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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maverick Speakers presents Daymond John

Entrepreneur Daymond John next for Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets to see entrepreneur Daymond John for the Maverick Speakers Series are available online.

John will speak on "Shark Tank Entrepreneurship" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at College Park Center. An audience question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, John is the CEO and founder of FUBU, a global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He joined the cast of Shark Tank in 2009. John has received more than 35 awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, and he was named Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House in 2015.

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.

Reheal glove

Healing touch: Caleb Nothnagle, research scientist at the UT Arlington Research Institute, tests the fit of the REHEAL Glove.

UTA partners on bioengineered glove for healing of extremity trauma

Researchers at UT Arlington and the University of Washington are developing a healing glove that delivers medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner.

Muthu Wijesundara of the UT Arlington Research Institute and Christopher Allan of the University of Washington have received $117,959 from the University of Washington Coulter Translational Research Partnership to extend research and development of the Bioengineered Smart-Glove for Regenerative Healing of Extremity Trauma, named the REHEAL Glove.

The flexible polymeric glove is a wound dressing for treatment after hand trauma. UTARI will develop the glove and associated controls while the University of Washington will conduct a small pilot study.

Read more about the REHEAL glove.

Browser deep mining app

Dr. Gautam Das

Computer scientist using deep Web mining to make browsing easier

Gautam Das, professor of computer science and engineering, is partnering with colleagues at Qatar University and George Washington University to make browsing on a cellphone easier.

Browsing the Internet on a cellphone can be a daunting task if the sites visited are not mobile-friendly. Dr. Das and his collaborators will create a mobile-friendly website where one does not exist.

Using what is known as “deep Web mining," the app will act as a third-party system and look at the databases behind websites—using legal access points available to everyone—to see what information is contained in them. From there, it will design a way to make the website mobile friendly.

Read more about the browser deep mining app.

Hispanic-Serving Institution grant to UTA for IDEAS Center, non-traditional student support

UT Arlington has been awarded a highly competitive, five-year $2.62 million Department of Education grant to enhance services for transfer and other non-traditional students and help more underserved students earn college degrees. UTA is the only four-year university in North Texas to receive a 2015 Hispanic-Serving Institution Program grant.

The grant will help create an IDEAS Center—for Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access, and Success—as a resource to increase graduation and retention rates among Hispanic and lower-income students.

The funding will accelerate the University’s use of technology to provide support services to both campus-based and online learners and enable faculty research into courses that commonly pose challenges as these students advance into their majors.

Read more about the IDEAS Center grant.

Visit open houses Wednesday for service learning, McNair Scholars

Two open houses on Wednesday, Oct. 14, showcase the Center for Service Learning and the McNair Scholars Program.

The McNair Scholars open house is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 202 of Ransom Hall. The program is a federal initiative designed to prepare eligible undergraduates for successful graduate study culminating in the Ph.D. and a university teaching career.

Now part of the Honors College, the service learning center hosts an open house 3-5 p.m. in Room 100-A of College Hall. The center supports faculty seeking to incorporate service learning into their courses, and students who wish to pursue independent research projects in nonprofit settings.

To learn more, contact Kevin Gustafson, director of service learning and associate dean of the Honors College, at

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Mia Farrow enlightens, inspires

Acclaimed actress, activist, and humanitarian Mia Farrow delivered inspirational messages of hope, leadership, and global responsibility Thursday night at Texas Hall. She was the first speaker in UTA’s 2015-16 Maverick Speakers Series.


Graduate School Expo set for Tuesday

The Graduate School Expo brings advanced degree information to anyone considering graduate or professional school. The event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Meet with representatives from UT Arlington's graduate programs and other Texas colleges and universities at the graduate and professional school fair.

Two presentations on the UTA graduate admission process and funding graduate school at UT Arlington are at noon and 1 p.m.

Register online to attend the Graduate School Expo.

