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Tuesday, June 14, 2016


New mall: Part of South Nedderman Drive east of Cooper Street will be used for a pedestrian mall in front of the future Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building.

South Nedderman section closed

South Nedderman Drive has closed permanently between Cooper Street and Planetarium Drive. The space will become part of an open mall near the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will break ground later this year.

For news on parking lot expansions, lot striping and resurfacing, and other parking-related projects, go to

And Have Your Say to share your thoughts, cheers, and suggestions about UTA’s growth.

For routine construction and maintenance news, read the Blazing Construction blog.

New calendar to debut June 28

The University events calendar will receive a long-awaited and much-needed makeover this summer.

University Communications will upgrade UTA’s event calendar to a cloud-based system on Tuesday, June 28. The new calendar brings an array of features including a fresh, modern, mobile-friendly interface, social media integration, personalized calendar views, embedded maps, and more.

Preview the new calendar and its features by visiting the introductory page.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Daniel Evilsizor, director of online communications, at

Parking for Dallas Wings games to affect student, resident lots

Four parking areas will be used on game days when the Dallas Wings play at College Park Center. Upcoming games are Thursday, June 16; Tuesday, June 21; Thursday, June 23; Saturday, June 25; and Saturday, July 2. Read more.

Pathways between Carlisle, Preston, Ransom halls temporarily closed

To facilitate a construction project at Carlisle Hall, fencing and scaffolding has been installed around the perimeter of the building and the current pedestrian pathways have been closed between Carlisle Hall, Preston Hall, and Ransom Hall for 30-60 days. Signs will be placed around the area to identify the modified pathways.

For questions or concerns, contact Nick Myers at or Don Lange at


Mav Milestones

Read the latest comments by President Vistasp Karbhari in Mav Milestones on Commencement and a presentation with Mansfield schools.


Third candidate forum for dean of College of Education today

The third candidate for dean of the College of Education will have a session open to the University community at 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 14, in Room 204 of the CAPPA Building.

Janina Brutt-Griffler is a professor and chair of the Department of Education Leadership and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also is director of the  Research Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education in the Graduate School of Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University. The online survey for Dr. Brutt-Griffler ends at noon Wednesday, June 15.

Visit the Senior Leadership Searches webpage to learn more about the dean search for the College of Education as details become available.

Tutoring, mentoring offered at IDEAS Center

The Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access, and Success (IDEAS) Center offers mentoring and drop-in tutoring in the Academic Plaza on the second floor of the Central Library. The center will provide centralized and flexible services to high-need students to support their transition to the University.

IDEAS Center hours are 2-5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays; 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 2-5 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Students can share their social, personal, and academic inquiries with peer mentors who will share their UTA experiences and direct them to on-campus resources.

Hammond Hall roof replacement begins Monday

A new roofing system will be installed on Hammond Hall beginning Monday, June 20. The roof should be complete by Monday, July 10, but could be delayed because of weather conditions.

For questions or concerns, e-mail Jeff Johnson at

Beware of tech scammers

The FBI recently issued an advisory on increased complaints for technical support scams.

The scammer claims to be an employee of a major computer software, security, cable, or internet company offering technical support to the victim. The scammer will try to get the victim to give remote access to the computer or financial accounts to pay fees for removing viruses from the victim’s computer.

Read more on how to protect your computer and accounts.

Cheer on UTA in the Arlington 4th of July Parade

Members of the UTA community are invited to cheer on the University’s two floats in the annual Arlington 4th of July Parade in the College Park District. The parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4.

Free public parking will be available in campus parking lots and College Park garages. Parking lots and garages will open at 6 a.m.

Campus police, UTA Libraries want your feedback

The UTA Police Department seeks your opinion regarding its performance in serving the community. Take the survey through Thursday, June 30, to give your input to enhance UTA PD's professionalism and the services provided to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Share your opinions with UTA Libraries in a simple, anonymous, and confidential survey. Complete the survey. Questions or comments? Email

Get Texas Rangers discount tickets

To claim discounted tickets for select Texas Rangers' home games, visit, click on the University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS.

