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Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


National Champion
National Champion

Alexus Henry became the first UTA woman ever to win an individual national championship, taking the title in the women's high jump at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The victory completed a historic season by Henry, who previously earned second team All-America honors at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships, won the Sun Belt Conference outdoor title, and established school records in the indoor high jump, indoor pentathlon, outdoor high jump, and outdoor heptathlon. READ MORE

sustainable urban communities
Sustainable Urban Communities

Ali Abolmaali, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Tseng Huang Endowed Professor in civil engineering, is working with the City of Fort Worth to review its policies and procedures for work related to the city's infrastructure. Abolmaali received a three-year contract to help improve several municipal public works needs and projects. READ MORE

internationally ranked
Internationally Ranked

UTA achieved its highest ranking to date in the largest assessment of global universities. The Center for World University Ranking placed UTA 150th nationally and 558th globally out of the 27,000 degree-granting institutions it evaluates annually. The ranking uses several factors including quality of education and research, influence, and alumni employment, among others, to determine the top 1,000 universities in the world. READ MORE

practical research
Practical Research

UTA researchers have been among the most prolific in terms of receiving patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. With more than 23 patents issued in 2017, UTA faculty helped the UT System earn the No. 3 ranking in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017. READ MORE

Online MBA
Online MBA

UTA's College of Business is introducing an online MBA program for working professionals this fall. The program is designed for optimized online delivery and to meet the time demands of busy professionals. READ MORE

Alumni Startup
Alumni Startup

Two UTA alumni were part of the TECH Fort Worth Impact Showcase last week after a successful Kickstarter campaign helped launch their company, Aspen Tyke. Sarinya ('99) and Glen ('96) Oliver were both engineers who wanted a better travel bag once their son was born. Their vision helped create Aspen Tyke. READ MORE

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Mark Your Calendar

June 15-16 | Friday-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 when the Arlington Community Band and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts lead the singing of the National Anthem. Parking is available at UTA. MORE INFO

July 24 | Tuesday

Alumni Happy Hour | A popular alumni networking event, Alumni Happy Hour will be held at Urban Alchemy in Arlington. Registration is $15 and includes appetizers and UTA giveaways. Enjoy an evening of Maverick pride and giveaways while supporting a local Arlington company. REGISTER

September 18 | Tuesday

UTA Night at the Rangers | The ever popular UTA Night at the Rangers is back when the Texas Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park! Save the date and check back with us as more details emerge about the time and location of the pre-game picnic hosted by UTA alumni relations.

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Institutional Advancement at UTA is here to build traditions and create communities among the hundreds of thousands of current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of UTA. As part of our dedicated mission, we are here to support your opportunity to be a part of the University family. We want to hear your stories and success as well as create a pathway for you to stay engaged. Email us at alumni@uta.edu and use this newsletter to stay in the mix with those you care about at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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