For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, May 4, 2009

Maxwell C. Scarlett

Perfect match: Dr. Maxwell Scarlett has set up an endowed professorship in the Biology Department through the new Maverick Match program.

Alumnus establishes biology professorship through Maverick Match program

Maxwell C. Scarlett, a 1966 graduate of UT Arlington, and his wife, Vivian, have established the Biology Department's first endowed professorship, a gift enhanced by the University's new Maverick Match program.

Dr. Scarlett, a Fort Worth native, is president and chief executive officer of Lekar Emergency Medical Associates in Killeen. He was UT Arlington's first African-American graduate and has been recognized with many honors, including UT Arlington's Outstanding African-American Alumni Award in 2004 and the University's Multicultural Services Trailblazer Award in 2005. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus representing the College of Science in 2005.

"Not a day goes by that I don't appreciate the priceless foundation in life that I received at UT Arlington," said Dr. Scarlett, who will be the alumni speaker during the College of Science graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. May 18. “Any service or time or money I give back to this institution is just a token of my gratitude.”

The Maverick Match uses royalty revenues from natural gas drilling on campus to match donations toward new endowments or to add to existing funds. An endowed professorship currently requires a donation of $100,000.

Read more about Maxwell Scarlett.

Stay abreast of latest H1N1 flu developments through MavWire Extra

Until further notice, faculty and staff will receive Monday-Friday editions of MavWire Extra with up-to-date information regarding the H1N1 influenza virus. Additionally, you can always find up-to-date comprehensive information on the University's Web site.

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School of Urban and Public Affairs helps Arlington neighborhood develop plan

The School of Urban and Public Affairs is working with the city of Arlington and residents of the Town North community to develop a neighborhood plan.

Associate Professor Jianling Li and Assistant Professor Colleen Casey's graduate students surveyed residents of the area, bounded by Randol Mill Road, Sanford Street and Cooper and Collins streets, to assess the neighborhood's assets and challenges. Students presented the survey results at a recent Town North community meeting.

The survey targeted 630 of the 1,743 households in Town North, with 191 residents responding. It identified neighborhood concerns as crime, employment and training, public transportation, and public disturbances.

Learn more about the neighborhood plan.

Earth Day T-Shirts

Down to Earth: Earth Day T-shirts like these can be purchased Wednesday.

Earth Day T-shirts on sale Wednesday

Earth Day T-shirts will be available for sale on Wednesday, May 6 at the Environmental Health and Safety Office, 500 Summit Ave. T-shirts from this year's Earth Day event and from previous years will be on display in the conference room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's shirt is $10 and previous years' shirts are $5. Not all sizes are available. For more information, contact Becky Valentich at 2-0199 or

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Official Maverick Ring

Alumni and students received class rings at the Official Maverick Ring Ceremony Thursday at the Lone Star Auditorium in the Maverick Activities Center. Louis Hernandez, a senior criminal justice/interdisciplinary studies major, shows off his ring by flashing the Maverick spirit sign. The unique ring is reserved exclusively for alumni and qualified undergraduates who have completed 60 credit hours and graduate students who have completed 15 hours.

Early voting today, Tuesday at University Center

UT Arlington is an early voting site for Tarrant County's county, city and school district elections. The on-campus poll is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. Election day is Saturday, May 9, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the Texas Secretary of State's or Tarrant County Election Center's Web sites to find the correct polling place.

Visitors guides available from bureau

Each year, the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau provides Visitors Guides free to UT Arlington departments upon request. They can be useful supplements to welcome baskets, conference materials, visitors packets, etc. The ACVB's 2009 Visitors Guides are now available. If you would like a small quantity (up to 25) for your department, please send your name and quantity to by Friday, May 8. Or you can contact Lisa Farrimond (817-704-7613) at the ACVB with requests for larger quantities.

