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April 2015

March 2015

  • UT Arlington researcher earns NSF grant to study rich biodiversity in Africa, discover new reptiles and amphibians
    Sustaining life

    Sunday, March 29, 2015
    News Topics: awards, biology, global

    UTA Assistant Biology Professor Matthew Fujita has earned a National Science Foundation grant to study the rich species diversity in West and Central Africa.

  • Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities recognizes UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs head coach
    Texas Trailblazer

    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    News Topics: awards, faculty, recreation, students

    Doug Garner, head coach of the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, has been honored by Gov. Abbott for his work with people with disabilities.

  • Annual glass art event features designs by students, faculty and staff of UT Arlington’s acclaimed program
    Eye on Art

    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    News Topics: art, awards, faculty, staff, students

    University's March 28 glass art sale and show features designs by students, staff and faculty, many of whom have been recognized internationally for their work. This year marks the first time that the popular event has been held on a Saturday.

  • UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation dean to receive prestigious Legion of Honor Gold Medallion
    Leadership honored

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    News Topics: awards, faculty

    UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation Dean Anne Bavier has been selected to receive the prestigious Legion of Honor Gold Medallion.

  • NSF grant will support research of the Rocky Mountains, expose minority teens to earth and environmental sciences at UT Arlington
    Researching the Rockies

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    News Topics: awards, environment, faculty, research, science, weather

    Majie Fan, UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, will use a National Science Foundation grant to research the Rocky Mountains and to expose underrepresented youth to the geosciences.

  • UT Arlington Library to begin offering programming robots for checkout
    Robots for Checkout

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    News Topics: faculty, innovation, students

    The UT Arlington Library has more than books for borrowing. It will soon have robots that can be checked out by students, staff and faculty.

  • UT Arlington biology student earns top honors at national conference of emerging STEM researchers
    Emerging researcher recognized

    Monday, March 9, 2015
    News Topics: awards, science, students

    UT Arlington biology student Emmanuel Fordjour earned a first-place prize at a conference hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research presentation involving C. difficile.

  • Mexican comic books focus of new UT Arlington Library exhibit
    Comics, culture and history

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    News Topics: art, education, faculty, history

    A new exhibit in the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections provides a unique perspective of comic books, a significant form of literature and art in Mexico from the 1930s to the 1960s.

  • Anxiety, chronic pain among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after treatment, new study finds
    Cancer survivors

    Friday, March 6, 2015
    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    Anxiety, lack of sexual function and chronic pain are among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after going into remission, says Gail Adorno, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work.

  • UK’s national center for humanities and social sciences research names UT Arlington cartography expert to prestigious fellowship
    Cartography history

    Monday, March 2, 2015
    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, history, humanities, research

    The United Kingdom's national center for humanities and social sciences research has named UT Arlington cartography expert Imre Demhardt to a prestigious fellowship.

February 2015

  • UT Arlington researchers demonstrate optogenetic stimulation of the brain to control pain
    Controlling pain

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    New research led by Samarendra Mohanty, UTA assistant professor of physics, reveals how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain.

  • Dasgupta receives American Chemical Society's J. Calvin Giddings Award
    National education award

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    News Topics: awards, chemistry, faculty

    "Much of this honor I can credit to my father and grandfather -- I am merely carrying on that tradition," said Purnendu Dasgupta, UTA Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry about his new honor from the American Chemical Society.

  • Regional science and engineering fair set for Feb. 22-23 at College Park Center
    Bright minds

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    News Topics: engineering, faculty, science, staff

    UT Arlington prepares to welcome hundreds of middle and high school students for the longest running science and engineering fair in Texas.

  • National invasive species experts to honor UT Arlington biology professor emeritus with Lifetime Achievement Award
    National recognition

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    News Topics: awards, biology, faculty

    UT Arlington biology professor emeritus widely known for his research of invasive zebra mussels to receive NISC Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • New book illustrates UT Arlington’s transformation, entrance into the UT System
    Getting personal

    Friday, February 13, 2015
    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, history, staff, students

    UT Arlington Librarians Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker carry readers on an intimate pictorial journey through UT Arlington's history in their new book, "University of Texas at Arlington."

  • UT Arlington bio-analytical chemist receives National Institutes of Health, UT System funding for protein research
    Identifying proteins

    Friday, February 13, 2015
    News Topics: awards, biology, chemistry, faculty, research, science

    UT Arlington bio-analytical chemist Saiful Chowdhury has received funding from the NIH and UT System to advance protein research. His work, involving mass spectrometry, is also discussed in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

  • UT Arlington launches Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact
    Improving the environment

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015
    News Topics: energy, environment, faculty, food, global, science, staff, students

    UT Arlington's new Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact to elevate activities and programs launched in the Office of Sustainability.

  • UT Arlington partners with Zipcar to offer new car sharing program on campus
    Sustainable campus

    Monday, February 2, 2015
    News Topics: faculty, staff, students, transportation

    UT Arlington gives the green light to Zipcar, a new car sharing program for students, faculty and staff.

  • UT Arlington anthropologist awarded prestigious Leakey Foundation grant to research early humans in South Africa
    Digging for evidence

    Sunday, February 1, 2015
    News Topics: faculty, research

    Naomi Cleghorn, a UT Arlington anthropologist, will use a Leakey Foundation grant to research early human evolution in South Africa.

