Monday, February 17, 2020
Marco Brotto, professor of nursing at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and director of the Bone-Muscle Research Center.

Better osteoporosis treatment research

A new multisite study led by UTA researchers details a series of biomarkers in the blood—and a screening to detect them—that could lead to better diagnoses and treatments for osteoporosis.

Experts from UTA’s Bone-Muscle Research Center and the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, along with colleagues at three other major universities, authored the study, which was published in January in the journal Nature Communications Biology.


UTA tops in graduating African Americans

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed Jason Shelton, director of UTA’s Center for African American Studies, about UTA graduating more African American undergraduate and master’s students than any other university in the state.

Shelton said the accomplishment could help encourage more students of color to attend college and achieve a degree. The University ranked 17th nationally on a list released by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine.

Career roadmap

Learn how having a well-defined career roadmap helps to ensure your academic productivity, performance, and success at this workshop, 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Professional development

Sign up for March classes in the Center for Distance Education's professional development program, Focus on Planning. Questions? Email

Save your citations

UTA's subscription to RefWorks ends March 1. Learn about the new options of EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero and attend a workshop. More details at

Be a Teams player

Get hands-on training for Microsoft Teams 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Register to attend one or all four sessions online via Teams or in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall.

Hip-hop artist Common

Common performed a UTA rap

Hip-hop artist Common's UTA rap was a big hit at the Maverick Speakers Series last week. Hear his pre-show message.

Early voting at MAC

UTA is a Tarrant County early voting polling place for the March 3 primary elections 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18-Friday, Feb. 28, at the Maverick Activities Center.

Outstanding advisor

Know academic advisors who really make a difference? Nominate them for the annual Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. Submit entries by Friday, Feb. 21.

Volunteer for Family Day

Help make Spring Family Day a success by volunteering. The Parent and Family Center event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

Night with Dallas Mavericks

UTA Night with the Dallas Mavericks is Friday, March 6, when the Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Discounted tickets start at $20.

UTA Night at Bass Hall

Catch a performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at UTA Night at Bass Hall Friday, March 20. Discounted tickets begin at $54.45 with code UTABASS.

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