Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Cheers! to the Class of 2020. Sunday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.

UTA celebrates its spring graduates online

Faculty and staff are invited to join students, family, friends, and the public at the Cheers! To the Class of 2020 online celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, with a pre-show beginning at 7:20 p.m. The celebration will air live and be available across UTA’s social media networks.

UTA is still planning to provide an in-person commencement with a formal virtual ceremony option when circumstances and health guidelines allow for it.

Erick Jones

Engineering high honors

Erick C. Jones, a George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor and associate dean for graduate affairs in the College of Engineering, was named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Dr. Jones has been at UTA since 2013. He is internationally recognized for his pioneering work with radio-frequency identification technologies, Lean Six Sigma Quality Management, and autonomous inventory control.

New benefits platform debuts Monday

The Office of Employee Benefits Services will launch the new and enhanced My UT Benefits platform. Starting Monday, May 18, benefits-eligible employees will receive an email with login instructions. Some features include:

  • Clear and concise information about your benefits
  • Resources that explain your coverage
  • Faster transmission of your benefits changes
  • Easy access to select your benefits during Annual Enrollment in July
  • Ability to select benefits online for new hires and qualified life events

Please contact or call (817) 272-5554 if you have any questions.

Nurse Week

Read the Nurse Week op/ed in D Magazine Healthcare Business by Elizabeth Merwin, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

National Police Week

The UTA Police Department reminds us that this week is National Police Week, which honors law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Big summer reading

Join the English Department reading group for Stephen King's The Stand about a plague that wipes out 99% of the human population and the battle between good and evil that follows.

Slimdown 2020

Gather a team to lose those quarantine pounds during Slimdown 2020, May 18-July 24, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council. Weigh yourself May 14 or 15 and send to

'Work of Art' challenge

The deadline to register for Work of Art, an emotional fitness campaign, has been extended to today, Wednesday, May 13. Sign in or create an account in Living Well.

'Tech neck' webinar

Technology has improved our lives but can be a detriment to our necks. Learn how to relieve the pain. Register online for the Thursday, May 14, webinar.

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