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Friday, December 9, 2016

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Mavs topple No. 12 Saint Mary's 65-51

For the first time in program history, UTA men's basketball topped a top-25 opponent, claiming a 65-51 win over No. 12 Saint Mary's on Thursday night in Moraga, Calif. Saint Mary’s was ranked No. 2 and UTA No. 7 in the Men’s Mid-Major Top 25 rankings. New Associated Press rankings come out Monday. LEARN MORE.

Shelton to direct Center for African American Studies

Jason Shelton

UTA has named Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, as director of the Center for African American Studies. His appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. Shelton joined UTA in 2008 as an assistant professor and has served as a faculty affiliate of the center since its founding in 2012. LEARN MORE.

Negotiations continue for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Texas Health Resources

As of this date, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Texas Health Resources have been unable to reach a mutual agreement on renewal rates to take effect Jan. 1, 2017. If BCBS and THR are not able to reach an agreement, THR will no longer be a provider to the BCBS network. If you have questions, contact the Office of Employee Benefits at 817-272-5558 or by email at You also may access the Office of Employee Benefits website.

Celebrate holidays, semester's end at today's reception

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. today, Friday, Dec. 9, at the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Tickets available to see Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

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 has an earlier start time of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Texas Hall. The lecture will focus on his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, which examines the reasons an increasingly globalized world obliges the court to consider circumstances beyond American borders. LEARN MORE.

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; 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12; 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. LEARN MORE.

Staff Advisory Council meeting focused on parking

Greg Hladik

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

Free class uses foam roller for fitness tool

The UTA Wellness Committee and Airrosti host a free foam roller exercise class 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Room 102B of the Maverick Activities Center. RSVP online; lunch provided.

University Club hosts holiday buffet Dec. 15

The University Club's Executive Chef E. David Aldape will host a holiday buffet for faculty and staff 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Reservations are encouraged; cost is $8. Call 817-272-3189 for more information.

Road closures required downtown, I30/SH360 interchange

Keep up to date on the latest road closures and construction in downtown Arlington and the Interstate 30/State Highway 360 interchange.

Saturday event affects College Park South garage

The College Park South parking garage will close at 10 p.m. today, 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.

Dallas Wings ticket plans on sale

Dallas Wings

Wrap up some Dallas Wings ticket packages for this season's gift giving. The WNBA team is entering its second season at College Park Center. The Wings will start the 2017 season on the road Sunday, May 14, when it faces the Phoenix Mercury, as part of the WNBA Tip-Off.

Coming Up

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

Winter Break, Friday, Dec. 23-Sunday, Jan. 1

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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