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


Celebrating SEIR
SEIR Building

UTA faculty, staff, and administration will gather this Friday, September 28, at 1:30 pm along with elected officials and UT System administrators to celebrate the newly opened Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building. The building furthers UTA’s mission to investigate today’s most pressing issues concerning health and the human condition, advancing the University’s Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions, Global Impact and strengthening its expertise in life and health science research. READ MORE

National Appointment
Excellence in Sustainability

Meghna Tare, executive director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs. The Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and provides independent objective analysis and advice to the nation to help solve complex problems and inform policy decisions. READ MORE

Statewide Summit
Dustin Rynders

Nearly 150 public school superintendents and special education administrators discussed Texas’ changing views on how to serve children with disabilities at the Texas Special Education Policy and Resource Summit this week at College Park Center. The summit, hosted by UTA’s College of Education, provided an opportunity for leaders in the education sector to determine the policies and educational needs of children with disabilities. Dustin Rynders (above), an attorney with Disability Rights Texas, was the keynote speaker at the summit. READ MORE

UTA Alumni Relations

Carla Amaro-Jiménez, associate professor in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction and director of the Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness Program, was awarded a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant to support hiring mentors to guide and encourage students in the Pathways Program at local GO Centers. READ MORE

programmable materials
Kyungsuk Yum

Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and his doctoral student, Amirali Nojoomi, have developed a process by which 2D hydrogels can be programmed to expand and shrink in a space- and time-controlled way that applies force to their surfaces, enabling the formation of complex 3D shapes and motions. READ MORE

promoting literacy
UTA Alumni Relations

UTA Libraries recently installed the first short story dispenser in the state of Texas. The dispenser delivers literature, both classic and contemporary works of art, in a vending machine style. READ MORE

Get Your Tickets to Maverick Speakers Series with Terry Crews on October 16.
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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