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

Thursday, October 25, 2012


UT Arlington, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments forge $25.2 million research partnership

The UT System Board of Regents has allocated $7.5 million from the Permanent University Fund toward the formation of the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington, a $25.2 million endeavor that will transform research capabilities and STEM education throughout the UT System and Texas.

The institute is a collaboration of UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a world leader in the analytical instruments industry. It will include three centers: the existing Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, the new Center for Imaging, and the new Center for Environmental, Forensic, and Material Analysis.

“The institute will provide unlimited opportunities for scientific discovery for students, faculty members, and private sector partners, not only at UT Arlington, but also nearby UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center,” says UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa.

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo says the commitment by the UT System Regents and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will dramatically enhance research opportunities and experiences for faculty and students. The institute also is intended to promote and advance additional collaboration between UT Arlington faculty and their UT System colleagues, who will have access to the equipment and instrumentation.

Read more about the Institute for Research Technologies.

  Mav Pic Money Management

Dollar days

Shakeela J. Hunter, center, director of the Student Money Management Center, hands a piggy bank to Michael Myers, undeclared freshman, at the center's open house Monday in Room 241 of Davis Hall. Also attending were Rachel Walkup, second from left, nursing sophomore; Ashley London, social work junior; and Nancy Ornelas, right, nursing sophomore. Look for the center's booth at the Interactive Health Expo 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Early voting begins on campus Monday

UT Arlington is an early voting site 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. The polling site is inside the entrance at the Maverick Activities Center.

To vote early on campus, you must be registered to vote in Tarrant County and must present identification—voter registration certificate or alternate ID such as a driver's license, birth certificate, passport, U.S. citizenship papers or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document.

For more information on early voting, see and Tarrant County elections.

Seth Meyers tickets available today

Tickets to see Saturday Night Live favorite Seth Meyers are available starting at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 25, through

Meyers' appearance Monday, Nov. 19, at College Park Center is part of the Maverick Speakers Series.

Tickets are required. General admission tickets are free. A premium seating package for $25 includes a front-of-the-house seat, reserved parking near the venue, and more.

Research Institute hosts open house Monday

The UT Arlington Research Institute hosts an open house for faculty and staff 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. The research facility has undergone a major physical and organizational transformation at its east Fort Worth location at 7300 Jack Newell Boulevard South in the Riverbend Business Park.

UTARI Executive Director Rick Lynch, former U.S. Army lieutenant general (retired), provides the welcome along with Research Institute staff, researchers, and affiliated faculty. Provost Ronald L. Elsenbaumer will provide remarks.

For more information, call 2-5900 or visit

Mav Tube Gala HonoreesVideo Extra

Maverick spirit

Honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 47th annual Gala on Saturday were, front row from left, Curtis Kayem, President James D. Spaniolo, and David Hunn. Back row, Dale Martin, Shirlee Gandy, Wayne Watts, and Charles Goodman. Not pictured is Baker Jiang. The award, presented by the Alumni Association, recognizes outstanding alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their industries or professions, service to their community, and demonstrated loyalty to UT Arlington. President Spaniolo received the Honorary Distinguished Alumni Award.


Secure your computer with 'patches'

In the past few weeks, computer vulnerabilities have been discovered from different software that have fixes, or patches, available for download.

Apply these patches whenever prompted. Doing so is not only essential to keeping your computer safe, but helps protect other computers on the UT Arlington network.

Read more about software patches.

For help with patching your computer, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208. If you have questions about this notice, contact the Information Security Office at

Nominate outstanding Mavericks

Nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards by Friday, Nov. 2.

The nomination form can be submitted electronically, faxed to 2-3361, or mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Box 19176.

For more information, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Maverick Orientation seeks leaders

New Maverick Orientation is accepting applications for 2013 Maverick Orientation Leaders through Saturday, Nov. 3.

If you know a student who would be a good role model for incoming students and who would represent the best and brightest of UT Arlington’s student body, send their names and email addresses to David Duvall, director of New Maverick Orientation, at Each student you recommend will receive a letter letting them know of your nomination and inviting them to apply.

Students should have great communication skills, excellent leadership qualities, display Maverick pride, and have a positive attitude. Applicants are required to be a full-time undergraduate student, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be in good standing with the University.

