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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Faculty and alumnus celebrated as Tech Titans

Tech Titans 2016

Three faculty and a graduate of UTA won Tech Titans Awards for excellence and leadership in technology fields in 2016, presented by the Technology Association of North Texas.

This year’s UTA awardees, counterclockwise from top left, are:

  • Tech Titans Technology Inventors Award—Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis and James Garrett Professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, for his numerous innovations in chemical and environmental analysis
  • Tech Titans of the Future University Level Award—Kevin Schug, professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Laura Mydlarz, associate professor and associate chair of biology, for their leadership of the Achieving Success in Science through Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASSURE) program
  • Tech Titans Corporate Company CEO Award—Alumnus Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy

The selection of Dr. Dasgupta, Dr. Schug, Dr. Mydiarz, and MacFarland for these honors is a tribute to UTA’s excellence in faculty, leadership, and alumni. LEARN MORE.

Malware still a threat if you open suspicious attachments

Stop the Spread of Malware

The Office of Information Technology has restored access to network drive K. If you encounter problems or have missing data, contact the Help Desk at 817-272-2208.

If you suspect your UTA-owned computer is infected with malware, turn it off and contact Help Desk immediately by calling 817-272-2208. Do not access any shared UTA resources such as connecting to the network.

The Office of Information Technology reminds all email users not to open email attachments from suspicious or unexpected emails and not to forward them to your personal computer.

Follow these steps to protect your computing devices.

Email if you have received the email in question

Notify the Help Desk immediately if you opened the attachment

Avoid opening email attachments from suspicious or unexpected emails

Send all suspicious and unexpected emails to for analysis

Do not restore and open any suspicious or unexpected attachments you may find within the quarantine (

Learn more about malware and other online threats at

VIP package includes dinner with Reza Aslan

Maverick Speakers Series-Reza Aslan

Preferred seating, VIP packages, and season tickets are available for the Maverick Speakers Series. Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan kicks off the 2016-17 series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Texas Hall. The lecture is free for faculty, staff, and students and costs $5 for public general admission.

The VIP package includes an exclusive reception with the featured speaker along with entry to a private sit-down, catered dinner before the event. Also included are photograph and autograph opportunities. VIP tickets are $500 per person for each event, $400 of which is a tax-deductible contribution to the President’s Fund for Excellence at UTA. If you have questions about the VIP Package, please contact Mark LaVelle at or 817-272-5325. LEARN MORE.

Loraine Phillips served on inaugural assessment team

Loraine Phillips, assistant vice provost

Loraine Philips, assistant vice provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting, was selected as an assessment expert to review institutional applications for the inaugural Excellence in Assessment designations, supported by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. The 10 winners were announced recently. The new program recognizes exemplary colleges and universities that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, provide evidence of student learning outcomes to stakeholders, and utilize assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. The selection of Loraine to serve in this capacity is a tribute to UTA’s excellence in faculty, staff, and leadership.

Emergency generator test Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in Carlisle Hall, Engineering Lab Building, Engineering Research Building, Geoscience Building, Nedderman Hall, E.H. Hereford University Center, and Woolf Hall.

Volunteers needed for All-Majors Job Fair

Job Fair logo

The Career Development Center needs volunteers for the fall All-Majors Job Fair. The fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Maverick Activities Center. Volunteers are needed for a 1.5 hour shift 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Register to volunteer by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.


Maverick Life

MAVERICK STAMPEDE—Welcome Back events

Maverick Cookout Featuring The Activities Fair

Art and Entertainment

Conferences and Workshops

Maverick Discount Program

Talks and Lectures

UTA Tickets


Class of 2020

High-achieving freshmen

A diverse student body and a tradition of academic excellence attracted top high school scholars to UTA. More than 20 valedictorians, salutatorians, and National Merit Scholars from across North Texas are members of the Class of 2020. Watch the video.


Training and Workshops

Business Affairs Training

Human Resources Training

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference

Maverick Service Excellence: How to Communicate with Your Customers

University-Industry Contracts webinar series

Cross Timbers Procurement Center workshops


Mav Milestones

News Center

UTA in the News

Campus Construction

Sports and Recreation

Athletics News

Group Exercise at the MAC

Intramural sports


Dallas Wings

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