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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Faculty, staff recognized for outstanding service


Several faculty and staff members recently received honors for their endeavors.

The election of Dereje Agonafer, left, to the National Academy of Inventors brings the number of NAI Fellows at UTA to 12. This marks the highest number of NAI Fellows at any Texas university. Dr. Agonafer is the Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

Maria Martinez-Cosio, center, associate vice provost for faculty development, was one of just four North Texas women honored by Ford Motor Company with a Mujeres Legendarias Award.

Meghna Tare, right, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Tare is the executive director of UTA's Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact.

The UTA Police Department was one of only five university police departments in the nation recognized for its National Night Out efforts in 2017. This marks the fifth consecutive year UTAPD has been honored.

Sign up for a table at Activity Fair Day

University departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to host information tables at the Spring 2018 Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the E.H Hereford University Center. Register online by Monday, Jan. 22.

Join fellow Mavs at UTA Day at the Rodeo

  UTA Day at the Rodeo  

The whole family will enjoy the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at UTA Day at the Rodeo on Sunday, Jan. 21. Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, the event includes a barbecue lunch with a vegetarian option at noon in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. inside the Will Rogers Coliseum. Tickets are $30 each. LEARN MORE.

Blood drive on campus next week

Donors can make the Carter BloodCare drive—9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 16-18—a big success. Register at the donation vans on the University Center and Library malls. For more information, call 817-272-2963.

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