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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Neil Foley

Neil Foley

Neil Foley, author of 'Quest for Equality,' to lecture in CMAS series April 18

Author Neil Foley will discuss recurring themes from his book when he delivers the Center for Mexican American Studies Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 18.

In his latest book, Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity, Dr. Foley examines the issues and tensions that plagued Mexican Americans and African Americans in their efforts to end employment discrimination and school segregation during the 1940-50s.

His lecture, “Black and Brown in the Southwest: Historical Roots of Inter-ethnic Conflict and Cooperation,” begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the Chemistry and Physics Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Foley is a professor of history and American studies at UT Austin. This fall he will join Southern Methodist University as the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair of History.

Read more about the CMAS lecture.

Glass art

World-class glass sale offers beautiful objects, silent auction

Beautifully crafted works of glass art will go on sale to the public Friday, March 30, at the annual World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, 810 S. Davis Drive.

The event includes collector art pieces, vases, paperweights, platters, bowls, small sculptures, and other items for sale.

Graduate students, faculty, and staff in the renowned glass art program craft most of the work. A number of pieces have been donated by visiting glass artists who have lectured and blown glass in the campus studio during the past year.

The sale runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with silent auction bids accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Glass-blowing demonstrations are part of the show.

Half of the proceeds from student work go to the student artists. The rest benefits the glass art program and will be used to purchase or build equipment and to repair existing equipment. Faculty and staff build and maintain all of the program’s state-of-the art equipment.

Read more about the glass art sale.

International Week

International Week kicks off Saturday

The 35th annual International Week kicks off with a soccer tournament Saturday and fills the next week with educational and entertaining events. The International Student Organization hosts the festivities.

Approximately 20 different student-led nationality organizations participate in this week-long celebration, which includes a banner parade led by the UTA Samba Band, a food fair, a fashion show, and a talent show.

The soccer tournament runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the indoor soccer field at the Maverick Activities Center.

At noon Monday, April 2, students carrying banners from more than 130 countries will wind through campus from Nedderman Hall to the Central Library for an opening speech. The groups then head to the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the E.H. Hereford University Center for refreshments and student performances.

The popular International Food Fair is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, on the University Center mall.

See the International Week schedule for more details.

  Mav Pic Trayvon Martin walk

Paying tribute

UT Arlington students participated in a "hoodies march" on campus Monday to honor Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was wearing a hoodie sweatshirt when he was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in February.

Picnic in the Park brings together past, present, future Mavericks

The sixth annual Picnic in the Park brings faculty, staff, and alumni together 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Doug Russell Park, located on the northwest corner of Cooper and Mitchell streets. The event is sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Cost is $5 for Alumni Association members and $10 for non-members. Children 7 and younger will be admitted free. Parking will be available in the surrounding business lots on Mitchell Street.

In case of rain, the picnic will be held at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

To register or purchase a sponsorship, visit the Alumni Association website.

University in 'Environmental Eight'

UT Arlington is among the universities advancing to the "Environmental Eight" in the second round of the first-ever March Madness tournament for Environmental Studies.

Schools from the "Sustainable 16" submitted photos, videos, and essays to show their environmental and sustainability prowess, which was then evaluated by a panel of expert judges from well-respected organizations.

The final four will be announced Friday, March 30, and the national champion Monday, April 2. The nationwide competition is sponsored by Enviance, Inc. and Environmental Leader.

For more information, see Environmental Eight.

See video of Jeb Bush in Maverick Speakers Series

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush discussed education reform last Friday in the first Maverick Speakers Series presentation at College Park Center.

See a video clip of his presentation.

The Big Event

Site leaders still needed for The Big Event

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

Site leaders are still needed for shelving books at the Arlington Public Library, park maintenance at Randol Mill Park, Fish Creek Linear Park, and Marrow Bone Spring Park, and yard maintenance at A Wish with Wings and Bryan's House.

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 1,200 opportunities are available at 47 sites.

Email or call 2-2963 for more information.

Fitness classes shape up at Maverick Activities Center

Get in shape with two fitness programs at the Maverick Activities Center. Sign up today at the MAC information desk.

Maverick Bootcamp is an intense, exciting one-hour workout sure to get your heart racing and your muscles burning. This class meets twice per week for four weeks. Bootcamp is 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 2-25. Cost is $50.

Beach Body Blast offers training and nutrition tips to prepare for swimsuit season. This fun-filled class caters to all fitness levels and meets twice per week for six weeks. The class is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 2-May 7. Cost is $30.

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 Exchange the printed tickets for actual ones by noon April 9 at the College Park Center box office or the Alumni Office at 841 W. Mitchell St.

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.

Parking lots affected by campus events

Lot 39 will close at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, March 29, for Health Professions Day, a College of Science event noon-2 p.m. at College Park Center.

On Friday, March 30, Lot 38 will be closed for the Psychiatric Nursing Symposium in the E.H. Hereford University Center, and Lot 25 will be closed for emergency preparedness simulation by the College of Nursing.

