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

Monday, August 29, 2011


Making a list: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks about social media and change as the first guest for the 2011-12 College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series.

Craigslist founder featured in Engineering speaker series

Craig Newmark, founder of and, presents "Getting Real Change Done with Social Media" in the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Lonestar Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.

Since its founding in 1995, craigslist has become one of the world's 10 most-visited English language web platforms and has fundamentally changed classified advertising.

Providing its users with mostly free advertising opportunities, craigslist lets people help each other with basic needs such as housing and jobs. The site is based on a culture of trust, encouraging participants to play an active role in policing the information that is shared.

In March, Newmark launched craigconnects, which focuses on technology for the common good, connects people who do good works, and improves and ensures media integrity.

A reception starts at 6 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the MAC. The reception and lecture are free, but guests should RSVP online.

Read more information about Craig Newmark.

Maverick Cookout

Eat and learn: Crowds at the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair find facts, food, and fun.

Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair provides food, fun, information

More than 150 campus departments and organizations share their information at the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall.

The UTA Marching Band and Watusi will provide some music as the event includes appearances by the spirit groups and the volleyball team.

A $3 lunch features burgers (meat or veggie), chips, and drinks served by faculty and staff "flippers and servers."

Campus Recreation and Student Governance and Organizations, both part of the Division of Student Affairs, sponsor the day's events. For more information, call 2-3277.

Parking available in College Park garage

The recently opened north garage at College Park has 529 spaces for faculty and staff. Enter the garage from UTA Boulevard or from South Center Street.

There is no extra charge to park in the garage. The only requirement is a faculty/staff parking permit.

The garage also has spaces for students and personnel from the First Baptist Church, which donated a portion of the property.

A free charging station for electric cars is in the southwest corner of the first level.

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Students listen to Dr. Beth Wright, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, at Lunch with the Deans at last week's Success U. The new two-day event provided tips for surviving college life—academic and social—to incoming freshmen from faculty and staff. University College sponsored Success U, which was part of Welcome Week. See more photos and watch a video of Welcome Week events.

Travel cards expire Wednesday

All corporate travel cards issued to University personnel by JP Morgan Chase will be deactivated Wednesday, Aug. 31. The University will no longer have individually billed, state-issued travel cards.

Visit the travel page for questions about travel reimbursements or call the travel desk at 2-2194. For more information, contact Paul Goyne, director of accounts payable, at 2-3404.

If you haven't received your new CitiBank ProCard, go to the Finance and Administration Annex, 219 W. Main St., in downtown Arlington. Cardholders must bring their Chase cards, which expired July 31, for the exchange. For more information, call the Office of Procurement Services at 2-2194.

Renew your Campus Rec membership

Stay fit this semester with a Campus Recreation membership using payroll deduction.

Current memberships expire Wednesday, Aug. 31. Visit the Services and Information Desk at the Maverick Activities Center to renew or sign up.

For more information, contact Blair Schuyler at or go to the Campus Recreation website.

Free group exercise classes at MAC

Group exercise classes are free through Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Maverick Activities Center. Find a class that fits your needs from the more than 40 classes offered weekly.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 2-3277.

Benefit Yourself

Introduction to SAS

This introduction to SAS statistical software includes basic data set creation, data set manipulation, and use of some common procedures. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, Room 004, University Hall. Get more information on OIT training services.

Zumba Fitness

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. No dance experience necessary. Call 2-2581 to receive faculty/staff discount fee of $62.50. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 8. Swift Center. Continuing Education.

Powerful Presentation Skills

No matter what the subject, learn how to deliver the message with poise and power. Give your words an appeal that captures attention and leads to inspiration. Free. 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a complete list of HR training classes.

Mindful Moments

Mindful Moments

Take a break from stress with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 150, Business Building. Health Services, Marie Bannister, 2-2771.

Employment Information

Check out employment opportunities at Have questions? Call Human Resources/Employment Services at 2-3461 or TDD 2-8139, or email The University of Texas at Arlington is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Extra Credit

Monday, Aug. 29-Friday, Sept. 2

Carter BloodCare Drive Donate to the Carter BloodCare center. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Central Library mall and University Center mall. UTA Volunteers, 2-2963.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

The Big Muddy: Engineering the Lower Mississippi in the 19th Century History Associate Professor Christopher Morris reveals how intensified human meddling led to drought, disease, and severe flooding. Light breakfast provided. Reservations. Arlington Technology Association members and first-time guests free. Others $5. 7 a.m. Room 601, Nedderman Hall. College of Engineering, Roger Tuttle, 817-924-1850.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Biology Colloquium Series Mohamed Noor, professor of biology at Duke University, presents "Recombination, Speciation, and Nucleotide Diversity in the Drosophila Pseudoobscura Species Group." Free. 4 p.m., Room 124, Life Science Building. Department of Biology, Jeff Demuth, 2-2653.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Powell presents 36th annual fall recital

Linton Powell

Linton Powell, professor of music, performs compositions on the organ and harpsichord in his 36th annual fall recital.

For the past several years, Dr. Powell's recital has been the first event of the season for the Department of Music.

Powell, who retired from full-time teaching at UT Arlington this year, has served the University for more than 30 years as professor, performer, and chair of the department. He continues as a part-time instructor this fall.

The free event is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Irons Recital Hall at the Fine Arts Building.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair Learn what campus departments and student organizations have to offer and enjoy a hamburger lunch (vegetarian option available). Pep rally at 12:15 p.m. Fair free; lunch $2. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center mall. Campus Recreation, Student Governance and Organizations, 2-3277.

$2 Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with pirate Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Planetarium, 2-1183.


Planetarium Experience galaxies far, far away, telescopes of the future, and the epic particle collisions of the Large Hadron Collider in We Are Astronomers as the fall schedule begins Tuesday, Aug. 30. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Influence Exhibit Three members of the Department of Art and Art History faculty—Marilyn Jolly, Sedrick Huckaby, and Carlos Donjuan—have combined their talents for this painting exhibit. 3-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Through Friday, Sept. 9. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.

Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends. Access and use the password rangers for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Broken Sugar An exhibition of 22 mixed-media sculptures and two-dimensional works by Melba Northum. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Life and Death in the Northern Passage Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

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



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