September 8, 2016 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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Makerspace Leaders

Sustainable Urban Communities

UTA was one of just nine universities nationally – and the only university from Texas – invited to a gathering of nearly 200 makerspace leaders at the White House. Katie Musick Peery, director of the UTA Libraries' FabLab, traveled to the nation's capital Aug. 24 for the "Nation of Makers" meeting sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. READ MORE

Enhancing Access and Success

Enhancing Access and Success

With a likely record number of students calling UTA home this fall and continued growth, returning students, faculty, staff, and visitors will see a number of substantial, physical campus changes underway.  READ MORE

Christina Smith

Alumni in the Community

Congratulations to Christina Smith, class of 1999, for earning the rank of Assistant Chief in the Dallas Police Department! Your efforts make us Maverick proud!

Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education

UTA mathematicians are conducting research to enhance materials currently used in UTeach Arlington, UTA's version of the highly successful science and mathematics secondary teacher preparation program replicated at 43 universities across the United States. READ MORE

Alum Tom Killebrew

Making History

Military historian? Aviation buff? Check out Tom Killebrew’s The Royal Air Force in American Skies. The UTA alum chronicles the history of American-owned British flying training schools in the 1940s. READ MORE

Darwin Peek '61

Once a Maverick, Always a Maverick

In 1961, things looked a little different around campus. That’s the year Darwin Peek graduated from then Arlington State College. On Monday, he stopped by to say hello to the new Alumni Relations team and left us with several memorable stories. Thanks for the visit, Darwin!

UTA Family, Music, and Community

Maverick Speaker Series
Mark Your Calendar

September 13 | Tuesday

MSS: Reza Aslan | The first lecture of the 2016-2017 Maverick Speakers Series, presented by OVERTURE DFW, 55+ Living for a New Generation, will feature author and religious scholar Reza Aslan. VIP Packages to attend a private dinner and photo opportunity with Aslan are available. All VIP Package proceeds benefit the President's Fund for Excellence. BUY TICKETS

October 6 | Thursday

MSS: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn | Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn present A Path Appears: How an Individual Can Change the World as part of this year's Maverick Speakers Series. VIP dinner and photo opportunity tickets are also available through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. BUY TICKETS

October 16 | Sunday

UTA Night at FC Dallas | Join us at Toyota Stadium in Frisco for UTA Night as FC Dallas takes on the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Tickets to the game and UTA Alumni Relations pre-game festivities are available. BUY TICKETS

October 27 | Thursday

SEIR Groundbreaking | UTA and Arlington leaders will break ground on the 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building dedicated to innovative research, collaborative solutions, and workforce development. READ MORE

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