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transformational education
UTA Alumni Relations

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs will team with AECOM, a multinational engineering firm, in an innovative partnership that promotes the cooperative network between UTA and industry to present a new interdisciplinary course that explores recent technological innovations in mobility. The Future of Hypermobility will be offered for graduate and upper undergraduate students and will include all disciplines within the college and contributions from UTA's civil engineering program. READ MORE

global environmental impact

DJ Seo, a civil engineering professor, recently received a $216,103 subaward from a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration grant to devise a way to take forecasts and metrics from multiple sources and merge them into a single, integrated forecast that will be more easily understood and useful during major weather events. In Seo's application, forecasts and metrics will be entered into a multi-model merging module, then put out as an integrated forecast, which will reduce forecast uncertainty. READ MORE

Mavericks cheering on mavericks
UTA Alumni Relations

The first-ever UTA Night with the Dallas Mavericks will be held Wednesday, Feb 13, at 7:30 P.M. Discounted tickets start at $13. The first 100 guests to purchase a ticket will be able to enjoy the Mavs Fan Experience, which allows you to enter the American Airlines Center before the general public and sit courtside to watch the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat shoot around. Mavericks fans will also have a chance to shoot a free throw immediately following the game. Tickets to participate in either of these exciting opportunities must be purchased via mavsgroup.com/UTAspirit.

fort worth Alumni

College basketball is heating up with conference play for the UTA teams. Catch men's basketball coach Chris Ogden as he gives an inside perspective on UTA's season at the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter meeting. The noon lunch event takes place at Joe T. Garcia's on February 5. REGISTER

international recognition
UTA Alumni Relations

Anand Puppala, College of Engineering associate dean for research and a professor of civil engineering, has been named a fellow of the United Kingdom’s Institution of Civil Engineers. Puppala, who has been at UTA since 1996, was inducted for academic and professional contributions to civil engineering in the areas of geotechnical and ground improvement. READ MORE

Water Gauge
UTA Alumni Relations

Yu Zhang, an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department, has earned a $515,565 grant from NOAA to apply inputs from the joint polar satellite system, or JPSS, to create a paradigm that could be applied to the National Water Model and allow both services to be considered in predictions and warnings for snow melt/runoff, flooding, and similar events. READ MORE


Basketball Central

Saturday, January 12

WBB vs Coastal Carolina 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Saturday, January 12

MBB at Coastal Carolina 
Conway, South Carolina | 1 PM LIVE VIDEO

Thursday, January 17

MBB vs Arkansas State
College Park Center | 7 PM TICKETS

Thursday, January 17

WBB at Arkansas State 
Jonesboro, Arkansas | 7 PM

Mark Your Calendar

January 18 | Friday

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration | The city of Arlington welcomes political strategist Donna Brazile as the keynote speaker of its MLK Jr. Day Celebration banquet in UTA's Bluebonnet Ballroom. The banquet is one of a number of activities starting on January 18. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

February 5 | Tuesday

MSS: Jack Hanna | Animal conservationist Jungle Jack Hanna invites you to explore the four corners of the world with him during the first installment of the Maverick Speakers Series presented by Oncor in 2019. Tickets to the 7:30 PM event at College Park Center are available now. TICKETS

February 5 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting | UTA men's basketball coach Chris Ogden joins the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter meeting at Joe T. Garcia's. The noon luncheon is a great way to network and hear about the great things happening at UTA. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. REGISTER

February 15 | Ongoing Exhibit

Hushangabad: Portrait of a North Indian Village | The work of acclaimed photographer Andrew Ward is on display at UTA through February 15 as part of a featured exhibit in cooperation with SOHARA, the Indian cultural society. For exhibit details and location, visit the ART + ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.

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