Monday, August 17, 2020
Hanli Liu, Gabriela Wison, Kytai Nguyen and Zui Pan

Four join National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected four UT Arlington faculty members as Senior Members, the most of any university in the nation for this class.

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators who have demonstrated remarkable innovation by producing technologies that have the potential to significantly impact the welfare of society.

The four new members are Hanli Liu, professor of bioengineering; Gabriela Wilson, professor of kinesiology; Kytai Nguyen, professor of bioengineering; and Zui Pan, associate professor of nursing and biology.

New Title IX policies implemented

On August 12, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved new Title IX and sexual misconduct policies at its member institutions, including UT Arlington, to comply with federal Title IX regulations released by the Department of Education in May of this year.

Maverick Advantage

Learn about the new Maverick Advantage Faculty Engagement (MAFE) Program, its fellows program, and ways to incorporate the Maverick Advantage activities into your courses.

Move MavSpace content

Transfer your MavSpace content to an alternative service, such as OneDrive, by today, Monday, Aug. 17. MavSpace will no longer be available after 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Read more about the change.

Digital signature

Adobe Sign uses e-signatures to replace handwritten signatures, paper workflows, and traditional routing procedures. Register for a training session on Tuesday, Aug. 18, or Friday, Sept. 4.

Request face masks for departments, labs

Masks for individuals are available at the University Center Information Desk and the Central Library.

Faculty members do not need to request masks for classrooms. Disposable masks will be available in classrooms for faculty members to give to students who arrive without one.

Complete the face mask request form for:

  • Departments and research groups.
  • Department guests. Note in the comments section that you need disposable masks for visitors.
  • Face shields and clear masks for faculty. Note in the comments section that you need shields and clear masks. If wearing a face shield, also wear a face mask.

Daily health screenings

Before reporting to campus each day, all faculty, staff, and students must perform a daily health screening, which includes a daily temperature check and self-monitoring for the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feverishness, or a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit

'MavWire' back to fall schedule

MavWire has returned to its fall schedule with issues on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. TrailBlazer will go to students on Tuesdays and Fridays. Send news to or

Parking permits

Register your vehicle for a parking permit for the fall semester or the whole 2020-21 academic year through MavPark. Parking rates are the same as last year.

Shuttles back in action

The MavMover shuttle buses are limited to nine passengers at a time. The routes have been modified due to social distancing. Read more about shuttle service for fall.

Be a group advisor

Consider being a student organization advisor. UTA has more than 300 registered student groups. Check them out on

Activity Fair Days

Represent your department at Activity Fair Days 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, and 16. The three-day event includes fewer tables for proper social distancing. Register your department.

Volunteer for Move-in Days

There are two options for helping with Move-in Days for students moving into residence halls and on-campus apartments. Both include safety measures and do not include handling residents' belongings.

Apartment and Residence Life requests assistance Friday-Monday, Aug. 21-24. Volunteers will help with the check-in processes and logistics (greeting, providing directions) in the residence halls and apartments. The necessary protective wear will be provided. Register for two-hour shifts by noon Thursday, Aug. 20. For details, email Delcenia Collins at

The Parent and Family Center needs volunteers to distribute swag and membership packets. Register to help Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 22-23. Questions? Email Barbara Crow at

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