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Alumni Newsletter |  Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas at Arlington


Fall enrollment sets new records

Preliminary numbers show that UTA hit another milestone this year, as the University welcomed 42,496 students for Fall 2018 classes, up nearly 2 percent over Fall 2017 numbers. This fall’s freshman class is the largest in UTA history. The nearly 3,400 freshmen represent a 4.4 percent increase over last year’s total. UTA was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the fifth fastest-growing doctoral public university in the United States during the 2006 to 2016 timeframe. READ MORE

MSS: Terry Crews
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA welcomes actor, artist, and activist Terry Crews for the next Maverick Speakers Series on October 16. Crews is perhaps best known for his action and comedy roles in an impressive body of film and television work, including The Expendables film franchise, Golden Globe award-winning comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the wildly popular Old Spice commercials. GET YOUR TICKETS

National Science foundation post
UTA Alumni Relations

Minerva Cordero, mathematics professor and associate dean in the College of Science, has accepted a one-year position in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Education and Human Resource Development as program director of the ADVANCE and Hispanic-Serving Institutions or HSI programs. Cordero said working with these programs is meaningful because it builds upon her work and expertise on key issues facing women and other historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields. READ MORE

Security Testing
UTA Alumni Relations

Jeff Lei, computer scientist, and his partner, Dimitris Simos of SBA Research Inc., recently were awarded a three-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a new approach to security testing of blockchains and Internet of Things systems. READ MORE

Memorial Service
UTA Alumni Relations

The UTA African American Faculty and Staff Association held a memorial service on Monday to honor the legacy of Alisa Johnson, Zeb Strong, and Michelle Williams. President Karbhari marked the occasion by describing the lasting impact each had on UTA's current students and alumni as friends and family gathered to remember their influence.

Rangers Recap
UTA Alumni Relations

Alumna Jana Harris ('99) delivered a strike as part of the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday at UTA Night at the Rangers. Before the game, alumni enjoyed a picnic on the concourse and celebrated all things UTA! It was a fun-filled evening at Globe Life Park with Maverick pride on full display. IMAGES

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Mark Your Calendar

October 2 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Meeting | Coming off a record season in 2017-2018, the UTA Lady Mavericks basketball team is looking to win big this season behind Coach Krista Gerlich. Hear from Coach Gerlich at the October Fort Worth Chapter meeting at Joe T. Garcia's. Lunch starts at 12 PM. REGISTER

October 6 | Saturday

UTA Day at the Zoo | Join the herd of Mavericks exploring the wonders of the animal kingdom and bring the family to one of the country's best zoos at the first ever UTA Day at the Fort Worth Zoo. Your ticket includes entry into the Zoo, parking, and a catered picnic. Children 2 and younger are free! REGISTER

October 21 | Sunday

UTA Day at FC Dallas | Don't miss your chance to tailgate and get on the field at Toyota Stadium with fellow Mavericks as FC Dallas takes on the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Tickets include a pre-game BYOB tailgate featuring Rudy's BBQ. The fun starts at 2:00 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

November 10 | Saturday

Homecoming 2018 | Mark your calendar for this year's UTA Homecoming celebrations. From special alumni group receptions to the parade, basketball game, and much more, don't miss out on all the fun! Event registration pages will open soon, so keep an eye out for more details and invitations to follow.

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