April 28, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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Excellence on display
ALumni and Friends Gather for Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival

From 3-D printing demonstrations to health screenings and more, visitors to UTA's booth at the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival were treated to a variety of reasons why the University is a top school of choice for faculty and students alike. UTA students, faculty, staff, and research scientists demonstrated the University's breadth and excellence to thousands of festival participants who stopped by the booth or attended the Jazz Brunch, an annual event for University alumni and friends featuring UTA jazz ensemble performances.

Medical Research Changing treatment of Rare Pediatric Disorder
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UTA’s Jianzhong Su (pictured above), professor and chair of mathematics, and Dr. Jian Hao, a member of Dr. Su’s research team, co-authored "Clinical Aspects of Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency: Information from a Global Registry" published recently in JAMA Neurology. The paper summarizes research performed by UTA and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center faculty who discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

UTA Students Receive Prestigious NSF Grant and Fellowships
NSF recipients

Three UTA students were selected by the National Science Foundation to advance their respective academic careers. Shannon Beston's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant will fund her research examining the evolution of complex traits in natural populations of Rivulus hartii, a species of fish found in the waters of the Caribbean off the island of Trinidad. Mayowa Olawoyin and Priscilla Glenn both received funding for the 2017 academic year through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period. READ SHANNON'S STORY and READ MAYOWA'S and PRISCILLA'S STORY

Research Excellence
Chowdhury Named Leading Emerging Investigator

The American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UTA, one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.

Creating Access and Success
UTA Offers Multiple Summer Camps

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it is time to register for youth academic and athletic camps offered by UTA. The day and overnight camps fill quickly as they are popular among families. Academic, music, and athletic camps are available for students of all ages and abilities. New to UTA’s summer lineup is a Communication and Media Camp for students in grades 9-12. The camp will offer hands-on and project-based experience with social media and communication technologies and projects. COMMUNITY IMPACT

Model 21st-Century Research University
New Lab Facilities Coming to UTA

UTA is expanding its capacity to commit to groundbreaking health research that impacts the well-being of our community with the construction of new lab facilities in the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building. Join us as we continue to lead the region in the development of intellectual capital. SUPPORT UTA

UTA Metro Golf Tournament
Mark Your Calendar

May 12 | Friday

Alumni and Friends at UTA Baseball | Head out to the ballpark with your 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 are now available. GET YOUR TICKETS

May 15 | Monday

Metro Golf Tournament | Hit the links at the 44th Annual Metro Golf Tournament hosted by Campus Recreation! This year's tournament is scheduled for an 8 a.m. shotgun start at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek in Fort Worth. For more information on how you can register as an individual or a team of four, email Campus Rec or READ MORE

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