THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023
UTA’s Homecoming is Nov. 6-12, as we plan to celebrate with Maverick pride all week. The week's events will have something for everyone and showcase our spirit and support for our athletic teams. Enjoy our many Homecoming traditions, including the Parade and Street Festival, The Bash, coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, 5K Walk/Run/Roll, Chili Cook-Off, and more.
Detecting brain swelling in newborns early
Hanli Liu, UTA bioengineering professor, is working on a mathematical analysis that can help determine when a baby is at risk of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which is damage that occurs when oxygen or blood flow to the brain is reduced or stopped at birth.
Making climate change data more accessible
Julian Rodriguez, UTA broadcast journalism specialist, produced a documentary-style television special for The Weather Channel en Español, in an effort to help people make informed decisions in adapting to and mitigating issues caused by climate change.
Celebration of Indigenous culture
In this drive-thru-style school spirit event, Freshman Leaders on Campus will paint your vehicle windows with Maverick pride. Paint Your Ride will be Monday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Hall Parking Garage and Arlington Hall.
Join the Homecoming Crew and the Division of Student Affairs for the annual Chili Cook-Off, set for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Teams will compete to win the ultimate prize of chili cook-off champion, bragging rights, and a trophy. The event is open to all UTA students, faculty, staff, and alumni groups.
Homecoming Street Festival is back again this year! Enjoy a night of delicious food and fun-filled activities with family and friends. The festival will be Friday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spaniolo Drive.
UTA’s Homecoming 5K is open to all UTA students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. All the proceeds from the event will go toward the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund. The 5K will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maverick Activities Center.
Register for Campus Compact’s Faculty Learning Community at no cost
Join faculty from across institutions, disciplines, and varying levels of community engagement expertise to start building a deeper and more nuanced understanding of how to work with community partners and engage students in meaningful, community-rooted experiences.
Participants in this interactive learning community will leave with a draft community-engaged course syllabus or course proposal, pedagogical resources, and a plan for course implementation. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 3.
Participants will meet for six sessions from this November through May 2024.
- Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m. – Building community and clarifying our motivations and capacities
Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m. – Community-engaged course design foundations and frameworks
- Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m. – Partnering with community co-educators
- March 14, 2-4 p.m. – Developing and aligning student outcomes, preparation, and engagement
- April 9, 2-4 p.m. – Integrating critical reflection
May 9, 2-4 p.m. – Taking a critical approach to community-engaged teaching
Rangers' Championship Parade
Our hometown Texas Rangers are celebrating their first World Series title with a parade in Arlington on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. If you are traveling to or from campus around that time, be mindful of increased traffic and closed roads north of campus. The parade will start at 1 p.m. off Cowboys Way near Lot A, make its way up AT&T Way, then turn east on Road To Six Flags before finishing at Globe Life Field off Stadium Drive. Go Rangers!
Employee resource group meeting
First-Gen Professionals is here to support and connect UTA employees who have paved the way for their families through education. An empowering event will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 9, in Trinity Hall, Room 104.
Explore the option of graduate studies at UTA by attending a Graduate School Bound event Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m. in the Social Work and Smart Hospital Building, Room 105. Learn more about advanced admission, academic research programs, and graduate funding opportunities. Register now.
There will be an opportunity to recycle electronics Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m- 2 p.m. at the University Center Mall. E-waste includes printer cartridges, batteries, and cellphones. See a full list of eligible items.
In honor of America Recycles Day, Friday, Nov. 17, The Office of Sustainability has organized a tour of the Material Recovery Facility. Attendees will meet at the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs. Transportation (provided by the Office of Sustainability) will leave UTA at 9 a.m. The tour will be an opportunity to see where recyclable material goes and learn the recycling process. Register here.
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