This past Thursday lodged another chapter into the Maverick Speaker Series, where industry experts and leaders lend their opinions and advice on current trends and topics. Dr. Michio Kaku, a brilliant theoretical physicist, spoke about what is in store technologically for future. This included topics on physics, education, medicine, and engineering. The event was sold out, and Dr. Kaku stayed after his lecture to sign autographs for his fans. The Maverick Speaker Series continues on March 26th, with guest speaker Henry Cisneros.
-Erik Rosdorff and Chris Whetstone
This weekend was the Maverick Invitational, which was the Lady Mavs first home series of the young season. Coming into the tournament with a record of 4-1, the Lady Mavs continued their success with an impressive showing of offense, scoring in the double-digits 3 times over the weekend. They finished the tournament with only one loss, and notched a big victory over Big 10 foe Ohio State. The Lady Mavs next play in the UTA Invitational, with the first game coming against Texas Tech University on February 20th, at 7:00 PM.
A new semester means a new round of athletic competition for the students of UTA, with many sports to choose from, there is surely something all students to enjoy. Dodgeball and basketball are already under way, and sports such as football, soccer, and softball are scheduled to start over the next month. Registration is still ongoing for many leagues and sports, and team leaders are encouraged to sign-up quickly, as spots are filling up fast.
The UTA planetarium has added a brand new show for the public for the Spring. The show, titled Dynamic Earth, talks about our planet’s climate and weather patterns, and also addresses climate change. It is narrated by actor Liam Neeson. Showtimes for this specific film are Fridays at 6:00 PM, Saturdays at 5:30 PM, and Sundays at 1:30.