Thursday, May 28, 2020
Sherri Kermanshachi

Kermanshachi earns Women in Tech Award

Sharareh “Sherri” Kermanshachi, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Women in Technology Award from the Dallas Business Journal.


Maverick selected for DOE research program

Hector Carranza, physics doctoral student, is one of only 62 students nationwide to be selected for the prestigious Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research program.

UTA phone via Teams

Use your UTA phone number through Microsoft Teams to conduct University business instead of your personal phone.

Tech support during exams

The OIT Help Desk has opened a Student Exam Support queue accessible via phone and chat for students taking an exam and having technology issues. Call 817-272-2208 or go to

Involvement and Resource Fairs

Sign up by Friday, June 5, to participate in the summer Involvement and Resource Fairs during New Maverick Orientation. Host a live Zoom event or upload a video. For questions, email

Vet grad on CBS 11

Steve Kennedy, the veteran who received his degree 50 years after attending UTA, was featured on CBS 11 KXTX.

Faculty survey to aid in planning for fall

The Faculty Issues and Challenges Sub Task Force is asking faculty to take a survey for input on issues and challenges concerning COVID-19 and returning to campus. Responses are anonymous and will only be analyzed in the aggregate to provide recommendations to the University’s Fall Academic and Course Planning Task Force.

A survey for UTA staff is in the works and is expected to be shared in the coming weeks.

What Will You Remember?

Document your COVID-19 days for posterity

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

Flexible hours available

The flexible summer hours program runs Monday, June 1–Friday, Aug. 7. Complete the Flexible Work Arrangement Agreement form (HR-E-F10). Questions? Call 817-272-5554.

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Payroll services open

Payroll Services will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 29.

Help Food Pantry

The UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry needs nonperishable food items, such as canned and dried beans, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce (not pasta sauce), cereal, and crackers. To donate, call 817-274-0383.

Beware of fake Teams, Office scammers

Thieves are targeting Microsoft Teams and Office 365 users to steal credentials to obtain sensitive user and company data. These bad actors create multiple phishing emails or chat messages intended to steal users' login information. The emails or chat messages may resemble Microsoft Teams automated notifications, asking the user to click on a link that could expose your account.

These precautions should be followed:

  • Make sure your Teams meetings include only users who should be there
  • When offsite, use two-factor authentication (Duo or MS Authenticator) to help prevent unauthorized access
  • Be suspicious of links and attachments not expected in emails, Teams meetings, and chats
  • If you open a suspicious attachment or click on a suspicious link, report it to the Help Desk immediately

If you believe you have received one of these messages, forward the message to and do not click on any links or attachments.

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