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Monday, November 9, 2015


Parade, pep rally, basketball game make Homecoming memorable

Light up your week with some Maverick traditions of a parade, basketball game, fellowship, and more for Homecoming 2015 festivities in Maverick Country.

Start the week with Paint Your Ride with Maverick Pride, a vehicle decorating event at Arlington Hall 11-a.m.-1 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 9.

Exchange old school rags for Maverick duds 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 10-11, on the University Center mall.

Enjoy the Chili Cook-Off noon-1:130 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Attend the Distinguished Alumni Awards before heading to The Bash on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Cheer on the women's basketball team with the afternoon pep rally and trip to Waco on Friday, Nov. 13. The Lady Mavs face the Baylor Bears. See the story below for details.

Saturday is filled with the 5K run/walk and a golf tournament, followed by reunions. Head to the College Park District for the pre-game street festival at 3:30 p.m. and The Party on the Plaza at 4 p.m. Cheer on the Homecoming parade at 5:45 p.m., and get loud at the pep rally before the men's basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12, is the deadline to enter the Homecoming 5K and to reserve tickets for the Greek alumni and student leaders reunions and the Party on the Patio.

Order Homecoming event tickets online.

Still time to claim tickets to see Daymond John on Tuesday 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.

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 more than $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 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.

Individual tickets still available for Homecoming basketball games against Baylor, Fordham

See the Maverick basketball teams in action for Homecoming 2015.

The women's basketball team takes on defending Big 12 champion Baylor in the preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament Friday, Nov. 13, at Ferrell Center in Waco.

The pre-game tipoff features food, activities, and a pep rally 1:30-3 p.m. at Moritz Plaza at College Park Center. The game starts at 6 p.m.

Drive yourself to the game and buy individual tickets for $5-10. Ticket packages that include transportation for the game are sold out.

The men’s basketball team faces Fordham at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at College Park Center. Tickets are $3 with student ID at

UTA salutes military veterans during Wednesday ceremonies

UTA will honor its military men and women on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with a series of events celebrating Veterans Day.

UTA is home to more than 3,000 veterans and dependents of veterans who utilize military benefits to cover the cost of college.

Reveille begins the event at 6:30 a.m. in the courtyard of College Hall followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

At 11 a.m, a ribbon-cutting ceremony opens the refurbished Vet Lounge in Room 216 of the Central Library.

A reception for the inaugural induction ceremony for the National Student Veteran Honor Society is set for 2 p.m. in the Carlisle Suite of the E.H. Hereford University Center. RSVP for the Veterans Day reception to Kim Bennett at 2-9882 or

Donate a pair of socks for the "Socks for Service" project, which benefits homeless veterans. Drop off boxes are located around campus.

Pick up an "I Love UTA Veterans" or "UTA Veteran" button at the events.

The Veterans Day activities are sponsored by the UTA Veterans Connection Committee. For details on resources for student veterans, go to the Veteran Services website.

Read more about the Veterans Day events and honorees.

Dr. Weidong Zhou

Dr. Weidong Zhou

UTA leads technology on SMART bandage to monitor, heal wounds

UTA is collaborating with an interdisciplinary and medical team of renowned researchers in creating the Sensing, Monitoring And Release of Therapeutics, or SMART, bandage system that can monitor and cure wounds in real time.

Weidong Zhou, professor of electrical engineering, is the principal investigator on a $100,000 grant from the Texas Medical Research Collaborative, which will fund the research. Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering, will handle in vivo testing of the device.

Read more about the SMART bandage.

Dr. Anne Bavier

Dr. Anne Bavier

Bavier takes helm of National League for Nursing

The National League for Nursing has installed Anne Bavier, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, as president of the 40,000-member organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

Dr. Bavier will serve as the League’s president until 2017.

In her inaugural address during the organization’s annual Education Summit in Las Vegas, she emphasized her commitment to ensuring that nursing educators have access to the best resources, the most current research, the newest techniques, and the encouragement needed to create the best teaching-learning environments.

Read more about Bavier's NLN presidency.

Today's HUB fair promotes underutilized businesses

Companies compete for your department's business at the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fair 9-11 a.m. today, Monday, Nov. 9, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Representatives will be on hand for office supplies, office furniture, florist, promotional items, computers, apparel, cookies, chocolates, signs, framing, printing, information technology equipment, scientific equipment, medical supplies, and much more.

To be HUB certified, a company must be a minimum of 51 percent owned and operated by a minority, woman, or disabled veteran. Read more about UT Arlington's HUB program.

Contact Laurie Thompson at or 2-2039.

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Sweet deal

Cotton candy was a popular treat at the International Food Fair last Tuesday on the University Center mall. The annual event was part of the International Education Week festivities.


Celebrate UT System Day on Friday

Wear your Maverick attire when celebrating UT System Day 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The celebration goes online with the hashtag #ALLUT, joining with System colleagues across Texas. Take a picture or two in the photo spot, post them to your favorite social media site, and follow along as others across Texas do the same.

Departments can join the celebration with a table to distribute promotional materials. Register online.

