Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A travel notice about coronavirus

With spring break approaching, The University of Texas at Arlington is encouraging its community members to reconsider any nonessential travel to South Korea due to the widespread, ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in that country.

The University’s request is in accordance with current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this week issued a Level 3 warning that travelers avoid all nonessential trips to South Korea.

UTA’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The University has been proactive in taking necessary actions, including outreach to students, faculty, and staff possibly affected by this evolving situation.

The University will continue to closely monitor the latest guidance and follow the recommendations of the UT System, CDC, and U.S. Department of State.

We also recommend our community members follow CDC and public health guidelines, which are similar to what is recommended during flu and cold season, including:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick.
  • Seek medical attention if you are sick. Students may schedule an appointment with or visit Health Services.

The flu vaccine is FREE with UT Select and UT Connect health coverage. Make an appointment with your physician if you are not feeling well and avoid attending work until you are better.

Carolina Krejci

More sustainable cities

Caroline Krejci, assistant professor of industrial engineering, is part of a research team creating policies to improve rural and urban sustainability.

Ashley Lemke

Underwater archeology

Ashley Lemke, assistant professor of anthropology, was elected chair of the Advisory Council of Underwater Archaeology. She will server until 2023.

Bulldozer destroying a house

Demolitions begun

Two University-owned properties are being demolished on Oak and Pecan streets between Doug Russell Road and Bessel Avenue. Questions? Contact Nick Myers at 817-272-3571.

Mental health first aid

Learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem at faculty/staff-only workshops Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 20.

Check service awards list

Faculty and staff members reaching milestones of 10 years or more of service should review the 2020 service awards list for accuracy. Email any changes, additions, or deletions to by Friday, Feb. 28.

Food Drive for Tri-C Food Pantry

Food drive aids students

Donate a nonperishable food item for the Tri-C Food Pantry through Friday, Feb. 28, and receive a voucher for a free hot beverage from The Market.

Glass Art Sale is April 3-4

Mark calendar for glass sale

Get ready for the annual glass art pre-sale on Friday, April 3, which allows the UTA community an early chance at the artwork. The public sale is Saturday, April 4.

Night with Dallas Mavericks

UTA Night with the Dallas Mavericks is Friday, March 6, when the Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Discounted tickets start at $20.

UTA Night at Bass Hall

Catch a performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at UTA Night at Bass Hall Friday, March 20. Discounted tickets begin at $54.45 with code UTABASS.

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