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February 2017

January 2017

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA’s Innovation Day 2017 to showcase student “Shark Tank”- style competition, student and faculty startup pitches
    Building the innovation ecosystem

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, research, robotics

    UTA will feature a high school and college student “Shark Tank”-style competition, student and faculty startup pitches and posters, and a showcase of community startup companies and services for entrepreneurs at its annual InnovationDay@UTA, 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 6, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., in Arlington.

  • UTA aerospace engineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Faculty honor

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Frank Lu, a UTA professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for sustained contributions in gas dynamics and detonation-based technologies.

  • UTA, Botanical Research Institute of Texas partner to spur discoveries, job creation
    Community collaboration

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: biology, employment, energy, science, sustainability

    UTA and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas signed a new agreement Monday. The partnership means expanded opportunities for research which will lead to job growth in the fields of plant science and sustainability.

  • UTA launches new programs to promote undergraduate research, student success
    Helping students succeed

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, research

    UTA has developed a new program that allows students to use their federal work-study hours to work as undergraduate research assistants, developing valuable skills that will enhance their education and workforce readiness.

  • Engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
    Aerospace intern

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, student life, students

    An aerospace doctoral student has received the prestigious Pathways internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Cody Ground will explore hypersonic mixing and injection for scramjet applications.

  • UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
    Leading in cancer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, science

    UTA is becoming a major cancer research institution, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.

  • UTA has second lowest student debt in nation
    Affordable Excellence

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, Arlington, education, faculty

    UTA students graduate with the second lowest debt in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The University is the only Texas school listed on the magazine's map of institutions where graduates have the least debt.

  • UTA works with Boeing and NASA to understand social networks’ impact on online students’ grades, completion rates
    Helping students succeed online

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    News Topics: Internet

    UTA researchers are working with Boeing and NASA to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses.

  • Repatriation expert keynotes immigration forum
    Immigration forum

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, humanities, immigration, liberal arts, theatre

    A day-long immigration forum at UTA will feature thoughtful panel discussions, theatrical performances and a captivating keynote address.

  • UTA College of Education in top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs
    Excellence in education

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, classes, education, faculty, innovation, students, urban and public affairs

    The University of Texas at Arlington is in the top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs across the nation according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

  • National initiative focused on increasing the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups launched at UTA
    Diversity in Higher Ed

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, research, science

    This weekend UTA hosted the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.

  • UTA study shows exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria
    Fighting malaria

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, science

    The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study.

  • NAACP president speech highlights annual Martin Luther King event
    MLK banquet

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    The NAACP president and CEO will address the annual MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet Friday at the University Center. The theme of his speech is “A Nation of Freedom and Justice.”

  • UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
    Phishing emails

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: business, computer science, Internet, research

    UTA researchers have shown in a new study that people are overconfident when they are actually dealing with phishing attacks in the business world. The study found that many people thought they had made correct judgment on an email, yet they did not.

  • UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
    Partners in health

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, health and fitness, mental health, research, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health issues.

  • UTA researchers to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery, development
    Helping drug development

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    UTA researchers are working to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery and development. The project is funded by a $424,720 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

  • UTA marketing classes provide options for St. Alban’s growth
    Marketing effort

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, student life, students

    Students in the UTA College of Business' Marketing Department offered leaders at a neighboring church intricate, practical and valuable marketing concepts and ideas on how to grow their congregation.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

KXAS NBC 5 reported on a new partnership between UTA and Grand Prairie school district. The education and leadership preparatory program will allow GPISD students to begin taking dual credit classes at UTA, preparing them for careers after college.

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