UT System Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, Staff Advisory Council, the UT System Employee Advisory Council, and the Office of Human Resources.

See more information on UT System Day website.

UTSW hosts info session on collaborative research resources

Faculty can learn more about resources available at UT Southwestern and its Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) noon-1:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 16, in Room 549 in Pickard Hall.

Robert Toto, principal investigator for CTM, will  presentation details about collaborative research opportunities.

UTSW resources available to the UTA research community include databases, facilities, nursing teams, different cores. Read about the core facilities.

RSVP to Mary-Colette Lybrand at

Grant writing workshops aimed at research faculty

Research Administration offers tailor-made seminars on Writing Winning Grant Proposals to help research faculty improve their grant-writing skills. 

The seminars are Thursday-Friday, Dec. 10-11, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The core program is 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday and covers core principles and writing for specific aims and objectives.

The session for the National Science Foundation is 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Institutes of Health workshop is 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday.

All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, either for the NIH or NSF.

RSVP by Nov. 15 to Amy Osborn at with your name, department, position and a departmental cost center to charge the workbook. Specify which workbook is needed.

Outlook look moves to contemporary

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the faculty and staff email login page will change to a contemporary Outlook theme. Other than the appearance, no additional changes will occur. Faculty and staff will continue using their NetID and current password to log into their email. This change is part of an on-going project to upgrade our current email system.

Read more about UTA email upgrades.

NetIDplus adds new level of security for off-campus connection

In response to the growing number of sophisticated cyber threats, the Office of Information Technology is adding steps to safeguard personal and University information.

Monday, Nov. 16, UTA will begin to implement NetIDplus, which will require two-factor authentication when you remotely access VPN. Later, NetIDplus will be expanded to UTShare and additional UTA applications. Use of two-factor authentication is mandated by the UT System.

For more details, visit to find the definition of two-factor authentication, enrollment and training schedules, changes to your VPN group, frequently asked questions, troubleshooting guidelines, supported devices, and additional documentation.

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

Mav Tube Video Extra

Fast-track cubism

Business management major Anthony Brooks, left, always carries at least one Rubik’s Cube. He can solve the puzzle in less than 10 seconds, and often much less. He and his brother, Brian, right, belong to a growing corps of dedicated Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts who compete in “speedcubing” on an international stage. It’s a hobby he hopes will yield a career. Read more about Brooks' and his Rubik's Cube or watch the video.


Input needed for Quality Enhancement Plan

UTA is developing a plan to enhance the student learning experience. The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)  is a vital part of UTA’s reaccreditation effort, but is designed to focus exclusively on helping students get more out of their academic experience at UTA.

A group of faculty, staff, and students is developing the plan, but need input from all corners of campus. Visit the QEP website to complete the feedback form. Email any suggestions to

'The Shorthorn' wins national award

The Shorthorn, UTA's student newspaper, received the Associated College Press Newspaper's Pacemaker Award at the Fall National College Media Convention last weekend in Austin.

Other awards included second place for best display ad and third place for best ad campaign, best supplement/special section, newspaper news page, and newspaper front page

Individual awards went to Susan Nguyen, first and second place, ad campaign, and fifth place, house ad; Elena Chudoba, third place, display ad; and Dalton Sessumes, fourth place, multimedia feature.

The paper earned sixth place for multimedia story and seventh for newspaper special section and website/large school.

Ryan Wagoner and Grant McKinley were editors of the submission that received the award in the four-year, non-daily newspaper category. Beth Francesco is director of Student Publications.

Plan for departmental summer camps

If your department is interested in sponsoring a day or overnight summer camp, check the Conference Services website for information and requirements for making your program a success.

The Summer Camp Guide outlines information needed to host a summer program on campus. All camps are required to complete a Request to Host form for approval. Complete the housing and dining forms as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Maggie Quinn at

Benefit Yourself

Use your UT FLEX funds and file your claims for 2014-15

The use-it-or-lose-it rule applies to all UT FLEX reimbursement accounts. Get the most out of your accounts by not missing important deadlines.

If you have a UT FLEX Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) with PayFlex, the HCRA has a use-it-or-lose-it rule. This means you will forfeit any funds left in your account at the end of the plan year. To avoid losing your HCRA funds, remember these dates:

Nov. 15—Last day to spend your HCRA funds.
Nov. 30—Last day to submit claims for reimbursement. PayFlex must receive your claims by this date.

Read more about the UT Flex deadlines.

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, Nov. 9

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

Wednesday, Nov. 11

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

Native American Heritage Month Lecture Author Paul McKenzie-Jones on prominent American Indian Movement leader Clyde Warrior. 7 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. Native American Student Association, History.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Qualitative Research Brown-bag Meetups Yekang Ko and Ann Foss, assistant professors of planning and landscape architecture, "Measuring Climate Literacy: Using Survey Data for Interdisciplinary Environmental Education." Noon-1 p.m., Room 414, Central Library. Qualitative Research Meetup.

Current Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Panelists Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor of social work; Cheryl Anderson, associate professor of nursing; and Mary Kate Kenworthy, readjustment counselor for Veterans Affairs. 4-6 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Veterans Upward Bound.

