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September 2017

  • Computer science and engineering researcher teams with industry to provide facial recognition technology
    Computer vision

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    A UTA researcher is working with a global firm to improve a facial recognition system. Applications could include security and self-driving cars.

  • UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable
    Telemedicine

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    News Topics: business, global, innovation, medicine, sustainability

    A UTA business professor has found that private-public partnerships have the best chance for success in establishing telemedicine centers in rural India.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher earns grant to combine methods to better analyze brain image data
    Brain analysis

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, Internet, labs, medicine

    UTA associate professor to combine two processes to collect data that could produce more manageable data and lead to more accurate predictions of future data.

  •  UTA and Lumen Learning organize Massive Online Open Course on open education, costs and learning outcomes
    Future of education

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, education, research

    UTA has partnered with Lumen Learning for a Massive Online Open Course or MOOC that aims to introduce graduate students, faculty and learning designers to open education concepts and equip them to use these resources within their own institutions.

  • New recruits, returning talent have Mavericks poised a year of academic and athletic success
    Poised for success

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, College Park Center, health and fitness, student life

    After posting one of the most attention-grabbing seasons in UTA athletics history, the Mavericks look for another year of success in 2017-18.

  • UTA ranked nation’s top public research university for least student debt
    Low debt, high diversity

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, diversity, students

    For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Texas at Arlington the top national public university for graduates incurring the least amount of student debt. The magazine’s “Best Colleges 2018” ranking also lists UTA among the top campuses in the nation for ethnic diversity.

  • UTA’s David Nygren receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie award
    International recognition

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    News Topics: science

    David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics at The University of Texas at Arlington and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been honored with a prestigious international award for his pioneering work in radiation detector developments and for enabling major discoveries in diverse areas of science.

  • UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human gene
    Cancer Link

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, health and fitness, medicine, nursing, research, science

    University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer.

  • Schools of architecture, urban and public affairs to celebrate history
    50th Anniversary

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, faculty, staff, students, urban and public affairs

    Schools of architecture, urban and public affairs, and Institute of Urban Studies set to celebrate 50th anniversary.

  • UTA welcomes largest freshman class ever
    Academic excellence

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    UTA's freshman class is now the largest in the University’s history, with 3,346 new students joining us from across the U.S. and around the world. This represents a 12 percent increase as compared to fall semester last year.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher earns grant to allow third-party users to tap into location-based data
    Data sharing

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, Internet, research

    A highly competitive National Science Foundation EAGER grant will allow a UTA computer science and engineering professor to answer what type of data analysis is available if access is given and user information is gathered from location-based services.

August 2017

  • UTA and DART partner to offer transformational learning experience
    Experiential learning

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: employment, students, sustainability, transportation

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas Area Rapid Transit today launched a first-of-its-kind partnership offering select UTA undergraduate students valuable experiential learning opportunities in the fields of business, engineering, urban planning and transportation management.

  • UTA assists Texans in need after historic natural disaster
    Helping Harvey’s victims

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, engineering, giving, student life, students, weather

    Texas is in need, and The University of Texas at Arlington is stepping up to help, as we extend our thoughts and heartfelt prayers to everyone impacted by recent storms.

  • UTA researcher’s data on Brays Bayou helps Houston area prepare, initiate effective emergency plans
    Bayou connection

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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

    A UTA civil and environmental engineer is using his radar-based flood warning system on a Houston bayou to provide data for emergency planners.

  • UTA among top universities in nation for degrees awarded to minority students
    Leader in diversity

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, diversity, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the top universities in the U.S. for conferring degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The publication released its annual Top 100 Degrees Conferred based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Equipment grant will allow UTA researchers to safely send, receive high-speed data
    Securing data

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, Internet, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering professor will use an equipment grant from the Department of Defense to significantly upgrade researchers’ ability to send and receive encrypted high-speed data securely through optical cables.

  • UTA adds transfer students to list of scholarship recipients
    Terry Scholars

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, students

    This year, transfer students are added to list of Terry Scholar recipients. The prestigious award is given to students who have displayed great academic and leadership potential, among other attributes.

  • Student team earns award at national competition
    Rising Star

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students, sustainability

    A UTA student senior design team won a national award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ Student Design Competition recently.

  • UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system
    Finding fake news

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering researcher and his team will use a National Science Foundation grant to further develop a tool that automatically checks claims that have not been checked before against knowledge databases and report if they are truthful.

  • Maverick Move-In Day
    Move-In Day

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, diversity, student life, students, volunteer

    The UTA community helped thousands of new and returning students get settled on campus during the Maverick Stampede Move-In Day event. The annual tradition kicks-off another exciting academic year in Maverick country.

