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For Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, August 22, 2016


MavsMeet Convocation kicks off 2016-17 academic year

Celebrate the start of the academic year with the MavsMeet Convocation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at College Park Center.

Ya'Ke Smith, assistant professor of film and video, will give the keynote address, followed by remarks by campus leaders and musical entertainment.

Following the convocation, faculty and staff can mingle at the AfterParty on The Green at College Park.

See the Maverick Stampede schedule, which stretches into September with informational and social events for academic departments, student organizations and more.

Parking affected by Move-In Day

Parking spots for Monday's Move-in Day will affect part of parking lot F10, the Health Services Center lot, and College Park Central and South parking garages. Volunteers will help students unload vehicles all day, starting at 8:30 a.m. Alternative parking sites include the Maverick Parking Garage—at no extra cost—and S47, south of the Life Science Building and Pickard Hall. See the Move-in Day parking map.

Maverick Speakers Series tickets available

Tickets are available to author and religious scholar Reza Aslan in the Maverick Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Texas Hall.

The lecture is free for faculty, staff and students, and costs $5 for non-UTA visitors.

Preferred seating, VIP packages and season tickets also are available. Go to for details.

Register your vehicle for new parking permits

General parking permits and reserved space permit renewals are available now for faculty and staff. To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P.

Sign up for a table at Maverick Cook-out, Activity Fair Day

University departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at the Maverick Cook-out Featuring the Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall. Register online by Monday, Aug. 29.

Extra Credit

Coming Up

UTARI Seminar Metin Yavuz of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, "Diabetic Foot Ulceration: Revisiting the Pathomechanics and Prevention Tools." RSVP for shuttle and lunch. 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, UTARI, Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.

Human Resources Training Register online. Maverick Service Excellence: How to Communicate with Your Customers, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 13; 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14; 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. All in Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference Faculty, staff, and students can learn about the IRB submission process and regulations, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Breakfast, lunch included. Conference schedule and RSVP. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Regulatory Services, Research Administration.

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

Going Out

Coming up

Wheelchair Basketball Movin' Mavs and Lady Movin' Mavs games are a Welcome Week tradition. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, P.E. Building and Maverick Activities Center.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 1:30 p.m., and vs. Sacramento State 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Athletics.

Dallas Wings Women's professional basketball. Tickets $25-50. College Park Center. Upcoming games are 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.

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


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