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Veterans Corporate Dialogue
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA continued its Veterans Corporate Dialogue Initiative when several representatives from DFW-based corporations visited campus last week to tour the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center and attend the grand opening of the Veteran Services Center. The initiative connects corporations with UTA military veterans through lunch and learns, internships, career fairs, resume workshops, and mock interviews. Companies who participated in the tour included 7-Eleven, AmerisourceBergen, BCBSTX, BNSF, SEDALCO, Toyota, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. For more information on the program or to get involved, contact Jeff Serrano, director of corporate relations.

Rehab Glove
UTA Alumni Relations

The UTA Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming. Combining this glove with the virtual reality gaming to be developed by Neuro Rehab VR will enable stroke patients to engage in rehabilitation activities for regaining their hand function. READ MORE

Health and the human condition

Jody Greaney, assistant professor of kinesiology, is working to understand the relationship between cardiovascular disease and depression in a National Institutes of Health-funded project. Greaney is using a $248,000 NIH award to study the effect depression has on the human brain’s control of blood pressure and how it can cause long-term detrimental changes to a person’s cardiovascular system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 600,000 people each year, and the approximately 16 million Americans affected by depression have a high risk of developing the disease. READ MORE

Tribune Panel
UTA Alumni Relations

The Texas Tribune will host a panel discussion on April 12 at 11:30 AM in Fort Worth to examine graduation rates at four-year public universities. President Karbhari will be among the panelists and joined by Raymund Paredes, Texas commissioner of higher education, and Millicent Valek, president of Brazosport College. READ MORE

Suit up
UTA Alumni Relations

The UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center is hosting JC Penney Suit-Up at the Arlington Parks location on Sunday, April 7. Alumni who show their membership card or the card request confirmation email can access the event and get 40% off career apparel! READ MORE

snake genomics
UTA Alumni Relations

In “The origins and evolution of chromosomes, dosage compensation, and mechanisms underlying venom regulation in snakes,” a team of biologists led by Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology, generated and analyzed the first most complete chromosome-level genome for a snake – the prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). READ MORE

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April 6 | Saturday

Glass Art Sale | The Annual Glass Art Sale takes place from 8 AM to 3 PM at The Studio Arts Center on Davis Drive. The free event is open to the public and will include live glass blowing demonstrations, faculty and student exhibitions, and a silent auction.

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

April 25 | Thursday

One Day for UTA | Get ready for a special day of Maverick pride. For 24 hours, UTA will be raising money for scholarships and academic programs in a special fundraising campaign. Be on the lookout for more information on our social media channels.

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