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Innovation Day
Innovationday@uta highlights UTA's impact on economic development

UTA's strong innovation pipeline has seen more than 100 patents issued over the last five years and more than 25 technologies licensed to outside companies. Close to 60 faculty and students are currently working on startups and more than 20 startup companies are developing around UTA. "We are actively creating an innovation ecosystem at UTA that supports all local entrepreneurs," said Teri Schultz, director of UTA's Office of Technology Management. READ MORE.

A Model Prevention Program
a model Prevention Program for Student Safety

As colleges and universities across the nation grapple with providing a safe environment and addressing sexual assault on campus, UTA has been ahead of its peers. Our ground-breaking Bystander Intervention program and other efforts won a national award in 2012 and we are a model for the rest of the UT System schools. Student Peer Advocates receive specialized training to respond to reports of sexual assault and dating violence, and live in residence halls and on-campus communities to facilitate reporting and victim assistance. WATCH THE VIDEO

Fighting Heart Disease
Fighting Heart Disease

Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers led by a professor at UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been able to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this syndrome. The results of the study were published in the Journal PLOS One and could contribute significantly to the future treatment of patients. Mark Haykowsky, the college's Moritz Chair of Gerontology Nursing Research, was the senior author of the journal article. See 'Philanthropy That Saves Lives' for more information about the Moritz Chair and the impact of supporting UTA.  READ MORE.

UTA Hosts Community Conversations on Mental Health

Half of all mental health issues emerge by age 14, and 75 percent are diagnosed by age 24, yet mental illness remains a taboo subject. To change this paradigm, UTA's School of Social Work, Tarrant County MHMR, and the Texas Health and Human Services presented "Speak Your Mind Texas"  - a public forum on the importance of early intervention for mental health. COMMUNITY IMPACT

Qilian Liang

Qilian Liang, an Electrical Engineering professor, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE's Board of Directors cited his "contributions to interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems." FACULTY HONOR

Philanthropy that saves lives.

Thanks to the generosity of the Moritz family, the Moritz Chair of Gerontology Nursing Research was endowed in 2011 to support and advance research in elder care, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation medicine. Doctor's and healthcare professionals now have better information to use when diagnosing and treating heart disease.

Mark Your Calendar

February 22 | Wednesday

Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair | The FWRSEF is the oldest continually operating regional fair of its kind in the state of Texas and the biggest in the region. Students from 10 counties participate in an effort to advance the study of science, mathematics, and engineering statewide.

February 22 | Wednesday

All Majors Job Fair | Looking for a job or an internship? Looking to fill a job or internship? Visit the Career Development Center to learn about events such as the spring 2017 All Majors Job Fair where more than 160 employers will recruit students and alumni for open positions. The fair takes place at the Maverick Activities Center Gym from 10 am to 3 pm. READ MORE

February 25 | Saturday

UTA Basketball | With March Madness just around the corner, make sure to catch both UTA basketball teams in action against South Alabama at College Park Center. The women's team starts the doubleheader at 2:00 pm with the men tipping off at 4:30. Don't miss your chance to cheer on the Mavs at one of the last regular season home games. 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.

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