UTA MavWire
Thursday, April 6, 2023

UTA artist’s work featured in museums from Texas to Taiwan

Yana Payusova’s artistic roots trace back to her days of training at a fine arts academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. “It was a little bit like Hogwarts,” she said.

But Payusova, assistant professor of art and art history, says her personal identity as an artist didn’t begin coming into focus until she shot five rolls of film inside a Russian prison.

Update on the strategic plan

Read a recent letter from President Jennifer Cowley about the progress on UTA's new strategic plan, and use this feedback form to provide your input.

Spring Forward

Remember to connect your device for UT System's Spring Forward team challenge. Groups of five to seven participants are encouraged to collectively log 1 million steps April 3-30. For more information and to register, visit go.uta.edu/wellness.

Distinguished lecturer Julieta V. García

The Center for Mexican American Studies presents a lecture by Julieta V. García titled "Persistence Counts" on Wednesday, April 12. Drawing on her experiences as a public servant and community leader, Dr. García will discuss the significance of Hispanic/Latino representation in American society, politics, and higher education.


Save the date

Save the date for the School of Social Work/CONHI Smart Hospital Building Ribbon Cutting Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Plan to celebrate with your fellow Mavericks as we usher in a new era of multidisciplinary learning with the official opening.

Thermal comfort survey

Researchers in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs invite faculty and staff to take their thermal comfort survey, which will be used to assess how energy is used at UTA.


The Big Event

Volunteer registration for The Big Event 2023 is open to the public until Friday, April 7. Join UTA's largest day of community service on Saturday, April 22, and give back to the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth Metroplex at any of 40 project sites, including local parks, schools, nursing homes, charities, and more. Service projects are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and all participants will receive free lunch at a Brazos Park celebration post-event. For more information, visit The Big Event website or email thebigevent@uta.edu.

Electronic waste recycling

Bring your electronic waste to the recycling centers at the University Center Mall on Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to keep them out of landfills. Monitors, televisions, keyboards, laptops, phones, and more will be accepted.

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch is back! Visit the Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special UTA brunch with live jazz performances. Find more details and ticket information at give.uta.edu/jazzbrunch.

Mavs Give Back

Join your fellow Mavericks for a week when Mavs Give Back, April 24-28. Each day, we will highlight an area of impact that needs your support. By working together with other Mavericks, you will help students who need assistance to overcome barriers and stay on the path to graduation. Make a gift to contribute to the bigger picture at UTA.

Alumni night with Mavs Baseball

Join the UTA community for Alumni & Friends Night at Clay Gould Ballpark on Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., as the Mavericks take the field against UT Rio Grande Valley. Admission is free for faculty, staff, and students with a UTA ID.

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