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John F. Kennedy illustration by Sean McCabe

Student essays shed light on JFK assassination

A professor emeritus rediscovered an essay collection that reveals the anxiety, despair, and anger felt by UT Arlington students four days after John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

old trains

Railroads carry indispensable freight—and allure

Don’t think of trains as a nuisance. These rolling behemoths are a vital cog in the world’s supply chain. And UT Arlington and the city of Arlington wouldn’t exist without them.

ocean

Researchers protect the world's water systems

UT Arlington scientists and engineers are making water safer by developing methods to analyze its quality, monitor biological toxins, and protect oceans against climate change.

Bill Rasmussenwatch video

ESPN founder shares story of creating sports network

By refusing to take "no" for an answer, Bill Rasmussen built ESPN into the worldwide leader of TV sports programming. He detailed his challenges and triumphs as part of the Maverick Speakers Series.

Mayor Betsy Price at Distinguished Alumni Galawatch video

University recognizes alumni for career success

UT Arlington honored seven outstanding alumni for their professional achievements, community engagement, and loyalty to their alma mater at the 48th Annual Distinguished Alumni Gala.

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Math Department receives NSF grant for scholarships

A National Science Foundation S-STEM grant will help undergraduates with up to $10,000 in stipends, tuition, and fees as they pursue their future in teaching, research, or other math-based professions.

Linda Perrotti in the laboratory

Professor explores gender differences in drug abuse

According to a national survey, 4.1 million Americans sought treatment for drug addiction in 2010. Using cellular, molecular, and behavioral procedures, Linda Perrotti is exploring why some people become addicts while others don't.

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Students sling mud at annual volleyball competition

More than 50 teams frolicked in the muck at the 23rd annual Oozeball mud volleyball tournament on Greek Row. One of UT Arlington's most popular and longest-running traditions, the event benefits student scholarships.

Liping Tang

Novel system shows promise in detecting and treating cancer

Wayward cancer cells often cause tumors elsewhere in the body. Bioengineering Professor Liping Tang is creating a bone marrow-mimicking trap to attract these cells and confine them to a single location.

American Defined: Jose Antonio Vargaswatch video

Pulitzer Prize winner addresses immigration policies

Jose Antonio Vargas discussed his life as an undocumented immigrant in the semester's first Maverick Speakers Series lecture. A native of the Philippines, Vargas says he has spent much of his life trying to prove he's an American.