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Coral Reefs

Laura Mydlarz, associate professor of biology, is leading a new study to measure how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches. Mydlarz is principal investigator of the project, titled “Immunity to Community: Can Quantifying Immune Traits Inform Reef Community Structure?” and funded by a two-year, $220,331 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences. READ MORE


A UTA biologist published new research in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews: Immunology that concludes the body’s own immune system regulates bacterial communities in the intestine to promote health. "This knowledge could be harnessed to treat diseases caused by an imbalance in the relationship between the host and the communities of bacteria in their intestine, otherwise known as gut dysbiosis," said Jason Kubinak, assistant professor of biology. READ MORE

Sidley Scholars

Two UTA students were chosen for the national Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program in recognition of their academic achievements and their potential as future lawyers. Junior political science major Tiffany Nicasio and junior communication and history major Mickaela Alves were honored by Sidley Austin LLP, a large U.S.-based law firm with headquarters in Chicago. The firm’s Sidley Scholars Program is dedicated to increasing diversity in law schools and the legal profession. READ MORE

Janice Klostermeier

Featured in American Healthcare Leader, Janice Klostermeier, UTA alumna and CFO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, explains what it took to find her place in healthcare finance and what it will take for future generations of women to reach the executive ranks in the growing healthcare industry. ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT


Community leaders gathered on Tuesday to discuss how to foster mutual respect and compassion in North Texas as part of "An Evening with Faith Leaders", an event hosted by UTA in partnership with Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. WATCH THE VIDEO

George Seimens

Researchers at UTA have partnered with five international universities to create, OnTask, a software program that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying techniques throughout the course of a semester. BOLD SOLUTIONS

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Mark Your Calendar

April 1-7 | Saturday-Friday

International Week | Join us for the 40th year of International Week here at UTA celebrating diversity across campus!  This year's theme "Bon Voyage- celebrating 40 years of diversity" will kick off Saturday, April 1st with a soccer tournament and run all week across campus! READ MORE

April 22 | Saturday

UTA Jazz Brunch | Time to hit all the right notes at the annual UTA Jazz Brunch during the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. Performances by UTA ensembles start at 11 am while brunch will be served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tickets for the event at $20 per adult are now available. Get ready for a great event with great UTA friends. GET YOUR TICKETS

May 12 | Friday

Alumni and Friends at UTA Baseball | Head out to the ballpark with all your favorite UTA friends and enjoy a night of baseball and Cracker Jacks! It is the last scheduled home game for the 2017 season so come out and root for the home team. Tickets to the picnic hosted by Alumni Relations will be available soon.

May 31 | Wednesday

Nominate a Deserving Grad | Know a deserving grad who has enthusiastically supported UTA within the community and made a substantial impact on his or her field? Nominations are now open for the Distinguished Alumni and Recent Grad Awards. Send us your nomination by May 31! DAA or RECENT GRAD NOMINATIONS

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