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Thursday, October 15, 2015

InnovationDay @ UTA

Research focus: InnovationDay@UTA will focus on research, such as work on a prototype of the Rehab glove, which will help post-stroke patients rehabilitate their hands.

UTA Innovation Day to focus on research, advanced technologies, entrepreneurship, commercialization

UTA will showcase a range of technologies including a student-designed, scale-sized Formula car, a social interaction research robot, and a rehabilitation glove at the second annual InnovationDay@UTA 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at College Park Center.

Attendees can enjoy a student innovation competition for high school and collegiate teams, faculty and student poster presentations, and an afternoon session with guest panelists discussing innovation, entrepreneurship, and how to attract angel investors.

UTA alumnus Fadi Bishara, founder and CEO of Blackbox, a global start-up accelerator in Silicon Valley, gives a keynote speech at 2:15 p.m. See for the full agenda.

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

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.

Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby

Huckaby named Smithsonian finalist

Sedrick Huckaby, assistant professor of art and art history, has been named a finalist in a national competition hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Huckaby is one of seven finalists in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. His work will be included in a juried exhibition March 12, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000, as well as a commission to create a portrait of a living individual for the museum’s permanent collection. Winners will be announced March 10.

Huckaby has won several major awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.

Read more about Huckaby's honor.

Research Integrity Symposium set for next Friday

Register now for the first Research Integrity Symposium focusing on responsible authorship. The event is 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center.

President Vistasp Karbhari will discuss "What Is Plagiarism?" Other topics include responsible authorship, institutional practices and legal implications, and tools for detecting and preventing plagiarism.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Lunch is available for registered participants. Register online.

Attendance at the symposium will count toward credit for Responsible Conduct of Research certification.


CAPPA launch celebration

Dean Nan Ellin, top,  welcomed alumni, community supporters, faculty, staff, and students to the launch of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) last Friday in the Richard B. Myrick Courtyard beside the Architecture Building. The college integrates the School of Architecture and the School of Urban and Public Affairs. President Vistasp Karbhari, bottom left, welcomes Ralph Hawkins, chairman of the global architecture firm HKS and a UTA Distinguished Alumnus. See more photos.


Partner lecture series looks at interdisciplinary research

The new Partners for Community Impact series takes an interdisciplinary approach to topics being researched at UTA. UT Arlington Libraries sponsors the series.

The first event will explore the impact and implications of sustainable urban communities. “Sustainable Urban Communities: How They Relate to Extended Families” is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Panelists are Douglas Klahr, associate professor of architecture; Courtney Cronley, assistant professor of social work; Stephen Mattingly, associate professor of civil engineering; and Margarita Trevino, clinical associate professor of nursing and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health.

Fall into step with Wellness Fun Walk

Take the first steps toward fitness with a Fun Walk sponsored by the UTA Wellness Committee. Registration for the 1½-2 mile walk starts at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in Room 133 of the Maverick Activities Center. After the exercise, join the committee for lunch. Sign the release agreement.

Learn more about the University's wellness programs and events.

Register now for free flu shot

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.

Email system upgrade continues

On Oct. 9, the Office of Information Technology upgraded the campus email for more than 11,000 email accounts. More upgrades continue.

The Outlook Web App (OWA) application is how mobile devices, such as Apple and Android phones, access the University’s email system. It also provides convenient web-based access to your email at

Some iOS and Android mobile devices have required users to remove and re-add their email accounts.

Some Mac users needed to update their Mail configuration to prefix their username with UTA\.

Personal email can be accessed at, and departmental/group resource email can be accessed at

For questions, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

  Mav Pic Faculty Promotions

Promoting excellence

Twenty five faculty members were honored with promotions and tenure at the Faculty Recognition Dinner on Tuesday in the Carlisle Suite. Each donated a book to the UT Arlington Libraries, a tradition of faculty promotions. See a list of faculty promotions.

Windows 10 still undergoing tests

Don't upgrade your desktop to Windows 10 until testing is complete and privacy concerns are evaluated by the UT System.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is still testing the new operating system with UTA's encryption program, SecureDoc, to ensure it functions properly.

OIT will notify you when Windows 10 is available for installation on University-owned devices.

See the Windows 10 website for more details.

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

Glass pumpkins

Hand-blown glass pumpkins available at annual sale Oct. 24

Add a little glass art to your fall decorations with hand-blown glass pumpkins of all shapes and sizes designed by UTA students and faculty.

The delicate gourds are on sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Studio Arts Center. A raffle begins at 4 p.m. Live glassblowing demonstrations are planned throughout the day.

