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Friday, September 16, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Kristof, WuDunn speak at next Maverick Speakers Series event

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn-Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets are available to see journalists and humanitarians Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn at the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

The husband-and-wife duo will speak on "A Path Appears: How an Individual Can Change the World" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Texas Hall. A question-and-answer session follows the lecture, as well as a autograph signing.

Kristof and WuDunn combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy. As a couple, the pair received a Pulitzer in journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement, making them the first married couple to receive the honor. Their co-written novels include China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and the best-selling Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times and WuDunn is a business executive and entrepreneur.

The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

VIP packages, which include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker, preferred seating, and season tickets also are available.

Employee salary notification letters delayed

The employee salary notification letters have been delayed. Employees will receive information on how to retrieve their individual salary letters in the next few days.


Today's volleyball game includes lunch deal for faculty, staff

Volleyball Faculty-Staff Lunch Deal

Enjoy a boxed lunch and Maverick volleyball action at the UTA Invitational match between UTA and Samford. For $10 you get a ticket to the game, a hot dog, chips, and a drink. The match starts at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 16, at College Park Center. Order your lunch combo at utatickets.com using promo code VBLUNCH.


Come out tonight to UTA Night at the Levitt

UTA Night at Levitt

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

The event includes music by the band Seryn, a four-piece alternative-folk group from Denton, raffles, and giveaways at the UTA tent. Wear your Maverick apparel for a chance to win a prize. The event is free and open to the public. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

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.


Learn about RVSP services Monday

Faculty and staff can learn about services, reporting, and resources offered by the Office of Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention (RVSP) at a brown bag lunch presentation. The event is set for 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the San Jacinto, Neches, and Perdenales rooms of the E.H. Hereford University Center.


Remember UTA on North Texas Day of Giving

North Texas Day of Giving 2016

Help benefit UTA and area nonprofits by donating on the North Texas Day of Giving on Thursday, Sept. 22. Donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m.-midnight to benefit more than 2,100 certified nonprofits. To donate or find more details, go to UTA's page on the northtexasgivingday.org website.


Emergency generator test today

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Chemistry and Physics Building, Chemistry Research Building, Hammond Hall, Life Science Building, Pickard Hall, and Trimble Hall.

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