Dr. Anne Bavier

Vote for Bavier as influential in health care

Cast your vote for Anne Bavier, dean for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, as one of the 100 most influential people in health care.

Modern Healthcare magazine has placed a list of 300 people, including Dr. Bavier, on an online ballot.

Voting takes only a few seconds. Go to the Modern Healthcare site, scroll down to Anne Bavier (names are listed alphabetically by last name), and vote. Then continue scrolling to the bottom, click Next, and scroll to the bottom of the second page and click Next. On the last page, click Done.

Anyone can vote through Friday, June 24, so encourage your family and friends to participate.

Check List


Thursday, June 23

Census date for summer 11-week session.

Monday, June 27

Last day to drop classes for summer I session; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.

Monday, July 4

Independence Day holiday; no classes

Thursday, July 7

Last day of classes for summer I session.

Monday, July 11

Final exams for summer I session.

Tuesday, July 12

Last day to drop classes for 14-week summer session; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 21

Last day to drop classes for 11-week summer session; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.

Registration continuing for summer and fall 2016

Registration is continuing for the second summer session and fall 2016. Advising is available in your academic department. The MyMav schedule of classes is being updated daily. Plan to validate your course selections closer to the start of the sesssion.

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those not enrolled in the spring term will be dropped from summer sessions without proof of meningitis vaccination.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 22 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.

You must have received the vaccine within the past five years and no later than the first day of your first session at UTA. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UTA has contracted with Magnus Health SMR to collect student vaccination records, verify the documents, and maintain the records in compliance with federal privacy laws.

For more information, visit UTA's meningitis website.

Print your own enrollment verification

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

Transcripts available in PDF format

UTA now offers transcripts in PDF format. Students can send PDF transcripts by email to another university, a potential employer, or themselves. Read about ordering transcripts on the UTA transcript website.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Free outdoor movies return

Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday on the west lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center.

Enjoy free popcorn courtesy of EXCEL Campus Activities.

Showtime is 9 p.m. Thursdays through July. Movies scheduled are:

  • June 16, Finding Nemo (G)

  • June 23, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13)

  • June 30, Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG-13)

  • July 14, Space Jam (PG)

  • July 21, The Boss (R)

  • July 28, The Jungle Book (PG)

Thursday, June 16

Dallas Wings Dallas Wings vs. Seattle Storm. Tickets $15-$50. 7:30 p.m., College Park Center. Also, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, vs. Phoenix Mercury; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, vs. San Antonio Stars; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, vs. Indiana Fever; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, vs. Connecticut Sun. All at College Park Center.

Saturday, July 2

Native-American All-Star Football Classic UTA hosts games sponsored by Native Re-vision, a 501c3 non-profit organization that utilizes competitive sport to support and challenge Native American student-athletes. Tickets and details at Maverick Stadium.


Visual Resources Gallery: 'Ritual and Animism: Visual Investigations of the Soul and Supernatural in African Art and Artifacts' See how animals are part of life and the afterlife in artwork and artifacts from the Campbell-Dowdey and Brodie African Art collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 26. Visual Resources Gallery, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule includes Dynamic Earth; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Texas Stargazing; and We Are Astronomers. Through Aug. 28. Planetarium.

CAPPA Gallery: 'End of Year Show' A selection of student works from the architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Second floor gallery, CAPPA Building. Through Aug. 31. Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

UTA Libraries: 'Building a Barrier-Free Campus' Explore how UTA began to become a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Global Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

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

Learn More


Friday, June 24

UTARI Lunch and Learn Robert Taylor, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Physics-First Design for Advanced Manufacture of Structural Components." Register onlineShuttle available. Lunch provided. Noon, UTA Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UTA Research Institute.


Career Development Job search assistance including résumé 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 Events Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Sign up for intramural softball

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are softball, June 15; sand volleyball and racquetball, June 22; billiards, June 30; badminton, July 12; basketball, July 13; poker, July 21; and MavStrong, Aug. 11.

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

(For more sports news, go to,, or


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