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Thursday, April 14, 2016


Architecture exhibition celebrates innovative residential design by UTA alumni, faculty

A selection of uniquely tailored residential designs by alumni and faculty of UTA are showcased now through Saturday, April 16, in an exhibit at NorthPark Center in Dallas. The free display later will move to the CAPPA Building.

Featured architects include Susan Appleton, Laura Baggett, Edward Baum, Bill Boswell, Hoang Dang, David Jones, Michael Malone, Lionel Morrison, Andrew Nance, Thad Reeves, Norman Ward, David Jay Wiener, and Cliff Welch.

Curator and architecture Professor Todd Hamilton and Peter Waldman of the University of Virginia will speak about the exhibit at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Read more about the architecture exhibition.

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Mav Milestones

Fundraising fun, top rankings, a global legend, and 60x30TX are in the latest blog posts from President Vistasp Karbhari. Read more.


Two complimentary tickets available for Faculty/Staff Day ball games

Take yourself and a friend to the Maverick ball games this Saturday, April 16. Enjoy Faculty/Staff Day with two complimentary tickets at with promo code STAFFBSB.

The softball team faces Louisiana-Monroe at 1 and 3 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. Baseball Mavericks play Georgia Southern at 2 p.m. at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Don't miss the baseball action Friday, April 15, when the Mavs take on Georgia Southern at 6:30 p.m. The first 200 fans receive UTA digital camo caps for Military Appreciation Night.

UTA's police dispatchers vital to safety

Join the UTA Police in recognizing the department's dispatchers during Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week, April 10-16.

Public safety telecommunicators, or dispatchers, are vital to the police department’s ability to serve the University community. Eight dispatchers and one communications supervisor staff UTA’s Police Communications Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure vital systems are monitored and a professional line of communication with our community is consistently available.

The UTA Police Communications Center answers and processes approximately 7,000 emergency and non-emergency calls for service each month. Dispatchers coordinate the response of police and public safety officers, manage approximately 1,900 queries into the FBI criminal justice information system, monitor burglar alarms and cameras across all UTA campuses, and provide valuable information to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the UTA campus.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators on some buildings 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 15.

Buildings to be tested are the Business Building, Chemistry and Physics Building, College Park Center and South parking garages, Hammond Hall, Kalpana Chawla Hall, Pickard Hall, and Trimble Hall.

There will be a slight “blip” of a half-second as the electrical service transfers to the generator and another as it is transferred back to the normal building service. The test will affect only the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building.

For questions, call Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Friday deadline for sustainability faculty fellowships

Applications are due Friday, April 15, for faculty fellowships on sustainability in the curriculum for the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact.

Faculty fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 for one semester support development of modules on sustainability for existing courses, laboratory exercises, service learning exercises, field trips, development of new courses, or development of other curriculum products.

For more information, see the sustainability website or contact Chris Morris at

New workflow added to Exception Tracker

The Division of Business Affairs has implemented department management workflow within the BA Exception Tracker that will go into effect Friday, April 15.

The workflow process will require deans, chairs, and department heads to review the exception being submitted and approve or deny any exception requests prior to Business Affairs' final review.

Read more about the exceptions and workflows.

Friday's Evening at Six Flags to benefit Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Enjoy an evening at Six Flags Over Texas with discounted tickets that helps Arlington schools. The theme park hosts Education Celebration 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 15, benefiting UTA and AISD through the AISD Education Foundation.

Tickets are only $20 plus tax. Advanced tickets are limited. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Special discounted parking is $10 per car at the gate.

With each ticket, $5 goes directly to UTA's Student Emergency Assistance Fund. See the gift codes on the website. Use the code UTA.

Get foot loose at family-friendly Dance-A-Thon

Dress in your favorite 1950s outfit for the family-friendly Dance-A-Thon that supports the Student Emergency Assistance Fund.

Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to bring the family, hit the dance floor, see dance performances and demonstrations, and enjoy carnival-style games.

The fun is 3-11 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

EXCEL Campus Activities and Freshman Leaders on Campus sponsor the event.

Books and bargains with UT Press online sale this week

The University of Texas Press is holding a spring online book sale for all campuses in the UT System. The sale runs through midnight Friday, April 15, on the UT Press website.