Goodwill donation trailer coming to campus

In conjunction with the President's Sustainability Committee, the Staff Advisory Council's outreach team is bringing Goodwill to campus May 11-15. It's the first time the University has partnered with Goodwill. Faculty and staff are invited to bring donated items to the Goodwill trailer. Items support many Goodwill programs, including job training and employment services for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

The donation trailer will be located on Lot 43 (east of Arlington Hall) Monday, May 11, Wednesday, May 13 and Friday May 15, and Lot 30 (south of the Tennis Center) Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14. Those making donations will be able to receive a receipt for tax-exemption purposes from the attendant from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during those days. For more information, contact Ashley Smith at 2-2076 or

Orientation Activities Fair open to all departments

New Maverick Orientation will hold an Activities Fair on the first day of each two-day orientation program this summer, and all UT Arlington departments are invited to participate. The Activities Fair is a great way for incoming freshmen and transfers to learn more about the resources and involvement opportunities available to them. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 13. Any registrations received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. For more information, see the Orientation Web site, call 2-3213 or e-mail the New Maverick Orientation office at

Benefit Yourself

AHA HeartSavers: First aid with CPR and AED

Would you know what to do if someone around you was having a heart attack? The skills you learn here could save a life. Participants will receive a CPR certification card. 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday, May 7. Environmental Health and Safety Building, 500 Summit Ave. See a complete list of training classes.

Stay fit at any age

Living Well from the UT System

Fitness Over Forty, a series of video presentations targeting the increasing “over 40” population, addresses health and fitness issues that are specific to men and women ages 25 to 54 and older. Dr. David Di Paolo, radiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and a nationally certified fitness trainer, hosts the series featuring UT Health Science Center medical professionals who inform viewers about the benefits of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Visit Fitness Over Forty and search for a topic that interests you.

Information security training

All UT Arlington faculty and staff are expected to receive information security training via security workshops and online training. This training is designed to help increase security awareness, meet state and federal initiatives on security and help ensure the privacy and integrity of UT Arlington computing networks and systems. Information Security and ID Finder training is now available to faculty and staff. If you would like training for your department, please send a request to or call 2-5487 for more information. Please include your name, phone, department, room/building and number of people attending.

Extra Credit

Tuesday, May 5 Interfaces in Fluid Mechanics and Across Disciplines The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, in another of its Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series, presents Dr. Howard A. Stone, the Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Harvard College. Dr. Stone, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, will discuss fluid mechanics applications, including thin films and biological membranes, and interdisciplinary relations leading to new questions in mechanics. Free. Nedderman Hall, Room 610. Contact Wen Chan at 2-5638 or

Tuesday, May 5 Fate and Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Hormones in Aquatic Systems Chemistry and Biochemistry Department seminar. Guest speaker is Dr. Diana Aga, SUNY University at Buffalo. Free. 2:30 p.m., W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building, Room 114. For more information, call 2-3171.

Wednesday, May 6 The Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. The College of Engineering and the Arlington Technology Association welcome Dr. Dale Powers, senior technical analyst in the Region IV office of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Free for ATA members and students; others $5. 7 a.m., Nedderman Hall, Room 601. Contact Roger Tuttle at 2-3682 or

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

Going Out

Monday, May 4 Trombone Ensemble Concert Free. 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Irons Recital Hall. Contact 2-3471 or

Tuesday, May 5 Baseball UT Arlington vs. University of Oklahoma. UT Arlington Athletics and Fuzzy's Taco Shop presents Fuzzy's Taco's Cinco de Mayo at the Ballpark. Free party beads, free food and frozen drinks. Admission for faculty and staff, $2. 6:30 p.m. Clay Gould Ballpark.

UTA Presents

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens today in The Gallery at UTA. The exhibition, which continues through May 16, showcases 74 graduating BFA students working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, metals, printmaking, film/video and visual communication.

Cupcakes at The Gallery at UTA

The Gallery at UTA is located in the north end of the Fine Arts Building on the first floor. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Curator is Benito Huerta and assistant curator is Patricia Healy. Call 2-5658 or 2-3110 for more information.

Thursday, May 7 UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Tickets are $5 general public and $3 students/seniors. 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Irons Recital Hall. 2-3471 or

Now through May 16 Collecting Our History: 35 Years of Special Collections The exhibit features photographs, documents and artifacts from the UT Arlington Library's Special Collections. Five areas of interest within the collection are University archives, local history, Texas history, labor union archives and cartography. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Central Library, sixth floor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 2-3393 or e-mail for more information.

Now through May 31 Faculty/Staff Creative Works Exhibit Features books written by UT Arlington faculty and staff. Free and open to the public. Central Library, sixth floor atrium and parlor. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Contact Tommie Wingfield at 2-2658 or

Ongoing UT Arlington Planetarium programs Spring shows include Ice Worlds, Bad Astronomy, Rock on Demand, The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, matinees and $2 movies. Check the Planetarium Web site for upcoming shows. Contact the Planetarium at 2-1183 or for tickets.

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


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