Friday, March 27, 2020
UTA members of National Academy of Inventors' 2020 class

Four named senior members of National Academy of Inventors

The 2020 class of National Academy of Inventors Senior Members includes Pranesh Aswath, professor of materials science and engineering; Wei Chen, professor of physics; Haiying Huang, professor of mechanical engineering; and Robert L. Woods, professor of mechanical engineering.

Traveler quarantine ordered by governor

On Thursday, March 26, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine for all travelers arriving from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans. These mandatory self-quarantines will last a period of 14 days or for the duration of a person’s presence in Texas, whichever is shorter.

UTA’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. All UTA students, faculty, and staff must comply with the order and continue to follow all recommended guidance from federal, state, and local governments.

UTA encourages all members of the Maverick community to please continue taking personal measures to protect yourself and those around you, and continue to monitor for the latest information.

Help Desk contacts

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Notes on resources, services

  • Academic Policies: Temporary academic policy changes are being discussed or in effect.
  • Vendor List: Procurement needs a list of vendors for your department, college, or school by Wednesday, April 1.
  • Financial Statements: The January financial statement deadline has been moved to Tuesday, April 7. Read more about reconciliations.
  • APS Approvals: There's an alternative approval form for authorization of professional services.
  • MyMav: The MyMav portal will be unavailable because of maintenance 7 p.m. today Friday, March 27, to 8 a.m. Monday, March 30.
  • Business Affairs training: BA classes are available through Teams. See the class list.
  • Learning Zone (Skillsoft): Develop your talents or learn new skills with the online learning platform for faculty and staff with more than 5,000 courses, books, and videos.
  • The Market at UC: The Market serves hot food during lunch and dinner hours. Meal plans and Dining Dollars are accepted. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find your answers on UTA's coronavirus FAQ page. Topics include online classes, housing, refunds for students, and others.
  • Integrity Guide: The Office of Community Standards is available to support faculty with academic integrity in online environments. See the Faculty Academic Integrity Guide for more information. Questions? Email
  • Faculty & Staff Resources: The Faculty & Staff Resources page has information on numerous subjects related to working online, research, and more.
  • Remote: Resources for classes online, digital tutoring, tech devices, and more at
  • Updates: Information about UTA's response to the coronavirus, online classes, connectivity, resources, services, and more are at

Emergency Assistance Fund

The UTA Emergency Assistance Fund can aid students in need during these difficult times. Please consider donating.

Your donations appreciated

Cyndi Needles, director of the UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry, said that last week the pantry served 52 students with three bags of food each, including one bag of fresh produce.

Current requests, in order of need, are tomato sauce or pasta sauce (jars or cans), soups (all kinds, especially vegetarian and chicken), canned meat (especially chicken), pasta (dry), cereal (medium-sized boxes are best), and crackers.

To make a weekday donation, go to the Tri-C Ministry at 405 W. 1st St. and see the instructions on the door. You also can send an email to

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