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Like the wind

Luca Maddalena, UTA aerospace engineering associate professor and director of the Aerodynamics Research Center, won a pair of Office of Naval Research grants totaling more than $1.5 million. These grants will help him run UTA's new arc-heated, hypersonic wind tunnel, one of just a handful of its kind in the United States and the only one at a university. READ MORE

Data-Driven Discovery
UTA Alumni Relations

Dr. Eric Haney ('16), CTO for Lone Star Analytics, will be among the featured speakers at the Fourth Annual Business Analytics Symposium on March 29 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. Join UTA's Department of Information Systems and Operations Management and well-known speakers, two industry panels, and student competition as they come together to highlight the future of analytics and AI. REGISTER

Forty Under Forty
UTA Alumni Relations

Three UTA alumni received recognition in the Dallas Busniess Journal "40 Under 40" list. Elyssa L. Barksdale ('12), partner and director of operations at Thiel & Thiel, Inc.; Jeffrey C. Casper ('15), City of Mesquite councilmember; and Richard J. Margolin ('10), chief technology officer at Robokind Robotics, earned a spot on the list for their contributions to the North Texas community.

UTA at the Capitol
UTA Day at the Capitol

Mavericks from across the state of Texas will gather in Austin on March 6 to support UTA at the Capitol. UTA will be recognized in both chambers of congress at 10 AM, followed by a live performance of the student A Cappella Choir at noon in the Capitol rotunda. Alumni and friends are encouraged to join both activities wearing their Maverick colors.

In memoriam
UTA Alumni Relations

Actor and alumnus Morgan Woodward ('48) passed away on February 22 at his home in Hollywood Hills. Woodward appeared in more than 250 movies and television shows during his career and will always be known for his role as Marvin "Punk" Anderson in the television series Dallas. READ MORE

UTA Alumni Relations

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at UTA has extended its collaboration with the Apache Corporation to study surface and groundwater quality. READ MORE

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Saturday, March 2

WBB vs Troy 
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Saturday, March 2

MBB at Troy
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Saturday, March 9

MBB vs Texas State 
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Saturday, March 9

WBB at Texas State 
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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 on March 19. 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. Event details and tickets will be available soon.

April 27 | Saturday

Shorthorn Centennial Celebration | To mark The Shorthorn's 100th year as the voice of UTA, Student Publications will host numerous events and exhibits in 2019 including a special alumni reunion. For a schedule of events and reunion information, visit

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