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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jeb Bush poster

Jeb Bush here Friday for season's final Maverick Speakers Series presentation

Tickets are still available to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, in College Park Center as part of the Maverick Speakers Series. A question-and-answer session follows the lecture.

General admission tickets are free. Premium seating also is available and includes parking. Tickets may be reserved at

The lecture is titled “Achieving Excellence in Education.” Prior to becoming governor, Bush started the Foundation for Florida’s Future, for which he serves as board chairman. The organization’s aim is to increase academic standards and accountability while advocating for school choice.

Bush’s appearance coincides with the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Symposium and is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Health Professions, School of Urban and Public Affairs, and the Office of Graduate Studies.

The event closes out the fourth season of the Maverick Speakers Series and is the first one held in College Park Center.

Annual ACES symposium shows students' best work

The best of student research and creativity is displayed at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium today, Thursday, March 22, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

ACES entries have ranged from pediatric tonsils, DNA damage repair, and immunology to relationship fears, Generation Y's ethical ideology, and verbal abuse from strangers. Various awards are given, including some for sustainability-related topics.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will participate in a faculty roundtable discussion at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Carlisle Suite of the University Center.

For a schedule of oral and poster presentations or to find out more about ACES, go to, email, or call 2-2315.

G. Don Taylor

Dr. G. Don Taylor

Distinguished Speaker Series a matter of 'logistics'

G. Don Taylor, head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, is featured in the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall.

Dr. Taylor discusses "Current Issues and the State of Knowledge in Supply Chain Logistics." A reception precedes the lecture at 5 p.m. in Room 601 of Nedderman Hall. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

Taylor is a past director of The Logistics Institute and was a founding director of the Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution, both based at the University of Arkansas.

He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 60 externally funded projects and the author of more than 200 technical publications.

Larry O'Donnell

Larry O'Donnell

Business Week features an 'Undercover Boss'

Business Week 2012March 26-30—features leaders, innovators, and professionals from a wide spectrum of enterprises and industries, and includes an Undercover Boss as keynote speaker.

Larry O'Donnell, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Rockwater Energy Solutions, is the keynote speaker for the Business Week Executive Dinner on Wednesday, March 28, in College Park Center.

O'Donnell was featured on the CBS TV show Undercover Boss in 2010 when he was president and chief operating officer of Waste Management, Inc.

To purchase table sponsorships or tickets to the Executive Dinner, download the sponsor and ticket form.

Sign up now for 2013 communication cruise

The Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health offers an educational cruise for professional nurses, health professionals, and others who wish to refine professional writing skills and explore cultural influences on communication.

The Caribbean cruise focuses on “Enhancing Your Nursing Practice and Patient Outcomes Through Written and Culturally Based Communication."

Initial deposits are due Monday, April 2, for the cruise, which is June 16, 2013. Contact Mary Lou Bond at for more details.

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Safeguarding our schools

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the White House LGBT Conference on Safe Schools and Communities, one of a series of events to raise awareness of issues of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The conference was co-hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Justice in partnership with the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a division of the College of Liberal Arts, and the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions.


Students prepare for international moot court in Austria; donations needed

Four UT Arlington students will compete at an international moot court March 28-April 7 in Vienna, Austria. They are the only undergraduate group participating.

Jesse Calderon, Olivia Llanes, Neal Parekh, and Verica Todorovic are following the UT Arlington political science degree plan with a concentration in pre-law.

The group needs an additional $3,000 to pay for the trip. To donate, contact Joseph Ignagni, professor of political science, at or Llanes at

Spy program lecture features former chief of CIA counter intelligence

Former chief of CIA counter intelligence James M. Olson discusses controversial practices of assassination, torture, and rendition in his talk on "Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Rosebud Theatre of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Olson is a senior lecturer in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

The lecture is part of this year's OneBook theme of "Ethics" and is hosted by Freshmen Leaders on Campus.

