African Art

When noted herpetologist Jonathan Campbell’s work takes him to remote Guatemalan jungles or the heart of Africa, he typically brings something back. Often the treasures are animal specimens that find their way into UT Arlington’s Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center. But sometimes they’re gorgeous works of art. Over the years, he and his wife, Tanya Dowdey ’88, have amassed quite a collection. “We have […]

Strengthening the Mother-Daughter Bond

Hugs were permitted, but they were timed. After just a few seconds, a guard would tell Brittany Byrd, then 22, and her mother that they had to part. Each day that Brittany left her mother behind the barbed-wire prison fence, she felt a lurch in her stomach. “Even as a young adult woman, I was greatly affected by Mother’s incarceration,” she says. “It was tough not […]

Wise Investment

Robert Gatchel knows firsthand how private philanthropic support can fuel discovery. A foremost authority on the effects of chronic pain on the mind and body, Dr. Gatchel holds the Nancy P. and John G. Penson Endowed Professorship in Clinical Health Psychology. “This professorship is a great honor, and it helps me conduct research in the important clinical health psychology field,” he says. “It’s also a […]

Supreme Courts

Maverick athletes are now honing their volleyball and basketball skills on the Carrizo Oil & Gas College Park Center Practice Facility. The University named the area—which features two regulation basketball courts—for the Houston-based energy company to recognize the firm’s $5 million commitment to College Park Center. The 7,000-seat events venue opened in February 2012 and anchors UT Arlington’s College Park District, a 20-acre residential and […]

Simmons Foundation Gives $1 Million Grant

Metroplex populations in need will benefit from the Simmons Family Foundation’s recent $1 million grant to the UT Arlington School of Social Work. The gift extends the school’s Innovative Community Academic Partnership (iCAP) program to Dallas County. The program initiates, supports, and funds ideas among educators to help social service agencies develop better practices. “The foundation is proud to support this expansion of the UT […]