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Thursday, March 3, 2016


Dr. Krish Pradhu

AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu joins the College of Engineering

Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, has been appointed a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and named to the College of Engineering's Hall of Achievement.

Dr. Prabhu was recognized as the sole 2016 Hall of Achievement honoree last Friday during the College of Engineering’s annual awards and scholarship banquet.

Before joining AT&T in 2011, Prabhu was chief executive officer of Tellabs, an Illinois optical network technologies company. He served as chief operating officer of Alcatel in Paris from 1991 to 2001. His career includes corporate leadership positions with Rockwell Telecom and Bell Laboratories. He also served as an adjunct UTA electrical engineering professor in the mid-1980s.

Read more about Prabhu's appointment and watch the video.

Generous gift: Ray Wright, Greenway Innovative Energy CEO, left, joins Fred MacDonnell, professor and chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department; and Brian Dennis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, in announcing Greenway's gift to build the F. Conrad Greer Lab at UTA.

Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology

A Fort Worth alternative energy company focused on converting natural gas for use as high-grade diesel and jet fuel has committed $750,000 to establish the F. Conrad Greer Lab at UTA.

The gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow Brian Dennis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Fred MacDonnell, professor and chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, to conduct research focused on exponentially increasing fuel production through their innovative process.

The gift honors the legacy of F. Conrad Greer, an internationally recognized petroleum engineer and chemist known for his extensive work in the evaluation of oil and gas properties, reservoir engineering, the development of enhanced oil recovery methods, and the development of industrial catalyst.

Greer, who recently retired as Greenway’s chief executive officer, has been a longtime UTA supporter.

Read more about the Greenway Energy gift.

Dr. Matthew Walsh

Biologists provide first evidence that constant environmental stress causes behavioral changes in future generations

UTA researchers have provided the first evidence that consistent environments, such as constant predator threats, generate changes in behavior, shape, biochemical properties, and rates of development of their offspring.

Matthew Walsh, assistant professor of biology, and his team used the interplay of fish and their prey—water fleas—to demonstrate the ecological conditions needed for trans-generational response. They found that water fleas that experience consistently intense predation responded by programming future generations to develop 10 percent faster to enhance survival rates.

The findings were published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, as “Local adaptation in trans-generational responses to predators.” The research was supported through UTA’s Research Enhancement Program.

Read more about the evolutionary biology research.

Dr. Ankur Jain

Engineer earns NSF grant to develop safer lithium ion batteries

Ankur Jain, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Jain will use the grant to develop a fundamental understanding of how heat flows in materials within a Li-ion battery so that those batteries can be used safely in more applications.

He directs UTA’s Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory, where he and students research microscale thermal transport, energy conversion systems, semiconductor thermal management, bioheat transfer, and related topics.

Read more about Jain's CAREER grant.

Dr. Wendy Casper

UTA management prof named fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Wendy Casper, professor of organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods, has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Dr. Casper, an expert in work-life balance in organizations, is the co-director for doctoral programs in the College of Business.

Her research examines how organizations can support employees in balancing work with their personal lives and how that support relates to human resource outcomes such as recruitment and retention effectiveness.

Read more about Casper's honor.

Jennifer Luken Sutton

TRiO leader earns statewide honor for work with first-generation students

Jennifer Luken Sutton, director of UTA's TRiO-Student Support Services, has been named a 2016 Texas TRiO Achiever’s Award winner by the Texas Association of Special Student Services Programs.

The federally funded Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Talent Search are collectively known as TRiO. The Higher Education Act of 1965 made the educational opportunity programs possible, with the goal of enabling Americans—regardless of economic circumstance, race, or ethnic background—to successfully enter college and graduate.

Sutton first came to UTA for an Upward Bound summer camp and said the program has shaped her life, both a personally and professionally. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UTA and is now working toward a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies through the College of Education.

Read more about Sutton's TRiO honor.

VIP options still available for Jane Goodall appearance

Tickets to see primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall for the Maverick Speakers Series are sold out.

"Gombe and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall" begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at College Park Center. A student question-and-answer session follows the event.

