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February 2016

  • UTA engineers pursuing applications for new ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in the medical field, consumer arena
    Laser efficiency

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, Internet, research

    Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, is working to develop a new ultra-thin semiconductor laser that could be integrated into consumer electronics to increase speed and capacity of the chips.

  • UTA named elite Research - 1 university in Carnegie Classification
    National recognition

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    UTA has achieved Carnegie "highest research activity" status, joining a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the R1 category.

January 2016

  • UTA and UT Austin researchers are designing safer cryotherapy devices to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage
    Safer cold therapy

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, sports

    UTA researcher Matthew Brothers is developing the first formal protocols for effective and safe use of cold therapy and a state-of-the-art cryotherapy device to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage.

  • UTA A Cappella Choir earns accolades for Gershwin weekend at Meyerson Symphony Center
    UTA A Cappella Choir earns accolades

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, liberal arts, music

    The UTA A Cappella Choir lent its collective voice to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to legendary composer George Gershwin.

  • College Park Center cited as “greenest” U.S. college basketball arena
    Sustainable by design

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, architecture, College Park Center, environment, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    College Park Center has been cited as the "greenest" basketball arena in the U.S. Designed by HKS Inc., the venue is rated LEED Gold for its environmentally sensitive design and noted for its interaction with the natural environment.

  • UTA Social Work professor elected fellow of prestigious international society
    Prestigious honor

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, social work

    Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of social work, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research for her work in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues.

  • UTA's A Cappella Choir and fellow music students to partner with big names in industry
    Making Sweet Music

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts, music, staff, students

    UTA's A Cappella Choir prepares to take the stage with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this month. Music students will welcome Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty later this spring.

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.

  • U.S. News ranks UTA online graduate programs in education, nursing among the nation's best
    Online excellence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    News Topics: classes, education, faculty, Internet, nursing, staff, students

    UT Arlington's education and nursing online graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.

  • UTA hosts 150 leading international physicists working to explain the origins of the universe
    Origins of the universe

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Some 150 leading international physicists convene at UTA Jan.12-15, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    High honor

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, social work

    Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for her work in the field of medical instrumentation and imaging.

  • UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
    Enzyme mapping

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, medicine, mental health, research, science

    UTA biochemists are advancing research into chemical imbalances associated with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.

  • Exchanging handwritten letters strengthens children’s literacy skills and family ties, new UTA study finds
    Early literacy

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    A new UTA College of Education study published in the journal, The Reading Teacher, finds that young children who exchange handwritten letters with extended family members develop stronger connections with those relatives and strengthen their literacy skills.

  • National association selects UTA for inaugural show, school
    Building sustainable infrastructure

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, exhibitions, faculty, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs, weather

    More than 500 engineers, executives and professionals from the concrete pipe and drainage industry gathered on the UTA campus to learn about the university’s cutting-edge, civil engineering research during the American Concrete Pipe Association’s inaugural Pipe Show and School Jan. 4 -7.

  • Free transportation education and training now at UTA
    Transportation assistance

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, engineering, environment, transportation

    UTA’s Division of Enterprise Development has won a highly competitive, two-year $1.8 million grant to operate the Texas Local Technical Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance and workforce training that many smaller or rural Texas counties and cities do not have.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Former Congressman Ron Paul was interviewed by KERA 90.1 FM while at UTA for the Maverick Speakers Series earlier this week. “People are very scared and are willing to listen to people who have magical answers,” Paul said in the interview that aired this morning. “There is a lot of demagoguing going on."

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