April 6, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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A Maverick Welcome for COach Ogden
Chris Ogden

The UTA athletic department announced Chris Ogden as the new men's head basketball coach at a press conference on Friday. A former Big XII and Southeastern Conference assistant, Ogden is the eighth head coach in program history. He joins UTA from Texas Tech where he served as an assistant coach to Chris Beard for the last two seasons. Prior to that, Ogden played and coached under Rick Barnes at the University of Texas and the University of Tennessee for 13 seasons. READ MORE

2018 Women in Tech Awardees
2018 Women in Tech

Lauren T. Bui ('98), VP of data management and analytics at Christus Health, and Hanli Liu, biomedical engineering professor at UTA, were both honored by the Dallas Business Journal as recipients of the 2018 Women in Technology Awards. The award recognizes each recipient for keeping their companies and organizations current while pushing for innovation that is efficient and intelligent.

Seeing is believing
UTA Alumni Relations

Juhyun Lee, an assistant professor in the bioengineering department, is using a two-year Institutional Research Grant from the American Heart Association to develop a new microscope that can capture 3-D motion. Lee can use that image to construct a 4-D beating heart using optical imaging techniques with fluorescent nanoparticles in a zebrafish. Victoria Messerschmidt and Zach Bailey, two doctoral students, and Richard Bryant, who is seeking his master’s degree, are helping Lee on the project. READ MORE

flying high
Kamesh Subbarao

Kamesh Subbarao, associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a four-year grant from the Office of Naval Research to study how well unmanned vehicles perform during mission-specific conditions. The study will help operators understand how to work in concert with multiple unmanned vehicles. READ MORE

international Mavs
UTA Trip

President Karbhari and a group of UTA representatives will be visiting Beijing, Xi'an, and Taipei for EMBA graduation ceremonies and to connect with alumni and friends. For alumni in the areas, the delegation is hosting several afternoon and evening gatherings between April 11th and 16th. If you would like to join us, Rose Youngblood for more details.

Top-Ranked Prof
Frank Lewis

Electrical engineering professor Frank Lewis was ranked among the top 100 computer science and electronics researchers in the world, according to guide2research.com. Lewis was also 70th in the United States. READ MORE

Mark Your Calendar

April 8 | Sunday

JCPenney Suit-Up | JCPenney and the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center have partnered to offer current students and alumni a 40% discount on career dress apparel and shoes during this special event from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Alumni must show their membership card to participate. MORE INFO

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

April 28 | Saturday

Brazos House Farewell | Did you live in and love Brazos House? Come celebrate the building and share your memories at a farewell picnic as UTA says goodbye to the beloved building and hello to the potential to create new spaces for future generations of Mavericks. The gathering will take place from 4 to 7 PM.

May 18 | Friday

Alumni and Friends at Clay Gould Ballpark | Root for the home team as UTA Alumni Relations hosts a picnic before your Mavericks take on Appalachian State in a Sun Belt Conference showdown. Stay tuned for details about the event and to purchase your ticket for both the picnic and ball game.

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