UTA helps solve nursing faculty shortage
Last year, nursing schools across the country were forced to turn away more than 90,000 qualified applicants. The reason: a lack of faculty members to teach them and clinical sites to train them.
A team of University of Texas at Arlington faculty led by Ann Eckhardt, clinical associate professor and interim chair of graduate nursing programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, received a state grant to help reverse that trend and increase the pool of nursing faculty, preceptors, and simulation coordinators.
Congratulations to the men's and women's tennis teams on sweeping the WAC Regular Season Championships. Cheer them on at the WAC tournament April 27-29. Admission is free. Visit utamavs.com for more information.
The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival (America in the Nineteenth Century) by Paul Conrad, associate professor of history, has won the Ray Allen Billington prize from the Organization of American Historians.
The Department of Psychology Colloquium Series presents Provost Tamara Brown's lecture, "Considering Culture and Testing Assumptions," on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in Life Science 124.
Discover, the College of Science annual showcase of students' research, begins Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., followed by presentations and an award ceremony in the UTA Planetarium at 1 p.m. To view students' projects online, visit blog.uta.edu/discoverscience.
Jazz Brunch is back. Visit the Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special UTA brunch with live jazz performances. Find more details and ticket information at give.uta.edu/jazzbrunch.
Celebration of Research and Innovation
Join the UTA research community on Monday, April 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. for A Celebration of Research and Innovation featuring panels, posters, exhibits, and presentations by faculty, staff, and student inventors. Participants will network with other Maverick inventors, discover research opportunities, and connect with community partners. Participants must RSVP to attend.
Commencement volunteer signup
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers for spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12. Sign up and help UTA celebrate this semester's graduates in style. For more information, email email@example.com.
Join your fellow Mavericks for a week when Mavs Give Back, April 24-28. Each day, we will highlight an area of impact that needs your support. By working together with other Mavericks, you will help students who need assistance to overcome barriers and stay on the path to graduation. Make a gift to contribute to the bigger picture at UTA.
The Maverick Activities Center is your location for early voting in the upcoming entity elections. View the schedule to plan your visit and make your vote count. To learn more about the May 6 General Election, visit the Tarrant County election website.
Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the environmental dimension of wellness as they engage their sense of safety and connect with their physical surroundings at the next Wellness Wednesday lunch and learn on April 26 at 12 p.m. Learn more and register at go.uta.edu/wellness.
Nominations for the African American Faculty and Staff Association Excellence Awards are now open. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to nominate their fellow Mavericks by the deadline Friday, April 28. Learn more at aafsa.uta.edu.
It's not too late to join UT System’s Spring Forward Challenge. Groups of five to seven participants are encouraged to collectively log 1 million steps by April 30. For more information, visit http://go.uta.edu/wellness.
UTA Alumni Relations invites alumni to the following DFW happy hours to network with other Mavericks and hear about all of the great things happening at UTA. Upcoming happy hours include:
The UTA Planetarium, in partnership with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, presents Imaging Women in the Space Age, a free photography exhibit of women as aviators, astronauts, and space travelers from historical events and pop culture imagery, now through mid-May.
New Microsoft Teams features
Microsoft Teams users can now find recordings, transcripts, meeting content, and notes under the new "Recap" tab. Teams has also introduced "Speaker View," a feature that allows users to view and track the active speaker.
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