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


New CONHI Dean ANnounced
Beth Merwin

Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed dean of UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI). Merwin is currently serving as the Duke University School of Nursing’s executive vice dean and the Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing and as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University’s School of Medicine. READ MORE

SEIR Dedication
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA inaugurated its new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building, a state-of-the-art facility that will contribute to pushing the University forward as a leading health science research and teaching institution, on Friday. Almost $30 million in active research grants move with UTA’s faculty into the new facility, which will focus on interdisciplinary research around major health science challenges, such as brain health, cancer, cardiovascular health, healthy aging and rehabilitative medicine. READ MORE | WATCH VIDEO | SEE PHOTOS

Festival of ideas
UTA Alumni Relations

The College of Liberal Arts (COLA) hosted the Fall 2018 Festival of Ideas on Thursday. The half-day forum enabled participants from the UTA campus and community to examine the impact immigration has on people, ideas, and actions in the United States. This free, public event is made possible by Mustaque Ahmed’s ('81) Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute endowment. This year's event featured author and activist Loung Ung and UTA alumnus, prominent immigration and labor law attorney Jacob Monty ('91). READ MORE

working together
UTA Alumni Relations

Electrical Engineering professor David Wetz has signed a formal Education Partnership Agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division to share scientific, engineering, and technological assets to enhance research and education at UTA. READ MORE

Biomedical Solutions
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA has patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair. READ MORE

Alumna Spotlight
UTA Alumni Relations

Maria Mejia ('07), College of Business alumna and Senior Vice President and CFO of Ulterra Drilling Technologies L.P., has been selected as one of the 2018 Great Women of Texas by Fort Worth Business Press. This prestigious list recognizes outstanding women in Texas for their accomplishments in business, civic, and social contributions.

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

October 6 | Saturday

UTA Day at the Zoo | Join the herd of Mavericks exploring the wonders of the animal kingdom and bring the family to one of the country's best zoos at the first ever UTA Day at the Fort Worth Zoo. Your ticket includes entry into the Zoo, parking, and a catered picnic. Children 2 and younger are free! REGISTER

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. General and VIP Tickets are available. GENERAL TICKETS | VIP TICKETS

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 the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Tickets include a pre-game BYOB tailgate featuring Rudy's BBQ. The fun starts at 2:00 PM. 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 will open soon, so keep an eye out for more details and invitations to follow.

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