THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2023
Hollywood's influence on culture
Eli Shupe, assistant professor of philosophy and humanities, spoke to The Dallas Morning News about how medical schools use unclaimed bodies for education. Dr. Shupe said the practice raises ethical questions that should be part of public conversation.
Daniel Robinson, associate dean of research in the College of Education, writes about the prevalence, drawbacks, and gains of modified school calendars known as year-round school in The Conversation.
Blaze Forward in the news
Blaze Forward, UTA's program to cover 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for eligible undergraduate students from families with adjusted gross incomes up to $85,000, was featured on Univision.
New selected benefits and benefits premium changes take effect Friday, Sept. 1. If you have questions about any changes, visit Benefits Annual Enrollment.
MavExpress location change
The MavExpress ID Office is moving to College Park District at 435 Spaniolo Dr. Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Need an ID card now? You can stop by the University Center location during the first two weeks of school. All you need to bring is a government-issued ID.
Urban Resilience Fellowship
If you are interested in partnering with UTA's Office of Sustainability to boost urban resilience in North Texas, attend an upcoming information session about the Urban Resilience Fellow Program. RSVP for one of the sessions Tuesday, Sept. 5, or Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Office of Talent, Culture, and Inclusion is hosting a one-hour orientation to provide graduate teaching assistants and graduate research assistants an overview of UTA's employee benefits. Register to attend the session in-person at the Maverick Activities Center's Lone Star Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. or virtually Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m.
Service learning breakfast
Join the Center for Service Learning for its annual Partner Breakfast Friday, Sept. 8, 8-11 a.m. in Trinity Hall. UTA employees can network with local nonprofits to create service learning projects for academic courses. RSVP to attend.
Free hybrid workplace webinar
Attend Academic Impressions' virtual training "Success Managing A Hybrid Workforce" Thursday, Sept. 7, 12-1 p.m. Register for free with your UTA email.
The Department of History hosts "History Applied: A Liberal Arts Education in the 21st-Century Marketplace" Wednesday, Sept. 13, 12-5:30 p.m. Speakers at the symposium include representatives from IBM, Google, X, Levi Strauss & Co., and Ernst & Young. RSVP to attend.
Join the Center for Mexican American Studies Thursday, Sept. 14, for a free lecture by Federico Subervi-Vélez titled "Studying Latinos & the Media: Past, Present, & Future." To learn more about Dr. Vélez or the upcoming Hispanic Media Conference at UTA, visit utahispanicmedia.com.
UTA alumni, join the Alumni@Work chapter for a Connection Cafe Lunch Meetup Friday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. Limited space is available; RSVP to attend.
Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Luncheon
UTA alumni are invited to the next Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Luncheon at Joe T. Garcia's Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 12 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet lunch. Five dollars of the ticket cost goes to support alumni programming.
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