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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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oozeball 2014

Get the dirt on Oozeball mud volleyball tourney on Friday afternoon

The dirtiest game on campus is the 26th annual Oozeball tournament Friday, Sept. 18. Teams compete in mud volleyball until only one team remains.

Competitors take to the sloppy courts for the mud volleyball tournament 1-6:30 p.m at the Oozeball lot at the corner of Summit Avenue and Fourth Street, just south of Greek Row Drive.

Register online or at the Services and Information Desk at the Maverick Activities Center by Wednesday, Sept. 16. Late entries will be put on a waiting list.

Follow the ooze news on twitter @UTAOozeball.

Rankings Gains

On the rise: The College of Engineering moved to No. 98 on the publication's 2016 rankings of 165 undergraduate engineering programs. The College of Business ranked 131st among 472 undergraduate business programs.

Undergraduate Business, Engineering programs move up on 'U.S. News' Best Colleges lists

The University saw two of its premier colleges advance in stature and placement on the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges lists released last week.

The College of Engineering moved to No. 98 on the 2016 list of 165 ranked undergraduate engineering programs at colleges offering doctoral degrees, up from 100 on the 2015 list. The College of Business ranked 131st among 472 undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, up from 133rd the previous year.

The rankings are based on recommendations of deans and senior faculty members nationwide.

Read more about the rankings.

masonry school

Building a future: William Kaufman, a student in the Division of Enterprise Development's masonry school, is learning how to be a mason.

Enterprise Development joins industry, Texas Masonry Council to start two masonry schools

The UTA Division of Enterprise Development has partnered with more than 20 companies and an industry council to create two masonry schools that will address a shortage of masons.

Acme Brick has donated $50,000 to start the schools. Contractors and manufacturers from across the state, along with the Waco-based Texas Masonry Council, have donated money and in-kind contributions that total more than $225,000 to kick-start the schools.

UT Arlington has leased space and is operating in Grand Prairie’s Great Southwest Industrial District and the northern area of Houston. Students graduating from the eight-week program will have a great understanding of brick and concrete masonry unit construction, earn a 10-hour OSHA certification card, and have the potential to earn a substantial starting salary.

Read more about the masonry school.

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow tickets available online

Tickets to see actress and activist Mia Farrow for the Maverick Speakers Series are now available online.

Farrow will speak on "What Falls Away: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Texas Hall. An audience question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

She is perhaps best known for her role as Rosemary in Rosemary’s Baby and has appeared in more than 50 films, winning numerous awards since her career began in 1964. Her most recent film is 2011’s Dark Horse.

Farrow has worked extensively as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is involved in humanitarian activities in Africa. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.

General admission is free, but tickets are required. Season and preferred ticket packages are available and include reserved seating, parking, and more. For all these ticket options, go to utatickets.com.

For VIP packages, contact Mark LaVelle at mlavelle@uta.edu or 817-272-5235.

SOFIA 3-D

Planetarium produces first active stereo 3-D planetarium show about NASA's SOFIA mission

A new active stereo 3-D show at The Planetarium at UT Arlington will transform learning for students and planetarium visitors interested in exploring the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond.

The Planetarium, which is part of the College of Science, soon will begin public showings of SOFIA 3-D, a short science film based on NASA’s research and outreach mission, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. The 3.5-minute film will also be shown prior to other future documentaries.

“It has taken several years, but we are thrilled that we are finally able to introduce this significant film to the public,” says Manfred Cuntz, professor of physics and principal investigator on an $88,000 grant. NASA funded the production of the film and equipment needed to install, test, and produce content for the 3-D projection system.

Read more about SOFIA 3-D.

Central Library closed Saturday

The Central Library will be closed for electrical work related to the renovation from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
 
The Architecture & Fine Arts Library and Science & Engineering Library will operate with their regular schedule.

MavPark

MAVPark enforcement to begin October 5

Students who have not yet registered their vehicles through MAVPark, the University’s new decal-free permit system, are asked to do so immediately at uta.edu/mavpark.

