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Friday, September 9, 2016

Two campus carry town hall meetings planned

Town hall meetings on UTA's implementation of Senate Bill 11—the campus carry law—are open to faculty, staff, and students 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall and 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building. Read more about campus carry at UTA.

Make plans for UTA Night at the Levitt next week

UTA Night at Levitt

Join your fellow Mavericks for music and more at UTA Night at the Levitt on Friday, Sept 16. The Levitt Pavilion is located in downtown Arlington on Abram Street.

Besides music by the band Seryn, a four-piece alternative-folk group from Denton, the event includes raffles and giveaways at the UTA tent. Wear your Maverick apparel for a chance to win a prize drawing. The event is free and open to the public.

For an exclusive VIP $15 ticket that includes dinner from J. Gilligans, a snow cone, and reserved seating near the stage, visit the Alumni Relations website.


Fake tech support latest in phone scams

phone scam

A new phone scam involves criminals identifying themselves as members of technical support from UTA or a software vendor like Microsoft. The telephone caller may be use a cloned number from UTA or another legitimate entity. Read more from the FBI and Microsoft.

If UTA's technical support staff contacts you, they will never be rude or aggressive or ask for personal or credit card information.

If you receive such calls, immediately ask for the help desk ticket, or ITSM, number and a call back telephone number. A real UTA number begins with 817-272-xxx or has a five-digit extention that starts with 2-xxxx.

If you or anyone you know has information related to this scam, call the UTA Police Department at 817-272-3381. If you receive an email that appears suspicious, send it to phish@uta.edu. For tips on avoiding online scams, spam, phishing, social engineering, and more, go to the Information Security Office website.


New digital scholarship series offered to faculty

A new digital scholarship speakers series for faculty is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Initiative' of Digital Arts and Humanities and the UTA Libraries’ Division of Scholarly Communications. The series kicks off with "Building a Global Network for Critical Languages and International Studies" at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.


Dallas Wings play last home game Sunday

Dallas Wings

Four parking areas will be used for the Dallas Wings' last home game at College Park Center. The Wings play the New York Libery at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Read more.

The first 100 youth basketball players to wear their team jersey receive free Adidas basketball gear. For game tickets, go to utatickets.com.

For the latest parking news, go to uta.edu/progress. LEARN MORE.


Emergency generator test today

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Central Library, College Park Center and South parking garages, Davis Hall, Science Hall, Texas Hall, and University Hall.


New wellness platform, fitness challenge

Walktober

Learn about the new UT System wellness platform at a demonstration 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center. The new fall physical fitness challenge also will be discussed. Read more.


Stay connected with UTA social media

Social Media

Stay up-to-date with the latest events and innovations at UTA on our official social media channels. Engage with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the UTA community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Vine, Pinterest, and Snapchat (utarlington).

To see a list of some University-hosted social media pages and groups—including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr—and to learn more about how your department, program, or campus organization can utilize social networking platforms, see UTA’s social media index and social media guidelines.

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