Featuring the latest news and events on your campus, this week's newsletter is sure to keep you up to date on all things UTA. If you have a story or event you would like to be considered for the newsletter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Mavs!
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best undergraduate and graduate programs in the nation, UTA's College of Engineering announced the appointment of Peter E. Crouch as the new dean. Dr. Crouch will lead the College into a new era of enhanced community and industry relationships intended to develop the next generation of highly skilled workers. He comes to UTA as the former dean of engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Mãnoa and, prior to that, as the former dean of Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.
UTA professors are known as some of the best in the country, and they help lead national conversations in emerging fields. Four of them earned recognition as part of the 2016 Tech Titan awards hosted by the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the largest technology trade association in North Texas. Professors Sandy Dasgupta, Liping Tang, Kevin Schug, and Laura Mydlarz were all named finalists as either Inventors or Titans of the Future, an award that identifies up-and-coming industry leaders.
The August 1 deadline to nominate an outstanding UTA alum is quickly approaching. The Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony will be a highlight of this fall's Homecoming celebrations and provides a time to gather together as a Maverick family and take pride in your alma mater. Past winners of the awards have included Arnold E. Petsche, Ralph Hawkins, Lou Diamond Philips, and many more. Make sure you nominate a deserving recipient today to recognize the strength of UTA alumni.
The adage that there is strength in numbers is certainly true when you consider the collective total of UTA alumni-more than 210,000 strong and growing every semester! UTA Development and Alumni Relations is challenging alumni from the last 10 graduating classes to give $10 toward a new scholarship in the first-ever alumni participation challenge. Everyone who donates will receive a UTA Alumni car decal, and the grad class with the highest participation will be invited to an exclusive event with President Karbhari.
Open to the public, the EXCEL Summer Movie Series will continue this Thursday with a screening of The Boss at 9 p.m. on the West Lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. A complete schedule of movies and times is available on the EXCEL website.
Gallery 76102, hosted by UTA Fort Worth Center, is offering a free community yoga class on August 6 and again on August 20. The class begins at 11 a.m. and is open to yogis of all levels. For more information, visit the Fort Worth Center website.
The much-anticipated opening of UTA’s Career Development Center is growing nearer. On August 23, Dr. Karbhari and a host of others will officially cut the ribbon on the renovated building space. Current students and alumni are welcome to use the resources of the development center to learn how to further their careers.
As part of the Texas Rangers University Days, UTA alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to a Rangers baseball game as they take on the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Join UTA Alumni Relations prior to the game for an alumni picnic. $30 includes your game ticket, BBQ buffet, and Maverick giveaways. Tickets go on sale July 25.