Monitoring and enforcement of vehicles permitted to be parked on campus begins Monday, Oct. 5, following the traditional start-of-the-semester grace period. Owners of unauthorized vehicles are subject to a citation and a $50 fine.

MAVPark is an online service that allows students, faculty, staff and visitors to purchase parking permits, manage payments for campus parking meters, and review and pay parking citations. Students and employees who regularly park vehicles on campus obtain a virtual permit by paying the parking permit fee online and registering their license plate number in the MAVPark system.

Beginning Oct. 5, parking enforcement personnel will monitor campus lots with license plate recognition technology and will compare the plates of parked vehicles against the MAVPark database. Owners of unpermitted vehicles are subject to citations and fines.

The University thanks all members of the UT Arlington community who have purchased parking permits and registered their vehicles through the MAVPark system. Doing so enables the University to more accurately assess campus parking demand and route traffic to the best available lots.

The MAX

Ride the MAX to explore DFW

Get out and explore attractions in Fort Worth and Dallas and the rest of the Metroplex by catching a ride on the Metro Arlington Xpress—also known as The MAX.

The route runs from the College Park District garage at Center Street and UTA Boulevard to a stop on North Collins Street in Lincoln Square and then to the Trinity Railway Express's Centreport station near DFW Airport.

UT Arlington is a major sponsor of The MAX. Regular fare is $5 per day, or purchase a $25 weekly or $80 monthly pass. UTA students can receive reduced-fare tickets for $2.50 per day or $40 monthly.

More information about The MAX is available at ridethemax.com.

The service is provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Remember UTA on North Texas Day of Giving

Help benefit UT Arlington and area nonprofits by donating on the North Texas Day of Giving on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m.-midnight to benefit more than 2,100 certified nonprofits.

To donate or find more details, go to northtexasgivingday.org.

  MavPic study abroad

Study Abroad Fair

Dr. Kevin Gustafson, top left, associate professor of English, and Johanna Bailey, bottom right, of the University Study Abroad Consortium, told students about educational opportunities in other countries at the Study Abroad Fair last week.

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off today

Join the fiesta to kick off the year's Hispanic Heritage Month activities 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 15. Volunteers will hand out information about this month's events and more on the library mall, the engineering mall south, and in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Other events are at the University Center and include:

"From Here to Havana: U.S. and Cuban Relations" is covered by David C. LaFevor, assistant professor of history. Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, Concho Room.

Latin@ Student Excellence Forum is moderated by Stephen Santa-Ramirez, assistant director of Multicultural Affairs. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, Concho Room.

Día de los Muertos Gallery offers a look at traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, UC Gallery.

Global Grounds International Coffee Hour. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, Palo Duro Lounge.

More details on Hispanic Heritage Month are available at uta.edu/multicultural.

Emergency generator test on Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

Buildings involved are the Amphibian and Reptile Research Center, Architecture Building, Fine Arts Building, Maverick Activities Center, Nanofab Building, and the University Police Station.

The test will only affect the electrical services tied to each building’s generator, not the entire building. There will be a slight “blip” lasting a half-second as the electrical service transfers to the generator and another as it is transferred back to the normal building service. Keep computer work in progress saved during this time to prevent any possible data loss.

Questions? Call Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Banned Books Week committee seeks donations for little free libraries

UT Arlington Libraries is asking for donations of banned or challenged books for Banned Books Week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Donated books will be distributed in the four Allan Saxe Little Free Libraries during Banned Books Week.

View a list of challenged or banned books.

For questions or to donate, contact Marquel Anteola at manteola@uta.edu.

MavsArt seeks your creative submissions

Looking to show off your art? Submit items to MavsArt and have your work displayed at the Central Library.

MavsArt is a semester-long community art exhibit open to all UT Arlington faculty, staff, and students. Submit all forms of artwork, from charcoal sketches to 3D forms created in the UTA FabLab.

Print and complete the application form. Bring the form and your artwork to the service desk on the first floor of the Central Library. The submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 25.

