MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
In a world facing environmental challenges unprecedented in human history, it’s no surprise that eco-anxiety—a pervasive worry about the current and future state of our planet—has become an increasingly prevalent mental health issue. Karen Magruder, assistant professor of social work, offered tips on coping with that worry in a column for The Conversation.
David Arditi, associate professor of sociology, wrote a column about the exploitation of reality television show contestants for The Conversation.
The participants are treated like unpaid interns, says Arditi, even though it’s their stories, personalities and talent that draw the viewers.
Research funding guidance
The federal government has not yet passed funding bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. This means a full or partial shutdown is possible, which may affect researchers working with federal awards. The Office of Grants and Contracts Services has prepared guidance to help researchers be ready for the possibility.
Last week, Tarrant County commissioners recognized UTA's Center for Mexican American Studies for 30 years of service to the community and its efforts to advance Mexican American studies in higher education.
Academic Impressions seminar
Academic Impressions will host the virtual training “Building a Transformative Mindset on Your Team” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 12-2 p.m. Register for free by using your UTA email and following login instructions for members.
Mavericks who are interested to learn how they can support victims and survivors of sexual and relationship violence can attend the Survivor Ally Training Tuesday, Sept. 26, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Palo Pinto Room of the University Center. Lunch will be provided for the first 35 people who register. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff are invited for a light lunch Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. in Trinity Hall 104 to celebrate UTA's multigenerational culture. Learn more about this opportunity to make connections and gain generational knowledge and expertise at go.uta.edu/erg.
The UT Living Well platform has new features to keep you in top shape for the new academic year. Plus, every time you level up by completing activities, you will be entered into a quarterly prize drawing. Learn more at uta.edu/wellness.
Employee charitable campaign
Together, through the State Employee Charitable Campaign at UTA, we can provide support to more than 1,000 participating charities that fund food banks, shelters for displaced individuals and survivors of domestic violence, job training programs targeting veterans, the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund, and countless other lifesaving programs.
Dive into wellness and learn tools to navigate your way to better holistic health at Wellness Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12-1 p.m. You will discover strategies to find harmony, balance, purpose, meaning, and connection. Register online.
A Developing Tradition: Photography at UTA is on view now through Thursday, Nov. 30. The exhibit can be viewed 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Visual Resource Commons and Gallery, Suite 2109 of the Fine Arts Building, second floor. Mavericks are invited to attend the opening reception Friday, Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Breast cancer survivor stories
UTA's Office of Health Promotion is looking for survivors and loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer to share their stories at Strength in Pink, a symposium and fashion show that will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m. RSVP online; email email@example.com for more information.
Research and study abroad
Applications are open for the LSAMP Summer Research Academy Abroad. The program selects up to 10 students from LSAMP partner schools for extended study abroad. Students receive a $4,000 stipend, roundtrip airfare, and an allowance for housing and food.
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