Contribute to charitable campaign through online payroll deduction

Faculty and staff wishing to contribute through payroll deduction to the State Employee Charitable Campaign can now do so online. Deadline for contributions is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

For more information, see the UT Arlington SECC webpage or contact the Learning and Development Team in the Department of Human Resources at 2-5554 or

Volunteer at Homecoming events

Homecoming 2012 needs committed, engaged volunteers to work behind the scenes and ensure that Maverick spirit is at an all-time high during the events.

Register to help with the Homecoming Chili Bracket Bowl, the Party on Pecan, the Afterparty, the 5K walk/run, and other events at Homecoming Volunteers.

Books and magazines needed for scholars drive

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is holding a magazine and book drive. Needed are gently used children’s books and G-rated magazines. Donations help a Child Care Management Services program that aids underprivileged families.

Drop-off location is Room B29 in the Central Library. The drive continues through Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information or to request office pickup, contact Kevin Schuck at

Benefit Yourself
Safety Matters

Maverick Safety Matters

The fall issue of Maverick Safety Matters, Environmental Health and Safety's newsletter, features information on how to properly dispose of sharp (needles, syringes) and broken glass items from laboratories. Also included are safety guidelines for driving low-speed vehicles such as golf carts and additional safety training necessary to drive 12- and 15-passenger University vans.

GIS Workshop: Mapping Ozone in Texas

Learn how Geographic Information Systems and Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis can help estimate ozone levels across the state. No GIS or statistical background required. Free. 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, Room B20, Central Library. Technoscholar workshops.

Discovering Purpose

Find the tools for discovering purpose and the keys to putting the purpose into your every action and response. Free. 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, Room 200, Wetsel Service Center. Human Resources 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

Why are researchers coming to Texas?

Voter turnout could be lighter this year

Take care with intense fitness trend Tabata

"People are investing in the future here; they're not just fixing potholes. I thought I could make a difference in Texas."

"I'm expecting Republican turnout to be about the same as it was four years ago, but I think Democratic turnout will be moderately lower."

"You increase aerobic capacity and the ability to withstand lactic acid, which is what builds up in the muscles. That's what makes people stop. It hurts."

— Dr. Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering, on why a large number of researchers and college professors are leaving prestigious posts to start over in Texas.
Bloomberg Businessweek

— Dr. Tom Marshall, professor of political science, on early voting and the presidential election.

— Dr. Paul McDonough, associate professor of kinesiology, on Tabata, which allows you to exercise at a higher intensity than you normally would.
The Dallas Morning News

Sports Notes
Jim Hayes  

Movin' Mavs open season this weekend

The Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team opens the season with the Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, in the Maverick Activities Center and the Physical Education Building.

The tournament, named for the late coach who began UT Arlington's wheelchair basketball program, starts at 6 p.m. Friday when the Movin’ Mavs face Oklahoma State University in the P.E. Building.

Feature game Saturday has the Movin’ Mavs taking on the Houston Challengers at 4 p.m. in the MAC.

Admission is free for all games. See the schedule at

Cross country teams seek WAC titles

Men’s and women’s cross country teams compete for UT Arlington's first Western Athletic Conference title in the league championships at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Ruston, La.

Moving to the WAC this year after 49 years in the Southland Conference, the Mavericks face eight other schools in the cross country championships hosted by Louisiana Tech University.

Freshman Virgilio Martinez has paced the men’s team this year with first-place finishes in two meets while sophomore Hannah Nilsson has been the team’s top finisher for the women in all four meets.

Volleyball splits pair, hits the road

After splitting a pair of home volleyball matches last week, the Mavericks travel to Utah State today, Thursday, Oct. 25, and San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Last week the Mavericks downed New Mexico State 3-1 on Thursday before losing to Denver 3-1 on Saturday.

(For more sports news, go to,, or

Going Out

Thursday, Oct. 25

Soo Hong Kim

Campus Food Drive Donate non-perishable items for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Healthy alternatives include whole wheat pasta, brown rice, salsa, etc. Collection boxes are near the elevators on the Central Library first floor and at the southwest entrance of E.H. Hereford University Center near the information desk. Also Friday, Oct. 26. Campus Sustainability.

