November 16, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


2018 Homecoming Recap

Thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends flooded campus this past week to participate in 2018 Homecoming festivities at UTA. The week-long celebration of UTA’s past and future demonstrated the tremendous impact the University has on our region and the unique spirit that bonds members of the Maverick family together as a special community. READ MORE I PHOTOS

New Technologies

Rasika Dias, distinguished university professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is leading a team of UTA researchers that has filed a provisional patent application on a new copper compound that can be used to purify ethylene for use as a raw material in the production of plastics such as polyethylene or PVC, as well as other industrial compounds. READ MORE

Lone Star EMmys
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Six former Hispanic Media Initiative students won a total of 11 Lone Star Emmys at the annual National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lone Star Chapter awards held this year in Houston. Jairo Lozano (’13), Daniela Ruiz (’17), Vladimir Flores (’15), Angelina Armendariz (’14), Raul Solis (’12), and Sonia Salas (’12) were among the many recognized for their excellence in broadcast journalism. READ MORE

Science Week
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The annual Science Week hosted by UTA's College of Science wrapped up last week and featured numerous events to inspire students to pursue science education. Distinguished Alumnus Keith Crandell ('87), pictured above, finished the week with separate talks to freshman chemistry students and graduate and postdoc students in chemistry and biochemistry.

National Award

Meghna Tare, UTA’s executive director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been appointed Chief Sustainability Officer. In her new role, Tare will lead the University's efforts to develop energy-efficiency programs. READ MORE

Alumnae Spotlight

Three alumnae represented UTA at the annual Great Women of Texas event hosted by the Fort Worth Business Press. Dr. Linda Garcia ('13), Susan Garnett ('74), and Maria Mejia ('02) were among the honorees. READ MORE

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Basketball Central

November 18 | Sunday

Men's Basketball | Grab your tickets for a showdown with UC Davis at College Park Center. Tip-off is scheduled for noon. Come early and get loud! TICKETS

November 20 | Tuesday

Women's Basketball | The Lady Mavs face a tough match against Grambling State and need you in the stands! Doors open at 6 PM, an hour before the 7 PM game time. TICKETS

Mark Your Calendar

November 29 | Thursday

Engineering Alumni Chapter | Join the College of Engineering Alumni - Greater Fort Worth Chapter from 6 to 7:30 PM at T&P Tavern to network, enjoy food and drinks, and hear from Matt Oliver, communication director for Trinity River Vision Authority. REGISTER

December 4 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter | Get to Joe T. Garcia's for the December meeting of the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter. College of Science Dean Morteza Khaledi will keynote the popular lunchtime event. Registration will open soon so make plans to attend now!

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