For details or questions, email janeth.colmenero@uta.edu.

Pizza with the President

Pizza with the President next week

Join UTA President Vistasp Karbhari for lunch and conversation 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Pizza with the President includes a free lunch, some remarks by Dr. Karbhari, and a question-and-answer session.

The lunch is for students only. No registration needed. For questions, call Student Affairs at 817-272-6080.

Workshops help students prepare for upcoming All Majors Job Fair

Be ready for your future when you attend the Fall 2015 All Majors Job Fair for UT Arlington students and alumni only.

The fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Maverick Activities Center. No registration is required for the free event. Wear a suit and bring a student ID and plenty of résumés. Employers will be on hand to talk with students, take résumés, and discuss job possibilities.

See the workshops schedule, which also includes programs after the fair and during the semester. The Career Development Center also sponsors information sessions and on-campus interviews with companies.

For more information on the job fair and job hunting, contact the Career Development Center at careers@uta.edu or at 817-272-2932.

Cyclethon teams needed to pump up World Heart Day

Get pumped for World Heart Day and the annual Cyclethon on Monday, Sept. 28.

The annual challenge has teams pedaling from noon to midnight at the Maverick Activities Center. A team member must pedal the stationary bike at all times during the 12-hour contest. Free agents are encouraged to sign up.

Register at the Services and Info Desk at the MAC. Cost is $30 per team. All money goes to the American Heart Association.

The event includes free blood pressure tests, glucose checks, healthy cooking demos, free snacks, and other fun activities.

Grants available from Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact

The Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact seeks applications from faculty, staff, and students for the travel and speaker grants.

Travel Support Grants of up to $500 for one event will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for conferences, seminars, or workshops that take place Sept. 1, 2015-Aug.31, 2016. Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 16.

Sustainability Speaker Grants of up to $500 are available to support speakers who address sustainability and environmental stewardship. Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the event.

For more information or an application form, contact Christopher Morris at morris@uta.edu.

After-hours crisis line now open

A new crisis line offers crisis counseling to students after hours, when the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office is closed.

The MAVS Talk After-Hours Crisis Line is 817-272-TALK (8255).

The after-hours line is staffed by Protocall. Crisis counselors will assess students for safety and provide information about campus and community services. Read more about CAPS’ emergency procedures and contact information.

The new crisis line is part of a UT System initiative to provide services after hours and prevent suicide on campus.

CAPS provides individual, couples, and group counseling programs and is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Room 303 of Ransom Hall.

For more information, go to uta.edu/caps.

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Check List

 

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Deadline to change your FERPA privacy setting in MyMav for the Maverick Connection campus directory.

Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness sites open.

Through Sunday, Sept. 27

Freshman progress report grades available in MyMav Student Center.

Friday, Oct. 9

Deadline for late application for fall graduation.

Make sure you're included in the campus directory, if you want to be

For inclusion in the Maverick Connection, UT Arlington’s printed campus directory, the privacy settings in your MyMav Student Center as of today, Tuesday, Sept. 15, will be used to determine if your name and contact information are included.

Read how to check your privacy settings.

Read about how to set your privacy preferences in MyMav, your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and student privacy rights.

Freshman progress reports online

Freshmen can view their early progress reports in their MyMav Student Center as soon as the grades are entered through Sunday, Sept. 27. Most grades will be available early this week. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss your progress and explore campus resources.

Grade exclusion, grade forgiveness are options for undergraduates

Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness requests can be made for fall term processing through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Contact your academic adviser for eligibility information.

Candidates should apply now for fall graduation

Late applications for graduation will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 9. A $60 late fee is billed in addition to the $40 filing fee. Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This applies to both graduate and undergraduate students. Read more about graduation deadlines.

Anti-hazing policy available online

Read UT Arlington's anti-hazing policy and section 51.936 of the Texas Education Code. Printed copies of both are available in the Office of Community Standards in Suite B170 of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

For questions related to hazing or to make a report, contact the Office of Community Standards at 817-272-2354 or conduct@uta.edu.