VIP packages are still available for a private reception and dinner with Dr. Goodall to benefit the President's Fund for Excellence at UTA. For details, contact Mark LaVelle at or 2-5235.

Carlisle Cannons to fire Saturday for ROTC honorees

The Carlisle Cannons will fire three blasts Saturday, March 5, to mark the Military Science Hall of Honor induction ceremony. The firing will be around 11:30 a.m. at The Green at College Park.

Lt. Col. (retired) Ronald  L. Munden and Lt. Col. (retired) Axel Martinez will be honored at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon and a performance by the Sam Houston Rifles Drill Team at 1 p.m. The event is in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Munden was assigned to the Military Science Department in 1981. Among his contributions to the UTA ROTC program was the acquisition of six 75mm Pack Howitzers that form the Carlisle Cannons. Three of those cannons are still in use.

Martinez graduated from UTA in 1980 and was a member of the Corps and the Sam Houston Rifles, which he commanded in 1979. As a sophomore, he completed the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools in 1978. Commissioned in Field Artillery, he retired in 2007.

The Hall of Honor program is sponsored by the 113th Maverick Battalion and the Cadet Corps Alumni Council.

Presenters needed for inaugural student leadership conference

The Vice President for Student Affairs and the Leadership Center invite faculty and staff to present a session topic at the inaugural Expressions in Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 26, at the Hilton Arlington.

Expressions in Leadership represents the next generation of student leadership development by mixing basic leadership tools with creativity. Presentations needed include:

Foundational leadership sessions—Solid, foundational leadership information to assist students in their roles as new leaders.

Creative/experiential leadership sessions—Non-traditional presentations that employ movement, reflective learning, and strong participant interaction.

Choose a presentation time of 10:30-11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Submit a program proposal by Friday, March 4. Presenters will be notified by Monday, March 14.

For questions, email Loretta Pequeno-Griffin at

Hear Echosmith, Robert Delong in concert Friday

Echosmith is joined by Robert Delong in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Texas Hall.

The American indie pop band is best known for the hit song "Cool Kids," which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went double platinum in the United States and Australia. The band's debut album, Talking Dreams, was released in October 2013.

Delong is a dance-pop one-man band whose music leans to electronica, electronic dance music, and moombahton. His song "Long Way Down" hit No. 3 on U.S. alternative music radio.

Tickets are available now to UTA students, faculty, staff, and the community at, at the UTA Tickets Box Office at College Park Center, or by calling the box office at 2-9595.

Tickets are $10-25 for students,$15 faculty/staff, and $25 for the general public. Tickets are limited to four per person.

The Spring Concert is sponsored by University Events, EXCEL Campus Activities, and Division for Student Affairs.

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Wow at the Powwow

Members of Native American tribes in Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states celebrated with dance, singing, storytelling, music, and art during the 21st annual Scholarship Benefit Powwow on Saturday in the E.H. Hereford University Center. The Powwow was sponsored by the UTA Native American Student Association. See more photos.

Performance reviews due April 4; training for supervisors offered

Annual performance reviews for employees must be completed by Monday, April 4. The reviews do not include faculty members and graduate assistants.

Understanding Performance Reviews Forms and Procedures for supervisors is offered 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 4; 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 10; and 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 24. If you are unable to attend a training session on the dates provided, a training session for your department can be planned

Another class for supervisors is Writing Effective Performance Reviews is 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 29.

All sessions are in in Room 200 of the J.D. Wetsel Service Center.

Employees are encouraged to complete a self-evaluation for the performance review process.

Evaluation forms are online. For questions, email or call 2-5554.

Complete conflict of interest form by March 25

Go to the Outside Activity Portal to disclose potential conflicts such as service on a board or uncompensated activity outside of UTA, significant interest in a business, or gifts received. Approval is not required for immediate family members, but disclosure may be required.

Log into the portal and click on the Make New Disclosure tab to complete the form.

If you did not participate in any outside activity, click on the Report No Activity tab.

