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

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mauricio Claver-Carone

Mauricio Claver-Carone

Prominent Cuba democracy advocate to speak at Diversity Lecture Series

Mauricio Claver-Carone discusses “U.S.-Cuba Policy: From the Streets of Havana to the Halls of Capitol Hill” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Carlisle Suite at the E.H. Hereford University Center as part of the Diversity Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Claver-Carone is executive director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C., and is a former U.S. Department of Treasury attorney. Prior to his work in government, he served on the full-time faculty of the Catholic University of America's School of Law and as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's National Law Center.

"We are thrilled to have Mauricio Claver-Carone visit our campus,” says Frank Lamas, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs, which hosts the event with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “His lecture will be a great learning opportunity for our students, broadening their understanding of economic, social, and political issues in Cuba. Experiences such as these expand our students' ability to comprehend world issues.”

Read more about the Diversity Lecture Series.

Ben & Jerry

Ben & Jerry tickets go on sale today for Maverick Speakers Series

Tickets to see the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., in the second installment of the Maverick Speakers Series, go on sale at 9 a.m. today, Monday, Oct. 24, at

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the men behind one of the most talked about and least conventional success stories in American business. They built a storefront venture into a $300 million ice cream empire by harnessing the power of social responsibility and creative management.

Their presentation "Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business Philosophy" is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Texas Hall.

Free general admission tickets are available, as well as a $25 preferred package while supplies last. The package includes reserved parking, reserved entrance to avoid long lines, reserved seating near the stage, and front-of-the-line access to book signings (participating speakers only).

For more information, see Maverick Speakers Series.

Newy Scruggs

Newy Scruggs

Communication Day features Newy Scruggs

Newy Scruggs, sports director for the local NBC-TV affiliate, is the keynote speaker at the third annual Communication Day on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Scruggs speaks at 9 a.m. to begin "Comm Day 3.0: Communication Careers in a High-Tech World," presented by the Department of Communication.

Panel discussions include communications professionals and alumni sharing information about advertising, business, broadcast journalism, investigative reporting, web design, and online marketing.

The final session showcases the work of students who have participated in a social media campaign.

For more information, see Communication Day or contact Erika Pribanic-Smith at

Business card and letterhead print services announced

External print vendor relationships for the UT Arlington community to easily acquire official University stationery, business cards, departmental letterhead, and envelopes have been formalized by the Division of Business Services.

To maintain institutional consistency, identity, and brand presentation, requests for business cards and official stationery materials must follow the existing institutional templates that determine use of logos, type formatting, and ink and paper specifications. Several print vendors have been supplied with the required resources and are authorized to produce these materials.

Establishing University stationery and business card print vendors is the initial phase of a comprehensive print services agreement between the University and the City of Arlington to provide a range of printing and copying services managed by the Canon Corporation. An announcement about the full services, features, and benefits of the new Canon Print Center will be made in the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, requests for cards and stationery packages may be ordered by calling the Canon Print Center at 2-3573. Indicate that you are with UT Arlington, provide a departmental account code for billing, and place your order with a representative who will arrange the details for submitting your information, costs, proofing, and delivery.

For more information, contact Ehren Wixson at

Mav Tube Emmitt SmithVideo Extra

Words of a champion

Emmitt Smith talked about "A Championship Vision" to open the 2011-12 Maverick Speakers Series at Texas Hall on Thursday. The former Dallas Cowboys star emphasized the need to set goals and then work hard to reach them. He is majority partner and co-chairman of ESmith Legacy, Inc., a Dallas-based commercial real estate company focused on real estate solutions and services for general and minority marketing development. See a video of the presentation.


Outside board service and outside employment must be reported

In accordance with Regents’ Rules and Regulations (Series 30103), all full-time employees must complete the Outside Board Service and Outside Employment form.

Human Resources must have a form on file for each full-time employee whether or not you have any outside board service or outside employment.

Enter your Net ID and password to access the application, follow the instructions to complete the requested information, and route the form to the appropriate supervisor.

Complete the requested information for each outside board service or outside employment activity for which you request permission. If your situation changes during the year, access the application to update your information.

Complete the form by Friday, Oct. 28. This information must be provided annually.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at 2-5554.

Halloween office decoration contest signup deadline is Tuesday

Have some fun this year by entering the Halloween office decoration contest. Signup deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Judging is set for Friday, Oct. 28. Awards will be presented for overall winner, most "spooktacular," best pumpkin, creative costumes, and best theme.

To register, contact Lindsay Lookingbill in Campus Recreation at

Volunteers needed for Halloween Casino Night

Volunteers are needed for Halloween Casino Night 8 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Help is needed with blackjack, bingo, poker, roulette, and more. Sign up for Halloween Casino Night.

The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Housing and University Center, and EXCEL Campus Activities. For more information, contact Jeremy Roden at

  Mav Pic Faculty promotions

Promoting excellence

Dr. Mark Eakin, center, was one of 10 faculty members promoted to full professor who were recognized at the Faculty Recognition Dinner on Tuesday in the Carlisle Suite. They and 23 others promoted to associate professor with tenure were recognized by Provost Donald Bobbitt, left, and President James D. Spaniolo. Eakin teaches in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. See a list of faculty promotions.

