See UTA artwork at Meow Wolf starting next week
Yana Payusova, assistant professor of art and art history, created a room called "Kunstkamera" for the Meow Wolf exhibit that opens Friday, July 14, at Grapevine Mills, KERA reported. Payusova's room is a recreation of the stores that popped up around Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Recycled plastic parking lots
Construction has begun on new UTA parking lots that use recycled plastics in the asphalt, Fox 4 reported. Sahadat Hossain, UTA civil engineering professor, received a TXDOT grant for the project.
Krause recognized for exemplary career
Karen Krause, executive director of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veteran Benefits Processing, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Krause has dedicated more than 30 years to excellence in her profession.
UTA Libraries has published a new blog series on the topic of open resources for education. Read the first installment to learn about the Open Movement and how it's impacting classrooms.
Outside Activity Reporting
UTA’s Compliance, Accountability, Risk, and Ethics Committee would like to remind all employees of their ongoing obligation to report whether or not they have any outside activity or other potential conflict of interest or commitment in the Outside Activity Portal. Employees are responsible for making reports at least annually or when there is a reportable change to their outside interests. Additional details about employee responsibilities can be found in the Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities Policy (EI-PO-02).
University Hall construction
The Office of Facilities Management has contracted roof replacement and capstone cleaning at University Hall beginning Monday, July 10, lasting six to eight weeks. The contractor will work daily from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. All building systems will remain operational, but there may be additional noise during the process. We are aware of finals taking place on Friday, Aug. 11, and if the project is still in progress, we will work around this day to make sure the building remains as quiet as possible. Materials will be staged on the outside of the building. For more information, contact Jeff Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government procurement conference
UTA's Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator will host the 27th Annual Government Procurement Conference Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in the University Center. This is an opportunity for small business owners to meet and make valuable connections with prime contractors and city, state, and federal government representatives.
Parking permit cost increase
Parking permit prices will increase for the 2023-24 academic year. The most common employee and student permits will increase $2 per month. Reduced-rate and remote parking permit options will have smaller increases that range from $1 to $1.50 per month. Learn more at uta.edu/pats.
Academic Impressions will host the virtual training "Maximize Your Public Speaking by Overcoming Your Discomfort" on Wednesday, July 12, at 12 p.m. Register for free by following login instructions for members, then enter your UTA email address.
Benefits and Wellness Fair
Join UTA for the Benefits and Wellness Fair at the Maverick Activities Center on Wednesday, July 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Annual enrollment will be open July 15-31. The new plan year begins Sept. 1. Learn more at go.uta.edu/benefits.
Schedule a free health screening at the MAC during next week's Benefits and Wellness Fair Wednesday, July 12, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Catapult Health will provide a 15-minute checkup that includes bloodwork and an assessment of your vital signs. Slots are limited; schedule your appointment soon.
CMAS seeks faculty associates
The Center for Mexican American Studies is seeking faculty research associates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 14. For more information and to submit an application, visit cmas.uta.edu.
Seeking Title IX advisors
UTA is seeking volunteers for the role of Title IX advisor. Title IX requires that the University provide individuals to advise participants in the Title IX process, which can be worrying for students and employees. So that advisors can provide participants in a Title IX grievance process with assistance and support, they are trained on UTA’s Title IX policy, as well as other policies that may be implicated during a Title IX investigation. The time commitment for advisors is generally only a few hours each semester. If you are interested, please email TitleIX@uta.edu. There is training throughout the year. The next training is Wednesday, July 12.
Children's literature webinar
Register to attend a free webinar hosted by the International Literacy Association Thursday, July 13, at 5 p.m. During the webinar, you'll meet authors featured on the Children's Book Council inaugural favorites list and hear the winners of the 2023 ILA Children's and Young Adult Book Awards announced by Sonja Ezell, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction.
UTA Libraries is offering a weeklong summer camp July 31-Aug. 4 for children ages 9-12. The Legends and Lore storytelling camp will feature opportunities for children to design games, play board and video games, build worlds, experience artificial intelligence, and visit the UTA Planetarium.
College Night at the Frisco RoughRiders is Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7:05 p.m. Your $25 ticket will include a Riders crewneck. The school/college that sells the most tickets will select someone to toss the first pitch.
UTA Night at the Rangers is back! Watch the Rangers take on the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:05 p.m. Purchase your tickets and receive this year's special co-branded UTA/Texas Rangers hat when you attend the game.
The Office of Information Technology is updating UTA’s network infrastructure across campus. The project involves building-by-building activity after regular business hours. To view when your building is impacted, visit the project website, which will be updated as the project progresses.
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