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Basketball Programs continue Historic Seasons

Both the Maverick MEN'S and WOMEN'S basketball teams are ranked in the top 20 of the CollegeInsider.com poll, making UTA one of just four schools to achieve this distinction. On Monday, the men extended their winning streak to 11 games as Kevin Hervey recorded his 15th double-double in a win over Appalachian State. Lady Mav Cierra Johnson was named Sun Belt Player of the week. She joins Christina Devers and Rebekah VanDijk (2), who've earned four of the first six awards this season. Catch the excitement of UTA basketball by becoming a MAV CLUB MEMBER or by experiencing the action at College Park Center. GET YOUR TICKETS 

Model 21st Century University
the model 21st century urban research university

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes UTA's partnership with Tarrant County College as an innovative approach to helping transfer students earn a degree at a lower cost and in a shorter time period. The article is just one of many that highlight UTA's leadership role in making college more accessible and helping students become more successful. Latino Leaders magazine heralded UTA initatives that have led to an increase in diversity on campus and more Hispanics earning degrees. American Way, the signature magazine of American Airlines worldwide, captured the vision of President Karbhari in its recent "The Trailblazers" profiles. You can take great pride in your University as a leader in higher education.

Minority Business Leaders Award Winners
UTA Alumni Receive Minority Business Leaders Award

Larry Kemp, Vicky Teherani, and Vince Puente are honored by the Dallas Business Journal as Minority Business Leaders award recipients for 2017. As the CEO of Kemp & Sons General Services, Kemp increased revenue 18 fold for the family business and has garnered the company local, regional, and national recognition. Teherani founded VT-Capital, Inc. which invests in companies with vision, energy, and growth potential. Puente, the President of Sales and Marketing and Co-Owner of Southwest Office Systems, was recently appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Finance Commission of Texas. Congratulations to Kemp, Teherani, and Puente! READ MORE

Advancing Medical Research

Junha Jeon, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, leads a group of UTA chemists developing new methods to generate chemical compounds for use in medical drug discovery and development. The project focuses on compounds in increasingly high demand for use in a variety of applications, including pharmaceutical and other medicine-related activities.

Alumni Relations to Host UTA Day at the Rodeo on January 22

Head to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with all of your favorite Mavericks. Mark your calendars for this year's alumni event on January 22 from noon to 1:30 pm. Immediately following lunch, the group will walk to Will Rogers Coliseum to catch all the rodeo action. Your $25 ticket includes lunch, a rodeo ticket, and Maverick giveaways. GET YOUR TICKETS

Inquiry Magazine Out Now

Through collaborative innovations in cancer detection, anger management, tissue repair, and more, UTA is emerging as a leader in life and health sciences. The research behind the innovation is highlighted in the most recent issue of Inquiry, The Research Magazine for The University of Texas at Arlington, AVAILABLE ONLINE.

UTA Basketball Game
Mark Your Calendar

January 21 | Saturday

UTA Basketball Doubleheader | Come watch the women (2:00 pm) and men (4:30 pm) defend College Park Center in a showdown with ULM. Purchase a family fun pack for $40 that includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 4 baller bands. Already have game tickets? Become a Mav Club member to upgrade your tickets and to access the hospitality suite.

February 6 | Monday

InnovationDay@UTA | A free event that seeks to promote, encourage, and recognize innovative and entrepreneurial excellence and success among UTA students, faculty, and researchers, and in the surrounding community. The day also attracts industry and investors to North Texas to increase local entrepreneurship and innovation. Sessions begin at 8:30 am. REGISTER FOR FREE

February 16 | Thursday

MSS: Kevin O'Leary | The popular business entrepreneur and TV personality Kevin O'Leary is coming to campus as the first Maverick Speakers Series event in 2017. O'Leary will present Swimming with a Shark - An Evening with Kevin O'Leary at College Park Center. Audience Q&A and book-signing will follow the lecture. GET YOUR TICKETS

March 7 | Tuesday

MSS: Fareed Zakaria | Widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends, Fareed Zakaria hosts a Peabody Award-winning flagship international affairs program and is the author of international best-sellers The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom. GET YOUR TICKETS

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