Sign up for Preview Day

Campus departments can sign up to have a table presentation at the Academic and Activities Fair for the next Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Preview Day programs give prospective students the opportunity to get a close-up look at what UT Arlington has to offer and to get answers to questions about all aspects of the University.

Register online or contact Sophia Pomaney at

HUB fair in November promotes underutilized businesses

Representatives of historically underutilized businesses compete for your department's business at the HUB Vendor Fair 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Door prizes, snacks, and giveaways are part of the event. For information, contact Jean Carlton, director of the HUB program, at 2-2140 or

Disaster simulation set for Friday

A disaster simulation is set for 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, on the Campus Recreation Fields Complex between West Park Row Drive and West Mitchell Street behind Swift Elementary School on South Fielder Road.

The simulation includes approximately 102 senior nursing students, Arlington police and fire departments, emergency medical services, special weapons and tactics armored vehicle, medical helicopter, decontamination tent, and triage.

For more information, contact Susan Cherry, clinical instructor in the College of Nursing, at

Benefit Yourself

GIS Workshop: Cancer and Access to Health Care Resources

How available are suitable health care resources to areas with higher concentrations of people living with cancer? Are there differences among various income or ethnic populations? Use geographic information systems to explore these topics. This hands-on workshop requires no GIS experience. Open to the public. Registration not required. Free. 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, Room B20, Central Library. GIS Workshops.

Ho, Ho Hold on to Your Money

Learn helpful strategies for managing your spending during the holiday season. Register. 9-11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources.

Mindful Moments

Take a break with Mindful Moments. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Room 236, 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

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Find Out More About Law School Texas Tech School of Law representatives and UT Arlington pre-law advisers discuss law school selection, the application procedure, and more. Free. 12-12:50 p.m., Room 104, University Hall. Also Q&A 1-2 p.m., Room 334, University Hall. Pre-Law, Elisabeth Cawthon,

Exhibiting Artists Talk In association with the Faculty Biennial XIII exhibition in The Gallery at UTA, several Art and Art History Department faculty members discuss their works and creative processes in brief gallery talks. Free. Noon-1 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Hearing Loss Resources Karen Moulder discusses resources for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals. She is a hearing loss resource specialist for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. A sign language interpreter and CART are provided. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 110, University Hall. Office for Students with Disabilities,, 2-3364.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Transatlantic History Symposium Sabine Hake, professor and chair of German literature and culture at UT Austin, is the keynote speaker for the 12th annual symposium. Presented by the Transatlantic History Student Organization in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the E.C. Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, and the College of Liberal Arts. Free. 1-5:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Transatlantic History.

Arne Winguth

Micro and Nano-Systems Distinguished Speaker Series Kwok Ng from Semiconductor Research Corporation discusses "A Survey of Semiconductor Devices." Free. 3:30 p.m., Room 105, Nedderman Hall. RSVP to Thanh Bui at Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility, 2-1536.

Biology Colloquium Series Arne Winguth, right, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, discusses "Hothouse Climate during the Early Eocene: Implications for Future Climate Change." Free. 4-5 p.m., Room 124, Life Sciences Building. Biology, 2-2872.

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

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Faculty Biennial XIII begins today

Faculty show

Faculty Biennial XIII, a showcase for recent work created by the Department of Art and Art History faculty, opens today, Monday, Oct. 24, in The Gallery at UTA and continues through Saturday, Nov. 19.

The exhibit presents a sampling of what the art professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom, including the work shown above, "Just Ahead of Me," a mixed media on panel by Chaitra Linehan, adjunct professor.

The exhibit features 27 faculty members working in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, video, and digital imaging.

The Gallery at UTA is located in the north section of the Fine Arts Building. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, Oct. 24

Voice Division Recital Features UT Arlington vocal students. Free. Noon, Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

$2 Movie: Insidious A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Planetarium, 2-1183.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Volleyball Mavericks vs. Sam Houston State. Dig Pink Night. Tickets $6. 7 p.m., Texas Hall. Athletics, 2-2261.

Halloween Casino Night Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy games, music, food, dancing, and casino games. Presented by Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Housing and University Center, and EXCEL Campus Activities. Volunteer signup. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Jeremy Roden,

Friday, Oct. 28

Opening Reception for The Gallery at UTA Art Exhibition Celebrate the opening of Faculty Biennial XIII exhibit. Free and open to the public. 6-8:30 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29

Jim Hayes Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Features top men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams. See schedule. Free. Physical Education Building, Maverick Activities Center, Texas Hall. Student Affairs,

Saturday, Oct. 29


Volleyball Mavericks vs. Stephen F. Austin. Tickets $6. 2 p.m., Texas Hall. Athletics, 2-2261.

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Clifton Evans, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras, conducts. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, 2-3471.


Searching from Memory Photography exhibit features artists Caleb Dulock and Jessica Fuentes. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

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

Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections The American West comes alive in more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through Jan. 14. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library, 2-3393.

Planetarium Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity explores life-forms invisible to the human eye that contribute to understanding the world. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium, 2-1183.

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



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