To request approval for outside activities, use the Request Approval tab.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Chapman in University Compliance Services and Legal Affairs at 2-2080 or

Internet upgrade set for early Saturday morning

The Office of Information Technology will perform an upgrade to the campus’ Internet address management system midnight-4 a.m. Saturday, March 5. The upgrade will improve the overall security and reliability of UTA's network.

During the maintenance, there may be an interruption in accessing UTA resources. Visit the system status page for details.

If you experience issues after the upgrade, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

Buy tickets for UTA Night at the Rangers to reserve unique cap

A UTA-themed Texas Rangers cap is waiting for you when you buy tickets now for the game Friday, Aug. 26, when the Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians.

Get your ticket before Tuesday, March 15, to guarantee your one-of-a-kind cap.

Buy tickets online for the promotion. Claim your cap on game day at Globe Life Park.

More caps will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for fans purchasing after March 15.

Tax time is no time to take phishing bait

Scam artists are taking advantage of tax season to steal identities and income.

Whether by phone or computer, scammers try to access personal payroll and tax information. Many of the messages will have an urgent tone in the subject line and content, such as "Final reminder: Tax Refund Notification" and "Your IRS tax bank transfer is not approved."

The IRS has recognized this problem and has published Security Awareness Tax Tips.

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text, or social media.

University officials, law enforcement, and government officials will not contact you by email, text, or social media or threaten arrest for non-payment of debts.

UTA and legitimate organizations will never ask you to send your password in an email.

If you encounter these or similar scams or have information about them, contact the UTA Police at 2-3381.

Follow these tips for information security:

  • Never click on links sent to you by individuals you do not know.
  • Never open any attachments you’re not expecting. Instead, contact the sender by phone to determine the legitimacy of the message.
  • Never divulge your password to anyone. Pay close attention to the web address of any website requesting you to log in.
  • Do not reply to emails asking you to send personal information.
  • Do not respond to emails threatening to close your account if you do not provide personal information.
  • Do not provide personal or financial information to anyone calling you. Always offer to call the published number of the organization to resolve any matter.
  • Keep your computer’s operating system up-to-date by applying recommended updates.
  • Keep your antivirus software up-to-date and run scans frequently.
  • Don’t use the same password for all of your online accounts, particularly those with access to funds or confidential information.

Contact the Office of Information Technology's Helpdesk at 2-2208 if you are unsure about an email asking for personal information related to any UT Arlington resource. Send a copy of the message to

Read more about phishing, social engineering, and identity theft.

See the Information Security Office's advisory page for phishing and online scam alerts.

NetIDplus registration needed to access UTShare on or off campus

All employees who have not signed up for NetIDplus will now be prompted to set up an account when attempting to connect to VPN or UTShare, on or off campus.

UTShare will continue to redirect to the NetIDplus sign-in screen until you set up your account.

You do not need to use NetIDplus when accessing UTShare on-campus. However, NetIDplus must be used to access VPN or UTShare when off campus.

Visit the NetIDplus website for details about setting up an account. For questions, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 or

You can help with transition to new email system

Volunteer to be part of the Office of Information Technology's email service upgrade. If you would like to have your email and calendar moved early to the new system, fill out the Request to Move Early form on the Exchange upgrade website.

On Monday, March 21, the Office of Information Technology will begin migrating email and calendars to the new system.

Prepare your mailbox for the switch by organizing your current mailbox.

Delete—Quickly review your inbox and determine which messages you do not need to keep. This may include calendar invites, email chains, or random subscription-based advertisements.

File—Organize files in folders or use flags to indicate the importance of the emails.

Archive—Archive files in a location on your computer or inbox.

For updates, detailed instructions, recommendations, and more information, visit the Exchange upgrade website. For specific questions, contact the Help Desk at or 2-2208.

Extra Credit

Thursday, March 3

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

Film Screening: 'Subversive Aesthetics' London-based video artist Michelle Atherton discusses and shows her video on a deep-sea submersible trip in Roatan. Free. 4-5:45 p.m., Room 148, Fine Arts Building. Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, Art and Art History, Liberal Arts.

Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Douglas Owsley, head of physical anthropology for the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, "Forensic investigation of the 17th-Century Chesapeake." Free. 7 p.m., auditorium, Architecture Building. Also, "Seriously Amazing Moments in Smithsonian Forensic Anthropology and Skeletal Biology," noon, Friday, March 4, Room 108, University Hall. Sociology and Anthropology.

Friday, March 4

Psychology Colloquium Chandramallika Basak of UT Dallas, “Devising the Best Strategies to Improve Cognition Through Cognitive Training.” Noon, Room 110, University Hall. Psychology.

Crash Course on Research Grants for Small Businesses Jacob Setterbo, director of grants at HIREtech, familiarizes entrepreneurs with the variety of grants available for research and development and the steps to obtain funding. Also covered are federal registration requirements, budget preparation tips, and grant-writing advice specific to small business grants. Register online. 2-4 p.m., StartUp Lounge, NanoFab Building. Research Administration.

Saturday, March 5

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., Room 223, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Saturdays, April 9 and May 21. Campus Recreation.

Monday, March 7

Exercise Science Seminar Tiffany Ryan, director of therapeutic services at Advanced Arm Dynamics and UTA alumna, “Upper Limb Prosthetics: Current and Emerging Technology and the Importance of Skilled Clinical Interventions.” Kinesiology.

Tuesday, March 8

K-12 Focused Technology Series Explore online learning in K-12 and higher education. Makerspaces and UTA FabLab, noon-1 p.m., Room 111, Trimble Hall. Also, Jim Holland, Google Classroom, Canvas, and anything related to LMS/CMS, March 22 and 29Education.

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

Women's History Lecture Amy Richards, activist and author, “Enough: The Good Enough Woman.” 7 p.m., sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Women's and Gender Studies.

Coming Up

Film Screening: 'Age of Champions' A screening of the documentary Age of Champions, an award-winning and inspiring documentary following five older adults who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. A discussion follows with panelist Chris Ray, associate dean for research for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation; Clay Krames, a gold medal Senior Olympian; Chelsea Couch of Texas Department of Disability and Aging Services; and Sydney Farrier, a social worker. Register online by Monday, March 7. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Room 109, Social Work Building A. Social Work.

Introduction to TracDat Register online. 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 11; 1:45-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22; 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 28; 2:45-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31; 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5; 4:15-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4; all in Room E200E, Workforce Development Building. Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting.

Unit Effectiveness Process Refresher Register online. 11 a.m.-noon, fourth floor conference room, Wade Building. Also, 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 22; 10-10:45 a.m. Monday, March 28; 2-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 31; 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 5; 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4; all in Room E200E, Workforce Development Building. Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting.

Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students The University-wide symposium highlighting the best in student research and creativity. Wednesday, March 23, E.H. Hereford University Center. Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES).

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

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

Sports Notes

Championship lineup: Jorge Bilbao, left, and Amara Wainwright, bottom right, head to the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship tournament along with their Mavericks teammates. Top right, Movin' Mavs coach Doug Garner, left, was on hand when Robert Witt, former UTA president and now chancellor of the University of Alabama System, recently was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Hall of Fame.


Mavs b-ball teams clinch Sun Belt tourney spots

The men's and women's basketball teams clinched spots in the Sun Belt Championship tournaments. Tickets and a fan guide for the SBC championships are available at Tourney play is Wednesday, March 9, in New Orleans.

The men earned the spot with Saturday night's 79-75 victory over Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. The men are fourth and are in position for a first-round tournament bye.

Arkansas State ran by the women's basketball team 66-44 on Saturday in Jonesboro. The Lady Mavericks clinched their place in the SBC Championship with Georgia State's loss to Appalachian State earlier in the day.

The teams beat rival Texas State with a 75-69 score for the men and 78-69 for the women. The men are 19-9 overall and 10-7 in league play, and the women are 13-14 overall and 8-9 in the conference.

The teams close out the regular season at College Park Center against South Alabama today, Thursday, March 3, and Troy on Saturday, March 5.