Benefit Yourself

Learning to Take Risks

Designed to help you understand the art of risk taking and explore the concepts of weighing your risk before you take it. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of when, where, and how to take a risk. Free. 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 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.

Sports Notes
  Emil Blomberg

Winning form: Emil Blomberg, 1, hurdles the water jump in the 3000-meter steeplechase, which he won, at the Bobby Lane Invitational last weekend at Maverick Stadium.

Rodriguez sets pole vault record

Jeff Rodriguez set a school record at the Bobby Lane Invitational as he won the pole vault with a mark of 5.40 meters last Saturday at Maverick Stadium.

Other winners for the men’s team were Emil Blomberg in the 3000-meter steeplechase and the 4x100-meter relay team of Quentin Butler, Andrew Pettis, Kemarki Absalom, and Clayton Vaughn.

For the women, Jennifer Brown was second in the triple jump and third in the long jump.

This week the Mavericks are competing in the Texas Relays, which began Wednesday in Austin and continue through Saturday, March 31.

Baseball tops TCU; Central Arkansas next

Following a 4-3, 10-inning win over TCU on Tuesday, the baseball Mavericks return to Southland Conference play this weekend, hosting Central Arkansas for a three-game series at Clay Gould Ballpark. Games are at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Mavericks lost three games at Southeastern Louisiana last weekend and are now 14-11 overall and 3-6 in the SLC.

Softballers fall to Texas State; travel to SFA

Texas State swept a Southland Conference doubleheader from the softball Mavericks by 2-1 and 4-0 at Allan Saxe Field on Tuesday.

The Mavericks, now 11-15 overall and 1-3 in the conference, travel to Stephen F. Austin for SLC games Friday-Saturday, March 30-31.

Women's tennis faces SLC foes on the road

Hoping to halt a three-match losing skid, the women's tennis team plays Southland Conference matches at UT San Antonio on Saturday, March 31, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday, April 1.

The Mavericks are 8-7 overall and 4-2 in the SLC after consecutive losses to Wichita State, Texas State, and Northwestern State in the past week.

Men's tennis has three matches this weekend

The men's tennis team plays three non-conference matches this weekend at Las Cruces, N.M., facing New Mexico State, Idaho, and Northern Arizona.

The Mavericks are 4-9 overall and 0-2 in the Southland Conference after dropping a 4-3 decision to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday.

Golfers travel to Mississippi for tournament

Next stop for the Maverick golf team is the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Monday-Tuesday, April 2-3, at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, Miss.

Hunter Brown, Pierre Carlsson, and Paul McConnell have paced the Mavericks in their first three tournaments this spring.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, March 29

Termini lecture

Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying Former chief of CIA counter intelligence James M. Olson, a senior lecturer in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, discusses controversial practices of assassination, torture, and rendition. Free. 7 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. One Book, Freshmen Leaders on Campus.

Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture Cynthia Robin, associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, discusses "A Good Society: Sustainability Among the Ancient Maya" in the annual Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture. Free. 7 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. Anthropology.

Holocaust Cantata Music composed from the writings of Polish prisoners during the Holocaust. Features the A Cappella Choir and University Singers, Elizabeth Morrow on the cello, David Grogan singing baritone, and Young Llerena on the piano. Karen Kenaston-French, director of choral activities, directs. $5 Tickets. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, Music.

Friday, March 30

Psychiatric Nursing Symposium Keynote speaker is Mary Moller, associate professor at the Yale University School of Nursing and past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Register. 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., E.H. Hereford University Center. Psychiatric Nursing Symposium.

Hermanns Symposium Distinguished scholars discuss "Animal Studies and Posthumanism." New art works, including videos and photographs, provide challenges to see nonhuman animals differently and provoke significant questions and discussions on culture, sympathy, ethics, and biopolitics. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Hermanns Symposium.

$2 Movie: Contagion Stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Jude Law. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m.; also 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Planetarium.

Game Night: Supporting Kids with Cancer Unlimited bowling, billiards, video games, raffle, food. Proceeds go to Camp Esperanza to support children who survived or have cancer. $7. 6-10 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, E.H. Hereford University Center. Rotaract at UTA.

Baseball Mavericks vs. Central Arkansas in a Southland Conference series. $5. 6:30 p.m.; also 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1; Clay Gould Ballpark. Athletics.

Faculty Flute Recital Features Sarah Frisof, assistant professor of flute. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Saturday, March 31

Tap Water Week

Run for Zero 5K Run/Walk Part of Tap Water Week. Run and donate for zero to be the number of children who die every day from preventable causes. Register. Mavs for UNICEF.

International Week Soccer Tournament Student organizations from countries around the world compete. Free. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Indoor Soccer Field, Maverick Activities Center. International Week.

Monday, April 2

International Week Grand Opening Parade of Banners from Nedderman Hall to the Library mall. Opening ceremony with international performances and refreshments, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Free. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. International Education.

Faculty Voice Recital Features Jing Ling-Tam, professor of vocal studies. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.


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 Take an adventure along the spectrum and discover the world of color in Cosmic Colors. 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium.

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



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