January 17, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Expanding our Network

Dear Friends,


It's nice to see students back on campus! There are several ways you can get involved to help our students make the most of their UTA experience. First, join the Maverick Network to connect with current students as a mentor. Secondly, become a member of one of the many regional and professional alumni chapters to advocate for your alma mater. As an example, if you're interested in connecting with fellow UTA engineers, contact the College of Engineering here to get involved as an engineering alumni. Keep an eye out as we build more alumni, degree-spcific, and local chapters to bring together the Maverick family.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

National Powerhouse
Legislative Action Impacts UTA

Trey Yelverton ('88), Arlington city manager, heralded UTA's annual economic impact of $1.3 billion as a major reason for Arlington's continued rise in stature and size as the next megacity. The seventh-fastest growing public research university in the country over the past decade, UTA is poised to help Arlington's steady growth into the future.  READ MORE

creating better infastructure
In the Pipeline

Mohammad Najafi, Civil Engineering professor, has been awarded a $400,000 grant to design new methods for lining storm-water pipes with that will extend the life of those pipes. Najafi is leading the research through UTA's Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education. READ MORE

Milestones achieved
Mobile Conflict

With eight rebounds in the first half, Rebekah VanDijk only needed a minute in the second half to grab her 1,000th career rebound. With that achievement, VanDijk became the first player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Catch UTA basketball Thursday, January 18, as both the men's and women's teams return to College Park Center for conference play. READ MORE or GET TICKETS

celebrating legacies
Celebrating Legacies

The Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society invites those who have named UTA a beneficiary of their estate or in a planned gift to the February 3 men's and women's basketball games. The Society reconizes donors who are supporting the University through an estate commitment, creating opportunities for the next generation of Mavericks. REGISTER TODAY

A New Architecture
Rising to the Top

Basil Schaban-Maurer, PhD ('08) is ushering in a new field of research at the crossroads of architecture and urban planning known as Citizen-Centered Architecture. Schaban-Maurer received his bachelor's and master's degree in architecture and his master's in city and regional planning from UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). READ MORE

Alumni Save with Nationwide

January 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at the Rodeo | If you missed your chance to purchase tickets to this popular event, you still have an opportunity to add your name to a wait list if additional tickets become available. Contact Brady Minor for more information. EMAIL BRADY

February 3 | Saturday

Rankin Society at UTA Basketball | UTA Legacy Leaders are invited to join the Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society at the men's and women's basketball games. The women's team tips off at 2 PM and the men's game starts at 4:15 PM. REGISTER TODAY

February 6 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter | Come join us at Joe T. Garcia's for the first Fort Worth Alumni Chapter meeting of 2018. President Vistasp Karbhari will provide an update on UTA's progress as a top-tier university as you network with your fellow Fort Worth Mavericks. Lunch begins at 12 PM. REGISTER TODAY

February 20 | Tuesday

MSS: Michael Pollan | Best-selling author and sustainable food critic Michael Pollan makes his way to Texas Hall to take us on One Writer's Trip: From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond in the fourth installment of the 2017-2018 Maverick Speakers Series. Get your GENERAL or VIP TICKETS

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Development and Alumni Relations at UTA is here to build traditions and create communities among the hundreds of thousands of current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of UTA. As part of the dedicated Alumni Relations mission, our team is here to support your opportunity to be a part of the University family. We want to hear your stories and success as well as create a pathway for you to stay engaged. Email us at alumni@uta.edu and use this newsletter to stay in the mix with those you care about at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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