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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tickets available now for Fareed Zakaria

  Fareed Zarakia  

Economic and political columnist Fareed Zakaria wraps up the Maverick Speakers Series season with "The Politics and Culture of the Global Economy" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at College Park Center.

Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. He is host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s Peabody Award-winning flagship international affairs program, contributing editor at The Atlantic, and a Washington Post columnist. His latest book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, debuted at No. 6 on the New York Times best-seller list.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Submit questions for Zakaria to or via social media via #maverickspeakers. LEARN MORE.

UTA, Grand Prairie ISD partner to add new bilingual, ESL teachers to local classrooms


UTA and the Grand Prairie Independent School District are partnering to offer high school students a streamlined path to a four-year degree in education along with a teaching certificate, which not only cuts down on the time and cost to obtain a college degree, but also addresses a chronic shortage of bilingual and English as a Second Language, or ESL, teachers in local classrooms. UTA and Grand Prairie ISD Friday announced the formation of the Education and Leadership Preparatory Program, which is focused on recruiting and enhancing a teaching workforce that will serve the community. LEARN MORE.

New UT System directory created to help collaborations

A UT System-wide employee directory has been created in response to faculty and staff recommendations during the UT System's organizational assessment. The directory can enhance collaboration between employees at different UT System institutions. Sign in, select UT System-wide Directory, then search for any other system employee by last name or institution.

SAC hosts food drive for AISD students

  canned food drive  

The Staff Advisory Council is collecting non-perishable food to benefit AISD students during spring break. Bring donations of canned meat and soups and peanut butter to Room 242, Nedderman Hall; Room 305, Carlisle Hall; Room 101, Maverick Activities Center; and Room 102, University Hall. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, March 1.

Coming Up

  coming up  

Monday-Friday, Feb. 20-24—Engineers Week

Tuesday, Feb. 21—UTAAA Annual Advising Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 21—Black History Month Speaker: Timeka Washington Gordon

Tuesday, Feb. 21—Baseball: Mavericks vs. TCU

Wednesday, Feb. 22—The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

Wednesday, Feb. 22—All-Majors Job Fair

Thursday, Feb. 23—Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds Concert

Friday, Feb. 24—Softball: UTA Invitational

Friday, Feb. 24—Friday Night Film: 'Dr. Strange'

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26—Baseball: Mavericks vs. Louisiana Tech

Saturday, Feb. 25—CAAS Conference: Examining Civil Rights and Liberties

See more on the UTA events calendar.


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