Monday, September 21, 2020
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UT Arlington sets record for fall

This fall, UTA enrolled its largest freshman class ever—3,820 students, a 6.8% increase in first-time-in-college students.

Overall headcount enrollment is estimated at 42,733, which represents a decrease of just 0.3% from fall 2019 based on preliminary data, a remarkable run of consistency given the unusual economic and global health circumstances of the past six months.

Nuz Yazdani

Bridge integrity

Nur Yazdani, professor of civil engineering, is developing non-destructive evaluation techniques, computer modeling, and full-scale load testing to provide a complete and accurate picture of the strength and remaining life of Texas bridges.

Using a three-year, $903,754 contract with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Dr. Yazdani will assist TxDOT engineers in prioritizing which bridges need to be repaired or replaced, without closing roads for long periods of time.

Gautam Das

Data science pipeline

Gautam Das, professor of computer science, is leading a team of researchers working to enable computers to better understand nuance and other mitigating factors that could make raw data more usable.

Won Hwa Kim, assistant professor of computer science, is co-principal investigator on the project, which is funded by a $309,583 share of a larger $498,762 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Political activity policy

Public employees are prohibited from engaging in political activity during work hours or using any UTA resources—including office email, equipment, or their position at UTA—for the purposes of supporting a candidate or issue.

Leadership Academy

Apply for the UTA Leadership Academy and learn the essential characteristics and skills needed to be an effective leader in a higher education environment. Apply by Thursday, Oct. 15.

ACUE course offered

UTA has partnered with the Association of College and University Educators to offer
the Course in Effective Teaching Practices to a limited number of faculty. Apply by Thursday, Oct. 15.

Flex deadlines extended

Deadlines have been extended to use 2019-2020 UT FLEX funds for health care reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement. New expenses can be incurred through Dec. 31.

Travel updates

The Office of Disbursements has updated travel policies (BF-T-) PR2 International Travel (Local and State Funds), PR3 Meals, Lodging, and Misc. Travel Expenses for Contiguous U.S. Travel (Local Funds), PR5 Transportation Options in Travel Status, and PR8 Travel Agencies and Concur.

Maverick Safety Matters

The fall issue of Maverick Safety Matters newsletter offers guidelines for wearing face masks, UTA's face-covering protocols, and telemedicine services offered by workers’ compensation.

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