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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fourth parade

Mavericks celebrate Independence Day

UTA celebrated Independence Day in Arlington's annual Fourth of July Parade with two blue and orange floats featuring President Vistasp Karbhari and Lisa Karbhari plus fellow Mavericks through downtown Arlington and the College Park District. See more photos.

Policies updated on personal transportation, animals in research

UTA supports the use of environmentally friendly means of personal transportation, such as bicycles and skateboards. Policy 5-312 provides University rules for safe use and storage on campus. Violators may be subject to disciplinary or other appropriate actions.

UTA Policy 5-706 applies to faculty, staff, and students who use live vertebrate animals in research, research training, teaching, testing, or exhibition as part of University-funded activities on and off campus.

Holiday schedule for 2017-18 includes 13 dates


Faculty and staff have 13 holidays for 2017-18. Questions? Contact your department's Human Resources representative. The schedule is:

  • Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 4
  • Thanksgiving Holiday—Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24
  • Christmas Holiday—Monday-Friday, Dec. 25-29
  • New Year’s Holiday—Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 1-2, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
  • Spring Break—Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Memorial Day—Monday, May 28, 2018

MSS 2017-18

Season tickets available now for Maverick Speakers Series

Claim your tickets for a season of inspiring speakers with compelling stories for the 10th anniversary Maverick Speakers Series. Season tickets for all lectures are available now. Preferred, VIP, and general admission tickets for individual events are available starting Tuesday, July 11. For ticketing information, visit LEARN MORE.

Free health checkup July 18; register now

Catapult Health will administer free health checkups to UT Select medical plan members 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Go to to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive personal health report and a one-on-one virtual consult with a nurse practitioner. Contact the Benefit Services Department at or 817-272-5554.

Vote for your Staff Advisory Council representative

The Staff Advisory Council's election runs through Friday, July 21. Vote online.

Free nuclear energy workshop open for high school upperclassmen, recent graduates

  nuclear energy  

Faculty and staff who know a high school junior, senior, or recent grad with an interest in nuclear energy can register them for a free, one-day workshop offered by the College of Engineering. The workshop is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Lunch and a T-shirt are provided. Details and registration are at

Coming Up


Friday-Sunday, July 7-9—Texas Autocross

Tuesday, July 11—SAC Open Forum with President Karbhari

Thursday, July 13—Summer Movie Series: 'Fate of the Furious'

Tuesday, July 18—Benefits Fair

Thursday, July 20—NSF Workshop: Advanced Manufacturing Research for the Aerospace Industry

Through Aug. 10—10th Annual MFA Summer Exhibition

Through Dec. 29—Exhibit: 'Walking the Line: The Diverse History of Organized Labor in Texas'

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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