January 2015

December 2014

  • UT Arlington astrophysicist offers new method for finding regions favorable for life in stellar binary systems
    Search for life

    Monday, December 22, 2014
    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Research by UT Arlington astrophysicist Manfred Cuntz sheds greater light on S-type and P-type binary stars and forms the basis for a new online tool that can be used to calculate the regions of binary systems favorable for life.

  • UT Arlington Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center names director
    Legal minds

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    UT Arlington names North Texas attorney to serve as the new director of its Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center.

  • UT Arlington earns national recognition for community service in higher education
    National recognition

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    News Topics: community service, faculty, staff, students

    UT Arlington students, faculty and staff logged more than 680,000 hours of service in 2012-13, earning a place on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

  • UT Arlington mind, brain and education researcher develops STEM gift guide for parents
    STEM gift guide

    Friday, December 5, 2014
    News Topics: education, faculty, science

    A College of Education neuroscience researcher has developed a holiday gift guide that can help parents engage young children in STEM concepts.

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  • UT Arlington Central Library begins construction on cold storage vault for millions of historic photographic negatives
    Preserving history

    Friday, August 1, 2014
    News Topics: awards, film, humanities

    UT Arlington Central Library set to begin construction on world-class cold storage vault for millions of photographic negatives documenting hundreds of years of history in North Texas.

July 2014

June 2014

  •  UT Arlington researcher examines lack of female opinion columnists in the U.S.
    Gender and journalism

    Monday, June 23, 2014
    News Topics: communications, liberal arts

    Despite decades of progress by women in the nation’s newsrooms, female writers are still a rarity on the op-ed pages, a UTA communication researcher finds.

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  • Vaccaro named visiting professor at Villa I Tatti-The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
    Art research

    Friday, March 28, 2014
    News Topics: art, global, humanities, liberal arts, research

    Art Professor Mary Vaccaro has been named a visiting professor at Villa I Tatti-The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Italy.

  • UT Arlington experts available to discuss NCAA Final Four, impact on local economy, concussion research
    Final Four experts

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    As college basketball's biggest game marches into town, faculty members such as Cynthia Trowbridge, associate professor of kinesiology, are available to offer expert analysis of the game and related news topics.

  • Annual art auction expands to highlight work from multiple media, glass art
    Multiple media

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    News Topics: art, faculty, liberal arts, students

    World class glass art auction expands to highlight work from sculpture, painting, photography and other media.

  • UT Arlington Libraries’ new lab to foster transformative learning for inventors, artists, engineers and entrepreneurs
    Innovative space

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    News Topics: art, business, education, engineering, innovation, research, students

    Technology-rich lab to launch fall 2015 in the UT Arlington Central Library, bringing together student inventors, artists, engineers and more.

  • Sonja Watson appointed new director of UT Arlington Women’s and Gender Studies
    New leader

    Friday, March 7, 2014
    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts

    An assistant professor of modern languages and an expert in Spanish and Afro-Caribbean literature has been appointed the new director of the University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

  • New "Hometown Recruiting Program" creates pipeline for aspiring police officers from diploma to degree
    Career advancement

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    News Topics: admissions, alumni, liberal arts

    The Arlington school district, Arlington Police Department and UT Arlington partner in new criminal justice education "Fast Track."

February 2014

January 2014

  • UT Arlington researchers’ study of language samples could lead to earlier diagnosis of language impairment
    Language testing

    Thursday, January 30, 2014
    News Topics: communications, education, faculty, liberal arts, research

    New research led by Jodi Tommerdahl, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, focuses on helping children with language difficulties.

  • Ruiz-Pérez earns prestigious international award for poetry
    Poetry Prize

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    News Topics: awards, faculty, humanities, liberal arts

    Spanish language and culture expert earns prestigious international award for his book of poetry.

  • Education's Middle-Level Program honored

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    News Topics: awards, education

    The College of Education’s Middle Level Educator Preparation Program is one of five Texas universities to receive the Exemplary Field-Based Instructional Practices Award from Quest for Quality, a collaboration between the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • UT Arlington, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History launch innovative research center
    Living laboratory

    Friday, January 10, 2014
    News Topics: education, innovation, research, science

    Education Professor Marc Schwartz directs the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education that is helping to bridge the gap between scientists and the public through a new innovative partnership.

  • UT Arlington plans events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leader’s legacy
    Advancing the Dream

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014
    News Topics: awards, community service, history, volunteer

    Nationally-syndicated columnist Roland Martin to give keynote address at Jan. 17 UT Arlington event paying tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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December 2010

  • New master's degree program explores mind, brain education

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    New UT Arlington Mind, Brain and Education Program explores the biology of learning.

  • New book delves into running and living long in a fast-food society

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    Agger's "Body Problems" analyzes food, health and body problems sociologically, in non-academic language, and connects this analysis to the practical steps readers can take to live a different life.

  • College of Nursing researcher honored for exploring learning in the video game world

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    A University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing professor’s use of 3D gaming technology to teach students about in-hospital pediatric care has earned her the top spot in a competition sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Judy Leflore will present her study – which explored whether a specially designed 3D video game worked as well as a lecture in teaching nursing students to respond in a clinical setting - during the Society for Simulation’s 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in January in New Orleans. Her research abstract was selected as first place winner in the category of Emerging and Innovative Technologies and Methods.

  • Movin' Mavs to host clinic and tournament for injured soldiers

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    About 30 U.S. Army soldiers injured in military combat will sharpen their wheelchair basketball skills Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, at the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) workshop and tournament at The University of Texas at Arlington. The event is hosted by the Movin’ Mavs, UT Arlington’s elite wheelchair basketball team.

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