October 16, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


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UTA Homecoming

Dear Friends,


Homecoming is a time like no other on our campus! The weather is a little crisper. Students are on a final push to finish the semester, and activities are ramping up for the upcoming basketball season. It's a perfect time to invite all of our Maverick family back to experience the thrill of UTA traditions! Homecoming 2017, November 5-12, will be no exception this year as we mark another chapter in our history and celebrate the past, present, and future of all things UTA. Don't forget to get your tickets to the Distinguished Alumni Awards on Friday, November 10.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

unearthed History
A Piece of UTA History

At Homecoming 2017, you won't be the only thing coming back to campus! The renovation of an historic Tarrant County home led to the discovery of a special slice of UTA’s past. The words "Carlisle Military Academy" and the year 1906 are imprinted on a broken marble slab found during the home's repair. READ MORE

Unmatched alumnus
Alumnus Spotlight

Our alumni are worth celebrating! Roger Krone ('81), Chairman and CEO of Leidos, is being honored at this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards and was also recognized recently by CR Magazine as a 2017 Responsible CEO of the year. READ MORE

Fighting Cancer
Fighting Cancer

Yuze “Alice” Sun, an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering, has received a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to develop a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient’s breath, saving the patient from needle biopsies and extended waits for a diagnosis. READ MORE

Serving Those Who Served
McNair Scholars Program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year $1.3 million grant to UTA to renew funding for the University’s highly successful Veterans Upward Bound program. The program improves college readiness and degree completion for those who served active duty in the U.S military. READ MORE

Mapping a Mess
Mapping a Mess

Researchers at UTA have been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to use unmanned aerial vehicles to create highly accurate 3D and profile maps of the storm debris left behind from Hurricane Harvey in Beaumont, Texas. The maps will help the city understand the full extent of what it needs to remove. READ MORE


October 26 | Thursday

Topping Out | The 14th annual Topping Out Awards Program will take place on October 26 to recognize and honor excellence and teamwork in creating the built environment within the greater DFW Metroplex. The Topping Out program raises scholarship funds for students attending UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. SPONSORSHIP INFO

November 2 | Thursday

MSS: Roland Fryer | UTA alumnus and award-winning Harvard economist Roland Fryer will visit Texas Hall as the third lecturer in the 2017-18 Maverick Speakers Series. Join us for a special VIP dinner before the lecture or grab your general seat in Texas Hall for the event. VIP TICKETS or GENERAL TICKETS

November 5-12 | Sunday

Homecoming 2017 | From basketball games to step shows and parades, homecoming week is filled with activities and events for everyone. Check out this year's website for details about how you can get involved and celebrate all things Maverick! PLAN YOUR WEEK

November 10 | Friday

Distinguished Alumni Awards | A tradition that honors those alumni who exemplify Maverick spirit, the Distinguished Alumni Awards anchor the annual UTA Homecoming festivities. Get your tickets today for the 6:30 pm reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. GET YOUR 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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