Be part of Maverick Experience Preview Day

The Office of University Recruitment would like your academic department or student organization to participate at the Academic Fair or Student Life Fair at the Maverick Experience Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Register online. Questions? Contact Alicia Graves 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

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

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Fabulous expansion

The UTA FabLab in the Central Library is growing even bigger. The first-floor renovation includes an electrical system upgrade, drop-down extension cords, and more space for student collaboration and new equipment supporting science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Other changes to the first floor include renovated restrooms and the installation of a rolling garage door to the back of the building. Construction for the fabrication laboratory is expected to be completed by the end of October. A grand opening on the new FabLab space is planned for early spring.

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

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

Town hall meetings on campus carry wrap up this week

Town hall meetings conclude this 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.

baylor homecoming game

Homecoming games include one road trip; reserve 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.

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.

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

Monday, Oct. 12

LINK Lab Lecture Series Dragan Gasevic on "Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Learning Is Necessary to Support Personalized Learning." Noon-1 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. Also, Disney D'Mello on "Affect- and Attention-Aware Cyberlearning," Oct. 22. 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.

Biology Colloquium Series Colleen Burge of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland. Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Sciences. Also, Oct. 22, and Bryan Carstens of Ohio State University, Oct. 29. Biology.

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

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.

Friday, Oct. 16

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

Airport as Real Estate: A Discussion on Impact of Airports on Real Estate Development. Speakers include John Terrell, vice president of commercial real estate for DFW International Airport; John Brookby, assistant vice president of DFW International Airport; Tony Creme, vice president of Hillwood Properties at Alliance Airport; Dawn Blair, real estate manager at Dallas Love Field Airport; and other industry representatives. Register online. Free. 7:30-11:30 a.m., auditorium, Room 204, Architecture Building. College of Business, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Saturday, Oct. 17

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

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Requisitions Register online. 2-4:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Powerful Presentation Skills Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Focus on Faculty: Barbara Shipman Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics, discusses the "Subtleties of Meaning in Mathematical Versus Common Use of Language." Noon, sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

Coming up

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training Learn the warning signs and clues of people who may be considering suicide and how to intervene with at-risk individuals. Register online. 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Room 104, Preston Hall. Also, Nov. 30. Counseling and Psychological Services.

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

Psychology Speakers Series Jerry Jellison, professor of social psychology, University of Southern California. Noon, Friday, Oct. 23, Room 10, University Hall. Psychology.

Arlington Technology Association Xinbao Yu, associate professor of civil engineering, discusses "Using Geothermal Energy to Remove Ice and Snow from Roads and Bridges." Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m, Wednesday Nov. 4, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Human Resources Training Register online. 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.

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 Fan Gao of UT Southwestern Medical Center. 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.)

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Dig Pink game supports breast cancer awareness

Dig Pink

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness at the annual Dig Pink match of the Mavericks against Texas State at College Park Center. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

The first 250 fans at the game will receive a complimentary pink shirt, while free pink pom poms go to the first 500.

All home matches in October will have pink shirts available with a minimum $20 donation. Funds raised will support the Side-Out Foundation, established to unite volleyball players' and coaches' work toward breast cancer awareness, education and patient services.

The team has a goal of raising $3,000. Last year's donations were $5,191.22.

Tickets for the game are $5 general admission and $3 with student ID.

Friday, Oct. 16

Friends of the Library Ken Aldridge discusses his book In Murder's Shadow: A Crime Story. The story sheds light into some of the secret operations of the KGB and the FBI, but also the strengths and foibles of the people working for these agencies. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Friends of the Library.

Sunday, Oct. 18

UTA Jazz Orchestra at Irving Arts Center The UTA Jazz Orchestra and the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving combine to perform a program of "African-American Composers; From Classical to Jazz." Tickets $10-$18. 3:30 p.m., Carpenter Hall Irving Arts Building, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300, Irving. Music.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

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

Coming up

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.


day of the dead

UC Gallery: Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Learn more about the history and rituals of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Hours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Oct. 16. Multicultural Affairs, Hispanic Heritage Month.

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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