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UTA DNA

Discover the core of UT Arlington's excellence

UT Arlington has developed 12 themes for 2014 to establish a context for the programs, events, activities, and stories that showcase excellence university-wide. Explore UTA DNA and discover the greatness that is in our genes.

Kent Elliott and Blake Samper

Students' environmental design wins high honors

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized two landscape architecture students for their design of a campus stormwater runoff system.

Biology Department Chair Jonathan Campbell and his wife, Tanya Dowdeywatch video

Couple donate extensive collection of African art

Biology Department Chair Jonathan Campbell and his wife, Tanya Dowdey, have donated a large portion of their African art collection to the College of Liberal Arts.

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Commencement celebrates degrees of success

More than 3,800 graduate and undergraduate students were candidates for graduation following the fall 2013 semester as UT Arlington held Commencement ceremonies in College Park Center.

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Energy, excitement draw Homecoming crowds

Maverick spirit filled the streets of the College Park District as thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members soaked up the fun and festivities of Homecoming 2013.

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.

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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.

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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.