January 25, 2019 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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An evening with jungle 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. His enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author, and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. UTA hosts Jack Hanna at College Park Center on February 5 at 7:30 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

health and the human condition
UTA Alumni Relations

Yi Hong, an associate professor in UTA’s Bioengineering Department, is leading an interdisciplinary team that will use a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new method of treating a vaginal prolapse before the vagina completely detaches, which could prevent complications and improve the quality of life of thousands of women. Hong’s UTA colleagues Kytai Nguyen, Liping Tang, and Jun Liao, along with UT Southwestern urologist Phillippe Zimmern are co-investigators on the project. READ MORE

Discovering a new species
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA herpetologists have described a previously unknown species of snake that was discovered inside the stomach of another snake more than four decades ago. The new snake has been named Cenaspis aenigma, which translates from Latin as “mysterious dinner snake.” It is described in a recent paper in the Journal of Herpetology titled “Caudals and Calyces: The Curious Case of a Consumed Chiapan Colubroid” co-authored by Jonathan Campbell, professor of biology; Eric Smith, associate professor of biology; and Alexander Hall, who earned a doctorate in quantitative biology in 2016. READ MORE

estate planning workshop
Philip Cubeta

On February 2, UTA will host Philip Cubeta, member of the Planned Giving Advisory Board for the Carter Center established by Jimmy and Rosalind Carter, for an hour-long workshop, including UTA Legacy Leaders Al and Shalyn Clark. Leave with a proven process, an inspiring example, and a helpful workbook to establish or update your estate plan. The event starts at 8:15 AM in The Commons on West Campus. REGISTER

Mavs in atlanta

Connect with UTA alumni prior to the men's basketball team showdown with Georgia State in Atlanta on Saturday, January 26. A pre-game meetup is happening at Dantana's Downtown at 11 AM. Register for the event here or get your tickets online for the 12 PM game.

Sustainable Urban Communities
UTA Alumni Relations

Landscape architecture students Juan Fuentes, Niveditha Dasa Gangadhar, Crystal Kazakos, and Annabeth Webb presented an "imagined future" as a solution to curb the opioid crisis in the national "2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge." The team won second place. READ MORE

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Basketball Central

Saturday, January 26

WBB vs Georgia State 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Saturday, January 26

MBB at Georgia State 
Atlanta, Georgia | 12 PM LIVE VIDEO

Tuesday, January 29

WBB at Louisiana Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana | 6:30 PM LIVE VIDEO

Saturday, February 2

WBB vs Texas State 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Mark Your Calendar

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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