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National Honors
Teik Lim

The 2018 class of National Academy of Inventors fellows includes Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Teik C. Lim (pictured above), also a professor of mechanical engineering, and L.K. Mestha, an affiliated adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Both were recognized by the organization as inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. READ MORE

Business Leader
Business Leader

Carlos Tapia ('03) was named one of the 2019 Minority Business Leader Award honorees by the Dallas Business Journal. The award honors men and women from across North Texas for outstanding business and community leadership. READ MORE

UTA Day at the Rodeo
UTA Day at The Rodeo

Saddle up and head west to celebrate all things UTA at the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. A growing tradition and fun-filled event, UTA Day at the Rodeo is scheduled for Sunday, January 27 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Tickets to the event include a come-and-go lunch featuring a build-your-own baked potato bar with BBQ brisket and salad, entry into the 2 PM rodeo, and UTA giveaways. It will be a relaxing and entertaining gathering of the Maverick family deep in the heart of Fort Worth. GET YOUR TICKETS

Water Challenges
Water Challenges

Adrian Parr, dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, has been named UNESCO chair of water and human settlements and has secured, with Associate Professor Michael Zaretsky of civil engineering, a $1 million UT System STARs grant to further research in this area. READ MORE

Predicting Gas Leaks
Predicting Gas Leaks

Kathleen Smits, an associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department, recently received a $414,000 grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to develop a method to predict the conditions under which gas migration may occur and establish best practices to improve response to gas migration incidents, and finding and fixing leaks. READ MORE

Alumnus Spotlight
Richard Margolin

Mechanical engineering alumnus Richard Margolin ('10) and his Dallas-based company, Robokind, have won one of five Emerging Technology Awards from Mechanical Engineering, the magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. READ MORE

Jack Hanna

Basketball Central

Saturday, January 5

MBB vs Georgia Southern 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Saturday, January 5

WBB at Georgia Southern 
Statesboro, Georgia | 1 PM LIVE STATS

Thursday, January 10

WBB vs Appalachian State
College Park Center | 7 PM TICKETS

Thursday, January 10

MBB at Appalachian State 
Boone, North Carolina | 6 PM KEXB 620 AM

Mark Your Calendar

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 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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