Friday, Nov. 13

Position and Workforce Management Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

LINK Lab Lecture Series Throy Campbell, “Higher Education in the Face of Labor Market Change.” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. Also, Catherine Spann, “The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness,” Nov. 19. LINK Research Lab.

Monday, Nov. 16

Safe Zone Ally Training Register online. 9 a.m.-noon, Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Financial Statements and Reconciliation Process Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Navajo WWII Code Talker Samuel Holiday Samuel Holiday, Silver Medal of Honor recipient and WWII Navajo code talker. Part of National Native American Heritage Month. Free. 7 p.m., Room 101, College Hall. Native American Student Association.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Goolsby Leadership Lecture Mary-Uhl Bien of Texas Christian University, “Leadership in the Workforce.” Free. 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University. Goolsby Leadership Academy.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Focus on Faculty Traci Freling, associate professor of marketing, "The Selective Generosity of Donors: How Victim Identifiability Affects Philanthropy.” Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Anderson Sports Performance Lecture Series James Pollifrone, president of Arlington Orthopedic Associates, “Treating the Whole Patient: Case Studies From the Athletic Arena to the Weekend Warrior.” Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Requisitions Register online. 8:30-11 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Managing Projects and Making Decisions Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Disability Studies Lecture Catherine Kudlick, “Disabling Cures: Rescuing History’s ‘Incurables’ from the Clutches of the Present.” Free. Noon-1 p.m. Room 25, University Hall. Disability Studies.

LINK Lab Lecture Series Catherine Spann, “The Scientific Benefits of Mindfulness.” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 246, Nedderman Hall. LINK Research Lab.

Genomic Core Facility Info Seminar Learn about next-gen sequencing and how Illumina MiSeq desktop sequencer can enhance your research. Register online. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Room 227, Pickard Hall. Genomics Core Facility, Biology.

Friday, Nov. 20

Payment Vouchers Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Continuing Education Building. Business Affairs.

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers Register online. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

UTARI Lunch and Learn Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Peer Observation of Teaching Training Learn about this powerful tool for professional growth, documenting great teaching, and sharing new ideas. Register online. 1-4 p.m., Room 415, Central Library. Also, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 11Center for Teaching and Learning ExcellenceFaculty Affairs.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Live music, imagery combine for 'Apollo's Flight'

Live music and visual effects mingle for an original performance for the senses in Apollo’s Flight.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21, at The Planetarium at UTA.

"Apollo, in Greek and Roman mythology, was the god of light, music, truth, the sun and prophecy, so it seemed fitting to name this multi-media concept after such an expressive character," Marek Eneti, who provides the original electronic music.

Amy Barraclough, planetarium program coordinator, created light projections, electronic progressive live instrumentation, pristine sound, and spacey film footage to accompany Eneti's music.

See the trailer. A larger version of the show will premiere Feb. 5 at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students with ID and children under 12. To purchase tickets in advance, call 2-1183.

Monday, Nov. 9

Voice Division Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Percussion Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Faculty Chamber Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Nov. 13

UT System Day Wear your Maverick attire and celebrate UT System Day. UTA joined the UT System 50 years ago. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources, UT System Day.

Wind Symphony Concert Tickets. $9, $6 students, seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friends of the Library Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home: A Novel. Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries, Friends of the Library.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Faculty Bassoon Recital Laura Bennett Cameron, senior lecturer of bassoon. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Sunday, Nov. 15

Volleyball Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Staff Appreciation/Senior Day; VB Club Team Night. Tickets $5. 1 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Monday, Nov. 16

Trumpet Studio Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Clavier Piano Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Deck the Mall Welcome the holiday season with music, hot chocolate, and lighting up the Library mall. Free. 7 p.m., Library mall. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Great American Smoke Out 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Health Services.

'The Man Who Came to Dinner' Classic comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Tickets $7 faculty, staff, students, seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Theatre Arts.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Guest Wind Recital Stephen F. Austin University wind faculty. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Finn Jones from Transcendence DFW and candlelight vigil. 6-8 p.m., Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Friday, Nov. 20

Symphonic Band Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday Night Film: 'Straight Outta Compton' Rated R. 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, Nov. 21

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Tickets. $9, $6 students, seniors. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Holiday Extravaganza A family-oriented holiday celebration with arts and crafts representing a variety of winter holidays, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa. Free. 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Freshmen Leaders on Campus.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Bassoon Studio Recital Free. 5:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, Nov. 23

Voice Division Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Trombone Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Viola Studio Recital Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Women’s Basketball Mavericks vs. Seton Hall. Tickets $7-20. 7 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Missouri Valley College, Saturday, Nov. 28, Recover from Black Friday: Post-Game Autographs. Athletics.

Coming Up

Concerts and Recitals Honors Recital, noon, and String Chamber Recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30; UTA Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1; UTA Choir Concert, tickets $6-9, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; Flute Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Free, unless noted. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.


Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition Concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates. Hours for both galleries 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Gallery West, Studio Arts Center; and The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Through Nov. 21. Art and Art History.

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. 16UTA 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 UTA calendar.)


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