Monday, June 22, 2020
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COVID-19 test results in minutes

Seong Jin Koh, professor of materials science and engineering, is developing a $5 portable device that can deliver COVID-19 testing results on-site in about 10 minutes. His research is supported by a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to develop the device, which will be about the size of a person’s thumb.

Melanie Johnson, Multicultural Affairs director, with a painting of the Juneteenth flag.

Mavericks celebrate Juneteenth

UTA celebrated Juneteenth with an online discussion, trivia, and a painting session to make the Juneteenth flag. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, when news of the federal order ending slavery in the United States reached enslaved people in Galveston, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

Race, health disparities discussion

The School of Social Work will host a live conversation on race, COVID-19, and health disparities at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Register to join the discussion on Zoom. Watch on Facebook.

Fall planning: Listening Sessions

The Fall Academic and Course Planning Task Force is developing an academic plan for the upcoming term. Please plan to join a Listening Session to hear updates, ask questions, and offer feedback for us to move forward together.

The sessions will be recorded.

Key audit survey

Everyone assigned University keys are asked to complete a key audit survey about the keys in their possession. Responses are confidential. Have a question? Contact Kelian Dawson at 817-272-2210 or

Digital Measures downtime

Digital Measures will undergo scheduled maintenance 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 26. The system will be unavailable during this time. Questions? Email

UTA Bookstore special

UTA Bookstore's back-to-school special includes a free pair of Airpods with purchase of an eligible MacBook or iPad through Sept. 29. Call 817-272-2785 or email

Creative Escapes

Creative Escapes offers a session on "Design and Place Making of Buildings and Landscapes" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Register online for this and other seminars featuring UTA faculty, research, and programs.

SAC staff conference

Registration is open for the Staff Conference Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-16, via Teams. One-hour virtual sessions are offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. All employees are welcome to attend.

Mavs DataVerse info sessions

Learn about Mavs DataVerse, UTA Libraries' research depository, at info sessions Thursday, June 25, and Friday, July 10.

Food waste survey

Take a survey on food waste and sustainable dining on the UTA campus. The survey is by the Office of Sustainability.

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