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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tickets available now for Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zarakia

Economic and political columnist Fareed Zakaria wraps up the Maverick Speakers Series season with "The Politics and Culture of the Global Economy" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at College Park Center.

Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. He is host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s Peabody Award-winning flagship international affairs program, contributing editor at The Atlantic, and a Washington Post columnist. His latest book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, debuted at No. 6 on the New York Times best-seller list.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Submit questions for Zakaria to or via social media via #maverickspeakers. LEARN MORE.

Are you ready for All-Majors Job Fair?

Be prepared for the All-Majors Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Maverick Activities Center, sponsored by the Career Development Center.

Food Pantry aids students; donations needed

food pantry

The UTA Food Panty provides students a mixture of non-perishable foods to supplement their monthly food costs.

If you are in need of food, fill out the online application at least 24 hours before the distribution. Paper applications can be filled out the day of the event.

The next distribution date is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Follet Student Leadership Center in B160 of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Donations will be accepted 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Health Fair in the Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center. LEARN MORE.

Beware of phishing emails

Malicious phishing attempts designed to steal NetIDs and passwords are being sent to faculty, staff, and students. Do not respond. Forward suspicious emails to or LEARN MORE.

Important Dates

Monday, Feb. 27—Deadline for late application for spring graduation; $60 late fee applies

Monday-Friday, March 13-18—Spring Break

Coming Up


Through Friday, Feb. 24—Engineers Week

Tuesday, Feb. 21—Black History Month Speaker: Timeka Washington Gordon

Tuesday, Feb. 21—Baseball: Mavericks vs. TCU

Wednesday, Feb. 22—The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

Wednesday, Feb. 22—All-Majors Job Fair

Thursday, Feb. 23—Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds Concert

Thursday, Feb. 23—Basketball: Lady Mavs vs. Troy

Friday, Feb. 24—Softball: UTA Invitational

Friday, Feb. 24—Friday Night Film: 'Dr. Strange'

Monday-Friday, Feb. 27-March 3—Diversity Week

Saturday, Feb. 25—Basketball Doubleheader: Mavs & Lady Mavs vs. South Alabama

Saturday, Feb. 25—CAAS Conference: Examining Civil Rights and Liberties

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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