All titles on the site already are 33 percent off. Faculty, staff, and students will receive a discount of 45 percent off the full retail price. To receive 55 percent off, use the code UTPS16. Sales tax and shipping apply.

Extra Credit

Thursday, April 14

Payment Vouchers Register online. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Sunbelt Politics: The Rise of the New Right Author Edward H. Miller of Northeastern University, Boston, and Michelle Nickerson of Loyola University, Chicago, discuss the importance of Dallas Congressman Bruce Alger, right, and the Republican Southern strategy in 1956. 12:30-2 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Interdisciplinary Research Program Info Session Learn how this new program supports research teams representing different disciplines. 2:30-4 p.m., Room 327 in Davis Hall. Also, Friday, April 15. Interdisciplinary Research Program.

Executive Presence: Powerful Actions, Communication, and Appearance Teri Bump of American Campus Communities demonstrates how communication, gravitas, and appearance can drive your career advancement. Register online. 3:30 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. New Maverick Orientation.

Biology Colloquium Series Adam Siepielski of the University of Arkansas, “A Niche for Neutrality in Structuring Species Assemblages.” 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.

Friday, April 15

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Weidong Zhou, professor of electrical engineering, "Semiconductor Nanomembranes and Atomic Layer 2D Materials for Flexible Optoelectronics and Electronics." 11 a.m., Room 105, Nedderman Hall. Materials Science and Engineering.

Monday, April 18

Humanities Lecture Mohamed Keshavjee of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, author of Into That Heaven of Freedom: The Impact of Apartheid on an Indian Family’s Diasporic History. 5 p.m., auditorium, Architecture Building. Art and Art History.

Position and Workforce Management Register online. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Tuesday, April 19

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

Human Resources Lab Register online. 2-4 p.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Wednesday, April 20

Question, Persuade, Refer: Ask A Question, Save A Life Register online. 9-11 a.m., Room 601, Nedderman Hall. Human Resources.

Welcoming Diversity Register online. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

The 2016 Presidential Election Political science department experts Brent Boyea, Rebecca Deen, Thomas Marshall, and Allan Saxe discuss this year's presidential candidates and election process. Noon, Room 115, University Hall. Political Science.

Focus on Faculty Julienne Greer, associate professor of theatre arts, "Empathy and Embodiment: The Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Theatre Arts and Social Robotics." Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Women’s and Gender Studies Brown Bag Lecture Stephanie Tavera, English doctoral student, "Conspiracies of Silence: Sexing the Body in Nineteenth-Century Women's Medical Fiction." Noon-1 p.m., Room 200, Trimble Hall. Women's and Gender Studies.

Thursday, April 21

Coaching Skills for Supervisors Register online. 9-11 a.m. Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Adventures in Antiquity Symposium Christopher Fuhrmann of the University of North Texas, "Police Brutality in the Roman World." 3:30 p.m., Room 2102A, Fine Arts Building. Philosophy and Humanities.

Travel and Expenses Register online. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Biology Colloquium Series Jason Head of the University of Cambridge, “Snaking Through Morphospace: Anatomical Test of the Role of Regulatory Genetics and Ecology in the Evolution of a Hyperdiverse Clade.” 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Biology.

Coming Up

Human Resources Training Register online. Dealing Effectively with Conflict and Confrontations, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26; Effective Delegation, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Business Affairs Training Register online. Financial Statements and the Reconciliation Process, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26; Finance Lab, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28. All in Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Texas American College of Sports Medicine Lecture Hirofumi Tanaka, director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at UT Austin,  “Masters Athletes: Super Humans with Gray Hair and Wrinkled Skin?” Noon Wednesday, April 27, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Frontiers in Science Edward F. DeLong of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, “Towards 4-Dimensional (Eco) Systems Biology in the Sea.” 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University Center. Biology.

Social Work Colloquium Joanne Sobeck, associate dean and director of the Center for Social Work Research, “Building Research Capacity.” RSVP to 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, Room B107, Social Work Complex B. Research and Professional DevelopmentSocial Work.

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

Sports Notes

Homeward bound: Senior infielder Darien McLemore heads home in Sunday's 8-4 win over Louisiana-Monroe. The Mavs take on Houston Baptist at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 12, at Clay Gould Ballpark.


