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

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Faculty Creative Works

Celebration of Faculty Creative Works exhibit features books, art, music

Faculty members receive kudos for their 2011 endeavors at the Celebration of Faculty Creative Works 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the sixth floor atrium of the Central Library.

The annual reception honors faculty who authored, edited, or compiled books, served on editorial boards, published music, exhibited art, or had patents granted in 2011. Many of the items or publications will be on exhibit.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, which is presented by the Office of the Provost and the UT Arlington Library.

For more information, contact Clint Chamberlain at

Erica Castillo

Erica Castillo

Junior engineering student named University's first Goldwater Scholar

Erica Castillo, a junior in the College of Engineering, has been named UT Arlington's first Goldwater Scholar.

Castillo's research focuses on structural health monitoring under the direction of Haiying Huang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. She plans to expand her research to include soft biomaterials.

Elijah Stevens, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, was awarded an honorable mention in the Goldwater Scholars program.

Stevens, an Iraq war veteran, is researching high temperature thermal protection systems under the direction of Dragos-Stefan Dancila, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Congress established the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program in 1986 in honor of the former U.S. senator from Arizona and 1964 presidential candidate. The program’s goal is to encourage a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships in those fields.

Read more about the Goldwater Scholarship.

William Rouse

Dr. William Rouse

Healthcare topic in engineering speaker series

William Rouse, professor of industrial and systems engineering and executive director of the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech, discusses "Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare" in the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall.

Dr. Rouse has more than 30 years experience in research, education, management, marketing, and engineering related to individual and organizational performance, decision support systems, and information systems.

In his lecture, he presents four model-based case studies on the complexity of healthcare delivery, the affordability of healthcare, impacts of price controls on providers, and multi-level modeling of health delivery enterprises.

Preceding the lecture is a reception at 5 p.m. in Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. Both the reception and lecture are free and open to everyone.


Oozeball registration under way

Get ready to sling some mud this spring, but register your team first. Oozeball registration continues through Tuesday, April 24, and is open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Register by Tuesday, April 10, to guarantee T-shirt sizes.

Oozeball is a friendly and sloppy competition of volleyball on dirt courts turned into muddy swamps from thousands of gallons of water. Teams of five or six members, including at least two females, battle it out to be the last team standing.

The 22nd annual event starts at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the corner of Summit Avenue and West Fourth Street, just south of Greek Row.

The tournament benefits the Student Alumni Association Sophomore Scholarship. Call 2-2594 for more details.

Oozeball is sponsored by the Alumni Association Maverick Marauders and Campus Recreation.

Mav Pic Richard Florida

Creative analysis

Richard Florida, Distinguished Research Scholar in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, joined President James D. Spaniolo and other North Texas leaders for a half-day presentation in conjunction with The Dallas Morning News Tuesday at College Park Center. Dr. Florida and his Creative Class Group team spent the past 18 months developing a comprehensive research assessment of North Texas to create conversation about growth and economic development using UT Arlington as the anchor institution.


Register for The Big Event projects

Registration is still open for The Big Event, a day of community service set for Saturday, April 21.

Choose from The Big Event project list for a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks, including a few that are both. This year more than 1,300 opportunities are available at 47 sites. Registration has been extended through Wednesday, April 11.

Email or call 2-2963 for more information.

Refer outstanding students to serve as peer educators for fall 2012

The University College Learning Center is hiring peer educators for fall 2012. Peer educators are students who are academically successful, with at least a 3.0 GPA, and have completed at least one semester of coursework at UT Arlington.

All students must have earned an A or B in the course for which they are applying. History indicates that the best applicants come from faculty and staff recommendations.

Positions are open for one-on-one tutors, small group tutors/mentors, and Supplemental Instruction leaders. For more information, visit or email

Administrative Professionals Day fair, luncheon is April 25

The annual Administrative Professionals Day vendors fair and luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 25, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The fair is 9:30-11 a.m. and includes vendors, giveaways, and door prizes. The luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP to Rosa Newman by 3 p.m. Friday, April 20. Only 200 spaces are available for the luncheon.

  Mav Pic Picnic in the Park 2012

Picnic in the Park

UT Arlington alumni talked about their school days, played games, and found plenty to eat at the annual Picnic in the Park on Saturday. The Alumni Association sponsored the event. See more photos.

Monthly selection for Mavs Book Club is 'The Children's Book'

The Children's Book by Antonia Susan Byatt is the April selection for Mavs Book Club, which meets at noon Friday, April 13, in the University Club at Davis Hall.

The story is about a children's book author who discovers a runaway in the basement of a museum and takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends.

The club meets the second Friday of every month. For more information, contact Diane Shepelwich at

Reception April 12 for Gallery 76102

An opening reception for Novus Ordo Seclorum, by Anthony Thompson Shumate is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Gallery 76102 of the Fort Worth Center.

Novus Ordo Seclorum is Latin for New Order of the Ages. The design appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States and has been printed on the back of the American dollar bill since 1935.

Shumate has an ability to toy with the viewer’s perception as it becomes difficult to recognize what is authentic and what is part of the performance.

The exhibit continues through May 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Time running out to get tickets for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers

Join fellow Mavericks for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers when the Texas Rangers play the Seattle Mariners on Monday, April 9, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Get discount tickets at and use the password mavs12 for the April 9 game and other selected games.