FERPA outlines your rights on education records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords to students rights with respect to their education records. These rights include: the right to inspect and review the student’s education record; the right to request amendments of the student’s record which the student believes are inaccurate or misleading; the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s record, except to the extent FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

Read more about FERPA policies and procedures and student privacy rights.

Transcripts available in PDF format

UT Arlington now offers transcripts in PDF format. Students can send PDF transcripts by email to another university, a potential employer, or themselves. Read more about ordering transcripts.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Planetarium gets moony this fall

Moon-color

Turn your gaze upward at three celestial events this fall at The Planetarium at UTA.

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)—4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19—is a worldwide event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. 

The president of the Moon Society will give free lectures at 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Grab discount tickets to Back to the Moon for Good at 5:30 p.m. and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 7 p.m. 

Watch a total lunar eclipse 7 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Sept. 27, through powerful telescopes on the third floor balcony of the Planetarium. North America has a front-row seat to one of the best-timed total lunar eclipses in recent memory.

Be outside to see the moon completely engulfed by Earth's shadow 9:10-10:20 p.m. Enjoy free lectures and discount tickets for Planetarium shows.

Mark your calendar for Astronomy Day 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Get discount tickets for planetarium shows and hear free lectures by representatives of the National Space Society of North Texas, Texas Astronomical Society, and Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Telescopes will be set up outside for observing the sun and other celestial objects, weather permitting.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

One Mic Stand Comedy Show Adrienne Iapalucci presents her skewed look on life that reflects her unique brand of intelligent comedy, political incorrectness, and a love of dogs. Free. 7:30-9 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Clavier Piano Recital Performances by UTA piano students. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Grand Opening for Starbucks at UTA Bookstore Enjoy samples and other giveaways in celebration of the signature Starbucks now located in the UTA Bookstore. Free. 10 a.m., UTA Bookstore.

Faculty Bassoon Recital Scott Pool, assistant professor of music, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Sept. 18

Women's and Gender Studies Open House Visit with the faculty and staff of the Women's and Gender Studies program. Noon-2 p.m., Room 205, University Hall. Women's and Gender Studies.

Oozeball This mud volleyball tournament is a long-standing campus tradition. 1-6:30 p.m., Fourth Street at Summit Avenue. Campus Recreation.

Opening Reception: 'Building: Selections from the University' Reception for exhibit of works chosen from several art and artifact collections at UT Arlington. 5:30-8 p.m. Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History, The Gallery at UTA.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. Fiesta Friday, Hispanic Heritage Night, Los Mavericks Shirt Giveaway. Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. 6:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Ecofest Learn how to be good to the environment and eco-friendly DIY tips. Free classes on water conservation, native plants, gardening, composting, and more. Free trees and green vendors. Music at Levitt Pavilion. Games and activities for kids. Free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. Ecofest.

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Georgia State. Volleyball alumni reunion, Camper Reunion Day, Boys and Girls Club Night, post-game autographs. Free admission for veterans, military service members, and dependents. Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. 6:30 p.m., College Park Center. Athletics.

Monday, Sept. 21

Voice Division Recital Performances by UTA vocal students. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Thursday, Sept. 24

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert The UTA Symphony Orchestra performs, conducted by Clifton Evans. Tickets $6 students and seniors, $9 general admission, 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, Sept. 25

Flight 12 improv

Faculty Flute Recital Terry Sanchez, senior lecturer in flute, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Flight 12 Comedy Improv Troupe This 12-student troupe is always outrageous and never stale. Directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. Tickets $5. 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Also Saturday, Sept. 26. Maverick Theatre Company.

Saturday, Sept. 26

UT Arlington at the Levitt UTA Wind Symphony performs. Free. 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St. Also, UTA Jazz Orchestra with jazz master Stefan Karlsson and Swedish jazz trumpeter Magnus Broo on Sunday, Sept. 27. Levitt Pavilion.

