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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dr. David Nygren

Lifetime award: Dr. David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics, was honored with the first instrumentation award from the American Physical Society.

Noted UTA physicist recognized with first American Physical Society instrumentation award

Physicist David Nygren, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been honored as one of two recipients of a new American Physical Society instrumentation award for his widespread and lifelong contributions in the field of particle physics.

Dr. Nygren is the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics in the College of Science. He developed the Time Projection Chamber in 1974 to enable accurate and complete capture of results when high-energy particles collide. Such collisions can lead to the production of hundreds or even thousands of new particles.

Read more about Nygren's honor.

Mia Farrow poster

Mia Farrow

Tickets still available to see Mia Farrow tonight

Tickets to see actress and activist Mia Farrow for the Maverick Speakers Series are still available online.

Farrow will speak on "What Falls Away: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment" at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 8, at Texas Hall. An audience question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

She is perhaps best known for her role as Rosemary in Rosemary’s Baby and has appeared in more than 50 films, winning numerous awards since her career began in 1964. Her most recent film is 2011’s Dark Horse.

Farrow has worked extensively as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is involved in humanitarian activities in Africa. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. Season and preferred ticket packages are available and include reserved seating, parking, and more. For all these ticket options, go to

For VIP packages, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235.

Tickets are available now to see entrepreneur Daymond John at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at College Park Center. An autograph signing will follow the lecture, "Shark Tank Entrepreneurship."

Trinity South spaces reserved for Maverick Speakers Series event

The parking spaces in the Trinity South parking lot will be reserved after 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 8, for Mia Farrow’s appearance for the Maverick Speakers Series.

state employee's charitable campaign

State Employee Charitable Campaign runs through October

Give to the charity of your choice and make a difference in North Texas and around the world through the State Employee Charitable Campaign. UT Arlington's goal is $60,000 for the campaign, which runs through Oct. 31.

Payroll deduction through online giving is the easiest way to donate. Go to UTA's SECC page to see the guidebook with a list of charities. Click on the red banner to give.

For questions, contact your department representative, Amber Campbell at, or Colin Sanor at

UT Arlington hosts annual InnovationDay@UTA

Celebrate entrepreneurial excellence and success among UT Arlington's students, faculty, researchers, and community innovators at InnovationDay@UTA on Thursday, Oct. 22, at College Park Center.

The event aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship and innovation and attract industry and investors to North Texas. The day includes high school and college robotics competitions, inspiring speakers, and opportunities to meet with investors with the Association of Texas Angel Networks.

The event is free, but registration is required. For questions or details, contact Marie Peterson, manager of conference and event management, at 2-2581 or

Follow procedures for visitors' parking

Visitors to the UTA campus are encouraged to use available visitor or metered parking spaces at locations across campus. A campus map that shows visitors' parking locations is available at Select the parking tab on the left to find visitors' parking locations.

University departments and offices that are hosting official campus visitors should make parking arrangements in advance by emailing the visitor’s name, date of the visit, and license plate number of the visitor’s vehicle to

Parking and Transportation Services will arrange for the appropriate visitor designation in the MavPark system. When possible, allow three days to process your request.

For an immediate or last-minute need, contact Parking and Transportation Director Perry Eggleston at 2-3907 or or Assistant Police Chief Mike Holguin at 2-2285 or

  Mav Pic national night out

Night moves

Public Safety Officer Freda Henderson, left, helps Charles Dixon, aerospace engineering sophomore, register his bike as part of National Night Out activities. The Tuesday evening event on the University Center mall featured services and safety tips provided by the UTA Police Department.

Parking lots reserved for weekend events

Parking spaces in Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and north of Mitchell Street and lots 26 and 27 by Maverick Stadium will be reserved for the Bands of America event parking Saturday, Oct. 10. Additional parking is available in Lot 47, F10, and surrounding lots.

Lots 49 and 50 will be reserved for AT&T Stadium employee parking Sunday, Oct. 11. Additional parking is available in Lot 47, F10, and surrounding lots.