  • UTA researchers working to develop new tool for non-invasive neuromodulation of human brain
    Making (brain) waves

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, research

    A UTA bioengineering professor is leading a multi-institution team to develop a tool to be used for non-invasive, neuromodulation of the brain using infrared light. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health research grant.

  • Donors establish endowed chair to promote research and innovation in business and engineering
    Endowed chair

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: business, engineering, innovation, research

    A gift from a local couple will create an endowed UTA chair that will promote research, innovation and development in business logistics, supply chain management, systems engineering and operations management.

  • New bike share program comes to campus
    Bike Share

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: student life, students, sustainability

    UTA's Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact will launch a new bike-share program on campus, strengthening the University's commitment to sustainability.

  • Student-athletes soar in the classroom and on the court
    Maverick success

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference announced that 122 student-athletes from The University of Texas at Arlington made the league’s Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll during the 2016-17 academic year. UTA’s student-athletes also earned the third-highest graduation rate among all Division I public institutions in Texas.

  • UTA astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet may exist in star system only 16 light years away
    Potential new earth

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The researchers published their findings today as “Dynamics of a probable Earth-Like Planet in the GJ 832 System” in The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Music alumna wins professional vocal competition in Italy
    Winning voice

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna and critically acclaimed mezzo soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis won both the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Concorso Lirico di Portofino, a prestigious vocal competition in Portofino, Italy.

  • Undergraduates find “transformative experience” through UTA’s sponsorship of new undergraduate research programs
    Transformative experience

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    News Topics: research, staff, students

    Peter Zotor studies biochemistry at UTA and plans to attend medical school. One of the first cohort of 21 undergraduates who received $3,000 to pursue undergraduate research over the summer, he described the new UTA-sponsored Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program as a “transformative experience.”

  • UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
    Aerial computing

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering researcher is leading a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution project that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

  • Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
    Pipe behavior

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, sustainability

    The Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation have issued a grant to a UTA civil engineering professor that will model large-diameter water transmission pipes in various types of soil. Results could lead to modeling standards in the industry.

  • UTA chemistry professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry
    International recognition

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UTA, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical chemistry field.

  • UTA NAACP honored with five top national awards
    Chapter of the year

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, awards, diversity, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People student chapter received the College Chapter of the Year award for the second year in a row at the 108th NAACP National Convention in Baltimore.

  • UTA named national leader in providing equal access to higher education
    Among Top 25

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, diversity

    A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks the University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s top public universities in providing a high-quality college education to students from all income levels.

  • UTA psychologist Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement
    Lifetime achievement award

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: awards, psychology, research

    Robert J. Gatchel, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to design robot-based vocational assessment, training
    Automated training

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor is designing iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks.

  • UTA professor of chemistry and biochemistry named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary
    International Honor

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, research, students

    Krishnan Rajeshwar, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary, in recognition for his outstanding achievements in support of the mission of the University.

  • State board approves UTA’s undergraduate public health degree
    New degree

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the creation of a bachelor’s degree in public health at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation effective fall 2017. The comprehensive program will include the introduction of a graduate certificate in public health.

  • UTA team brings robotic main inspections to Ennis
    Budding collaboration

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that Ellis County city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, which UTA's robot is using to inspect several miles of its pipes.

  • UTA researcher seeks to minimize risks for unmanned aerial systems over populated areas
    Flying safely

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research

    Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in urban areas.

  • College of Business’ master of quantitative finance earns top mark
    High ranking

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    News Topics: business

    TFE Times ranked the UTA College of Business' master of quantitative finance degree as the second best in Texas. The company based the ranking in six different areas, including starting salary and GRE test scores.

  • Association for Women in Mathematics honors UTA students
    Women in math

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    News Topics: awards, faculty, students

    The Association for Women in Mathematics honored The University of Texas at Arlington’s AWM student chapter with its inaugural national award for fundraising and sustainability. AWM is one of the leading organizations in the United States dedicated to promoting equal opportunity for women and girls in math.

  • Office of Naval Research grant to allow UTA researcher to study configuration, integration challenges of high-power, intermittent load power sources
    Battery tester

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor will study the configuration and integration challenges the U.S. Navy will face as it attempts to operate high-power, intermittent loads on its future ships.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers name UTA’s graduate student chapter tops in 2017
    Top chapter

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, student life, students, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter has been named the chapter of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute.

  • UTA biologist works with internationally recognized museums on the evolution of vision
    International collaborations

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    News Topics: biology, exhibitions, research

    A UTA biologist is working with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum in London – the two most-visited natural history museums in the world - on a research project which uses frogs as a model to investigate the evolution of vision.

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Brain data

Friday, September 22, 2017

Junzhou Huang, a UTA associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, received a $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore a new method for accurately analyzing brain image data, Scienmag and News Medical reported.

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