THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023
UTA recognized for supporting Hispanic success
UTA placed in the Top 100 in four categories in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine's educational rankings. Each year, the magazine acknowledges America’s top colleges and universities with the most Hispanic students, as well as schools granting the most degrees to Hispanic students generally and for specific majors.
Developing more powerful rocket engines
A UTA researcher has received a NASA grant for in-space propulsion to make rocket engines more efficient, compact, and powerful. The $900,000 project also includes mentoring opportunities for K-16 students.
Nuclear physicist traineeship program
Earn Panera Bread bonus cards
Panera gift cards will make perfect gifts this holiday season! For every $50 you spend on gift cards, you will receive a $10 bonus card. This offer is valid through Sunday, Dec. 31.
Mavericks, the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program encourages you to participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by sending in a short video or text. Your message should state a specific form of violence against women and then propose a potential solution. Send your video or text message to Dustin Harp and Roshan Mashal by Monday, Nov. 20. The messages will be compiled in a montage and shared on social media.
Holiday transportation schedule
Join UTA Tuesday, Nov. 28, to celebrate GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. Send a gift to support UTA's talented students by visiting GivingTuesday.
National AIDS Memorial partners with UTA Libraries
A portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed on the sixth floor of UTA Central Library as part of a special exhibit from Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 2. On the first day of the exhibit, UTA Libraries will host a special event from noon to 2 p.m. University offices and local organizations will have tables set up to provide information about LBGTQ+ history and resources about HIV and AIDS.
Sign up for accessibility training
Learn how to create accessible documents such as PowerPoints and PDFs by signing up for electronic and information resources (EIR) accessibility courses on the OIT Training site. If the course schedule is not convenient for you, OIT will work with your team to schedule a group session. Contact Laura Hopkins, EIR accessibility coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Glass art holiday sale, fundraiser
The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce its Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser. Faculty, staff, and students can be among the first to explore and purchase pieces Friday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The general public sale will be Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sale funds support UTA’s talented students, while also contributing to the advancement of the Department of Art and Art History.
University Compliance Services has developed new workplace posters to meet audit requirements. All departments are required to display the new posters by Tuesday, Dec. 12. Email to schedule your poster pickup.
Commencement volunteers needed
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs cannot accomplish everything on commencement day without the help of fellow UTA staff and faculty volunteers. If you are interested and available, sign up to volunteer to assist with Fall Commencement, which will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at Globe Life Field. Sign-up spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions about the volunteer roles, email Ryan Gilmore. Volunteers are invited to sign up for a tour of Globe Life Field that will start after volunteer training on Thursday, Dec. 14.
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