Faculty Voice Recital Features lyric soprano Soo Hong Kim, right, associate professor of voice. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

'Ah Wilderness!' The Maverick Theatre Company presents Nobel Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill’s comedy Ah, Wilderness!. $7. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Mainstage Theatre, Fine Arts Building. Theatre Arts.

Friday, Oct. 26

Hermanns Lecture Series "The Place of Memory" is the theme for the Hermanns Lecture Series 2012. Hear distinguished scholars discuss themes of memory and space in history, literature, philosophy, art, and cultural theory. See artworks, videos, and photographs. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Department of English.

International Mystery Book Club Inspector Imanashi Investigates by Japanese author Seichi Matsumoto is this month's selection. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. Free. Noon, Language Lab Lounge, third floor, Trimble Hall. Modern Languages.

Friday Night Films: The Dark Knight Rises Rated PG-13. Free popcorn. Other concessions available. Admission $1. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Jim Hayes Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament The Movin' Mavs host this annual tournament in honor of late coach Jim Hayes. Movin' Mavs vs. Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., Physical Education Building. Also 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Maverick Activities Center and P.E. Building. Movin' Mavs.

Friends of the Library Brenda McClurkin and Jonelle Ryan Bartoli discuss their book Weatherford: The Early Years, part of the series "Images of America." McClurkin is an archivist in the UT Arlington Library Special Collections, and Bartoli directs the annual Talking Tombstones Tour in the Old City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. A book sale and reception follow. RSVP to Free. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day at Planetarium Meet members of the National Space Society of North Texas, the Texas Astronomical Society, and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up to look at the sun, moon, and other celestial objects throughout the day. The regular Saturday schedule will be replaced with a special discounted show schedule. Free demonstrations, handouts, lectures, raffles, and more. 5-10 p.m., Planetarium.

Fall Festival and Concert Features the band Incognito, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, and more. Open to all faculty and staff and their families. Part of Parent and Family Weekend. Free. 7-9 p.m., University Center mall. Parent and Family Center.

Monday, Oct. 29

Research Institute Open House The UT Arlington Research Institute has undergone a major physical and organizational transformation and will host an open house for faculty and staff. Free. 6-8 p.m., UT Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Boulevard South, Fort Worth.

Coming up

India Event 2012 Presentations on India culture, history, politics, and science. Reception and book signing for Robert Arnett, whose exhibit India Unveiled is on display. Free. Presentations 1-4 p.m., reception and book signing 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, sixth floor atrium and parlor, Central Library. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Anthropology Club, Library. Nila Veerabathina,

Goolsby Leadership Academy Lecture Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, U.S. Army retired and executive director of the UT Arlington Research Institute, discusses leadership and integrity. Free. Reception 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Goolsby Leadership Academy, Maverick Battalion.

Tommy Franks

Veterans Day: A Celebration of Service Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks ('71 BBA), right, is the keynote speaker as all faculty, staff, and students who have veteran or active military status are invited to a celebration recognizing their dedication and service. Refreshments, presentations, flag ceremony, music, and more. 3:30-5 p.m., program 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Office of the President, 2-5300.

Homecoming 2012 Highlights include men's and women's basketball games, a volleyball match, Homecoming parade, street party, reunions, tours, games, after party, a 5K run, and more. See the Homecoming schedule. Nov. 12-19, College Park Center and other locations. Student Affairs.


Presidential Campaigns and Memorabilia More than 150 U.S. presidential buttons, from the 1896 election of William McKinley to the current 2012 campaign, are included in the collection of UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo. Free. Through Monday, Nov. 12, first floor lobby, Central Library. An exhibit of political cartoons is on the second floor.

The Gallery at UTA: Harry Geffert and Chuck Ramirez Works feature bronze castings of Texas and plant life and photographs that explore personal identity and consumer culture. Free. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, Nov. 17. The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building.

Gallery 76102: A Study of Water and What Once Was a Forest Loli Kantor's documentary photography and Hiroko Kubo's sculptural exploration are revealed in this exhibit. Free. Gallery hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; 4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays. Through Friday, Nov. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

India Unveiled: The Photography of Robert Arnett A collection of images highlighting the diversity of India and its various regions. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 5, 2013, sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Special Collections.

Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands Maps depict not only the geography of the islands but also reflect many of the themes of Caribbean and American history as well as cartographic history. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Feb. 9, 2013, Special Collections, sixth floor, Central Library.

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



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Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

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