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 2-3907.

Compatibility testing continues for Mac OS X El Capitan

The Office of Information Technology is testing the new Mac OS X El Capitan and its compatibility with all other software. El Capitan was released by Apple on Sept. 30.

Do not upgrade your Mac OS without contacting OIT for assistance. Once testing is completed, OIT will release its recommendations to the University.

For questions, email

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

Buildings involved are Business Building, College Park Center, College Park Central and South parking garages, Hammond Hall, Pickard Hall, The Heights on Pecan Apartments, and Trimble Hall. The test affects the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building. There will be a slight “blip.” Keep computer work in progress saved.

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

baylor homecoming game

Homecoming games include one road trip; get your tickets now

Homecoming 2015 includes two exciting Maverick basketball games, with one in Waco and the other at College Park Center.

Make plans to cheer on the women's basketball team when they face the Baylor Bears on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Ferrell Center in Waco.

Tickets are $30 for faculty, staff, and alumni and $15 for students. Price includes the game ticket, food, a T-shirt, and transportation to and from the game.

Participate in the pre-game tipoff with food and activities 1:30-3 p.m. at Moritz Plaza at College Park Center. Buses leave for the game at 3 p.m. The game starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at along with other details about Homecoming 2015. Purchase your ticket by Monday, Nov. 2.

The Homecoming men’s game against Fordham tips off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at College Park Center. Tickets are $7-$20 for faculty and staff at

Questions? Student Affairs has answers at 2-6080.

Town hall meetings on campus carry continue next week

Town hall meetings continue next week to gather ideas, suggestions, and feedback from the campus community about the implementation of Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), better known as “Campus Carry,” at UTA.

During the 84th Legislative Session, lawmakers passed SB 11, which allows a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on the campus.

Upcoming meetings are:

  • 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center
  • Staff Advisory Council, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Student Congress Chambers, University Center

For more information, go to for meeting dates and locations, frequently asked questions, information on the legislation, and a survey to complete if you are not able to attend one of the meetings.

Mav Pic Central Library POD

Library POD

The new Products On Demand (POD) at the Central Library offers drinks, snacks, Scantrons, batteries, and other study essentials. The small convenience store is located on the second floor.


Nominations needed for Maverick Orientation leaders

If you know students who would be a good role model for our incoming students and who would represent the best and brightest of UT Arlington’s student body, nominate them to be Maverick Orientation leaders.

Send student names and email addresses to Meighan Burke, assistant director of New Maverick Orientation, at Each student you recommend will receive a letter letting them know of your nomination.

Refer interested students to

Applications are due Thursday, Nov. 5.

Pharos Mobileprint is new on-the-go printing format

The Office of Information Technology offers Pharos Mobileprint, an easy and convenient way for faculty, staff, and students to print documents, images, and emails while on the go, whether you’re using a tablet, smartphone, or laptop.

Send your documents to a print-release station while you’re on your way to your next class, meeting, or presentation. Simply send an email to Mobileprint or log into your Pharos Print Center, upload your document, and release the print job from any one of the eight OIT print-release stations throughout campus.

View the Mobileprint user guide.

Campus Security and Fire Report available

UT Arlington's 2015 Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online and in hard copy.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention, fire safety, UTA Police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

The report also contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years (2012-2014) concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UT Arlington, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Required by law, the report is provided by the UT Arlington Police Department. For a hard copy of the 2015 Annual Campus Security and Fire Report, email

Benefit Yourself

Last chance to confirm your annual enrollment elections

Check your pay stub or billing statement carefully to verify that your UT Benefits coverage is set up correctly. If you find an error, contact Employee Benefits Services no later than Saturday, Oct. 31. Read more about annual enrollment elections.

Detailed plan information available online

Details about your UT System group insurance plans are in the Benefits Plan Guides, which are available online and in print.

