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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Child motor skills topic of Focus on Faculty today

Priscila Cacola

Priscila Caçola, assistant professor of kinesiology, will present the first Focus on Faculty lecture of the semester today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. The talk is noon-1:30 p.m. in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Dr. Caçola, director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab, will discuss the most common types of motor difficulties in children, when they actually become a chronic condition, why we should care about these difficulties, and what we can do to improve the consequences.

Campus carry meeting Thursday

A town hall meeting on UTA's implementation of Senate Bill 11—the campus carry law—is open to faculty, staff, and students 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building. Read more about campus carry at UTA.

Play looks at Frida Kahlo's life for Hispanic Heritage Month

Frida Kahol

La Fridal de Frida by Teatro Flor Candela, part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, presents a reflection on the triumphs and challenges that marked the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The play is based on a fictional diary that examines Kahlo’s life. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Admission is free.

Cricket comes to UTA; field opening, first match Friday

cricket field opening

Attend the opening celebration for UTA's official cricket field and the inaugural cricket match starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the south end of the Field Complex.

UTA's cricket sports club will play UT Dallas at the field, located between West Park Row Drive and West Mitchell Street at Fielder Road. Refreshments will be provided.

Originating in England, cricket has been played for hundreds of years. It is popular in England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Learn the rules and jargon of cricket.

Business Building outage Friday evening

An electrical outage is planned for the Business Building 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The building’s emergency generator will remain operational during this outage, but will support egress lighting and life safety only. Turn off of all electronic equipment before leaving Friday. The devices do not need to be unplugged. Clear refrigerators and freezers.

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

HUB Vendor Fair set for next week

UT System Supply Chain Alliance

UTA's annual vendor fair for HUB Suppliers and the UT System Supply Chain Alliance is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. For more details, contact Laurie Thompson, HUB coordinator, at or 2-2039 or Charles Brooks, contract specialist, at or 2-2140.

Annual Campus Fire and Safety Report provides crime statistics

uta police badge

The 2016 Annual Campus Fire and Security Report, which includes crime statistics for the previous three years, is available from the UTA Police Department online or by emailing

The report includes crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by UTA, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies about campus security. Fire data for the past three years from the Environmental Health and Safety office is also part of the report. LEARN MORE.

Coming Up


Presidential Debate Watch Party, Tuesday, Oct. 4 (vice presidential debate); Sunday, Oct. 9; Wednesday, Oct. 19.

National Night Out, Tuesday, Oct. 4.

CAAS Lecture: Privilege: An Uncomfortable Conversation About Race and Opportunity, Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Maverick Speakers Series: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn, Thursday, Oct. 6.

Research Integrity Symposium, Friday, Oct. 7.



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