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Friday, December 2, 2016

Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer to speak Dec. 13

Spend an evening with Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, for a special edition of the Maverick Speakers Series.

Justice Breyer will discuss his recent book The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Texas Hall.

Students, faculty, and staff may reserve up to two free tickets by Friday, Dec. 9, while supplies last. General admission is $5. Preferred seating tickets are $35 and include a parking pass. Tickets are available at utatickets.com.

Send questions for Breyer to maverickcommunications@uta.edu or share it via social media using #maverickspeakers. Questions will be selected by Friday, Dec. 9, and will be shared during the question-and-answer session following his lecture.

Books will be sold in the Texas Hall foyer at the event while supplies last. A book signing will be available for a limited time after the lecture for those purchasing his latest book.

Electrical engineering professor is named IEEE Fellow

Qilian Liang, Electrical Engineering

Qilian Liang, professor of electrical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE’s Board of Directors cited his contributions to interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems. LEARN MORE.


Beware of holiday chain letter scams

Holiday Scam-Secret Sisters

The United States Postal Service (USPS) warns of a holiday chain letter scam that's making the rounds on Facebook and by email.

People are asked to join a "secret sister" or "secret Santa" group and are instructed to send a gift item or gift card to the person at the top of the list, add their name to the list, and forward the email to six friends. In theory, you would receive thousands of gifts and gift cards within a few weeks, but this pyramid scheme will fall apart before you receive anything.

Chain letters are illegal, regardless of how they are delivered, according to the USPS. Read more about this and other scams on the USPS website.


Events affect Lot 36, College Park South garage

Lot 36 by the Social Work complex will close at 10 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 2, for staging of the floats for the Arlington Holiday Lights Parade. All vehicles must relocate to adjacent lots or be towed.

Because of a large event on Saturday, Dec. 10, the College Park South parking garage will close at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. All vehicles on the lower level must be moved or will be towed. Expect paid parking in all east campus event lots. Vehicles with an active UTA permit can park for free in any event parking lot.


Mark calendar for annual holiday reception

Faculty-Staff Holiday reception

Come for the good food, the great friends, and the festive sounds of UTA’s Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Professor Tim Ishii, at the Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception. President Vistasp and Lisa Karbhari host the gathering 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.


Free class uses foam roller for fitness tool

foam roller class

Learn how to improve flexibility, increase blood flow and circulation, and reduce injuries and pain using a foam roller at a free class. The UTA Wellness Committee and Airrosti host the event 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Room 102B of the Maverick Activities Center. RSVP online; lunch provided.

Coming Up

holiday lights parade

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday, Dec. 3

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert, Saturday, Dec. 3

Maverick Dance Company Concert, Friday-Sunday Dec. 9-11

A for King & Country Christmas Tour, Saturday, Dec. 10

Commencement ceremonies, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 15-17

See more on the UTA events calendar.


Paws for Finals

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