March 13, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


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Dear Friends,


Researchers and faculty members from UTA have greatly advanced the University's mission as the model, 21st century urban research university. From CAREER grants to university startup companies fighting cancer, your University has much to celebrate! If you want to help us get the word out about all things UTA, including the life of an alum, sign up to participate in our Instagram takeover. You can also send us a word of advice for graduating seniors. Both are great ways to get involved and to tell the world what it means to be a part of the Maverick family!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

UTA Researcher wins Career grant
UTA Researcher wins career grant

He Dong, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and joint associate professor of bioengineering, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to develop new synthetic antimicrobial nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals and military facilities. READ MORE

Fighting Cancer
Fighting Cancer

Jon Weidanz, co-founder of AbeXXa Biologics, biology professor, associate vice president of research, and interim director of UTA’s North Texas Genome Center, has signed a collaborative research agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to expand its team of scientists from Texas to Boston. AbeXXa Biologics is breaking new ground in a field of research that has the potential for developing a menu of antibody-based therapies that could benefit much larger numbers of cancer patients. READ MORE

Safe Campus
Safe campus

UTA's Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Kim Lemaux, is a primary reason why UTA is one of the 100 safest college or university campuses in America, according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. UTA is one of just nine Texas colleges or universities to earn the top 100 ranking.

Endowed Impact
Artistic Endeavor

Delaina Price, Fenton Wayne Robnett assistant professor of history, has been selected to hold one of several newly endowed chairs established by Fenton Wayne Robnett ('65). Robnett created the endowed chairs in the College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Innovations, and the College of Liberal Arts. 

Artistic Endeavor
Delaina Price

Darryl Lauster, associate professor of sculpture, is one of 10 artists selected from 117 entries around the world to display his work at the 2018-19 Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition in Ocala, Fla. Lauster’s sculpture is a tribute to the early days of American space exploration and to legendary astronaut and one-time senator John Glenn. READ MORE

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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 24 | Saturday

CONHI Dream Makers Gala | Join us at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel for a gala event benefitting the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Former Texas Ranger Michael Young will give the keynote address, and all proceeds will support scholarships for for all students in the College. 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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