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Tourney TIme

In addition to claiming the regular season Sun Belt title, the women's basketball team made a strong all-conference showing, taking home two significant awards this year. Coach of the year Krista Gerlich and co-player of the year Cierra Johnson lead the women's team into New Orleans this weekend with a chance to claim the Sun Belt Conference Tournament crown. The men's basketball team isn't far behind with Chris Ogden, conference men's coach of the year, and Kip Warren, all-conference third team player, locking their sights on a conference championship as well to open their postseason run.

New Center
Excellence in Sustainability

What began as a brainstorming session last year about how to unify sustainability efforts across North Texas is now the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development North Texas (RCE) thanks to efforts led by Meghna Tare, UTA chief sustainability officer, and many dedicated stakeholders. The coalition has been approved by United Nations University, which oversees the international network of regional centers. RCE is one of only six in the United States. READ MORE

Energy-efficient lasers
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Weidong Zhou, electrical engineering professor, will use a $450,000 grant from the Army Research Office to determine the minimum amount of energy required to develop high-speed and energy-efficient lasers based on nanophotonic cavities and nanostructured materials. The result of Zhou's research could lead to energy-saving technology to help massive data centers keep up with explosive data growth. READ MORE

National Contenders
Women's Movin' Mavs

Following another successful regular season, both the Movin' Mavs and Lady Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball teams head to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, this weekend to compete for another national championship in their respective sports. TOURNEY INFO

Alumna spotlight
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Dr. Wendy Okolo has always been a maverick in her field, and she will receive Black Engineer's Most Promising Engineer in Government Award for her work at the Ames Research Center, a major NASA research center in Silicon Valley. READ MORE

Noted recognition
UTA Alumni Relations

Ken Broekhoven, a 40 under 40 winner at European-based The Analytical Scientist magazine, chose a paper by UTA’s Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, pictured above, as one of the most influential papers published in 2018. Broekhoven is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. READ MORE

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Basketball Central

Thursday, March 14

MBB at Sun Belt Championship 

Friday, March 15

WBB at Sun Belt Championship 

Mark Your Calendar

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. First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM. Tickets are available and can be purchased at

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

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. Get your tickets today to one of UTA's most popular events. TICKETS

April 20 | Saturday

Military Science Hall of Honor | UTA’s Military Science Department and Cadet Corps Alumni Council are inducting Major General Daniel P. Hughes and Lieutenant Colonel Mike R. Greer into the UTA Military Science Hall of Honor.  MORE INFORMATION

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