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June 2016

  • July 2 All-Star Football Classic highlights increasing commitment and engagement of UTA to Native American students and faculty
    More than a game

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    High school graduates from Native American tribes across the U.S. and Canada will gather at UTA for a week filled with academic activities, friendship and competition that culminates with the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic July 2 at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

  •  UT System honors three UTA faculty members with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching awards

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty

    Three UTA faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom. Honorees are nominated based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees.

  • Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders, UTA researchers find
    Teenage anxiety

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, science

    UTA researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.

  • U.S. news coverage of Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender, emotions over competency, new UTA study shows
    Gender, politics and media

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: communications, liberal arts, politics

    National news coverage of U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender and emotions over competency, according to a new study led by UTA communication researcher Dustin Harp.

  • UTA marketing study shows lenient return policy may increase sales
    Retail policies

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: business, research

    New meta-analysis by UTA marketing researcher Narayanan Janakiraman shows return policies that offer consumers more monetary rewards are likely to increase their consumer purchases.

  • UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships
    Nursing scholar excellence

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, research, science, students

    Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

  • UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology
    New technology

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor says a new technology he's working on could greatly enhance transmission speeds by easing the limitations inherent in current electrical technology, make cameras and infrared technology less expensive, and improve sensing instruments.

  • UTA researchers find strangers reach mutual understanding mainly through talking and asking questions, not from non-verbal communication
    Power of verbal

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, research, science

    UTA psychologists have discovered that when two strangers meet for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances. The research was published recently in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies’ students propose major changes for Dallas’ Fair Park
    Urban partners

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, urban and public affairs

    Students from the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Institute of Urban Studies produced a study showing how Fair Park might become a more neighborhood-friendly amenity that could draw more visitors and increase revenue.

  • UTA, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.

  • UTA researcher to digitize history of slaves, other endangered documents in Cuba
    Digitizing history

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    A UTA historian will scour the oldest cities in Cuba to digitize details of the lives of Africans and Afro-Cubans. David LaFevor is leading the two-year project, which is supported in part by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.

May 2016

  • UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions
    Weather data

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, sustainability, weather

    A UTA civil engineer has released a cell phone app that encourages people to report flash flooding in area creeks and waterways. At the same time, the engineer has been installing innovative wireless sensors to improve high-resolution modeling of urban water systems.

  • UTA study examines academic experiences of Latino students at HBCUs
    Diversity in education

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: education, research

    A UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies explores the academic and interpersonal experiences of Latinos at HBCUs. The research was published recently in The Journal of Higher Education.

  • UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
    Cooperative control

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, transportation

    A UTA aerospace engineer has received an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft. The research ultimately could be used on any unmanned platform.

  • 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, tolerance of stress drive 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.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Benzinga,, and many other media outlets reported that Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, presented insights from the first extensive ethnographic examination of contemporary gestational surrogacy in the United States at the Men Having Babies South Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo. Jacobson wrote about this research in the recently published book – “Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies."

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