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Monday, February 1, 2016


Few tickets still available to see Ron Paul on Tuesday

Get your tickets today to make sure you can see former congressman and physician Ron Paul in the Maverick Speakers Series event Tuesday, Feb. 2,

Dr. Paul will speak on "Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom" at 7:30 p.m. at Texas Hall. A question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow the lecture.

Since his retirement from Congress, Paul has continued to work for limited constitutional government through organizations he founded, including the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE), Campaign for Liberty, and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Paul is the author of several best-selling books, including the recently released Swords Into Plowshares.

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

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

Tickets also are available to see political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Matthew Brothers

Dr. Matthew Brothers

UTA, UT Austin researchers designing safer cryotherapy devices

Researchers at UTA and UT Austin are developing the first formal protocols for effective and safe use of cold therapy and a state-of-the-art cryotherapy device that can stimulate blood flow to keep tissue healthy and minimize potential side effects.

Matthew Brothers, associate professor of kinesiology, is co-investigator on the project, which is supported by a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. About 800 Austin area patients are participating in the formal testing process. Recruitment in the Arlington area is scheduled to begin in this month. 

Read more about the cryotherapy devices

Trinity South lot reserved Tuesday afternoon, evening for Ron Paul appearance

Trinity South parking lot will be reserved in the afternoon Tuesday, Feb. 2, for preferred parking for the Maverick Speakers Series event. Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul speaks at 7:30 p.m. at Texas Hall.

Walk 10 minutes on Feb. 10 for UT System Heart Walk

UTA Wellness Committee invites you to to walk for 10 minutes anytime between 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, for the UT System Heart Walk. Walk around campus or the hallways in your building. There's no limit, so walk more than 10 minutes if you're so inclined.

All of the UT System locations will have events that day in recognition of Heart Health Awareness Month.

All UTA participants will receive a collector's pin. For more information go to UTA Wellness Committee website.

City survey needs input for transportation planning

The City of Arlington wants your input to make sure its transit service is best meeting your travel needs.

Topics covered in the survey include how you currently get to campus, UTA's shuttle service, the MetroArlington Xpress (the MAX), and other transportation subjects.

Take a few minutes to complete a transportation survey.

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Lifetime achievement award

Alumnus Ralph Hawkins, '73 BS, chairman emeritus of HKS, Inc., recently received a lifetime achievement award from the American College of Healthcare Architects, an organization he helped found. HKS, Inc. designed College Park Center, which is know for its environmentally friendly design. Watch the video.

K-12-focused technology sessions also look at higher education

Join colleagues in exploring online learning in K-12 and higher education in the K-12-focused technology sessions, sponsored by the College of Education. All faculty and staff are invited to the sessions at noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 111 of Trimble Hall.

Upcoming topics include the flipped classroom and blended learning, Feb. 2; Twitter chats, hashtags, and social media as learning, Feb. 9; speaker Kayla Parker of Coppell ISD, Feb. 16; mobile learning and microlearning, Feb. 24; Harrison McCoy, connecting globally with technology, March 1; Makerspaces and UTA FabLab, March 8; and Jim Holland, Google Classroom, Canvas, and anything related to LMS/CMS, March 22 and 29.

For details, contact Peggy Semingson at

Sign up for Dallas Festival of Ideas

Register now for the Dallas Festival of Ideas on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20, at Fair Park in Dallas.

The free program focuses on Dallas in the next century with thought-provoking programs, interactive discussions, live music, visual art, and stage performances. See the schedule.

Architecture professor in residence Mark Lamster will moderate a panel discussion with five nationally prominent speakers on “The Physical City.” He also is the architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News.

The first 500 people who register by Monday, Feb. 1, are guaranteed seating along with the exclusive opportunity to submit questions to the moderators for each panel.

Admission is free, but registration is required. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $195.

IRB Mini-Conference set for Feb. 19

Faculty, staff, and students can learn about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process, how to conduct ethical research studies with human subjects, and more at the IRB Mini-Conference 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

Sessions include what to expect during the IRB review process, hot topics in human subject research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Attendees can earn credits for RCR training and human subject training requirements.

See the conference schedule and RSVP. Regulatory Services and Research Administration sponsor the conference.

Classes start Tuesday for UEP planning

Planning for the 2016-17 Unit Effectiveness Process (UEP) has begun.

Deadlines for UEP reports are as follows:

Tuesday, March 1—First draft of the UEP assessment plan is due to deans and vice presidents
Friday, April 1—Second draft is due to IER for review
Tuesday, May 31—Finalized plan to be completed
Training classes include UEP Refresher and Introduction to TracDat. Classes start Tuesday, Feb. 2. See the class schedule and register online.

Friday deadline to register for advising conference

Advisers can explore a variety of ways to grow professionally at the 19th Annual UTA Advising Association's conference, "Professional Growth in Advising: Dig it!"

The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Late registration ends Friday, Feb. 5.

Questions? Email

Info sessions this week for MAVS 1000 instructors

MAVS 1000 is recruiting dynamic faculty and staff with a passion for helping first-year students succeed for the fall 2016 semester.

Informational sessions are 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3; noon Thursday, Feb. 4; and 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. All are in Room B170F in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The application deadline is Friday, March 11.

For more details, visit the First-Year Experience website or email Molly Albart at

ACES symposium now accepting abstract submissions

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), a University-wide symposium highlighting the best in student research and creativity.

At ACES, undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition.

Submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 5. ACES 2016 is Wednesday, March 23, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Email questions to

Update your contact information for MavAlert system

The next system-wide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Verify your contact information at

The MavAlert system rapidly notifies faculty, staff, and students in the event of a campus emergency via registered email addresses and text message devices.

To enable MavAlert text messages, add your mobile phone number or other SMS text message device to your UT Arlington contact information and label it "mobile phone" via the drop-down menu. Log in to MyMav, then click on the Sign up for MavAlerts link in the right column.

During the Wednesday test, faculty, staff, and students will receive the following message via the email addresses and mobile devices designated in their MavAlert profile: “Attention: This is a test of the UT Arlington MavAlert Emergency Notification System. Update your emergency contact information at

The MavAlert test will coincide with the regular monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System, also at 12:30 p.m. The University’s voice announcement system will be activated inside campus buildings. The City of Arlington's monthly weather warning test will follow at 1 p.m.

Submit nominations for outstanding employees by Feb. 26

Now is the time to nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards.

Regular full-time and part-time employees who have been employed for a minimum of two years are eligible for nomination. Each Outstanding Maverick selected will receive $1,000 and a plaque at a dinner honoring the recipients.

Award categories are professional, para-professional, and technical; administrative support; service and maintenance; administrative and professional; and team with a maximum of 10 members.

Submit nominations online through Friday, Feb. 26.

For questions or concerns, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Nominations needed for student employee awards

Nominate your outstanding student employees for recognition and a chance to win cash awards.

Details on the nomination process and awards are at uta.ed/careers/faculty-staff. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 19.

For questions, contact the Career Development Center at 2-2932.

Extra Credit

Monday, Feb. 1

Digital Humanities Lecture and Workshop Kristen Eshleman and Suzanne Baker of Davidson College, lecture "Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship in Undergraduate Education" and workshop "Designing Your Own Undergraduate DH Project." Register online. Free. Noon-1 p.m. lecture, 1-3 p.m. workshop, Room 228, Engineering Research Building. Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Arlington Technology Association Don Winfree, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics senior fellow, uses examples from his 38 years of working with exotic aircraft such as the F-35 fighter to describe the innovative and productive process he designed to find the root cause of complex problems. He recently helped to solve pilot oxygen supply problems in the F-22. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Study Abroad Fair 11 a.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Study Abroad.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Genomics Core Facility S3 Research Product Show Meet with vendors and learn how they can help your research. Free refreshments, snacks, lunch and product samples. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Science, Genomics Core Facility.

Friday, Feb. 5

Performance Management Forms and Procedures Register online. 2-3 p.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center.  Also, 9-11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8; noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.Human Resources.

Saturday, Feb. 6

RAD Self Defense Class Self-defense course for female faculty, staff, and students. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 102-B, Maverick Activities Center. Also, March 26, April 9. UTA Police.

Monday, Feb. 8

Lean Six Sigma Prepare for the IASSC exam with yellow belt course. Register online. $895. 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Division of Enterprise Development.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Black History Month Lectures Heather Thompson, University of Michigan, “Mass Incarceration,” 7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Also, Theron Bowman, Arlington deputy city manager, “Lawz N the Hood,” noon-1 p.m., and attorney Jermaine Watson, “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, Room 200, Trimble Hall; Cheryl Wattley, UNT Dallas College of Law, “Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation,” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Room 200, Trimble Hall. History, African American Faculty and Staff Association.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Career Development Discussions for Managers Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Coming Up

Human Resource Training Register online. Writing Effective Performance Reviews, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17; Performance Management Forms and Procedures, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

CPR/AED/First Aid Class A single, five-hour class covering the American Red Cross first aid basics, medical and environmental emergencies, adult CPR, and AED use. Registration at MAC Services and Information desk.  $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Room 223, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturdays, March 5, April 9, May 21. Campus Recreation.

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

Going Out

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Tail-Waggin' Wednesday Students, faculty, and staff can take a break filled with unconditional love from registered therapy dogs. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Film Screening: 'Daughter of the Dawn' See a rare film of Comanche and Kiowa people from 1920 with scenes of buffalo hunting and ceremonial dances. Free. 6:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Native American Student Association.

Friday, Feb. 5

Friday Night Film: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' Rated PG. Free popcorn. Concessions for sale. $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, The Good Dinosaur, Friday, Feb. 19. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Flight 12 Improv Steeped in fun, the Maverick Theatre Company's Flight 12 Improv has a style that's always outrageous. Tickets $5. 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also Saturday, Feb. 6. Theatre Arts.

Coming Up

Friends of the Library Houston Faust Mount II, Oilfield Revolutionary: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Friends of the Library, UTA Libraries.

Focus on Faculty Krystal Beamon, associate professor of sociology and anthropology. Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Third Thursday Game Night Free. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, basement, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Maverick Musical Student teams perform Broadway-style productions with singing, dancing, stepping, strolling, instrumental, and other performance aspects in this unique competition. Cash awards for top three acts. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

NASA's 21st Annual Powwow Celebration of Native American culture. Saturday, Feb. 27, E.H. Hereford University Center. Native American Student Association.


The Gallery at UTA: 'Whew…That’s a Relief! The Madcap World of John Hernandez' A retrospective exhibition by San Antonio artist John Hernandez that spans four decades. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 30The Gallery at UTA.

Planetarium Explore the secrets of the universe in the new show Dark. The spring schedule includes Astronaut, Cosmic Colors, From the Earth to the Universe, Pink Floyd, and SpacePark 360: Infinity. Through May 29. UTA Planetarium.

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


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