January 8, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Begin 2018 with us!
UTA Day at the Rodeo

Dear Friends,


Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! Start the year by reconnecting with your UTA family and getting involved with your alma mater! Sign up to join the Maverick Network, our new online community engagement and mentoring platform, and register for upcoming events like the UTA Day at the Rodeo, a special UTA afternoon at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Make your new year a Maverick one!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Celebrating A Maverick
Lillie Biggins Day

Lillie Biggns ('74), president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital was honored by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price ('72) through a proclamation making January 5 Lillie Biggins Day. Biggins retired after more than 45 years in health care leadership. READ MORE

Legendary Women
Legendary Women

The UTA community turned out in force to support Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA associate vice provost for faculty development, and Amanda Moreno-Lake, friend of the University, who were both recognized as Mujeres Legendarias by the Ford Motor Company. The national award honors Hispanic women who make a significant impact improving their communities. READ MORE

VanDijk named NCAA CLASs candidate
Senior CLASS Award

UTA senior center Rebekah VanDijk is the Sun Belt Conference's nominee for the NCAA 2017-2018 Senior CLASS Award. She is being recognized for her on- and off-the-court achievements. READ MORE

Understanding Neural Damage
Understanding Neural Damage

Dr. Ashfaq Adnan, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was awarded an Office of Naval Research grant to study the potential link between head trauma and neurological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and Chronic Traumatic Encepholopathy. READ MORE

selected for national board
National Board

UTA’s Meghna Tare has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the leading association of its kind in North America. Tare is the director of UTA's Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact. READ MORE

Mark Your Calendar

January 18 | Thursday

UTA Basketball | Come out and Mav Up as both the men's and women's basketball teams work toward another victory when they take on Louisiana at College Park Center. The women tip-off at 5 PM and the men start at 7:15 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

January 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at the Rodeo | Tickets are available for the annual UTA Day at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Saddle up with all your favorite UTA folk and get a hearty BBQ lunch and fixin's at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. GET YOUR TICKETS

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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