July 20, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Seeking Efficiency

Ramtin Madani (middle), an assistant professor in UTA’s Electrical Engineering Department, recently was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop massively scalable computational methods for power scheduling. Madani will use the grant to research ways of increasing the efficiency of power grids, leading to a more reliable and secure system that will also reduce the cost of producing power. READ MORE

national ranking
National Ranking

UTA’s School of Social Work has been ranked the 28th best online master of social work degree program in the nation according to SocialWorkGuide.org. The leading career- and education-focused website, SocialWorkGuide.org provides comprehensive information about social work degree programs, careers, and licensing requirements in the United States. The rankings are based on academic excellence, student experience and support, and graduate success. READ MORE

Digitizing the Humanities
Digitizing the Humanities

The British Library Endangered Archives Programme has extended a UTA-led project to digitize colonial documents in Cuba by another six months as part of their global initiative to preserve endangered documents relating to pre-industrial societies. The aim of the British Library-sponsored project, ongoing since 2016, is to capture more than two million documents in digital form, a treasure trove of information that might otherwise be lost to the elements or poor storage conditions. READ MORE

Sorensen Tribute
Jeff Sorensen

The UTA community is mourning the loss of Jeff Sorensen, retired Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. Jeff mentored UTA students and alumni during his 40-year career and was the advisor to student congress for 20 of those years. Alumni and friends are preparing a scholarship in Jeff’s memory to continue his legacy. DONATE

Fair Housing
Myriam Igoufe

Led by project manager and UTA doctoral graduate Myriam Igoufe, UTA researchers have discovered that in many cases segregation and problems associated with it are still hampering fair housing efforts. The North Texas Regional Housing Assessment analyzed 22 area cities and housing authorities. READ MORE

Alumni Happy Hour
Alumni Happy Hour

Enjoy an evening of Maverick pride at Alumni Happy Hour. The popular networking event at Urban Alchemy is on July 24 from 5:30-7 PM. Registration is $15 and includes appetizers and UTA giveaways. REGISTER

UTA Magazine
Mark Your Calendar

July 24 | Tuesday

Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Meeting | If you're in our nation's capital and want to connect with fellow Mavericks, join us at Shaw's Tavern at 6 p.m. Appetizers and one drink ticket will be provided while you mingle with the local alumni community and hear from UTA representatives. REGISTER

August 7 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter | Brian Coltharp ('92), President and CEO of Freese and Nichols, will speak at the UTA Fort Worth Chapter during its noon meeting at Joe T. Garcia’s. If you haven’t made it to a chapter meeting yet, please join us for lunch and networking opportunities. REGISTER

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