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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pardon Our Progress

Lots closing: plan extra time for parking

Add some extra time to your campus arrival due to growth and construction on both sides of campus.

Student lot S47—south of the Life Science Building and Pickard Hall—will close permanently Wednesday, Oct. 26, for construction of the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building. ADA parking will not be affected.

Most of Lot 33 East—north of the Maverick Activities Center—will close Monday, Oct. 31, for construction of a 1,500-space, five-story parking garage. The garage will be at the corner of West Nedderman and UTA Boulevard and is part of the west campus expansion project that includes a dining hall and two residential halls.

Use one of the more than 1,100 parking spaces added to campus this summer in preparation for the removal of lots S47 and 33 East. See the parking maps.

Learn more parking options at the Pardon Our Progress and Parking & Transportation Services websites.

Policy Update

Drug Disposal

UTA Policy 5-508, Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities, has been updated and published in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. This policy applies to all UTA employees. Full-time employees who desire to work outside UTA or perform board service must request approval through the UT System Outside Activity website.

UTA encourages outside activities that clearly contribute to the mission of UTA or provide important elements of professional development related to employees' institutional responsibilities.

The policy now lists several pre-approved activities for which approval is not necessary. One main difference in the new policy is that disclosures are only required for those involved in procurement or with contract signature authority.

All questions about the policy should be directed to Jennifer Chapman, executive director of University Compliance Services, at

Candidates for CAAS director on campus

Candidates for director of the Center for African American Studies will give presentations and meet with faculty, staff, and students. Candidates are:

  • Rita K. Edozie, Michigan State University, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Room B150, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.
  • Stefan Bradley, St. Louis University, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, second floor lounge, Maverick Activities Center.
  • Jason Shelton, UTA, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Room B150, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.

Coming Up


Focus on Faculty: Peggy Semingson, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Mexican-American Heritage: The Controversy, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Wednesday, Oct. 19

LunaFest, Thursday, Oct. 20

Mix + Mingle + Materialize, Thursday, Oct. 20

UTA Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds, Thursday, Oct. 20

Parent and Family Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23

Manns World Tour Featuring Tamela Mann and David Mann, Saturday, Oct. 22

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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