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


a first in north texas
UTA Alumni Relations

National Academy of Engineering member Robert Schafrik, an internationally renowned expert in materials and manufacturing, has joined UTA, strengthening the University’s programs around manufacturing, materials, and aerospace engineering. Dr. Schafrik’s recruitment received support from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Governor’s University Research Initiative, and he is the first scholar in North Texas to be appointed as a part of the initiative. READ MORE

A culture of entrepreneurship

Four startups associated with UTA faculty and students participated in this week's TECH Fort Worth's fifth annual Impact Showcase of inspirational client startups. Abexxa Biologics, Nano Liquid Solutions, Resonant Sensors, and SolGro (pictured above) were among the newly formed companies present and are the result of UTA's emerging culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. READ MORE

Innovative partnerships
UTA Alumni Relations

In a growing market projecting high compounded growth rates of more than four percent annually and a global impact of $1.8 billion, two members of the UTA family are leading the charge. J.C. Chiao, electrical engineering professor (pictured above), and Gloria Maceiko ('82) have teamed up to bring a new pH sensor to market. Dr. Chiao, pictured above, has two issued patents for a better sensor, while Maceiko is leading SensTek, a Silicon Valley startup, to raise capital for protoyping the sensor and investigating its manufacturing process. READ MORE

global presence
UTA Alumni Relations

Curtis Andressen recently started as UTA's vice provost for international affairs, a position created to maximize the University's global reputation. Already ranked No. 20 in the nation in overseas enrollment, UTA's progress as a top-tier school of choice is making it a highly valued international research university. READ MORE

Fort WOrth Chapter
UTA Alumni Relations

Members of the Fort Worth alumni chapter gathered to hear from Lolin Martins-Crane about the increased career services available to UTA students and alumni. The group meets again in August, when the alumnus guest speaker will be Brian Coltharp, president and CEO of Freese and Nichols. READ MORE

Attracting the best
Rising to the Top

The Dallas Independent School District announced the valedictorians and salutatorians of each of the district's high schools last week. Six of the school's top graduates declared their plans to attend UTA in the fall. READ MORE

UTA Magazine
Mark Your Calendar

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

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 support a local company owned by UTA alumni. 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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