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Friday, October 14, 2016

Panel looks at textbook controversy

Mexican American Heritage: The Controversy

Listen to a panel discussion about a disputed high school textbook proposed for Mexican-American studies noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Room 010 of University Hall.

Juan Tejada of Palo Alto College in San Antonio leads the discussion about the textbook that is now under consideration by the Texas Board of Education. Cristina Salinas, assistant professor of history, is the moderator.

The textbook has received numerous criticisms by experts. The Texas Board of Education will make a final decision on the book in early November.

The Center for Mexican American Studies hosts the free event. Lunch provided. LEARN MORE.


Mav Milestones

Karbhari award at Amity University

President Vistasp Karbhari, third from left, received an honorary professorship from Amity University during a recent trip to India. He and a team of other UTA officials met with groups of students in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune to discuss degree plans and admission. READ MORE.

Compatibility testing continues for MacOS Sierra

The Office of Information Technology is testing the new macOS Sierra and its compatibility with UTA's applications and software. Do not upgrade your computer to macOS Sierra until directed to do so by OIT. For clients who have already upgraded and are experiencing problems, contact the Help Desk at or call 2-2208.

Personalizing online learning Focus on Faculty

Peggy Semingson

Peggy Semingson, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education, will discuss "Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning" noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. Her lecture is part of the Focus on Faculty series sponsored by the UTA Libraries. Dr. Semingson will explore research on multimodal approaches and individualized digital mentoring through synchronous webconferencing. LEARN MORE.

Emergency generator test today

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 14, in the Central Library, College Park Center and South parking garages, Davis Hall, Science Hall, Texas Hall, and University Hall. LEARN MORE.

Malware attempts continue to target faculty, staff

Stop the Spread of Malware

Faculty and staff have reported new emails with attachments that may be malware—malicious software—attempts.

Be cautious of emails with the subject numerical value, Attn, or Help Desk that contain a suspicious attachment, such as Some of the messages may come from an email address.

If you receive suspicious email messages, send them to LEARN MORE.

Injury assessment offered to faculty, staff

Make an appointment for a complimentary injury assessment by Airrosti, one of UTA's wellness partners. The 15-minute check-up will be 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 20, in Room 212C of the Maverick Activities Center. The assessment is free, and there is no obligation. Schedule an appointment.

Volunteers needed for Parent-Family Weekend

The Parent and Family Center needs volunteers for Parent and Family Weekend Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22. See tasks and time slots on the registration site.


Alumnus test flies innovative UAV design


UTA alum Sampath Reddy Vengate designed, built, and successfully flight tested an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that uses weights inside its wings to make maneuvers while in the air. The design reduces drag, which could increase efficiency. Watch the video.


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