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December 2016

  • 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.

November 2016

  • UTA Gourley Foundation scholarship winners recognized at annual luncheon
    Scholarship luncheon

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    News Topics: awards, students

    UTA recognized 17 student scholarship recipients at the annual Mary I. Gourley Foundation Scholarship Luncheon. The foundation provides financial assistance to single parents.

  • New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights
    Openness in adoption

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    A new adoption study led by researchers with the UTA School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute reveals a need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights.

  • UTA researchers earn TxDOT contract to use unmanned aerial systems to inspect highways, railroads
    Aerial inspection

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    UTA's new agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation will use unmanned aerial vehicles to allow for easier, more efficient and less costly inspection of roads and bridges. The contract will inspect roads and bridges on U.S. Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 82 in North Texas.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor is named IEEE Fellow
    High honors

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    A UTA electrical engineering professor was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his work in an area called fuzzy logic, which is used to create efficient computing methods that are tolerant of imprecise inputs. Qilian Liang, the new IEEE Fellow, also is an expert in radar and wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, compressive sensing and smart grids.

  • UTA Police Department honored for National Night Out event
    National Night Out award

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, community service, student life, students, volunteer

    UTA has been honored for its 2016 National Night Out event, aimed at building partnerships between the community and law enforcement. This is the fifth consecutive award UTA has received for the event.

  • UTA researchers discover mechanism behind immunosuppressive effects of drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers
    Solving immune response

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA biochemists have demonstrated the mechanism behind how thiopurine drugs suppress immune response. This knowledge could lead to an improvement of those drugs, which are commonly used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers.

  • UTA's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, earns national accolades
    National recognition

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, awards, liberal arts, student life, students

    The Shorthorn, UTA's daily student-run news agency, has been named a Pacemaker by the Associated College Press for the second year running. The Pacemaker is considered the pre-eminent award among collegiate student media.

  • Alumni honored

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    The Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizes outstanding UTA graduates for their achievements, impact on their professions, service to the broader community, and the tremendous example they have set for future generations of UTA Mavericks.

  •  UTA researchers study the ideal physical, mental states for focusing attention and exercising self-control
    Studying how we focus

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    Researchers at UTA are studying the ideal physical and mental states to help children and adults pay attention and practice self-control, by combining computer-game testing with a simultaneous ongoing analysis of heart-rate and skin activity.

  • New MOOC teaches professors to replicate the connectedness that engages, retains students within an online environment
    Humanizing online education

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Researchers at UTA are launching a Massive Open Online Course on Nov. 14 to help online instructors of college and university courses replicate the sense of connectedness and community that helps engage and retain classroom-based students within an online environment.

  • Basketball teams look forward to upcoming seasons

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    News Topics: sports

    UTA women's and men's basketball teams embark this week on promising 2016-17 seasons. Men picked first, women selected third in conference races. Hervey, VanDijk are named preseason Sun Belt Conference Players of the Year.

  • UTA recognizes military veterans during public, private ceremonies to be held Nov. 5-11
    Saluting our veterans

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    News Topics: education, employment, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington will show appreciation for military veterans and their families during Veterans Day 2016 events planned across campus Nov. 5-11.

  • UTA Libraries’ cartography lecture series draws scholars for 10th biennial celebration
    Charting a course

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, lectures, staff

    Map enthusiasts and scholars from across the country will gather at UTA Nov. 11-12 for the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the fall 2016 meeting of the Texas Map Society.

  • UTA again tops list of best colleges in Texas for military veterans
    Best for Vets

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, student life, students

    For the second straight year, UTA tops the Military Times list of best colleges in Texas for military veterans to earn a college degree.

  • UTA researcher looks to use new algorithms to improve precipitation maps
    Better forecasts

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

    A UTA civil engineering researcher will use a suite of new algorithms to improve the National Weather Service's rainfall measurement tools. The research will in turn provide better forecasting for runoff, creeks and streams, and reservoirs. The project is being funded through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant.

    Welcome home

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    UTA will put out a big welcome home mat Nov. 6-13 for Homecoming Week 2016. Alumni, families, community members and visitors are invited back to campus to celebrate Maverick traditions, rekindle connections, and create new memories.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded grants across the nation to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities program, the Portland Business Journal and Utah Business reported. UTA is a partner in the program and will draw upon a $15.6 million grant that will be administered by Portland State University. Two other UTA projects are related to the total of $300 million in DOT funding across the nation.

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