Friday, November 20, 2020
Design of new School of Social Work and Smart Hospital building.

New SSW, SMART Hospital building

The UT System Board of Regents on Thursday approved funding and design plans for a new building that will house both UTA’s School of Social Work and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s SMART Hospital.

The 150,000-square-foot facility is expected to cost $76 million, with construction beginning in early 2021.

The building will be located on the southeast part of campus in a new Health Sciences Quad, adjacent to the Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building, Life Science building, and Pickard Hall.

Classes move online after Thanksgiving

Will I have access to buildings on campus after Thanksgiving? Will the Maverick Activities Center be open? What proctoring tools can I use to administer a final exam?

These and many other questions are answered on the Employee FAQs, Post-Thanksgiving plans page.

The semester will end at the usual time, but there will be no in-person classes after the Thanksgiving break. Instead, all classes and exams will be online only.

Share semester experiences

Share your experiences in online, hybrid, and socially distanced face-to-face courses, successes, challenges, tools, and strategies. Stranger (Semester) Things is at noon Monday, Nov. 23.

Holiday safety tips

Erin Carlson, associate clinical professor and director of graduate public health programs, offers several holiday safety recommendations for assessing risks, traveling, and gathering socially.

UTA Bookstore sale

The UTA Bookstore is offering 20% off one item, 25% off two, and 30% off three or more items through Monday, Nov. 30. For the online sale with free shipping, use the code SAVEMORE.

Share your gratitude

What are you most thankful for this year? Share your thoughts at

Early voting for run-offs at MAC

The Maverick Activities Center will be an early voting polling place for the Dec. 8 joint run-off elections.

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 23-25
  • Closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29
  • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, and Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 1-4
Artists painting mural of people wearing face masks.

Artists create pandemic-era mural

Five student artists and two art professors have created a colorful mural in the Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building that captures our unusual moment in history.

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