February 14, 2019 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


national honor

Dr. Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – and is one of only two faculty at universities in Texas selected this year. The NAE honors professionals who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the research, practice, education, or advancement of engineering. READ MORE

jam the gym
UTA Alumni Relations

Valentine's Day is a time to show someone you care. What better way to demonstrate your love for all-things UTA than by showing up to cheer on your Lady Mavericks? Help us "Jam the Gym" for one of the team's biggest games of the season this Thursday at 7 PM. A win against Little Rock will put the team in sole posession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference. Use promo code GOMAVS14 to get $2 tickets to the critical matchup at College Park Center. TICKETS

winning design
UTA Alumni Relations

An aerospace engineering student team that crafted a winning design for a conceptual missile system received a mention in a recent issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The team – doctoral students James Peace, Rohit Pulimidi, master’s graduates Nirmal Kumar Umapathy and Mohit Singh, and their advisers, UTA aerospace engineering professor Frank Lu and the late Harry Barnard of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control – created its design for the 2016-17 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, or AIAA, Missile Systems Technical Committee Design Competition. READ MORE

spring census
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA’s record-setting growth continued with 43,939 students this spring, based on numbers reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Enrollment for Spring 2019 is 2.36 percent higher than the previous Spring semester, and marks a 28 percent increase over the last five years. READ MORE

chasing a prize
UTA Alumni Relations

Ramtin Madani, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is leading a team in the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, Grid Optimization Competition, with a share of $4 million in prize money at stake for the top 10 teams. READ MORE

TRIO funding
UTA Alumni Relations

TRIO programs at UTA received $200,000 in supplemental grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support STEM education and student access. TRIO programs provide pre-college support to students throughout North Texas. Program participants include veterans, first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities. READ MORE

Basketball Central

Thursday, February 14

WBB vs Little Rock 
College Park Center | 7 PM TICKETS

Thursday, February 14

MBB at Little Rock 
Little Rock, Arkansas | 6:30 PM LIVE VIDEO

Saturday, February 16

WBB vs Arkansas State 
College Park Center | 2 PM TICKETS

Saturday, February 16

MBB at Arkansas State 
Jonesboro, Arkansas | 4 PM LIVE VIDEO

Mark Your Calendar

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 WEBSITE.

March 19 | Tuesday

UTA Baseball at Globe Life Park | It's time for peanuts and Cracker Jack as the UTA baseball team prepares to take on TCU at Globe Life Park on March 19. First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM and tickets when available can be purchased at utatickets.com.

April 13 | Saturday

UTA Jazz Brunch | Join us for the annual UTA Jazz Brunch at the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival and enjoy a morning of performances by the UTA Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, and Combo. Event details and tickets will be available soon.

March 26 | Tuesday

MSS: Anna Deavere Smith | Don't miss the last of the 2018-2019 Maverick Speakers Series as actor, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith presents Engaging the World: The Role of the Artist in Society. Her lecture takes place in Texas Hall at 7:30 PM. TICKETS

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