Proceeds go to the visiting artist fund of the Department of Art and Art History. The fund allows art students to invite world-renowned artists to lead workshops and share their professional experiences.

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

Homecoming 2015

Claim a spot in Homecoming parade

Your department or organization should be part of the Homecoming parade lineup. Register online by Wednesday, Nov. 4, with an entry that shows your Maverick spirit.

The parade starts at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on Spaniolo Drive outside College Park Center. See large floats, marching bands, special guests, and traditional decorated golf carts. It all winds up with a pep rally on Moritz Plaza.

Read more about Homecoming 2015 events and activities at

Homecoming games include one road trip; reserve your tickets now

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.

Extra Credit

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.

Thursday, Oct. 22

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., Room 104, Preston Hall. Also, Nov. 30. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Payment Vouchers Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.      

Friday, Oct. 23

Psychology Speakers Series Jerry Jellison of University of Southern California on "Making Change Happen: Overcoming Resistance." Noon, Room 10, University Hall. Psychology.

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., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. English.

Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontation Register online. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 200, J.D. Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Financial Statements and the Reconciliation Process Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Position and Workforce Management Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business 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., sixth floor, Central Library. Women’s and Gender Studies.

Coming up

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.

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.)

Sports Notes

Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness: 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 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.

Volleyball falls at Appalachian State; Dig Pink match set for tonight

Texas State visits College Park Center at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 15, for the Mavericks Dig Pink Match benefiting the Side-Out Foundation and raising breast cancer awareness.

UTA volleyball alum and Hall of Honor member Chris Rudiger, who is also a breast cancer survivor, will be honored at the game.

UTA lost 3-0 to first-place Appalachian State on Saturday in Boone, N.C. The defeat drops the Mavericks to 13-7 overall and 4-4 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Maverick tennis excels at SMU Invitational

The women’s tennis team claimed three titles Sunday at the SMU Invitational, completing the three-day event in Dallas.

The doubles parings swept their respective flights, with Elizabeth Thoms and Astrid Gehre taking the Red Draw championship, while Angeles de los Rios and Agustina Serio won the Blue Draw.

Serio also captured the Black Draw title in singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over TCU’s Mia King.

Golf team 10th at Donald Ross Intercollegiate

Junior Zach Galliford climbed into the top 20 and UTA finished 10th overall after Tuesday's final round of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate in Morganton, N.C.

Galliford fired a 1-under-par 69 to move up 16 spots into a tie for 19th, finishing with a plus-5 215. He has placed in the top 20 in each of the Mavericks' three events this season.

The team returns to action Monday, Oct. 19, at the Herb Wimberly Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M.

Movin' Mavs gear available through Sunday

Order your choice of tank, long- or short-sleeved T-shirt, or hoodie by Sunday, Oct. 18. Orders will be delivered by Saturday, Nov. 14.

A portion of sales goes back to the UTA program to support travel, tournaments, and scholarships.

Sports Shorts

Women’s basketball center Rebekah VanDijk was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Sun Belt All-Conference first team. The sophomore averaged 13.0 points and 10.3 rebounds a game last season.

• Six UTA softball players received National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for 2014-15. They are Marisa Datko, Bryanna Datko, Haley Henson, Sandra Mendoza, Jolene Schaefer, and Taylor Simmonds.

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
  UTA Presents

Exhibit showcases talent of art faculty, alumni

See the creative works of Art and Art History faculty members and alumni starting Monday, Oct. 19, at two galleries on campus.

"Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition" runs through Nov. 21 in The Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building and Gallery West in the Studio Arts Center.

The concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates showing diverse work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, printmaking, film/video, digital imaging, and visual communication. In addition, the department’s art historians and their invitees have examples of recent publications on display.

Several artists will discuss their work in a series of noon gallery talks on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the exhibition.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Hours for both galleries are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Read more about "Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition."

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. 6:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Troy, Oct. 30; vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Oct. 31; vs. South Alabama, Nov. 15. Athletics.

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.

Friday, Oct. 23

Parent and Family Weekend Parents and families spend a weekend on campus visiting their students’ residence halls and classrooms, listening to faculty presentations, and participating in a variety of fun activities. ScheduleRegister online. Also, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 24-25Parent and Family Center.

Friday Night Film: 'Inside Out' Rated PG. Free popcorn. Concessions for sale. $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Astronomy Day Scientists, engineers, and visionaries from astronomy and the space industry share their experiences to inspire students and stargazers. Free parking in Lot F10. $4 shows; free lectures and events. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Planetarium. Planetarium.

Thursday, Oct. 29

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


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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