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April 2015

March 2015

  • Electrical engineer to build more efficient integrated circuits for better hearing aids
    Hearing help

    Monday, March 30, 2015
    News Topics: engineering, research

    An electrical engineering associate professor will develop advanced integrated circuits that allow for better hearing aids.

  • Associate dean named fellow of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
    National honor

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Pranesh Aswath, associate dean in the College of Engineering, was recently named a fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

  • UT Arlington College of Engineering improves national ranking of graduate program
    Faculty, students share in better rating

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    News Topics: engineering

    UT Arlington's College of Engineering improves 12 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs rankings for 2016.

  • Federal agencies award UT Arlington's TMAC $6.7 million to bolster manufacturing
    Small business

    Friday, March 6, 2015
    News Topics: business, manufacturing

    TMAC secures Department of Commerce award to help businesses become more profitable, increase global competitiveness.

  • UT Arlington award will test bridge foundation work for Caltrans
    California bridges

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    News Topics: engineering, transportation

    Research project will analyze California bridges' foundation bases compared to nationally established standards.

February 2015

January 2015

  • UT Arlington awarded Department of Energy grant to develop sensor system for real-time evaluation of boilers
    Boiler efficiency

    Friday, January 30, 2015
    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, sustainability

    Researchers will use wireless sensors to monitor boiler systems' health and help personnel take proactive steps on the boiler.

  • Electrical engineering professor earns society's high honor
    SPIE Fellow

    Friday, January 16, 2015
    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  • UT Arlington study researches AT&T Stadium’s impact on nearby businesses
    Stadium impact

    Monday, January 5, 2015
    News Topics: business

    Study shows businesses' synchronization with AT&T Stadium events fare much better than those that panic.

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December 2012

  • UT Arlington civil engineers increasing energy created from solid waste

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Two UT Arlington civil engineering professors are working with a new imaging system that has doubled the amount of methane gas produced by the city of Denton landfill. The landfill is the first in Texas to implement the Enhanced Leachate Recirculation system. The gas now provides power for about 1,500 Denton households. However, with increased efficiency of ELR operation, the system will be able to power 3,000 homes in the city of 117,000, officials said.

  • UT Arlington engineers working to prevent heat buildup within 3D integrated circuits

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    In the effort to pile more power atop silicon chips, engineers have developed the equivalent of mini-skyscrapers in three-dimensional integrated circuits and encountered a new challenge: how to manage the heat created within the tiny devices. But a team of UT Arlington researchers funded by the National Science Foundation is working first to minimize the heat generated and then to developing nano-windows that will allow the heat to dissipate before it damages the chip.

  • National Academy of Inventors names four UT Arlington professors as charter fellows

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Four University of Texas at Arlington engineering professors have been named charter fellows to the National Academy of Inventors.

  • UT Arlington Research Institute launches Assistive Robotics Lab

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Industry leaders RE2, QinetiQ North America contribute high-tech robots

  • UT Arlington research team wins $1.35 million NSF grant to develop smart skin applications, sensor garments for robots

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Imagine a human-like robot with skin and clothes embedded with sensors that could help machine accurately perceive the environment and better assist human owners. Such “smart” robots are at the heart of a new $1.35 million National Science Foundation project led by Dan Popa, a UT Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering. Popa is the principal investigator of a collaborative effort to advance robots and robotic devices, improve prosthetics and enable those devices to perform tasks that people can no longer do themselves.

  • Bioengineering chairman named IEEE fellow

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Khosrow Behbehani, chairman of the Bioengineering Department, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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  • UT Arlington electrical engineering professor named 'Tech Titan'

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    Award honors J.-C. Chiao for work with devices that can treat reflux, stomach disorders

  • Sign language recognition

    Friday, August 26, 2011

    A UT Arlington computer science engineering researcher has won two new National Science Foundation grants to further his work in developing a computer recognition system that eventually will yield a visual, online American Sign Language dictionary.

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  • NSF grant to advance engineering professor's sign language recognition system

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Vassilis Athitsos, an assistant professor in computer science and engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a five-year, $513,000 National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant. The grant will fund continuing work on computer vision technology that will eventually lead to a sign lookup system, which will allow sign language users to look up the meaning of signs in comprehensive dictionaries of American Sign Language.

  • UT Arlington biologist’s research could help control disease

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    A paper published in the prestigious online journal Nature Communications that reveals the molecular biology behind a certain worm’s ability to ignore the laws of genetics could lead to control of some parasitic nematode species.

  • NSF grant to fund scholarships in science, engineering and environmental science studies

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to encourage undergraduate students to complete a bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline, complete a master’s degree in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and enter the workforce or pursue doctoral study.

