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Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


National Prominence

Yue Deng, professor of physics, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Solar and Space Physics. The committee’s main purpose is to support scientific progress in solar and space physics and to assist the U.S. government in planning programs in these fields by providing advice on the implementation of decadal survey recommendations. READ MORE

Cancer Research
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UTA physicists, led by Dr. Wei Chen, have been awarded U.S. and international patents on a nanoparticle material that can be activated by light, microwave, X-ray, or ultrasound to kill multiple kinds of cancers. “Dr. Chen’s research into nanoparticle activation has led to important discoveries that could potentially transform cancer treatment,” Alex Weiss, chair of UTA's Physics Department, said. READ MORE

Texas Genomics Core Alliance
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UTA and Texas A&M University have established The Texas Genomics Core Alliance to increase access to and decrease costs of cutting-edge, high-throughput genomics sequencing technologies. “By reducing costs and speeding up the process, we can make genomics into a commodity and enhance innovation across the biotech, biomedical, and industrial sectors,” said Jon Weidanz, UTA associate vice president for research and founding director of UTA’s North Texas Genome Center. READ MORE

PhD Pipeline
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Ishfaq Ahmad, computer science professor, will lead a UTA team that received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, supplemented with $300,000 in UTA matching funds, that will significantly increase the number of doctoral students, especially among women and minorities. READ MORE

Top SPot
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Jimil Shah, a recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate, is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Student Engineer of the Year Award. READ MORE

Responsible Extraction
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UTA hosted the second annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference Oct. 12-13. The event focused on freshwater and wastewater management and included round-table discussions with industry leaders on their areas of expertise. READ MORE

Mark Your Calendar

October 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at FC Dallas | Don't miss your chance to tailgate and get on the field at Toyota Stadium with fellow Mavericks as FC Dallas takes on Sporting KC. Tickets include a pre-game BYOB tailgate featuring Rudy's BBQ. The fun starts at 2:00 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

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. Individual tickets as well as event sponsorships are now available. GET YOUR TICKETS

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 are now open, so make your plans to celebrate all things UTA! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


November 20 | Tuesday

MSS: Naomi Oreskes | Get your tickets to see Naomi Oreskes, the author of “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” and professor of the history of science at Harvard University. The event takes place at 7:30 PM in Texas Hall.

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