Dr. Jacobs has lived in Arlington since 1969. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1978, he enrolled at UTA, where he was active in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Student Congress and was elected Mr. UTA in 1980-81.” He earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1982 and went on to earn his D.D.S. from Baylor (now Texas A&M) College of Dentistry in 1986. He remains actively involved with UTA, having served twice as a member of the alumni board and in various other capacities. He has had a dental practice in Arlington since 1986 and is involved in numerous community endeavors, including Leadership Arlington, where he served as president in 2004. Since 1986 he has volunteered as dentist for the athletic teams at Lamar High School. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association, and has served as president of the Fort Worth District Dental Society (2003) and twice as president of the Arlington Dental Study Club (1992 and 2002). From 1986 to 2006 he taught classes in diagnostic sciences one day a week at Baylor College of Dentistry. He and his wife, Maryann, have three children: Ryan attends the Air Force Academy, where he’s a member of the football team; Ashley attends UT Austin; and Erin attends Martin High School.
Years at UTA: 1978-82
Favorite professors: Former biology professors Robert Boley, William Meacham and Bernie Frye, all of whom are or were his patients as well.
Advice for students: “I wish I’d thought to do this when I was a student, but going back after each class and reading over any notes taken that day, and filling in any blanks while it’s still fresh in your mind, will really help with comprehension and retention. Also, though it seems obvious, always go to class.”
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Hello, I’m Dr.
chair of the College
and a proud UTA
alumnus (B.S. in
Biology, 1975). I
would love to
help get you involved on campus
again. I was a firstgeneration
college student, and
UTA made it possible for me to
attend medical school and create
a life vastly different than
that of my parents. Did UTA
change your life too? Let’s work
together to help the next generation
of Mavericks. To learn
more, please contact College of
Science Director of Development
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For Halie, a sophomore, going to class only scratches the surface of her college experience at UTA. She works in the lab of College of Science Dean Morteza Khaledi, researching chemical separations in biological systems. She also serves as a College of Science senator in the UTA Student Congress, where she’s a member of the Academic Committee. In addition, she is volunteer coordinator for UTA’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association. She also finds time to be active in sorority life as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Birthplace: Vallejo, California
Year started at UTA: Fall 2015
Major: Biological Chemistry, with a minor in Environmental Sustainability
Favorite class/professor: Saiful Chowdhury’s Quantitative Chemistry class
Where she hopes to be in 5 years: “I hope to be attending medical school to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. My ultimate goal is to be able to practice medicine as well as to be involved in medical research.”
Calendar of events
|Tue.-Sat., January 3-7
American Astronomical Society’s 229th Meeting Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine
UTA is sponsoring the conference. Find complete information here.
|Tuesday, January 17
First day of classes for Spring 2017 semester
|Read our official magazine,
Maverick Science, to learn
about some of the great things
going on in the College of Science!
Print copies are available
in LS 112; read the online version here.
Planetarium at UTA
|The Planetarium at UTA, one of
the finest facilities in the nation,
is equipped with a state of
the art Digistar 5 DLP Projection
system. The facility hosts
shows, school field trips, special
events and private functions.
The Fall 2016 show
schedule runs now through November
27. For show schedule,
tickets, reservations and more,
visit The Planetarium at UT Arlington and plan your trip to
the stars today!
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