Pre-game festivities start at approximately 6:45 p.m. as the UT Arlington ROTC presents the colors. President James D. Spaniolo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Benefit Yourself

Line Dancing: Level I

Learn to line dance, meet people, and burn calories while improving your physical and mental health. Get tips on posture, styling, and technique. Levels II and III also are available on the same dates. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $50. 12:15-1:25 p.m., Saturdays, April 7-May 12, Swift Center. Continuing Education.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi: Levels I and II

Reduce stress and improve your balance, mobility, muscle tone, and health with this system of mental and physical exercise. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $57.50. 7:45-9:15 p.m., Wednesdays, April 11-June 6, Swift Center. Continuing Education.

Time Management: Keys to Everyday Office Success

Learn how backlogs happen, how to manage paperwork, how to eliminate clutter, and discover the benefits of organization. Free. Register. 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a complete list of HR training classes.

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.

In Quotes

American Airlines deals with bankruptcy

School district trustee faces tax problem

Assessing Turkey as a global superpower

"They've known for a long time this is coming, but it's certainly a way for American management to point out to their employees this is part of the reason for the change that's coming."

"What you've described really raises a question about the person's moral authority to serve in the position as a trustee. You can't parse integrity. We are all accountable for what's going on and monitoring accounting and financial systems."

"The shift to a private sector economy, combined with the foreign loans, gave a real boost to the economy. It has a large population, a dynamic reserve of human capital, a growing economy, a central location, and a history of being a contiguous great power with a high civilization and leadership role."

— Dr. Roger Meiners, chair of the Department of Economics, concerning American Airlines and the Wright Amendment.

— Dr. James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, on a school trustee dealing with back taxes.

— Dr. Brent E. Sasley, assistant professor of political science, on whether Turkey is poised to become a super power.
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Sports Notes
Preston Beck

Run producer: Preston Beck leads the Southland Conference in runs batted in with 39 and tops the Mavericks in home runs with six.


Baseballers host Nicholls State

Riding a four-game winning streak, the Maverick baseball team hosts Nicholls State in a Southland Conference series starting today, Thursday, April 5, at Clay Gould Ballpark. Game times are 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Now 17-11 overall and 6-6 in the Southland Conference, the Mavericks swept a three-game SLC series from Central Arkansas last weekend.

Tracksters rank high at Texas Relays

Isiah Clements won the high jump and Romain Martin was second in the decathlon for the men’s track team at the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin last weekend.

The women’s 4x800-meter relay team of Courtney Mose, Ashly Wright, Elin Andersson, and Lindsey Putman finished fourth.

The Mavericks compete in the Northwestern State Invitational at Natchitoches, La., on Friday, April 6.

Women's tennis at home this week

After notching three straight wins on the road, the women’s tennis team hosts SMU at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, April 5, before taking on Southeastern Louisiana in an SLC match at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6. Both matches are at the UTA Tennis Center.

The Mavericks are 10-7 overall and 6-2 in the Southland Conference, posting SLC wins over UT San Antonio and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last weekend.

Softballers split with SFA; McNeese next

Despite holding Stephen F. Austin to only two runs last weekend, the softball team settled for a split in the two-game series, winning 2-0 before losing 2-1.

The Mavericks, now 12-16 overall and 2-4 in the Southland Conference, travel to McNeese State this weekend for another SLC series.

Men's tennis wins two of three in New Mexico

Sandwiching wins over New Mexico State and Northern Arizona around a loss to Idaho last weekend in Las Cruces, N.M., the men’s tennis team has Southland Conference matches coming up at UT San Antonio on Friday, April 6, and at UT Pan American on Monday, April 9.

Golfers 10th in Ole Miss BancorpSouth Intercollegiate

Paul McConnell tied for 20th as the golf team finished 10th in the rain-shortened Ole Miss BancorpSouth Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Madison, Miss.

The Mavericks compete in the All-American Intercollegiate at The Woodlands, Texas, Monday, April 9-Tuesday, April 10.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, April 5

Women's Tennis Mavericks vs. SMU. Free. 3 p.m.; also vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 11 a.m., Friday, April 6; UTA Tennis Center. Athletics.


Baseball Mavericks vs. Nicholls State. $5. 6:30 p.m.; also 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7; Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

UT Arlington Symphony Concert Conducted by Clifton Evans, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras. Elizabeth Morrow, professor of music, is cello soloist. $5. Tickets. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday, April 6

$2 Movie: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Planetarium.

International Week Global Extravaganza Talent show provides an array of cultural performances, ranging from song and dance to drama and comedy. Free. 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. International Week.

Monday, April 9

Downtown Arlington Music Mondays Lunchtime concert featuring Music Department faculty and students. Lunch is served after the concert. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, 300 S. Center, Arlington. Music.

UT Arlington Night at the Texas Rangers Join your friends at UT Arlington Night at the Ballpark when the Texas Rangers play the Seattle Mariners. Get discount tickets at, use code mavs12.

Guest Artist Piano Recital Features Jacob Clark, assistant professor of music at South Carolina State University. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.



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-Saturdays. Through Saturday, April 28. Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.

India Unveiled A collection of 35 images by photographer and author Robert Arnett. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Saturday, May 26. Special Collections, sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Planetarium We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the universe. 6 p.m. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

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



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