December 15, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Welcome to the alumni family!
Alumni Family

Dear Friends,


This weekend more than 5,465 students will walk across the stage at their respective commencement ceremonies and become lifelong members of the UTA alumni family. Help me welcome them to our community and don't forget to join the Maverick Network to connect online with these newest graduates and existing alumni, and to sign up as a mentor to current students.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Primetime Holiday Hoops
Primetime Holiday Hoops

The UTA men's and women's basketball teams continue to work through their respective pre-conference schedules. On December 21 both teams will play out-of-state foes at College Park Center starting with the women's team at 4:30 PM and the men's team at 7:00 PM. Then, on December 29, you can catch the men as they open Sun Belt Conference action against Coastal Carolina on ESPN2. Don't forget children under the age of 18 get in free to all home games through January 6! GET YOUR TICKETS

Alumni recognized as D CEO Dallas 500
D CEO Dallas 500

Eleven UTA alumni were included in D CEO's 2018 Dallas 500, a list of the 500 most powerful business leaders in North Texas. President Vistasp Karbhari and Chandra Subramaniam, interim dean of the College of Business, were also on the list. READ MORE

NAI Fellow
NIA Fellow

Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Agonafer was one of only two recognized from North Texas and one of 11 in the state. READ MORE

Mapping the waters
Mapping the waters

Civil engineering assistant professor Nick Fang and his team of graduate and undergraduate students will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase its effectiveness at creating flood warnings and relief based on more accurate watershed mapping techniques. READ MORE

Modern research
Workplace Issues

James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in UTA’s Goolsby Leadership Academy, and M. Ann McFadyen, associate professor of strategic management, reviewed a report they initially published in a 1998 special section on sexual harassment in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology to determine how our views on harassment and how we prevent it have changed over the last 20 years. READ MORE
Mark Your Calendar

December 21 | Thursday

UTA Basketball | Come out and Mav Up as both the men's and women's basketball teams work toward another victory at College Park Center. The women tip-off at 4:30 PM and the men start at 7 PM. Children under the age of 18 get in free! 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 with all the fixin's at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. GET YOUR TICKETS

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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