August 28, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


A community that cares
A Community that Cares

Dear Friends,


Although this weekly newsletter celebrates UTA, we wanted to take a moment to let all members of our Maverick family affected by Hurricane Harvey know our thoughts are with them. If you know of current students affected by the storm, please direct them to our Community That Cares website or encourage them to email to take advantage of the University resources available to them. Our thoughts are also with our Maverick alumni in the affected areas. Following FEMA recommendations, we encourage you to visit the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website to learn how you can help. As new resources and opportunities develop, we will do our part to keep you informed of them.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

New Endowed Chair to Promote Research and Innovation
New Endowed Chair

Through a gift from Mike and Sunny Dolabi, UTA announced the establishment of an endowed chair to promote research, innovation and development of best practices in the areas of business logistics, supply chain management, systems engineering and operations management. The Mike and Sunny Dolabi Endowed Chair will be used to recruit a renowned individual who will enhance multidisciplinary research efforts. READ MORE

Alumni Spotlight: Tech Titan Winners
Tech Titan Winners

Two UTA alumni received Tech Titan Awards at this year's gala event. Michael Boren ('05) of Beck Technology won the Corporate CTO Award, and Richard Margolin ('10) of RoboKind won the Tech Inventor Award. READ MORE

Welcome Back!
Alumnus Rock-T Speaks at Convocation

University leaders welcomed new and returning students during the annual Maverick Stampede festivities. Alumnus and radio personality Rock-T from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show spoke to the class of 2021 as the Convocation keynote speaker, kicking off the week-long activities to begin the new school year.

Making Brain Waves
Making Brain Waves

Hanli Liu, UTA bioengineering professor, was awarded a prestigious grant as part of the National Institute of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies or BRAIN Initiative.

Fifty Years of Excellence
Fifty Years of Excellence

To honor the rich history of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, visit the “SOA + SUPA 50th Anniversaries Exhibit” from September 5th through October 6th in the Max W. Sullivan Gallery located in the CAPPA building. READ MORE

Mark Your Calendar

September 7 | Thursday

MSS: Lou Diamond Phillips | Tickets are now on sale for the first lecture of the 2017-2018 Maverick Speakers Series featuring actor, director, producer, and UTA alumnus Lou Diamond Phillips. Don't miss the Lou Diamond Phillips Film Festival leading up to his appearance on campus! GET YOUR TICKETS

September 13 | Wednesday

UTA Night at the Rangers | Gather with UTA alumni and friends for a pre-game picnic on the third base concourse from 5:30-7:00 pm before the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park. The first 1,000 UTA fans receive a UTA-themed Rangers hat. GET YOUR TICKETS

October 3 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting | UTA men's head basketball coach Scott Cross joins the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter at Joe T Garcia's to discuss the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Tickets are $15 to the 12 pm event. It will be a great time to network, eat, and share your Maverick pride with fellow UTA grads in Fort Worth! REGISTER

October 14 | Saturday

UTA Day at the Dallas Zoo | Lions and Tigers and Mavericks, oh my! The first ever UTA Day at the Dallas Zoo will take place from 11 am to 1 pm on October 14. Tickets are $25 and include a come-and-go lunch, parking, admission to the Dallas Zoo, and Maverick giveaways. Children two and under are free! GET YOUR TICKETS

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