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May 2016

  • Texas cancer research grant helps UTA recruit promising young biology researcher, expand health science focus
    Health science focus

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research

    The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UTA an $823,067 grant to recruit star cell biology researcher Mark Pellegrino from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Pellegrino will join the UTA as an assistant biology professor in August.

  • UTA biologist shows that environmental favorability and tolerance of stress drives the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters
    Protecting biodiversity

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, science

    A UTA biologist has shown that environmental favorability and tolerance of stress drives the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters. The research was published recently in the leading journal "The American Naturalist."

  • UTA School of Social Work researcher earns distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
    Women's health research

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: research, social work

    Eusebius Small, a UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, will use a Fulbright award to study factors that contribute to HIV incidence in young women in Sierra Leone.

  • UTA prepares Titan supercomputer to process the data from quadrillions of proton collisions generated in the new Large Hadron Collider experiments
    Leadership in physics

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA physicists are preparing the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support the analysis of data generated from the quadrillions of proton collisions expected during this season’s Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiments.

  • UTA faculty member receives $308,000 grant to fight coronary disease in women
    Heart health

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology has received a $308,000, four-year grant from the American Heart Association to study the root causes of a heart condition that damages tiny coronary arteries in women.

  • UTA Development and Alumni Relations announces executive director, expanded engagement program
    Alumni leader

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington

    Julie Barfield has been appointed executive director of UTA alumni and donor relations as the University strengthens engagement through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

  • Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills
    Veterans aid

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    News Topics: business, research, student life, students

    A Small Business Administration grant to the College of Business will create the Veterans Business Outreach Center that will provide UTA veterans with skills needed to start entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • UTA researcher to employ scanning laser to measure microtexture of aggregates in Texas pavement
    Data-driven discovery

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA professor of computer science and engineering is leading a project that uses scanning lasers to evaluate the materials making up Texas roads. The project results could lead to safer, more durable roads.

  • UTA scientists use Planetarium’s advanced astronomical software to date 2500 year-old lyric poem
    Planetarium research

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    News Topics: astronomy, research, science

    Physicists and astronomers from UTA have used advanced astronomical software to date lyric poet Sappho’s “Midnight Poem,” which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago.

  • UT System approves design for UTA’s next-generation Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building
    SEIR building

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    The UT System Board of Regents approves design of the new 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will enable UTA to serve more students and expand its health science focus.

  • TransferUTA initiative to increase resources, support for students who want to earn bachelor’s degrees
    College completion

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, student life, students

    TransferUTA unites recruiting, admissions, orientation and support services for transfer students in a focused effort to increase college completion and is a signal that UTA is a transfer-friendly university.

  • UTA scientists examine global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change
    Global warming

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    News Topics: environment, geology, research, science

    UTA scientists are leading a team examining global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences.

  • More than 5,600 UTA students to earn degrees during Spring 2016 commencement exercises May 12-14
    Commencement 2016

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, commencement, student life, students

    UTA congratulates a record class of spring 2016 graduates, and welcomes friends, family and supporters to commencement ceremonies this week at College Park Center.

  • UTA, Tarrant County College District launch Early Transfer Identification Program
    Academic success

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    The Early Transfer Identification Program will streamline the UTA application process for participating TCCD students and will help them achieve an affordable four-year degree at a predictable cost.

  • UTA student-athletes win 2015-2016 Sun Belt title for community service projects
    Community impact

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference has honored UTA student-athletes with its 2015-2016 Community Service Award in recognition for their service projects and achievements in giving back to the community.

April 2016

  • Message from the President
    Message from the President

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni

    UTA President Vistasp Karbhari issued a statement regarding comments about the University reportedly made during a recent candidate forum.

  • UTA biologists study imperiled lizard to develop conservation plan
    Conservation plan

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile’s numbers have been dwindling dramatically. The work is being supported by a two-year grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

  • UTA educators developing competency-based online course to help math teachers better teach geometry students
    Competency-based learning

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty

    College of Education professors Joohi Lee and Mohan Pant are developing a competency-based online, graduate-level course that will help math teachers better learn to teach conceptual geometry.

  • UTA research demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling
    Water quality

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    New research by Professor Kevin Schug demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time. The results were published today in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • Outstanding Journalists Honored on UTA campus at 2016 Barbara Jordan Media Awards
    Special honor

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Outstanding journalists were recently recognized in a UTA-hosted ceremony named in honor of late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, a passionate advocate for equal access for people with disabilities.

  • UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history
    Increasing visibility

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: awards, history, liberal arts, recreation, student life

    Researchers with the UTA Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts will use a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an online portal for disability history resources.

  • UTA leads $7.3M national initiative to create next-generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms
    Space physics

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    Physicist Yue Deng is leading a $7.3 million national initiative to develop a next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms.

  • UTA student team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for concept to reduce stormwater runoff, impacts of climate change
    Sustainable environment

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, environment, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs student team wins national EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for designing plan to reduce stormwater runoff in future UTA construction projects.

  • Reliant Powers The University of Texas at Arlington with Donation of NRG Street Charge® Stations
    Sustainable community

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, students, sustainability

    Energy giant Reliant partners with UTA to provide students, faculty and staff with solar-powered charging stations that can be used for free to charge mobile devices.

  • UTA collaborates with the Hashemite University in Jordan
    International collaboration

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    News Topics: alumni

    A unique collaboration between the University of Texas at Arlington and the Hashemite University in Jordan has led to the planning of the Hashemite University’s Structural System Laboratory, which is in the design phase led by a team based in DFW.

  • UTA Collge of Nursing and Health Innovation launches public health track with an urban focus
    Health studies

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, health and fitness, nursing

    A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation public health track will prepare students to help meet rising demand for healthcare professionals grounded in wellness, disease and injury prevention beginning this fall.

  • Up-and-coming UTA alumni grab top honors at DFW business publications
    Alumni honored

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, business, community service, engineering, psychology

    Nine UTA alumni were named to the Dallas Business Journal and Fort Worth Business 40 under 40 lists, selected for their professional and community accomplishments.

  • Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    Teaching Excellence

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, science

    Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

  • UTA researcher finds that by age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the development of self-control
    Childhood behavior

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, psychology, science

    UTA researcher Jeffrey Gagne has found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers’ self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack.

  • NASA awards UTARI researcher $1 million to develop better models for rotor spar fatigue, composite materials
    Computational composites testing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    NASA awards UTA Research Institute scientist $1 million to develop computational methods that will test the strength and life of composite rotor blade assemblies for aeronautics sector.

  • 12 Houses exhibition celebrates innovative residential design by UTA alumni, faculty
    Alumni exhibition

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, architecture

    Residential designs by CAPPA alumni and faculty are showcased now through April 16 in an exhibit at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

  • UTA scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain
    Alleviating pain

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, psychology, research, science

    UTA professors Yuan Peng and J.-C. Chiao have demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the deep brain structures under the cortex could ease chronic pain. Their results were published in the leading neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

  • NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
    Health science

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, humanities, science

    Kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant to thwart cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Dallas Morning News Biz Beat blog reported on a $10,000 GM Foundation grant awarded to UTA’s University Crossroads to help fund education and outreach programs. An accompanying photo showed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari being presented with the GM Arlington STEM Higher Education Service Award.

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