Friday, April 16, 2021
Earth Week: The Office of Stustainability. links to events on our website:

Earth Week full of information

Celebrate our planet during Earth Week, Monday-Thursday, April 19-22, hosted by the Office of Sustainability.

Tuesday's agenda includes a presentation on the RAPID autonomous vehicle and a screening of the film The Climate Changers.

Wednesday features a virtual tour of the UTA compost site.

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, learn about earth-friendly things from Mavs Go Green and enjoy a special Earth Day lunch at the Connection Cafe. A demonstration on edible plants and how to plant from table scraps will be on the Library mall.

Also on Thursday, Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg will provide insight into environmental change and human societies. The 1979 Nobel Prize in physics winner's talk is part of Science Week.

UTA PD survey

Take a moment to provide your input in the UTA Police Department Community Satisfaction Survey by Friday, May 14. Your input is valuable in allowing the department to better serve our campus.

'Everyday Ableism'

Amanda Kraus, president of the Association on Higher Education & Disability, leads a free workshop on “Everyday Ableism: Unpacking Disability Stereotypes and Microaggressions" at noon Wednesday, April 21.

COVID-19 and Latinas/os

Rogelio Sáenz, a professor of demography at UT San Antonio, will address "The Evolving Devastation of COVID-19 on the Latina/o Community" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, via Teams.

Important dates

  • April 27—Last day to drop classes for second eight-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • May 3—Last day to drop classes for third five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • May 4—Last day of classes for spring semester.
  • May 5—Student Study Day (no classes).
  • May 6-12—Final exams for spring semester.
  • May 11—Last day of classes for third five-week and second eight-week terms.
  • May 12—Final exams for third five-week and second eight-week terms.
  • May 13-15—Commencement ceremonies.

Diversity story contest

Write a fiction story on how the shifting of perspectives has allowed for a more inclusive and equitable viewpoint for the Shifting Perspectives: A Short Story Diversity Contest. Submit your entry by Sunday, April 18.

Wynton Marsalis is coming

Spend an evening with a Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz legend at the next virtual Maverick Speakers Series event. "An Evening with Wynton Marsalis" is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. The event is free.

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