December 1, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


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Dear Friends,


With so many events and opportunities to get involved, there's never been a better time to be a Maverick. Starting next week, connecting with all of your classmates and UTA family is getting even easier. Invitations to join the Maverick Network, our online engagement network community for UTA alumni, will be sent in the next few days. Be on the lookout for your email invitation to get started.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Mav Up! Basketball Season is underway
Mav Up! Basketball season is underway

Both the UTA men's and women's basketball teams have ushered in two highly anticipated seasons with impressive starts. Get a packaged discount when you purchase a ticket today for all Sun Belt Conference games for only $45. SUN BELT FUN PACK

Maverick Minority Leaders
Fort Worth Business Press

Several UTA alumni and friends were named 2017 Honorees of the Fort Worth Business Press Minority Leaders in Business Awards. The honorees include James Austin (Austin Company Commercial Real Estate), Richard Casarez (Oncor Electric Delivery), Joseph DeLeon (Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth), Larry Kemp (Kemp and Sons General Services Inc.), Robert Sturns (City of Fort Worth), and Wyntress Ware (Ware & Associates, Inc.).

Best for Vets
Best for Vets

Military Times once again ranked UTA the No. 1 four-year institution in Texas for veterans and their families to earn a college degree. Nationally, UTA ranked No. 12 on the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list. UTA is the only four-year Texas school in the top 20, moving up eight spots from its 2017 ranking. READ MORE

Leading the fight against Cancer
Cancer Research

Subhrangsu Mandal, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led a team of researchers who recently published in the prestigious Cancer Research journal. Their study correlates a specific type of molecule, IncRNA, with different cancers, making it ideal for developing non-invasive biomarkers for the disease, as well as personalized cancer therapies. READ MORE

Maverick Emmys
Maverick Emmys

UTA students received recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the 15th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards in San Antonio. Five graduates of UTA News en Español, UTA’s Spanish-language broadcast journalism program, took home 18 regional Emmy awards. READ MORE

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Mark Your Calendar

December 5 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting | Join us in Fort Worth at Joe T. Garcia's for the December Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting. UTA alumni will gather to network and hear updates about the University from 12 to 1 pm. It's a great time to learn how you can reconnect with your alma mater. REGISTER

January 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at the Rodeo | Save the date and saddle up for the annual UTA Day at the Rodeo when Mavericks of all ages converge on Cowtown at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Check back with us as we finalize details for the pre-rodeo get together and luncheon.

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

April 21 | Saturday

UTA Alumni Jazz Brunch | Save the date and hit all the right notes at the UTA Jazz Brunch during the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. Performances by UTA jazz ensembles will accompany the catered brunch event. Tickets will be available soon.

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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 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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