Hermanns Symposium views 'Animals'

Hear distinguished scholars discuss animals in history, literature, philosophy, art, and cultural theory in "Animals" at the Hermanns Symposium 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 30, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

New art works, including videos and photographs, provide challenges to see nonhuman animals differently. Snakes with female faces, cross-species affinities, and nonhuman animal bodies will provoke significant questions and discussions regarding culture, sympathy, ethics, and biopolitics.

For more information, see the Hermanns Symposium schedule.

'The Shorthorn' receives print, online awards

The Shorthorn received Gold and Silver Crown recognition for its print and online news products at the 2012 Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognition ceremony Sunday in New York.

The awards are the most prestigious in collegiate journalism. The Shorthorn was awarded a Gold Crown for its daily newspaper product, and was recognized with a Silver Crown. It is the first time that both print and online products have received this national recognition.

Ranger Night

Get tickets for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers

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

Block seating is available for the UT Arlington community at $5 per ticket at Bring the printed tickets to the College Park Center box office or the Alumni Office at 841 W. Mitchell Street and exchange them for actual tickets by noon April 9.

Pre-game festivities start at approximately 6:45 p.m. when a UT Arlington representative throws out the first pitch. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Volunteer to help victims at SafeHaven

Join Staff Advisory Council volunteers in helping victims of domestic violence at SafeHaven in Arlington 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. SafeHaven assists adults and children by providing support and educational programs. Volunteers will lead a children’s activity at the shelter, then serve lunch to residents.

To volunteer, participants must submit a completed background release form by Friday, March 23. Access the form at For more information, contact Joanna Ng at

Benefit Yourself

Performance Management Forms and Procedures

An overview of the new forms and procedures for Performance Management. This is the last class offered prior to the March 30 deadline for performance reviews. Free. 2-3 p.m., Friday, March 23, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. See a complete list of HR training classes.

Developing People

Learn what it takes to help your staff become more capable, flexible, engaged, and innovative. Call 2-2581 for faculty, staff discount fee of $99.50. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, Continuing Education Workforce Building. Continuing Education.

Smokestacks and Runoff: Pollutant Sources in Your Watershed

Use Geographic Information Systems hydrology tools to measure the watershed around your home and then determine which facilities report various toxins and pollutants. Free. 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, Room B20, Central Library. GIS Workshops.

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

When funds lend stock, who gains?

Polymer power drives tiny reactions

Collaboration sparks nerve-fiber discovery

"The people managing your money may sometimes be managing it more to benefit themselves than to benefit you."

"I don't know how unique it is or material-specific, but it could have potential importance."

"This is the first report to demonstrate that neurons can be turned in a controlled manner by microfluidic flow."

— Dr. John Adams, assistant professor of finance, on a study that finds that some funds earn drastically less than others on their securities-lending operations even when the funds themselves are similar.
The Wall Street Journal

— Dr. Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering, on capturing and converting the mechanical energy created by polymer "squeezing."
Science News

— Dr. Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics, on "turn signal" discovery.

Sports Notes
  Isiah Clements

Jumpin' Mavs: Isiah Clements was first in the high jump at the TCU Invitational last week.

Track invitational here Saturday

Some of the nation’s top track and field performers will compete as UT Arlington hosts the Bobby Lane Invitational 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Maverick Stadium. It is the only home meet of the season for the Mavericks.

The men’s team won three events at the TCU Invitational last Friday. Jeff Rodriguez won the pole vault, Isiah Clements was first in the high jump, and Omar Barnes took the triple jump. For the women, Jennifer Brown was second in the triple jump.

Baseball wins series at Lamar

Winning the first two games of the series, the baseball team took two of three at Lamar last weekend to even its Southland Conference record at 3-3.

The Mavericks are 13-8 overall and 3-0 against the Big 12 after downing Baylor last week. They travel to Southeastern Louisiana this weekend for a three-game SLC series, before returning home to face TCU at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.

