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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Lady Mavs celebrate Black History Month

Join the Lady Mavs as they celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. vs. Sam Houston at College Park Center. UTA faculty and staff can claim up to four complimentary tickets to the game. To redeem your free tickets, click here and enter code HONOR. Official UTA Black History Month apparel can be purchased here or at the UTA Bookstore.


Bridge design finalists

Teams of students from UTA's College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs are competing to redesign two pedestrian bridges that cross Cooper Street. Winners of the “Bridging the Gap: The North Bridge, South Bridge Competition” will be announced Saturday, Feb. 11, at a campuswide celebration.


First in Texas

Sahadat Hossain, professor of civil engineering, is using both recycled and unrecycled plastic waste products to fill in surface cracks and reduce rutting in roads—the first use of what’s called “plastic road” material in Texas.

First-gen scholarships

Vistra, the Irving-based retail electricity and power generation company, has made a $25,000 gift to fund scholarships for first-generation undergraduate students.

Education and democracy

The Center for Mexican American Studies hosts Aurelio Nuño, former secretary of education for Mexico, today, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Red River Room. Nuño will present his lecture "The Hidden Paradox of Education and Democracy: Power, Political Mobilization, and the Quality of Education."


Heart walk

February is American Heart Month. To celebrate, wear red on Friday, Feb. 10, and join the UTA community at 10 a.m. for a 10-minute walk on the library mall. Tag your selfies with #utheartwalk and #MavWell.

CAAS conference

The Center for African American Studies presents its 11th annual conference Thursday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will hear about various topics critical to the theme of Black culture and institutions, including a special presentation by Opal Lee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Outstanding student leaders

The Outstanding Student Leader Awards recognize students for their commitment to community, demonstrated leadership skills, and lasting impact at UTA. UTA faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate any student leader for this year's awards. Submit your nominations by Friday, Feb. 17.


MavAlly begins Feb. 16

MavAlly is a workshop series offered by UTA's LGBTQ+ program that helps faculty, staff, and students begin their journey from ally to accomplice. The first session is Thursday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Women's Summit

The UTA Women's Summit on Wednesday, March 8, is open to students, faculty, staff, and the North Texas community. Participants must register to attend by Friday, March 3.

A Conversation with Indra Nooyi

The Maverick Speakers Series presents Indra Nooyi Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Nooyi is an experienced leader in the business world and has held executive positions at major companies all over the globe. She is also a revered role model for women and immigrants and celebrated for her empowering messages on inclusivity.

Changes to information security policies

Visit the Information Security Office website to review recent changes to security policies, procedures, and standards.

Maverick Monologues

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program, in partnership with the School of Social Work, is requesting submissions for its event "Maverick Monologues." All Mavericks are invited to submit their stories for consideration. To learn more, contact Lex Bocanegra.

Accessibility policy

The University’s new Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Policy was developed to meet the requirements of the Texas Administrative Code and to align with UTA’s guiding principle of inclusive excellence. To facilitate compliance, UTA offers monthly classes focused on everything from documents to emails to websites. Additional details about accessibility and resources for faculty, staff, and students can be found on the EIR Accessibility website.

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