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Monday, December 5, 2016

Thanksgiving dinner

New tradition brings Maverick family together

Some of the UTA family—a few hundred students, faculty, and staff—shared a Thanksgiving meal together Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Connections Café. Read President Vistasp Karbhari's review of the event in the Mav Milestones blog and see more photos.

Candidates for provost, VP for academic affairs to visit campus

Candidates for provost and vice president for academic affairs will have separate sessions open to the University community at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, both in Room 108 of University Hall. Each candidate will speak and then answer questions.

The candidate's name will be released 24 hours in advance of his or her campus visit.

Visit the Senior Leadership Searches webpage to learn more about the search for the provost and vice president for academic affairs as details become available.

Stephen Breyer

Tickets available to see Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Tickets to see Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, are available at The special edition of the Maverick Speakers Series is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Texas Hall. LEARN MORE.

Two-day sale at UTA Bookstore

bookstore holiday sale

Plan some holiday shopping at the UTA Bookstore's two-day sale on Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 7-8. For apparel or gift items, take 20 percent off one, 25 percent off two, or 30 percent off three or more. Check out the ugly Christmas sweater long-sleeve T-shirts, Maverick tree ornaments, and more.

Beware of cyber criminals when shopping online

cyber crime

The Information Security Office encourages you to be aware of holiday season scams, phishing, and malicious software distribution campaigns. Cyber criminals often send personal messages that appear to be legitimate and include websites that look real with logos, email, or web templates. If you receive suspicious emails, contact the Information Security Office at Read more online security tips.

Lecture on evolutionary theory set for Thursday

David Sloan Wilson

Noted evolutionist David Sloan Wilson will speak on the influence of evolutionary theory in higher education, public policy, community­based research, and religion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Room 118 of the Life Science building. Dr. Wilson is a professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University.

Parking topic of next Staff Advisory Council meeting

Parking Director Greg Hladik is the guest speaker at the Staff Advisory Council meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the upper level Student Congress Chambers in the E. H. Hereford University Center. The meeting is open to all UTA staff members. For more information, visit or email

UC Starbucks now takes gift cards, payments via app

starbucks reward

Starbucks at the E.H. University Center now accepts Starbucks gift cards and payment via the Starbucks app. You also can earn stars through the Starbucks Rewards program. UTA Dining Services by Chartwells manages the UC Starbucks. Learn more about the Starbucks Rewards program.

New contractor named for maintenance, repair, services

The University, through the UT System Supply Chain Alliance, has entered into a new five-year preferred supplier agreement with W.W. Grainger Inc. for a variety of maintenance, repair, and operations products, and services. LEARN MORE.

Maverick Memories

Arlington College stock certificate

Shares in Arlington College were a great stocking stuffer for Christmas in 1900. Today, the certificate can't be cashed in but remains a priceless treasure.

Source: UTA Libraries Special Collections



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