Sports Shorts

Junior catcher Brady Cox was named to the watch list for the 2016 Johnny Bench Award presented by Semi-finalists will be named May 18, finalists June 6, and winners June 30.

After 4-0 wins over Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State, the women’s tennis team plays North Texas Saturday, April 16, before heading to the SBC Championship on Thursday, April 21, in New Orleans.

In softball, the Mavs fell 7-3 to South Alabama on Sunday. The team is 25-11 overall and 4-8 in conference play. Next is a three-game series against Louisiana-Monroe beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, and at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Allan Saxe Field.

UTA track and field teams heads to the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk, Calif., Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16. The team faced collegiate and pros last Saturday at the Baylor Invitational in Waco.

The men's golf team ended the regular season in fifth place at the Jim West Intercollegiate in Bastrop, hosted by Texas State. Last week the team came in 15th at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship hosted by Mississippi State. Up next, the Mavericks head to the Sun Belt Conference Championship Sunday-Tuesday, April 24-26, in Destin, Fla.

Men’s tennis team plays Midwestern State at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at UTA Tennis Center.

Intramural deadline for table tennis

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are 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

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Going Out
  UTA Presents

UTA Radio returns to vinyl Saturday

UTA Radio will join 35 other college radio stations nationwide in the College Radio Foundation’s first Vinylthon on Saturday, April 16.

UTA Radio will spin some wax from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning with its weekly “Loud and Clear” show.

In celebration of the original music medium, stations are committing to playing vinyl music for at least an hour at some point during the day. According to Adweek, the record player was the top selling home-audio product on Amazon this past Christmas.

UTA Radio is a student-run, online radio station primarily serving the University community.

Thursday, April 14

Homerathon A public reading of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Text in English available in Room 305 of Carlisle Hall. Recitation in Greek and other arcane languages is encouraged. Homerathon T-shirts and coffee mugs for sale. Register to participate. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., University Center mall. Philosophy and Humanities.

MavPlays: 'Dogwood' Dogwood by playwright-in-residence Nova explores three people still nursing the scars of childhood whose aging parents were not aware of the damage they caused. Tickets $7 faculty, staff, students, seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m., MainStage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and Friday, April 22, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Theatre Arts.

Dallas Wings Basketball: WNBA Draft Party Jersey reveal at 5:30 p.m. Special appearances by Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins. Concessions available. 5-8 p.m., College Park Center. Dallas Wings.

Spring Jazz Concert Performances by UTA's jazz program groups. Tickets $9 general public, $6 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m., Texas Hall. Music.

Friday, April 15

MavPlays: 'Helios 24/7' Helios 24/7 by playwright-in-residence Natalie Gaupp follows a businesswoman and her artist daughter at odds in a world where the need for sleep can be permanently expunged. Tickets $7 faculty, staff, students, and seniors; $10 general public. 8 p.m., Studio 137, Fine Arts Building. Also, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17; 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and Saturday, April 23. Theatre Arts.

Softball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Tickets $5-7, $3 students. 5 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, 1 and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16; vs. Troy. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. All at Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.

Saturday, April 16

Men's Tennis Mavericks vs. Midwestern State. Free. 2 p.m., UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.

Tuesday, April 19

Baseball Mavericks vs. Dallas Baptist. Tickets $5, $3 students. 6:30 p.m., Clay Gould Ballpark. Also, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29Athletics.

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

Thursday, April 21

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

Friday, April 22

Maverick Film Festival The competition features four-minute films by students. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. Art and Art History.

Friends of the Library Kathleen Kent, author of The Outcasts. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Sunday, April 24

Symphonic Band and Winds Concert Free. 5 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming Up

Administrative Professionals Day A luncheon for UTA's administrative professionals. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 25, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Human Resources.

The Day of the Child The multicultural celebration of children, families, and reading includes storytelling in several languages, entertainment, crafts, games, and prizes. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Maverick Activities Center. Modern Languages.


Faculty Creative Works Exhibit Artwork by faculty of the Art and Art History Department and posters, playbills, and a model set design by Theatre Arts faculty from their 2015 productions. Sixth floor, Central Library. Through Monday, April 25UTA Libraries.

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 AstronautCosmic ColorsFrom the Earth to the UniversePink Floyd, and SpacePark 360: Infinity. Through May 29UTA Planetarium.

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


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