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Thursday, July 14, 2016


Patent winner: The 2015 patents issued to researchers at 14 UT institutions included a project headed by Dr. Frank Lewis, professor of electrical engineering.

UT System ranks fourth globally for most U.S. patents granted

Breakthroughs in medicine and technology at The University of Texas System have earned UT a spot among the world’s top universities that receive U.S. patents for inventions.

The UT System was ranked fourth among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patent Rankings for 2015. The ranking published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in advancing university research and innovation. It lists public and private research universities as well as university systems.

Teri J. Schultz, director of UTA’s Office of Technology Management, says the UT System supports research at its institutions and places a high value on the intellectual property they produce.

“I’m proud to be a part of a university system that values intellectual property protection so highly,” Schultz says.

Read more.

Dr. Zui Pan

Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Zui Pan, a noted Ohio State University College of Medicine esophageal cancer researcher who has earned national recognition for her work toward discovering biomarkers for the disease, joins the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in August as an associate professor of nursing.

Dr. Pan has received nearly $2 million in grant funding in her search for effective biomarkers for the treatment of esophageal cancer, has published scores of journal articles, and holds two patents. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Diabetes Association, among other sources.

Read more.

Counseling services available for students

Resources are available to students who feel stress and anxiety about the recent Dallas tragedy or other events.

UTA students can find help 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at UTA's Counseling and Psychological Services. Call 817-272-3671 or go to Room 303 in Ransom Hall.

After hours, students can call the 24-hour MAVS Talk Crisis Line at 817-272-8255.

MavAlert Emergency Notification System test Friday; update your contact information

There will be a systemwide test of the MavAlert Emergency Notification System at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15. 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.

Meet candidates for parking director

Faculty, staff, and students can attend open forums to meet candidates for director of Parking and Transportation Services. The forums are 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, both in Room 327 of Davis Hall.

  Mav Tube Video Extra

Transforming research

UTA will break ground this fall on the $125 million next-generation Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building, a cutting-edge facility designed to enhance collaborative research. Watch the video.

SAC representative nominations due

Nominations for the Staff Advisory Council are open through Saturday, July 16. The election is set for Wednesday, July 20-Wednesday, Aug. 3. Eligible voters in this election cycle are staff members below assistant director who do not report directly to a dean or vice president. Go to the SAC website and log in using your NetID and password. Click on Nominate. Select the name from the listing to nominate your district’s SAC representatives.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators on some buildings 3-4 p.m. Friday, July 15.

Buildings to be tested are the Business Building, Carlisle Hall, Central Library, Hammond Hall, Life Science Building, Pickard Hall, Science 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.

Questions? Call Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Maverick Cyber Security newsletter available online

The July issue of Maverick Cyber Security Awareness from the Information Security Office focuses on the triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of data.

See the newsletter at

UT Share and MyMav unavailable last weekend of July

UT Share and MyMav will be unavailable for extended maintenance from 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

During the maintenance, a user may receive a message that the user ID or password is invalid. Please do not contact the Help Desk if you receive this error message. Only critical UTA personnel will have access to the MyMav system.

Visit the system status page to receive updates. Additional information is on the maintenance update page. Questions? Contact the Help Desk at or 2-2208.

Choose categories, add artwork to make your calendar entries stand out

Make your entries in the new UTA events calendar complete by choosing categories for event type, department, and audience. Add a website or Facebook address, tags and hashtags, and a photo or graphic.

Find the new calendar at and read more on the introductory page. Questions? Contact Daniel Evilsizor, director of online communications, at

Benefit Yourself

Annual Enrollment period starts Friday

Annual Enrollment for your UT System benefits runs Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 31.

Mark your calendar for the UTA Benefits Fair 9 a.m.-noon Monday, July 25, in the second floor lounge at the Maverick Activities Center. Highlights for the new 2016-2017 benefit year will be discussed. Insurance and financial vendors and representatives from the Office of Employee Benefits in Austin will be there to answer questions. Door prizes will be awarded. For questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at or 2-5554.

Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience!

Only two sessions remain for the first section in this unique service initiative. Attend Building Customer Rapport & Good Will either 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, or 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Register online.

Use your remaining UT FLEX funds

Be sure to use your remaining UT FLEX money for the 2015-2016 benefit year. The current benefit year will end Aug. 31. Check your UT FLEX account balance online at or call Payflex at 866-887-3539. For questions, call the Office of Human Resources at 2-5558.

Use Benefits Value Adviser for copay waiver

Call the UT System Benefits Value Adviser at 866-882-2034 prior to service to waive a $100 copay per MRI and CT scan. Read about how the Benefits Value Adviser can help you save money by calling prior to scheduling health procedures.

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

Coming Up

Human Resources Training Register online. Leadership Skills for Supervisors, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19; Managing Stress in the Workplace, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 21; Motivating Your Employees, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26; Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 28; Dealing with Difficult Employees and People, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2; Effective Delegation, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9; and Coaching Skills for Supervisors, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Business Affairs Training Register online. Timekeeper Lab, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14; Requisitions, 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19; Payment Vouchers, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21; Travel and Expenses, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 22; Position and Workforce Management, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26; Financial Statements & the Reconciliation Process, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. All in Room E200C, Enterprise Development Building, 140 W. Mitchell. Business Affairs.

Arlington Technology Association UTA engineering alumnus Saty Satyamurti describes his plan for a bus transit system for Arlington, including issues such as population forecasts, bus terminals, routes, fares, and more. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

(For an expanded list of events, see the Events Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Intramural deadline for poker, MavStrong

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are poker, Thursday, July 21, and MavStrong, Thursday, Aug. 11.

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

Coming up

Free Outdoor Movie Rated PG. Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are Space Jam (PG), today, Thursday, July 14; The Boss (R), Thursday, July 21; and The Jungle Book (PG), Thursday, July 28. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Dallas Wings Women's professional basketball. Tickets $25-50. College Park Center. Upcoming games are vs. Minnesota Lynx, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17; vs. Connecticut Sun, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20; vs. Chicago Sky, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; vs. Washington Mystics, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; and vs. New York Liberty, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Dallas Wings.


Visual Resources Gallery: 'Ritual and Animism: Visual Investigations of the Soul and Supernatural in African Art and Artifacts' See artwork and artifacts from the Campbell-Dowdey and Brodie African Art collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 26. Visual Resources Gallery, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule includes Dynamic Earth; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Texas Stargazing; and We Are Astronomers. Through Aug. 28. Planetarium.

CAPPA Gallery: 'End of Year Show' A selection of student works from the architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Second floor gallery. Through Aug. 31. Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

UTA Libraries: 'Building a Barrier-Free Campus' Explore how UTA became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

(For an expanded list of events, see the Events Calendar.)


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