Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Cheers! to the Class of 2020. Sunday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Class of 2020

UTA invites graduates, families, friends, alumni, and the entire UTA community to watch the online celebration, Cheers! To the Class of 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The event includes memories shared by the graduates, messages from campus leaders, and what it means to be a Maverick.

Commencement ceremonies are postponed and will be announced when plans are finalized.

Erick Jones

Supply chain response

Working with artificial intelligence, Erick Jones, professor of industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering, is developing a rapid-response supply chain designed to quickly deliver COVID-19 medications, once they are available, to vulnerable urban populations in Texas.

This collaborative public health project among UTA, the city of Houston, and the National Science Foundation aims to get needed treatments to the most critically ill and at-risk populations.

Bradford Dimos

Coral reef research honors

Bradford Dimos, a third-year doctoral student in biology, earned two awards for his research about coral reefs from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

The awards were for his research using the upside-down jellyfish to understand reef-building corals’ ability to adapt to climate change and his presentation on using gene sequencing to understand why certain species of corals become diseased while others do not.

What Will You Remember?

Document your coronavirus time

The UTA Libraries needs your help documenting the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the community.

It is looking to collect digital and physical materials (such as diaries, journals, photos, videos, social media posts, and artwork) that faculty and staff have created during or in response to the pandemic. Additionally, oral histories can be done remotely.

These would be added to UTA's permanent archival collections.

Read more about the COVID-19 pandemic collection.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Chronicle of Higher Education'

Read the latest news in The Chronicle of Higher Education with free access.

If you are on campus, go to; you may be prompted to authenticate by your library.

If you are off campus, go to and log in to your account if you have one. If you do not have one, click on the login link and create an account using your UTA email address.

The Wall Street Journal front page

'Wall Street Journal'

UTA faculty and staff have online access to The Wall Street Journal, courtesy of the College of Business.

To set up your account go to and sign in with your UTA email and password. During the registration, you can use a different email address and password for your account. Later, go to and use your new password.

Blue Angels flying over UTA

Blue Angels fly by UTA

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flew near UTA this morning as part of the America Strong tour to salute doctors, nurses, and other essential workers. The precision team flew over Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital north of campus and headed to Medical City Arlington, southeast of the University. Lee Pierce, assistant director of knowledge services with Business Technology Services, captured the image.

Virtual Happenings
Wednesday, May 6

Pints and Pedagogy

Thursday, May 7

Pedagogy Percolator

Tuesday, May 12

Managing Stress in the Workplace

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