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Monday, October 3, 2016

Festival starts Political Science Week today

Political Science Week

Explore the ins, outs, ups, and downs of politics during Political Science Week.

The Department of Political Science starts the week with fun at POLSFest2016, noon-1 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 3, on the west end of the Library mall. The outdoor festival includes political games, food, student groups, elected officials, and political parties and candidates.

Panel discussions featuring PolySci faculty members include "Presidential Elections Around the World" on Tuesday, "Showdown 2016 and the Aftermath" on Wednesday, and "Obama's Legacy" on Thursday. The week wraps up Friday with a panel on "How Did We Get Clinton and Trump? The Legacy of the 1968 Election and the Politics of Division." LEARN MORE.

National Night Out unites UTA community

National Night Out

Join the UTA Police Department for National Night Out 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the University Center mall. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnerships and community camaraderie to make our campus a safer, better place to live, study, work, and play. This year’s event will have personal safety demonstrations, emergency vehicles on display, games, door prizes, and free food.

Tickets available for Maverick Speakers Series event

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn-Maverick Speakers Series

VIP and preferred seating packages are available to see journalists and humanitarians Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn at this week's Maverick Speakers Series event.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 an autograph signing.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speakers. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the book/autograph signing. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Participate in National Hazing Prevention Week

A bystander initiative to recognize, choose, and act responsibly concerning hazing is part of National Hazing Prevention Week, which runs today, Monday, Oct. 3-Thursday, Oct. 6.

Faculty and staff can join students in signing a banner supporting the anti-hazing efforts, experiencing an interactive exhibit, and participating in a discussion at a free lunch.

New workshops tackle data analysis, visualization

Digital Workshops

UTA Libraries present a new workshop series on data visualization, GIS, and statistical tools.

Data Management is the first workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11; registration is required. Other workshops include Introduction to SPSS for Statistics, Cleaning and Preparing Data for Use, 3-D Analysis Using ArcGIS, Intro to SAS for Statisticism, and Network Analysis Using ArcGIS.

For more information, visit the Data Analysis and Visualization Series website.

Schedule free health screening

FREE on-site health checkups glyer

UT Select Medical Plan members can sign up for an on-site health checkup to improve preventative care. Checkups will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-11, at the Maverick Activities Center. Lab results will be reviewed with a board certified nurse practitioner in a private consultation. Checkups are covered at 100 percent so there's no out-of-pocket copays or coinsurance required. The checkup is approximately 30 minutes, and you must schedule an appointment. LEARN MORE.

Environmental Health, Safety fall newsletter online

The fall edition of Maverick Safety Matters, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety newsletter, includes details on new criteria for laboratory safety evaluations to reduce common deficiencies and expedite corrective actions.

Maverick Memories

Carlisle mess hall

The mess hall at Carlisle Military Academy moved outside when the weather cooperated. This scene from 1909 is replayed at the Maverick Cookout, International Food Fair, and other lunchtime events under trees along the University Center mall.

Source: UTA Libraries' Special Collection



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