Sports Shorts

  • Former UTA president Robert Witt was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Hall of Fame for his support of adaptive sports. Dr. Witt, chancellor of the University of Alabama, joins former UTA players Willie Hernandez and Paul Schulte and Movin' Mavs founder and coach Jim Hayes in the Hall of Fame.
  • Senior Roland Sales has qualified for the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the high jump. Sales is tied for sixth nationally in the event based on his school-record clearance of 7 feet, 2½ inches achieved in early February. The meet will be held Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.
  • UTA's softball team remains undefeated after beating Delaware State 7-5 at the Wingate by Wyndham Invitational Sunday in Charleston, S.C. The Lady Mavs play at Southeastern Louisiana in a three-game series Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6.
  • Movin' Mavs sophomore Daniel Velasquez was selected as a USA representative to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Under-23 World Games in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Lady Movin' Mavs athlete Rachel Kroener will compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational on April 9 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca. The event is an International Paralympic Committee-sanctioned event in preparation for the 2016 Paralympics. Rachel’s coach, Harold Brown, exercise science graduate student, will travel with her.
  • The baseball Mavericks won 13-5 over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday in Nacogdoches and 5-4 in the final of a three-game series over Louisiana Tech on Sunday in Ruston La. The Mavs play a four-game series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi starting Friday, March 4, at Clay Gould Ballpark.
  • The men's golf team finished seventh in the Louisiana Classics on Tuesday.
  • The men's tennis team improved to 9-5 overall after sweeping Incarnate Word and Oral Roberts last weekend at the UTA Tennis Center. The men are at home to play Wichita State at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 6, and then head to the Sacramento State Tournament next week.
  • UTA's women's tennis team is 5-1 for the season after a 4-1 win at Central Florida on Saturday and a 4-1 loss to Florida International. Four home games start at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, against Temple.

Intramural deadline for MavStrong competition

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are MavStrong competition, Thursday, March 10; NCAA Tournament pick 'em, Thursday, March 17; NCAA Sweet 16 bracket challenge and fantasy baseball, Thursday, March 24; sand volleyball, Friday, March 25; badminton doubles, Friday, April 1; table tennis, Thursday, April 21; wheelchair football, Monday, April 25; battleship, Monday, May 2; FIFA video game, Wednesday, May 4; and poker tournament, Thursday, May 5.

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, March 3

Basketball Doubleheader Mavericks vs. South Alabama. Military Appreciation Night, dog tag giveaways. Tickets $7-20 general public, $3 students. Maverick women's game 5 p.m., men's game 7:15 p.m., College Park Center. Also, vs. Troy, Senior Night, Faculty/Staff Night, Saturday, March 5. Athletics.

Opera Performance of Johann Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus' A joint production of the music and theatre arts departments. Tickets $12 general public, $9 students, seniors, faculty, staff. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, March 4

Baseball Mavericks vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Tickets $5 general public, $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Athletics.

Saturday, March 5

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Clifton Evans, associate professor of music and director of orchestras, directs. Tickets $9 general public, $6 students, seniors. 7:30 p.m., i\Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Sunday, March 6

Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds Concert Douglas Stotter, associate professor of music and director of bands, and John Zastoupil, lecturer, conduct. Free. 5 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, March 7

Honors Recital Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Jazz Bass Guest Artist Concert Performances by the Eddie Gomez Trio with Stefan Karlsson and Ed Soph. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Tuesday, March 8

Faculty Percussion Recital Andrew Eldridge, senior lecturer of music, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Wednesday, March 9

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

Film Screening: 'He Named Me Malala' The story of the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai. After being shot by the Taliban for sticking up for women's educational rights in Pakistan, Malala has become a champion for the 60 million girls worldwide who are deprived of an education. Gift basket raffles to benefit the Malala Fund. Free admission, popcorn, and drinks. 6-8 p.m., Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. MalalaMavs.


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.

UTA Libraries: 'Score' Using Special Collections photos, the exhibit showcases the early days of baseball, basketball, and track; the end of Maverick football; and Olympians and Paralympians from UTA. Through April 30. Also, Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington runs through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

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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