October 12, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Maneuvering light

Robert Magnusson, the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and an electrical engineering professor, will use a $360,000 National Science Foundation grant for his research into band flips and bound states in leaky-mode resonant photonic lattices. Magnusson's research could potentially be used to create new low-power modulators for optical communications systems such as in the current internet or applied later in other devices as technology advances. READ MORE

stronger infrastructure
UTA Alumni Relations

Sahadat Hossain, a civil engineering professor, is using a $1.37 million proof-of-concept contract from the Texas Department of Transportation to use recycled plastic pins to strengthen Mechanically Stabilized Earth, or MSE, walls on North Texas highways – one of the largest state highway systems in the nation.  READ MORE

Airport finance
UTA Alumni Relations

Shivam Arora, a dual-degree track graduate student in accounting and business analytics, has won the 2018-19 Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Graduate Research Award. The Federal Aviation Administration awards the grants and selects 10 outstanding masters or doctoral students nationally each year. READ MORE

UTA Day at FC Dallas
UTA Day at FC Dallas

Join us for a fun afternoon of tailgating and soccer as DFW Mavericks take over Toyota Stadium for UTA Day at FC Dallas. Your ticket includes a pre-game social event and on-field experience as well as admission to the match versus Sporting KC on October 21. Tailgating begins at 2 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

Army ten-miler
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA's Maverick Battalion sent a team of six to compete in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, DC. It is the second-largest 10-mile race in the United States with competitors from all 50 states. Alumnus and retired Lt. Col. Greg Trnka ('88), pictured above joined up with the team after the race.

Alumna SPotlight
UTA Alumni Relations

Heather Reynolds ('02), former president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, has been named the Managing Director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame.

Get Your Tickets to Maverick Speakers Series with Terry Crews on October 16.
Mark Your Calendar

October 16 | Tuesday

MSS: Terry Crews | UTA welcomes actor, artist, and activist Terry Crews for the next Maverick Speakers Series on October 16 at 7:30 PM. Crews is perhaps best known for his action and comedy roles in an impressive body of film and television work.

October 17 & 20 | Wed. & Sun.

Alumni Gatherings | President Karbhari and UTA representatives will be in Taipei on October 17 and Beijing on October 20 to visit UTA alumni and current EMBA students. If you are in the area and want more information about the gatherings, contact Rose Youngblood.

November 9 | Friday

Distinguished Alumni Awards | Our annual celebration of UTA alumni who have made significant contributions to their field or community takes place on November 9. Mark your calendars for a gala night recognizing the impact our University has on North Texas and beyond. Tickets will be available soon.


November 10 | Saturday

Homecoming 2018 | Mark your calendar for this year's UTA Homecoming celebrations. From special alumni group receptions to the parade, basketball game, and much more, don't miss out on all the fun! Event registration pages will open soon, so keep an eye out for more details and invitations to follow.

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