Airrosti partners with UT Benefits

A new partnership between UT Benefits and Airrosti improves your access to quality care. Learn more about Airrosti and your UT benefits.

knock out the flu- get the shot

Flu shots and wellness checkups are free from Catapult Health

UT Arlington has partnered with Catapult Health to provide free, quick, and confidential preventive health checkups and annual flu vaccines on campus.

These checkups and flu shots are available to all employees covered under the UT Select Medical Plan at no charge. You must make an appointment to take advantage of this benefit. The clinics will be held on Thursday-Friday, Nov. 5-6.

For more information and to make your appointment, visit the Office of Human Resources website and click on the link Flu Shots.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Thursday, Oct. 8

women's lecture

Women's and Gender Studies Lecture Kathryne Beebe, assistant professor of history, and Anna Noga of the University of New Mexico discuss “Transported in Spirit: Visionary Travel in the Old World and the New." Free. 12:30-2 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Southwestern Studies.

MARK Training: QPR Suicide Prevention Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Timekeeper Register online. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building.  Business Affairs.

M.S. in Health Care Administration Info Session Register online. 6 p.m., Fort Worth Center. Business.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Lectures Julia Morgan of Rice University. 4 p.m., Room 100, Geoscience Building. Also, Thomas Darrah of Ohio State University, Oct. 15; Bob Gregory of Southern Methodist University, Oct. 22; and Bastian Georg of Trent University, Oct. 29. Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Friday, Oct. 9

Peer Observation of Teaching Training Register online. 9 a.m.-noon, Room 415, Central Library. Center for Teaching and Learning ExcellenceFaculty Affairs.

Saturday, Oct. 10

New Teacher Webinar Series Join webinar live or watch video later on YouTube and Slideshare. Also, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 26, and April 16. New Teacher Webinar Series, Curriculum and Instruction.

Graduate Business Forum Register online. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Room 147, Business Building. Business.

Monday, Oct. 12

LINK Lab Lecture Series Dragan Gasevic. Noon-1 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. LINK Lab.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

ProCard Register online. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

MARK Training: Adviser Toolbox Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Qualitative Research Brown-bag Meetups Shima Hamidi, assistant professor of planning and landscape architecture, is guest speaker. Noon-1 p.m., Room 414, Central Library. Also, Priscila Caçola of kinesiology, "Mixed Methods and Working on Research as an Interdisciplinary Team," Oct. 30; and Yekang Ko and Ann Foss of planning and landscape architecture, "Measuring Climate Literacy: Using Survey Data for Interdisciplinary Environmental Education," Nov. 12. Qualitative Research Meetup.

MARK Training: EAB Student Success Collaborative Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University Advising Center.

Travel and Expenses Register online. 1:30-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Coming up

Mathematics Colloquium Series Weiqiang Wang of the University of Virginia. 3 p.m. Oct. 16, Room 311, Pickard Hall. Also, Patrick Shipman of Colorado State University, Nov. 6. Mathematics.

RAD Self-Defense for Women For female faculty, staff, and students. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, Room 102-B, Maverick Activities Center. UT Arlington Police.

Human Resources Training Register online. Powerful Presentation Skills, Oct. 21; Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontation, Oct. 23; Your Professional Image, Oct. 27; Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success, Oct. 29. Human Resources.

Hermanns Lecture Series The literature of life writing including diaries, letters, memoirs, social media, and comic books. Schedule. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. English.

Business Affairs Training Register online. Requisitions, Oct. 20; Payment Vouchers, Oct. 22; Financial Statements and the Reconciliation Process, Oct. 27; Position and Workforce Management, Oct. 29Business Affairs.

Women's and Gender Studies Symposium Speakers include Whitney Peoples, Provost Post-doctoral Fellow in Women's and Gender Studies, and Ana Louise Keating of Texas Woman's University addressing the theme "Minding the Field: Exploring and Expanding Women's and Gender Studies in North Texas.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, sixth floor, Central Library. Women’s and Gender Studies.

