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January 2017

December 2016

  • Dreams come true: Life imitates ad for UTA nursing graduate
    Dreams come true

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, nursing, students

    Taylor Smith was featured in an ad promoting UTA's College of Nursing when she was five years old. Now 17 years later, life has imitated that ad. Smith graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing in December.

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    Research excellence

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Kytai Nguyen, a professor in the Bioengineering Department at UTA, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

  • UTA professor of renaissance art reattributes an Old Master Drawing in the Uffizi in Florence to Flemish artist Denys Calvaert
    Solving art mysteries

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    Mary Vaccaro, a UTA professor of renaissance art, has proved that a drawing in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was the work of Denys Calvaert (c.1540-1619), an Antwerp-born artist who settled in Bologna during the Renaissance. This discovery was published as a cover article in the leading art journal The Burlington Magazine.

  • Men’s basketball climbs rankings of mid-majors

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    News Topics: sports, student life, students

    The UTA men's basketball team has risen to a No. 3 ranking among mid-major colleges in the poll. The team also is ranked No. 18 in the NCAA's RPI rankings, a key tool that the NCAA Selection Committee uses to evaluate who gets into the NCAA Tournament.

  • UTA expanding five graduate nursing degrees online to help working nurses enhance careers
    Graduate nursing expanding online

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    News Topics: nursing

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will offer five of its graduate nursing degrees online beginning in spring 2017, a move that is expected to significantly heighten opportunities for registered nurses to enhance their careers.

  • Dasgupta receives 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for contributions to analytical chemistry
    Research excellence

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the UTA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named recipient of the 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium’s highest award, the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry.

  • UTA again reaches record number of graduates with December 2016 commencement ceremonies
    2016 fall commencement

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    News Topics: commencement

    UTA winter commencement is December 15-17 and includes 4,808 fall 2016 graduate candidates and 2,108 summer 2016 graduates. The Colleges of Nursing, Engineering and Business led the University in number of graduates but figures increased in every UTA college and school.

  • UTA researchers part of three federal transportation grants that access CAPPA, College of Engineering expertise
    Enabling a sustainable megacity

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, urban and public affairs

    Professors in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering won three U.S. Department of Transportation grants in a national competition to work on improving transportation.

  • Jason Shelton named new director of UTA Center for African American Studies
    New leadership role

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    News Topics: community service, faculty, liberal arts, politics, students, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, has been appointed director of the UTA Center for African American Studies.

  • Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition to feature U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
    Beyond the Supreme Court

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will address the audience at a UTA Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Texas Hall. The lecture will focus on his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”

  • UTA electrical engineering professor named an AAAS Fellow
    High honor

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, science

    A UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Frank Lewis' key contribution to that sector has been to add additional self-learning mechanisms to neural network controllers for mainly aircraft and robot systems.

  • CAPPA student wins statewide bullet train station design competition
    Top design

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, awards, student life, students, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA graduate student in architecture has won a statewide competition for design of a Dallas high-speed rail station. Her winning design is an elevated station to easily traverse Dallas' many highways with parking retail shops and restaurants underneath the station.

  • UTA chief information officer named CIO of the year finalist
    Tops at information

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Dallas CIO Leadership Association names UTA executive as a finalist in its chief information officer of the year award.

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Preserving history

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions, an Associated Press story reported in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, the Seattle Times and many other websites reported. David Lafevor, a UTA history professor, and his brother Matthew, a geography professor at the University of Alabama, have worked since 2005 to make computer copies of millions of documents being lost to the elements.

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