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Unbranded Stories

Mavericks are unbranded. They're motivated by a sense of possibility that places no limits on what they can achieve.

  • Saving Face

    Eileen Moss leads a research team that is developing a pliable, polymer mask embedded with electrical, mechanical, and biological components that can speed healing from disfiguring burns and help rebuild faces.

  • Heroic Efforts

    During spring break, Beta Theta Pi fraternity members and friends dress up like Batman, Spider Man, and other superheroes to cheer up sick children in Texas and Louisiana hospitals.

  • Storm Chaser

    As founder of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing business based in Arlington, alumnus Martin Lisius guides people on tornado safaris. His company has been featured in numerous national media outlets.

  • One Night Without a Home

    One cold night, more than 50 UT Arlington students huddled together on the Library mall and got a small glimpse into what it feels like to be homeless.

  • Musical Roots

    Every time Danny Mekonnen picks up his saxophone, he’s connecting with his Ethiopian heritage. The music he creates is vibrant, blazing, and fun.

  • Beacon of Hope

    There were those who questioned whether New Orleans would ever recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Alumnus Robert Lynch wasn’t one of them.

  • First of Many

    Not only did Na Li earn her doctoral degree in computer science engineering in spring 2012, but she also became the first student to graduate in College Park Center.

  • Healing Touch

    Nursing graduate Kaci Hickox works alongside some of the nation’s top epidemiologists in her two-year postgraduate fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Las Vegas.

  • Chemical Analysis

    A $1.45 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for UT Arlington means great things for math and science education in North Texas and beyond.

  • Unifying Force

    Dr. Joseph Bohanon formed the Native American Alumni Alliance, which brings American Indian alumni together to support scholarships for the Native American Student Association.

  • The Journey Continues

    Carlos Saavedra picked up where his fraternity brothers left off and biked across America to raise $5,000 for PUSH America.

  • The Gift of Scholarship

    With a generous scholarship endowment, Dr. Ignacio Nunez and his wife have ensured promising minds will enjoy a top-notch education for years to come.

  • Helping Hands

    Volunteers for the 2012 Big Event spent time at nearly 50 worksites.

  • College Park Center

    Mavericks fans witnessed the dawning of a new era as a multimedia extravaganza christened the striking special events venue.

  • Home, Safe Home

    To help keep seniors safe in their homes, researchers are exploring ways to unobtrusively monitor daily activities and alert caregivers when help might be needed.

  • Reel Success

    Alumnus Jason Croft began his film career with a strong interest in being a photography director.

  • DNA Detective

    Dr. Koh’s research is about doing more with less. “More” is quick and early detection of harmful things. “Less” is detecting them on a DNA level with nanoscale technology.

  • Controlling Life and Limb

    Working with a $2.2 million grant from the Department of Defense, Dr. Romero-Ortega is helping soldiers who have been wounded and lost one or more limbs.

  • Treasure Hunt

    Alumna Nada Shabout has embarked on a mission to collect information on works of art lost in Iraq.

  • Veggie Tales

    The Community Garden is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between UT Arlington and the city.

  • Life-saving Technology

    What do you do when life-saving technology harms the environment? If you’re chemistry Professor Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, you innovate.

  • A Born Healer

    On a good day, she might help save a life. On a bad day, she at least improves the quality of life of people in need.

  • Bioscience Revolution

    Bioengineering researcher Jian Yang has developed a material that’s fluorescent, biodegradable, and safe to implant in the body.

  • Now Open for Discovery

    Collaboration and research form the foundation for the 234,000-square-foot Engineering Research Building.

  • Distinctive Honors

    Social Work major Allyson Polman thrives in an academically challenging environment—and she knows she’s found a worthy home.

  • Digesting a Solution

    Sanchali Deb could have gone to any university she wanted for her doctoral work. She chose UT Arlington.

  • A Future in Numbers

    The first in his family to earn a college degree, math whiz Anthony Lopez is pursuing a Ph.D. after receiving a highly competitive graduate fellowship.

  • Journey of Hope

    What started as a philanthropy project for his fraternity became a life-changing experience for Mo Awadalla.

  • High Achiever

    Karen was valedictorian of her graduating class at Irving MacArthur High School. And the Colombia native only learned English in the last 11 years.

  • Searching for Signs

    Dr. Vassilis Athitsos is developing a reverse dictionary of American Sign Language that users can interface with through a computer vision system.

  • A Formula for Success

    Minerva Cordero is working hard to help Arlington students discover a passion for math.

  • Rising Star

    A 1989 graduate and filmmaker, Daniel Millican shot his latest production, Rising Stars, on campus.

  • The Long March

    When Erik McCaffrey set out to walk from UT Arlington to Fort Hood, his goal wasn't to break a record or get in shape.

  • Close Bonds

    College is all about forming bonds and gaining experience. That’s why Wendy Okolo supplements study time with offerings from UT Arlington’s student activities.

  • Diversity Is Reality

    For Omar Rosales, diversity isn't a cliché or a lofty institutional goal. It's reality for the campus he calls home.

  • High-tech Surgery

    Surgery is getting a high-tech upgrade, thanks to bioengineering Assistant Professor Digant Davé and his team.

  • Stress Prevention

    Goolsby Distinguished Professor James Campbell Quick has made organizational stress the focus of his career.

  • Technology Meets Passion

    Dr. J.C. Chiao is pioneering the use of RFID (tiny, wireless, battery-free sensors commonly used in retail stores and the defense industry) for medical research.

  • The Making of a Leader

    Every success story has to begin somewhere. For Brittney Joseph, it began with the people she met at UT Arlington and three little letters: F - I - G.

  • Living It Up on Campus

    Aaron had lots of options, but a vibrant student life made UT Arlington the clear winner. Living on campus allows him to take full advantage of all the University has to offer.

  • Helping Aging Adults

    By studying the challenges facing the elderly, Dr. Christopher Ray hopes to restore active lifestyles to millions of senior adults.

  • An Active Student Life

    Exercise Science major Linda Nguyen has discovered a passion for helping others stay healthy and plans to pursue a career in fitness and wellness.