Monday, Sept. 28

World Heart Day/Cyclethon Teams keep stationary bikes in motion for 12 hours. Free blood pressure tests, glucose checks, healthy cooking demos, free snacks, and other fun activities planned. Benefits American Heart Association. Sign up at the Maverick Activities Center. Noon-midnight, MAC. Campus RecreationHealth Services.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Faculty Piano Recital Young-Hyun Cho, associate professor of piano, performs. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Volleyball Tickets $3 with student ID; All-Sports Pass $25, all 2015-16 sports. Mavericks vs. Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, tailgate, OctoberFest/beer tasting, Pink Night, Greek Out; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Jersey Day, Blaze's Kids Club, Youth Day, International Frugal Fun Day, post-game autographs. All at College Park Center. Athletics.

Discount Rangers Tickets Discount tickets are available. Upcoming games are Seattle Mariners, Sept. 18-20; Detroit Tigers, Sept. 28-30; and Los Angeles Angels, Oct. 1-4. Visit texasrangers.com/grouptickets, click on UT Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.

Ongoing

Gallery 76102: Tshuchigama/Earthen Kiln Tsuchigama or “dirt kiln” is recognized by scholars as Japan's earliest high-fire kiln type. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Gallery 76102. Through Oct. 10Fort Worth Center.

University Center Gallery: Digital Photography Student Exhibit Student artwork showcased. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. University Center Gallery, E.H. Hereford University Center. Through Dec. 12EXCEL Campus Activities.

Planetarium Two new shows—Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and From the Earth to the Universe—are part of the fall schedule. Also showing are AstronautPink Floyd, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

Special Collections: Ringside: Memories of WCC Wrestling Photos by Cirrus Bonneau of World Class Championship Wrestling at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth in 1982-83. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. Sixth floor, Central Library. Through Jan. 16UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More

 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Engineering Speakers Series Mary "Missy” Cummings of Duke University discusses the state of automation and autonomy in our everyday lives. Free. 5-7 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Engineering.

Study Abroad 101 Information Session Learn about opportunities to study abroad. Noon-1 p.m. Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Study Abroad.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Maversity Social Justice Workshop Series Kickoff 12:30 p.m., New Student Congress Chambers, Upper Level, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.

Friday, Sept. 18

Statistical Software: SAS Intro to SAS training. Free. 10 a.m.-noon, Room 04, University Hall. Also, Intro to SPSS, Friday, Sept. 25OIT Statistical Services.

Saturday, Sept. 19

RADS self defense

RADS Self-Defense for Women Self-defense course for female faculty, staff, and students. Register online. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 102-B, Maverick Activities Center. Also, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. UT Arlington Police.

Monday, Sept. 21

Safe Zone Ally Training Learn to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies. Register online. 9 a.m.-noon, San Saba Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Also, 1-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Sabine Room, University Center, and 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 16, Guadalupe Room, University Center. LGBTQA Program.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

GRE Preparation: Math Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Continuing Education.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Study Abroad 101 for Transfer Students Learn about opportunities to study abroad. Noon-1 p.m. Sabine Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Study Abroad.

women in the americas

Second Annual Women in the Americas Series Lori Celaya of the University of Idaho is guest lecturer for the topic "Human Trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Role of the Commercial Sex Trade Client." Free. Noon-1 p.m., Neches/Pedernales Rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free and open to the public. Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Modern Languages.

Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention Training Learn the warning signs and clues of people who may be considering suicide and how to intervene with at-risk individuals. Register online. 2-4 p.m. Room 104, Preston Hall. Also, Oct. 22 and Nov. 30. Counseling and Psychological Services.

Architecture Lecture Joshua Nimmo presents “Someplace Else.” Free. 4 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Also, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins discusses “Demands and Availabilities,” Wednesday, Sept. 30. Architecture.

GMAT Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Continuing Education.

Thursday, Sept. 24

MBA Cohort Virtual Info Session Online Learn about the MBA cohort program in the College of Business. Register online. 6 p.m., online. Business.

