FEBRUARY 27, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Root for the Home Team!
UTA Baseball

Dear Friends,


UTA spirit continues to climb as a number of spring sports are in full swing. Tonight's baseball game against the 6th-ranked Horned Frogs of TCU has been postponed until Wednesday and will now be played in Fort Worth at 6:30 PM. Softball heads to Denton to play in the North Texas Tournament, while men's and women's golf and tennis teams travel across the country, competing against some of the nation's best programs. Be a part of the Maverick Club to hear the latest news on your favorite UTA sports teams and don't forget to get your tickets to UTA Baseball at Globe Life Park next Tuesday. Go Mavs!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Fighting Heart Disease

Michael Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology, has received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as the influence of gender on the development of cardiac dysfunction. The research findings could lead to a quicker diagnosis and life-saving treatment for patients with heart disease. READ MORE

Alumni SPotlight: 40 Under 40
40 under 40

Shannon Carpenter Bearden ('09), senior associate at Gensler - a leading architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm - was named to the 2018 "40 Under 40" list by the Dallas Business Journal. READ MORE

Distinguished Scientist
Decorated Scientist

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, continues to add to his list of career achievements as a pre-eminent researcher and teacher. Dasgupta was named the 2018 Distinguished Texas Scientist by the Texas Academy of Science. READ MORE

March Madness
Erick Neal

Led by Erick Neal and Kevin Hervey, the UTA men's basketball team topped Georgia State during senior night on Saturday. Neal, named Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, and Hervey both earned double-doubles in the contest. Saturday's matchup against Texas State in San Marcos is the final regular season game before the Mavs prepare for the postseason tournament.

Highest Honor

Raul Gonzalez ('85), Mansfield ISD Board President, earned the title of Master Trustee from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). It is the highest recognition the association offers through its Leadership TASB program.

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Mark Your Calendar

March 6 | Tuesday

UTA Baseball at Globe Life Park | Join us for a special night at Globe Life Park as your Mavericks take the field against the Baylor Bears. Tickets to the 7:00 PM game are general admission and can be purchased for $12.

March 22 | Thursday

Fort Worth Engineering Alumni Group Meeting | Engineering graduates in Fort Worth are invited to network and hear from Dr. Bob Woods at the first-ever group meeting at T And P Tavern. Your $15 tickets include one drink voucher and appetizers. GET YOUR TICKETS

March 29 | Thursday

MSS: Gretchen Carlson | Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized broadcast journalists and a tireless advocate for workplace equality and the empowerment of women. Spend an evening with this notable television personality and champion for social progress. GENERAL or VIP TICKETS

April 21 | Saturday

Jazz Brunch | Hit all the right notes and join us at the annual UTA Jazz Brunch at the 2018 Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival. The brunch begins at 11:30 AM, but you can arrive early to watch the first of three UTA performances starting at 11:00 AM. Additional performances are scheduled for 12:30 and 2:00 PM. TICKETS

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