UTARI Lunch and Learn Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon Friday, Oct. 30, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

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

Sports Notes
  Movin' Mavs T-shirt

Movin' Mavs gear: Wear your Maverick pride with shirts and hoodies supporting the Movin' Mavs and Lady Mavs adaptive sports teams. Order your choice of tank, long- or short-sleeved T-shirt, or hoodie by Sunday, Oct. 18. Orders will be delivered by Wednesday, Nov. 14. A portion of sales goes back to the UTA program to support travel, tournaments, and scholarships.

Volleyball comeback falls short against Texas State

UTA made a valiant comeback after dropping the first two sets to Texas State on Tuesday but eventually lost in five sets to the Bobcats in San Marcos.

Senior Stacey Koch registered 15 kills and a career-high eight blocks, while sophomore Qiana Canete posted her 11th double-double of the season with 17 kills and 19 digs.

Last week, the Mavericks secured 3-1 victories over both Georgia Southern and Arkansas-Little Rock at College Park Center. UTA is 13-6 overall and 4-3 in Sun Belt Conference action. Next up is a road match at Appalachian State on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Boone, N.C.

Golf team third in Cabo tourney

UTA finished third and Zach Galliford tied for fourth Tuesday at the Cabo Del Sol Invitational in Cabo, Mexico.

The Mavericks were 3-over as a team with a 54-hole total of 867. Four players placed in the top 20. Sun Belt Conference foes Georgia State and Georgia Southern took the top two spots in the 10-team tournament.

UTA returns to the course Monday, Oct. 12, in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate in Morganton, N.C.

Cross Country women second, men third in Austin

The women’s cross country team finished as the runner-up, while the men grabbed third place last Friday at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin.

Seniors Gabriela Alfonzo and Katelyn Hayward paced the women, as both recorded top-five finishes among the 64 entrants. For the men, sophomore Michael Guerrero was ninth among 65 runners.

The Mavericks take a week off before competing in their final pre-Sun Belt Conference Championship race of the season, the Crimson Classic, on Friday, Oct. 16, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Sports Shorts

Men’s basketball point guard Erick Neal was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Sun Belt All-Conference team. He picked up third-team honors.

Intramural sports deadline soon for fantasy basketball

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are fantasy basketball, Friday, Oct. 16; 4-on-4 basketball, Wednesday, Oct. 21; table tennis, Thursday, Oct. 22; drop-in basketball, Monday, Oct. 26; and Halloween ultimate disc, Friday, Oct. 30.

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, Oct. 8

Guest Piano Recital Kent Lyman of Meredith College. Free. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 105, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Texas State. Dig Pink Game, Pink Shirt Handout, National Medical Professional Night, New Maverick Employee Night, Maverick Club Pre-Game Reception. Tickets $5; $3 with student ID. 6:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Coming up

Interactive Wellness Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

Parent and Family Weekend Register onlineFriday-Sunday, Oct. 23-25Parent and Family Center.


Lunafest 2015 Short films produced and directed by and for women. $5. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activity Center. Women’s and Gender Studies.

Maverick Speakers Series Daymond John speaks on "Shark Tank Entrepreneurship." Free general admission, but tickets required. Premium, season, and VIP ticket packages include reserved seats, parking, and more. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, College Park Center. Also, Ron Paul, Feb. 2; Donna Brazile, Feb. 25; and Jane Goodall, March 31. Maverick Speakers Series.


Gallery 76102: Tshuchigama/Earthen Kiln 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Gallery 76102. Through Oct. 10. Fort Worth Center.

Ornament and Adornment: The Decoration and Application Techniques of African Masks 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Visual Resources Commons, Room 2109, Fine Arts Building. Through Dec. 9. Art and Art History.

University Center Gallery: Digital Photography Student Exhibit 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Dec. 12EXCEL Campus Activities.

Special Collections: Ringside: Memories of WCC Wrestling 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 16UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Planetarium Fall shows SOFIA 3-D, Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, From the Earth to the Universe, AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: Infinity. Planetarium.

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


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