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July 23, 2015  •  Alumni E-Newsletter Archive

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Dear UT Arlington alumni,

Here are just a few of the exciting things happening on campus and in the lives of fellow Mavericks this summer. Please let us know what you are interested in hearing about from one of the fastest-growing public research universities in the nation. Go Mavs!

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. Fast Track .

Fast Track

UT Arlington’s award-winning Formula SAE racing team hosted the 15th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 17‑19. The friendly competition drew 28 student-built race cars and more than 200 competitors from across the country. Bob Woods, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, says the event is a special chance for UTA Racing team members to drive the cars they spend months designing and constructing. “This event is really for them; however, we have our sponsors and a whole lot of spectators come.” The UT Arlington team previously has been ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 1 in the United States.

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. Executive Advantage .

Executive Advantage

UT Arlington’s College of Business will launch the first Executive Delivery Ph.D. in North Texas with a planned start date of January 2016. The curriculum and dissertation research will focus on international business. Class sessions are expected to be offered at DFW Airport for convenient access to those not in the North Texas area and consistent with the international business focus. Several class sessions will take place in other parts of the world to further reinforce this theme. Asia, South America and Europe are being considered for international class meeting locations.

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. Healing Moves .

Healing Moves

Alumna Chelsea Roff (’10) was recently featured in a Huffington Post profile highlighting her yoga program for eating disorder patients. Roff battled anorexia as a teenager but regained her health and went on to major in psychology and neuroscience at UT Arlington. Now she’s reaching others through her nonprofit Eat, Breath, Thrive, which she created to give back the gifts that were given to her by yoga teachers, therapists and community members in her time of need. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show and Sanjay Gupta on CNN. “Service got me out of myself,” she says. “It taught me about my value and worth. I liked who I was.”

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. Getting in the Game .

Getting in the Game

As executive director of RISE Adaptive Sports, Chris Goad (’93) offers physically challenged athletes the equipment they need to sail, swim, ski, kayak and play rugby and soccer. A former UT Arlington wheelchair athlete himself, Goad began volunteering for RISE after he was laid off as head of logistics for a Fortune 150 company. Now he leads the Irving nonprofit organization.

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To tell us what you’d like to know more about from UT Arlington, contact utacommunications@uta.edu or the Office of Alumni Relations.

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