Friday, April 24, 2020
Maverick Heroes

'I want to do my part'

Sarah Van Leuven, Elizabeth Hahn, Cody Meyers, and Laura McCarthy are among the thousands of Maverick heroes providing essential support and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. From treating ill patients to making do-it-yourself personal protective equipment to serving the hungry at food banks, Mavericks near and far are making a difference. Read their stories.

Provost message

Provost Teik Lim asks the UTA community to keep an eye on University spending. Read Dr. Lim's message about cost containment.

Emergency leave programs

UT Arlington offers COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave to all eligible employees. Read about these benefits.

Leadership in sustainable development

Times Higher Education has included UT Arlington in its global list of universities that support the sustainable development goals developed by the United Nations.

UTA was noted for its work developing sustainable cities and communities and in the area of good health and well-being. The University also ranked in the top half of global universities in the areas of quality education and global partnerships.

The UN’s sustainable development goals address global challenges around education, health, and sustainability.

“UTA is committed to taking a leading role in sustainable development,” said Meghna Tare, UTA chief sustainability officer.

FACE time with FabLab

FabLab staff members can virtually assist in honing your skills and troubleshooting issues in TinkerCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and more with the FabLab Alternate Consultation Experience (FACE).

Social robotics on Science Cafe

Julienne Greer, theatre arts professor, will talk about her research on social robotics at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Go to the Facebook Science Cafe.

Volunteer for early Box migration

The Office of Information Technology needs departments, faculty, and staff to volunteer for the Box migration to OneDrive and SharePoint. The OIT support team will walk you through the details.

To volunteer or ask questions, call the IT Help Desk at 817-272-2208, submit a self-service ticket, or send a chat request.

Join in emotional fitness campaign

Work of Art is an emotional fitness campaign offered by the UT System that is designed to help you learn skills that boost happiness and foster resilience. Living an emotionally healthy life is an art, but the activities and habits that lead to long-term success are grounded in science: enhancing mindfulness, sharing gratitude, increasing optimism, and strengthening connections.

Pick activities that matter to you. Logging begins Monday, May 4. Register by Friday, May 8. The last day to log your healthy activities is Tuesday, June 2.

Faculty and staff across the UT System are invited to join a Work of Art webinar at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, or at noon Wednesday, May 6. For more information, visit

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