Monday, August 3, 2020
Todd Castroe

UTA biologists look at COVID-19 origins

Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology, and doctoral student Blair Perry have co-authored two papers regarding the COVID-19 virus and its origins.

The first study disputes the findings of an earlier study from another research group claiming that the coronavirus may have jumped from dogs to humans.

The second reconstructs the evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the global COVID-19 crisis.

OIT offers help for return to campus

Visit OIT Return Help for tech recommendations for returning to campus. It includes detailed instructions on scheduling in-person IT support, connecting to the newly upgraded wireless network, ordering a Microsoft Teams-compatible headset or desktop phone, and ordering loaner computers, Wi-Fi sticks, or a web camera.

Police accreditation

The UTA Police Department was awarded its fifth reaccreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.

Researchers examine drug

Marco Brotto, Claudia Biguetti, and Mauro Toledo Marrelli of the College of Nursing and Health Innovations studied the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients.

Students asked to isolate

Students are asked to limit social activities and exposure to outsiders for 14 days prior to returning to campus.

Faculty questions answered

The Faculty FAQ site has answers for the fall semester concerning health and safety protocols, teaching support, teaching on campus, and lots more.

Student Listening Series

Log on to Teams to hear Student and Family Listening Sessions on campus health and safety at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and campus and student life at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

Campus repopulation training required

Take time to complete the COVID-19 Return to Campus Training for all UTA faculty and staff. The course in Canvas covers the steps being taken campuswide to keep everyone safe and healthy.

You must complete the course before your department's start date for the repopulation phase.

Maverick sports chat

UTA Athletics' new MAVChat video series kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, focusing on women's basketball.

Donate to food pantry

The UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry is in need of individual-serving sized chips and cookies, cereal bars, shampoo, and body wash. Volunteers are welcome. To donate, call 817-933-6520.

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