Summer 2023 Issue

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A Transformational Impact

This $12 million gift represents the largest single philanthropic investment in UT Arlington history.

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Leaving a Legacy

During her life, Pat Brandenburg (’49 AS, Business Administration) gave generously and passionately to causes she knew would make an impact. Though she passed away in April 2021, her giving to drive social change continues.

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Scene - FSAE Workshop

One of the longest-running institutions on the UTA campus, the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) program has allowed generations of Mavericks to get hands-on experience building a race car from scratch.

Mav Roundup

Pitch Perfect

From matching ice cream lovers with mobile ice cream vendors to offering prefabricated home design to producing hydrogen-powered drones for powerline inspection, the 2021-22 MavPitch winning ideas run the gamut of creativity and imagination.

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Zuriel Lopez's winning idea, WeWant, is an app that will help connect ice cream trucks and ice cream lovers.

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Late last year, rural medical experts from across Texas met at UTA for the inaugu­ral Rural Health Conference.

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A senior mechanical engineering student won a national award from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA.

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Well Read

Inspiration struck Seraphina Nova Glass, assistant professor of instruction and playwright-in-residence, on a drive home from rehearsal for a play she was directing at UTA.

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A team of researchers studying how seven reef-building coral species in the Caribbean respond to white plague disease.

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When Thelma Alanis (’22 MA, ’20 BA, History) was young, she drew pictures of herself in a courtroom. Law was her calling, and her family knew it, too.

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A team led by biologists at UTA has published a study supporting the theory that species that reproduce asexually have more harmful genetic mutations than those utilizing sexual reproduction.

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Karen Juanez, a postbaccalaureate researcher at UTA, was awarded the highly competitive Diversity Supplement Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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In the wilderness of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, where massive moose tread along untamed shorelines, a group of UTA researchers studied the evolution of a microscopic creature: Daphnia, a water flea.

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¡VIVA MEXICO! A comic book history of Mexico–Intriguing exhibits from UTA Libraries' special collections.

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Crash Course

Connect the dots from Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, and you’ll have what’s known as the Texas Triangle, with a population of 21 million in 2020.

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Yana Payusova’s identity as an artist didn’t begin coming into focus until she shot five rolls of film inside a Russian prison.

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“Latina students are very underrepresented in STEM fields,” she says. “I thought to apply this framework to see if there was that feeling of being in between their Mexican culture and STEM culture.”

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The Explainer

There is no English translation for the Dutch compound word Uitwaaien. The closest description relates to walking or riding your bike into the wind to boost your overall health.

Sporting Mavs


Volleyball Victors

Volleyball wraps season with win over Southern Utah

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Strong Start, Stellar Finish

Track and field teams dominated the 2022-23 indoor season

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UTA men’s basketball welcomes KT Turner as 10th head coach

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About the Magazine

Faculty Focus

Growing up in Russia, Iya Price would pretend her toys were her students and she was their teacher. “For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says.

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Mojy Haddad took the old-school route to UTA. Long before the advent of virtual tours, he perused printed catalogs from universities with top-level architecture programs.

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Quick Hits

With a 102-53 win over Texas Southern to kick off the 2022-23 season, UTA women’s basketball recorded the most points ever scored in a season opener in team history.

Look Back

Spoiler alert! Extras from the upcoming season of Stranger Things wait for—

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Impactful donors further Maverick excellence

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Providing motivated Mavericks every chance to make a difference

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