environmental Impact.

The forums can help you find a guest lecturer, service learning expertise, or an expert in teaching large classes.

To access Faculty ISO, log in to Blackboard using your NetID and password. Add Faculty ISO to your organizations in Blackboard. Contact Blackboard Support for technical assistance.

Libraries launch scholarly communication website

UTA Libraries has launched a scholarly communication website with various resources and initiatives, such as open access journals, intellectual property, and data management.

The site provides an overview of scholarly communication issues related to research, publishing, and teaching, and offers help to faculty seeking information and clarification. 

Questions? Email Brett Currier, director of scholarly communication.

Purchasing year-end deadlines near

The Office of Procurement has implemented procedures to ensure that year-end purchasing is efficient and effective.

The deadlines for submitting the Requisitions and Associated UTAFlow Approval forms to Procurement for purchases that might exceed $5,000 will improve the overall processing for the end of the fiscal year.

Deadlines are:

Friday, June 19—Fiscal Year 2015-16

Friday, July 24—Fiscal Year 2014-15

Items for the 2015-16 fiscal year budget must have the budget date changed to 09/01/2015. Make the date change using the Line Defaults page or on the distribution line (budget information tab). For questions, contact Nancy Czarowitz at 2-7146 or

All Requisitions and Associated UTAFlow Approval forms received in the Office of Procurement after 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, will be processed against fiscal 2015-16 funds.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, June 5.

Buildings involved are the Business Building, Carlisle Hall, Engineering Lab Building, Engineering Research Building, Geoscience Building, Nedderman Hall, Pickard Hall, and Woolf Hall.

The test will only affect the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building. There will be a slight “blip” lasting a half-second as the electrical service transfers to the generator and another as it is transferred back to the normal building service. Keep computer work in progress saved during this time to prevent any possible data loss.

Questions? Call Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Enjoy Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets

UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and alumni can enjoy selected Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets. Visit, click on University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.

Sports Notes

NCAA bound: Roland Sales, top, and, bottom from left, Emil Blomberg, Quentin Butler, and Clayton Vaughn qualified to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships on June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore.


Track athletes qualify for NCAA Championships

Four UTA athletes are heading to the NCAA Track and Field Championships after three days of competition ended Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin.

Junior Roland Sales qualified in the high jump with a personal best leap of 7 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Senior Emil Blomberg’s time of 8:48.60 earned him a second consecutive NCAA berth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. And senior sprinters Quentin Butler (9.99) and Clayton Vaughn (10.08) both qualified in the 100 meters.

The outstanding performances in the West Preliminary Round vaulted the men’s team to No. 25 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s rankings.

The NCAA Championships are set for Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore.

Track performers earn all-conference honors

Eleven Maverick men and eight women were named All-Sun Belt Conference for the 2015 outdoor track and field season.

Clayton Vaughn (100m, 200m), Quentin Butler (100m, 200m), Emil Blomberg (1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase), and Craig Lautenslager (5,000m, 10,000m) won multiple individual honors for the men.

On the women’s side, Gabriela Alfonzo earned all-conference accolades in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races.

Sports Shorts

Darien McLemore, a junior infielder on the baseball team, has been named to the Sun Belt Conference Leadership Team. The honor goes to a letter-winning student-athlete based on leadership, sportsmanship, community service, citizenship, academic excellence, and other qualities valued by the institution.

Volleyball coach Diane Seymour has announced the hiring of former Auburn standout Sarah Bullock as an assistant coach. Bullock joins the Mavericks’ staff after two years as a coach with the Dallas Skyline Juniors.

Summer intramural sports available

Intramural team sports and deadlines are indoor soccer, June 10; softball, June 17; and sand volleyball, June 24. Individual sports are free and include tennis, June 10; racquetball, June 24; billiards, June 25; badminton, July 14; poker, July 23; and MavStrong competition, Aug. 6.

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

20th Annual UTA Benefit Powwow this Sunday

Pow Wow

The Native American Student Association hosts the 20th Annual Scholarship Benefit Powwow, set for Sunday, June 7, at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Watch gourd dancing noon-5 p.m., the Grand Entry at 6 p.m., and dancing contests in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. A film fest is planned for the Rosebud Theatre. Enjoy fry bread and Indian tacos. 

See more details on the NASA Facebook page.

Admission and parking is free. Proceeds go to the Native American Student Association's scholarship fund. 

Thursday, June 11

Free Outdoor Movie: 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are Cinderella (2015), June 18; Jurassic Park (1993), June 25; Furious Seven (2015), July 9; The Breakfast Club (1985), July 16. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.


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 summer schedule 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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