May 19, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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UTA Professor Receives Prestigious Award
NSF Grant

Yi "Leaf" Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education at UTA, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant to help community college transfer students more easily and quickly attain degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields. The NSF's Faculty Early CAREER Development Program is committed to promoting the role of teacher-scholars. Zhang's award for the project, titled "CAREER: Understanding Community College Transfer Students' STEM Choice, Performance, Persistence, and STEM Baccalaureate Degree Attainment: A Typological Analysis," is expected to total $452,257 during the next five years. READ MORE

UTA Men Claim historic triple crown
Men's Track & Field Win Triple Crown

For the second time in school history and the second time since joining the Sun Belt Conference in the 2013-14 season, the UTA men's track and field team has claimed the conference's "triple crown" after its victory at the league's outdoor meet Sunday evening. During their inaugural SBC campaign in 2013-14, the Maverick men became the first team in Sun Belt history ever to win the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field titles in the same season. Now coach John Sauerhage's group has done it twice. READ MORE

Texas state Artist
Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby, UTA assistant professor of art, has been named a Texas State Artist for 2018. The Texas Legislature appointed Huckaby as the state's official 2-D artist.

NEW Alumni Card!
New UTA Alumni Membership Card

Show your pride with the all-new UTA alumni card and connect with your alma mater through mentoring opportunities, career development programs, access to the library and Maverick Activities Center. The card is free and available to all UTA alumni.

James Kumm

After an extensive nationwide search, UTA is proud to announce the hiring of James Kumm, combat veteran and seasoned higher education administrator, into the newly established position of Executive Director for Veterans Programs. He will provide leadership and coordination for all veterans programs on campus and serve as a resource for student veterans, faculty, and staff. READ MORE

National appointment
UTA Official Nominated to National Committee

Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been named to the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board, a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. READ MORE

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Event
Mark Your Calendar

May 23 | Tuesday

Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship | The baseball team heads to Statesboro, Georgia, to start its run toward the College World Series. Keep up with the team's progress in this double-elimination tournament and make sure to support all UTA student-athletes by joining the Maverick Club. MAV CLUB

June 6 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Kick-off Luncheon | The first official meeting of the newly convened UTA Fort Worth Alumni Chapter will take place at Joe T. Garcia's! Stop by and network with fellow UTA alumni, grab some UTA swag, and hear from Dr. Troy Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment.

June 16 | Friday

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe | The renowned International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe—rated the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today—is coming to the city of Arlington Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, at The Green at College Park on the east side of the UTA campus. READ MORE

July 4 | Tuesday

Arlington 4th of July Parade | Since 1965, Arlington has been home to one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas. The parade route winds through UTA's College Park District and will include UTA-sponsored floats. Gather your family and friends for the 9 a.m. parade and celebrate America! PARADE INFO

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