May 18, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Becoming Alumni
Becoming Alumni

In case you missed it, President Karbhari wished the class of 2018 good luck and Godspeed on their journey to become tomorrow's leaders and the newest members of the Maverick alumni family. You can watch a recap video that captures the exact moment yesterday's students became today's alumni and the entire University community celebrated their achievements. College-specific photos and videos are also archived on the UTA Commencement website. FIND YOUR MEMORY

Cancer Trap
Cancer Trap

Liping Tang, bioengineering professor, and a group of UTA faculty members have created a nano-sized device that can be filled with biological agents that attract and kill cancer cells, helping to control cancer metastasis. The device received a patent in Europe and is seen as an effective tool for both diagnosing and treating metastatic cancer in combination with traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapy. READ MORE

Unparalleled Undergraduate Research
UTA Alumni Relations

Misty Martin ('18) is a great example of how UTA's undergraduate research opportunities prepare students to become leaders in their fields. Martin graduated this May with a BS in Chemistry and has been invited to work at Children's Research Institute as she prepares for UTSW's combined MD/PhD program in pediatric oncology. Since her first semester at UTA, Martin has been a member of the Achieving Success in Science through Undergraduate Research and Engagement initiative, a program that gave her the chance to participate in drug discovery research. READ MORE


Bioengineering Professor Yi Hong is leading a team of UTA researchers developing a highly elastic biodegradable hydrogel for bio-printing of materials that mimic natural human soft tissues. The team's work could potentially transform cell printing and was recently featured in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces journal. READ MORE

Art Therapy
Art Therapy

Military veterans now have another resource for coping with trauma. New research demonstrates that 98 percent of veterans participating in UTA' s Artopia program have more success dealing with a service-related trauma or disability. READ MORE

summer games
UTA Alumni Relations

There will be no shortage of UTA representation at the May 24-26 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Round track meet. Sixteen Mavericks have been invited to compete in the first round of the NCAA championship meets, including 11 men and 5 women student athletes. READ MORE

UTA Magazine

May 18 | Friday

Alumni and Friends Picnic | Root for the home team as UTA Alumni Relations hosts a picnic before the Mavs take on Texas State. Purchase pregame picnic tickets for the fajita buffet from Fuzzy's (kids 2 and under are free) or show your alumni membership card at the gate for 2 free game tickets. PICNIC TICKETS

May 24-27 | Thursday-Sunday

Special Olympics of Texas | UTA hosts the 2018 Summer Games of the Special Olympics of Texas. If you haven't seen the opening ceremonies when law enforcement officers run through campus with the Olympic torch, it's a special time. Be a part of the fun and celebrate great athletes! MORE INFO

June 14-16 | Thursday-Saturday

International Folk Art Market | More than 40 master folk artists will come together at The Green at College Park for the world's largest international folk art market. In its second year, the event will include international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and more. MORE INFO

July 4 | Wednesday

4th of July Parade | Join UTA and the City of Arlington for one of the largest and oldest 4th of July parades in Texas. The family-friendly festivities begin at 9 AM as the Arlington Community Band and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts lead the singing of the National Anthem. Parking is available at UTA. MORE INFO

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