GRE Preparation: Verbal Five sessions. $149. Register online. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Continuing Education.

UTARI Lunch and Learn Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.

Monday, Sept. 28

Texas ACSM Lecture Quincy Almeida of Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada speaks on “Learning Motor Control Through Neurodegeneration: A Parkinson’s Perspective.” Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Focus on Faculty: Ritu Khanduri Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, speaks on "The Culture of Cartoons," explaining how Indian newspaper cartoons serve as teaching moments about identity politics and democracy. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m., sixth floor, Central Library. UT Arlington Libraries.

International Translation Day Renowned translator Marian Schwartz is guest speaker. She has translated more than 60 volumes of Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Palo Pinto Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Modern Languages, UT Arlington Libraries, English, Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies.

Ongoing

Career Development Job search assistance, including resume reviews and interview and networking tips; employer events, such as information sessions and on-campus interviews; and career development assistance are provided. Upcoming events are on the website. Call 817-272-2932 for an appointment. Career Development Center.

Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes
  Mavs Tennis

Tennis Aces: Doubles players Valeria Lopez, top right, and Agustina Serio, bottom right, reached the finals of the Islanders Open. In men's action, Mario Muniesa, top left, reached the semifinals in singles and paired with senior Carlos Arbiza, bottom left, to advance to the doubles semifinals.

Volleyball team wins 2 of 3 at Razorback Invitational

UTA split a pair of matches Saturday in the final day of the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., defeating Northwestern State 3-1 before falling 3-0 to Arkansas.

On Friday, the Mavericks swept Southeast Missouri. Sophomore Qiana Canete and freshman Marisah Ingram were named to the All-Tournament team.

UTA (8-3) returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 16, against Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. The Mavericks open Sun Belt Conference play Friday, Sept. 18, against Louisiana-Lafayette and Saturday, Sept. 19, against Georgia State, both at College Park Center. 

Tennis teams start strong at Islanders Open

The women’s tennis team enjoyed a successful weekend at the Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The doubles duo of freshman Valeria Lopez and sophomore Agustina Serio reached the finals, while Serio advanced to the semifinals in singles play.

In men’s action, junior Mario Muniesa reached the semifinals in singles and paired with senior Carlos Arbiza to advance to the doubles semifinals.

Nancy Baker Memorial Women’s Golf Scholarship established

UTA Athletics has established the Nancy Baker Memorial Women’s Golf Scholarship, honoring the memory of Athletics Director Jim Baker’s late wife.

The scholarship will be used to recruit high-performing golfers to the women’s program, which begins competition with the 2017-18 season.

To support the scholarship, contact Kris Wood at 817-272-9613 or email kriswood@uta.edu.

Intramural deadlines this week

Upcoming intramural sports deadlines are outdoor soccer, Wednesday, Sept. 16; billiards tournament, Thursday, Sept. 17; flag football and volleyball, Wednesday, Sept. 30; fantasy basketball, Friday, Oct. 16; 4-on-4 basketball, Wednesday, Oct. 21; table tennis, Thursday, Oct. 22; drop-in basketball, Monday, Oct. 26; and Halloween ultimate disc, Friday, Oct. 30.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email imsports@uta.edu.

Blaze's Kids Club includes free admission

Blaze's Kids Club offers a range of benefits for the youngest members of the Maverick campus community.

Youth age 12 and younger are eligible for free admission to all UTA home athletic events, an official membership certificate and ID, and a birthday card from Blaze. There’s also an autographed poster, special on-court recognition at Kids Club Night, a UTA lunch box, and a UTA wristband.

Membership is $20, with each sibling only $10. Go to utatickets.com.

Sports Shorts

• Former men’s basketball standout Karol Gruszecki has earned a spot on the Polish national team for the EuroBasket 2015 competition.

• A walk-on tryout for the UTA baseball team will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Clay Gould Ballpark. You must be a full-time student to try out.

(For more sports news, go to utamavs.com, uta.edu/movinmavs, or uta.edu/campusrec.)

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