Softball hosts Texas A&M-CC this weekend

After canceling a series with Nicholls State due to consecutive rainouts, the Mavericks will try again to open Southland Conference softball action when they host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Allan Saxe Field.

The Mavericks are 10-12, posting a victory over Grambling last week, but losing to North Dakota State and Louisiana Tech.

Coach, players earn basketball honors; Cross finalist for national award

Men's basketball coach Scott Cross was named District 23 Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and seniors LaMarcus Reed and Bo Ingram were named to the NABC All-District team. Reed was included on the first team and Ingram on the second team.

Cross is a finalist for the 2012 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award, which is given annually to the nation's top mid-major coach.

Golfers ninth at Austin tournament

The Maverick golf team finished ninth at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate Tournament in Austin last weekend. Paul McConnell led the Mavericks as he tied for 20th with a score of 219.

Next tournament for coach Jay Rees’s team is at the Bancorp South Intercollegiate April 2-3 in Madison, Miss.

Women's tennis on SLC roll; Celedinas wins men's honor

After a 4-0 start in Southland Conference play, the women’s tennis team continues league action with a four-match road trip starting Saturday, March 24, at Texas State. The women are 8-4 overall and have won four straight.

For the men, Mindaugas Celedinas was named Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week after winning three singles matches and teaming with Soren Goritzka to go 3-0 in doubles competition. The men host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in their next match at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the UTA Tennis Center.

Sweet 16 intramural entries due today

If you didn’t get a chance to enter last week or if your bracket is busted, there is still a chance as entries for the NCAA Basketball Sweet 16 Challenge are due at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 22.

Entries are due for fantasy baseball Monday, March 26, and sand volleyball Wednesday, March 28.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, March 22

ACES Symposium The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students symposium showcases research and creativity. Oral presentations 8:20-11:40 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., upper level rooms, E.H. Hereford University Center. Posters 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge. Reception and awards ceremony 5 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom. ACES.

Friday, March 23

Keren Rice

Linguistics and TESOL Colloquium Keren Rice, right, president of the Linguistic Society of America, presents "Affix Ordering in the Athabaskan Verb: An Interactive Model." Dr. Rice, professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, was awarded the Killam Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work with Slavey language, an endangered language spoken in Canada. Free. 3 p.m., Room 11, University Hall. Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, Office of the Provost, Linguistics and TESOL.

ACES Roundtable with Faculty Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joins members of the faculty in a roundtable discussion of current events and issues affecting higher education. Free. 3 p.m., Carlisle Suite, Academy Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. ACES.

$2 Movie: Moneyball Nominated for six Academy Awards. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Planetarium.

Softball Mavericks vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. $5. 6 p.m.; also 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, Allan Saxe Field. Athletics.

Faculty Voice Recital Features baritone David Grogan, assistant professor of voice. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Saturday, March 24

Track and Field Bobby Lane Invitational, men's and women's competition. $5. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Maverick Stadium. Athletics.

Wind Symphony Concert Features the premiere performance of world-renowned composer David Maslanka's epic new Symphony No. 9. The entire concert will be devoted to the presentation of this monumental work for winds and percussion. $5. Tickets. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Sunday, March 25

Faculty Percussion Recital Features Michael Varner, associate professor of percussion. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, March 26

Voice Division Recital Performances by vocal students Free. Noon-1 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

SAI Musicale Benefit Sigma Alpha Iota service organization hosts soloists and small ensembles performing a variety of music. Donations accepted. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.


No Sun

Kana Harada and Ruben Nieto Exhibit A sculptural installation by Harada and oil on canvas paintings by Nieto. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays; noon-5 p.m., Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 31. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

There's No Sun Shining Through Graduate student Corey Gossett ('06 BFA) explores personal disappointment, fear, dread, and despair. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays. Through Saturday, March 31. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections The American West comes alive in more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints. Includes bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. 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 See what it takes to become an Astronaut and the effect space has on the human body. 1 p.m. Saturdays. Planetarium.

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



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