September 18, 2017 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Celebrate UTA this fall!
UTA Night at the Rangers

Dear UTA Alumni,


With so much activity scheduled for the fall semester, there has never been a better time to celebrate UTA and the UTA family! Make your plans for 2017 Homecoming and join us for the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on November 10. It's a great evening full of tradition and friends. Thanks to everyone who came out to UTA Night at the Rangers!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Top Rankings
Top Rankings

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA the top national public university for graduates incurring the least amount of student debt. The magazine’s “Best Colleges 2018” ranking also lists UTA among the top campuses in the nation for ethnic diversity. READ MORE

Alumni Spotlight: Leading an Industry
Alumni Spotlight

Thaddeus Arroyo ('86), who leads AT&T Business, is changing the way the company handles its suite of products tailored for the business world. Arroyo's leadership of the AT&T division that accounts for 44-percent of overall revenue is gaining attention, according to the Dallas Business Journal. READ MORE

fighting Cancer
Fighting Cancer

Marco Brotto, professor of nursing, and Subhrangsu Mandal, associate professor of chemistry, were senior authors in an article published in Gene that suggested a potential link between hypoxia and cancer. The study will help researchers discover new treatments to stop cancer growth. READ MORE

Data Sharing
Data Sharing

Gautam Das, computer science and engineering professor, received an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research from the National Science Foundation to develop location-based services' applications for the public. The apps can help users find services such as hospitals, restaurants, gas stations and more.

Alumni Spotlight: Building Diversity
Alumni Spotlight

Eduardo Castañeda ('12, '14) is mentoring young Latinos to consider architecture and design as a possible career. Castañeda is featured in D CEO for his role as the chair of Latinos in Architecture, a post that is part of a larger initiative of the American Institute of Architects to increase diversity in the field. READ MORE

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Mark Your Calendar

September 21 | Thursday

Silicon Valley Engineers Reception | Did you know there are more than 900 UTA College of Engineering alumni in Silicon Valley? If you're one of them, join us at 5:30 pm at Silicon Valley Advantage to meet Peter Crouch, Dean of the College of Engineering, and to network with your fellow Mavs! RSVP

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 giveaways. Children two and under are free! GET YOUR TICKETS

November 10 | Friday

Distinguished Alumni Awards | A tradition that honors those alumni who exemplify Maverick spirit, the Distinguished Alumni Awards anchor the annual UTA Homecoming festivities. Get your tickets today for the 6:30 pm reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. GET YOUR TICKETS

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