  • Cal Ripken to lecture at UT Arlington

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Cal Ripken Jr. will speak on "The Keys to Perseverance" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Texas Hall.

  • UT Arlington electrical engineering professor wins Texas O’Donnell Award

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    J.C. Chiao, a UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, has been honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas with an O’Donnell Award in Engineering for his pioneering achievements in developing implantable sensors that can help treat severe acid reflux.

December 2010

  • Summit aims to shed light on green job creation

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    UT Arlington’s Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence and Office of Sustainability are staging a Jan. 6 Green Jobs Summit featuring experts and panel discussions on the front lines of the sustainability movement.

November 2010

October 2010

  • Federal agency awards TMAC $850,000 to move technology toward production

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded UT Arlington’s TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, an $850,000 grant to improve the competitiveness of industries in an eight-state region by accelerating the transition of technology from research and development to efficient and affordable production.

  • Soil treatment grant to lessen slope failures at local lakes' dam walls

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Anyone who owns a home or business in the North Texas area knows how unstable the soil is. Cracks often occur in walls and ceilings. That soil expansion and contraction goes for the outdoors, too. The soil at Joe Pool Lake and Grapevine Lake dams has experienced those same cracks found in many, many North Texas homes.

  • Eight Distinguished Alumni to be honored at Saturday gala

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    The chief of the Royal Hashemite Court for Jordan's King Abdullah II highlights the list of eight University of Texas at Arlington graduates to be honored at the 45th Distinguished Alumni Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the E. H. Hereford University Center's Bluebonnet Ballroom.

  • Carroll stepping down as engineering dean in August 2011

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Bill Carroll, who shaped UT Arlington's College of Engineering into the multi-disciplinary educational and research model that it is today, will step down as dean next fall and return to the University to teach and conduct research after a brief leave.

  • Optical imaging system to help detect prostate cancer

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has landed a three-year, $958,660 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a minimally invasive way to screen for and diagnose prostate cancer by using a multi-channel optical imaging system.

  • UT Arlington offers Mini-MBA in Entrepreneurship

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington Procurement Services/HUB (Historically Underutilized Businesses) Program and the College of Business are teaming with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Center for Innovation to offer a Mini-MBA in Entrepreneurship starting this week.

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  • Princeton Review names UT Arlington Best in the West college

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington was named one of the best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known educational services company. UT Arlington is one of 120 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that was posted Monday, Aug. 2, on

July 2010

  • UT Arlington racing teams compete in 10th annual autocross

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Collegiate auto racing teams from across North America will meet July 10 and 11, 2010, at The University of Texas at Arlington for the 10th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend to test their skills at driving cars of their own making.

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  • New management course teaches 'emotional leadership' skills

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    James Campbell (Jim) Quick, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, is teaming up with Prashant Ranade to teach a new master's level course this semester that aims to provide students with those emotional leadership proficiencies.

December 2009

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October 2009

  • Exoneree services conference scheduled

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    The University of Texas School of Social Work and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is sponsor of the 2009 Wrongful Conviction and Exoneree Services Conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Rosebud Theater of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • UT Arlington Innocence Network helps free two wrongly convicted men

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Something kept gnawing at Natalie Ellis about a Dallas County case that eventually led to the exoneration of two men who were wrongly convicted in 1997.

  • Ten to be honored at 2009 Distinguished Alumni Gala

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Former Texas Education Commissioner Jim Nelson heads the list of nine University of Texas at Arlington graduates to be honored at the 44th Distinguished Alumni Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the E. H. Hereford University Center's Bluebonnet Ballroom.

  • Three companies linked with UT Arlington land $4 million in funding

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    Three North Texas technology companies aligned with The University of Texas at Arlington have received a nearly a third of the $10.4 million awarded this month from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a resource aimed at moving projects to the marketplace.

  • Goolsby Leadership Academy meets $3 million challenge

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Lockheed Martin completes campaign to endow leadership academy

  • GradFest '09 answers questions for potential graduate students

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    The UT Arlington Office of Graduate Studies will host GradFest '09 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. on the UT Arlington campus. Admission is free to the public.

September 2009

  • Study shows no difference in adopted children raised by gay parents

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    Three college educators have determined there is no significant difference in emotional problems experienced by children adopted by heterosexual and gay or lesbian parents.

  • UT Arlington professor receives Fulbright Scholar grant

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Pranesh B. Aswath, associate chair of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Trento in Italy during the 2009-10 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

  • Engineering Saturdays geared toward generating excitement about field

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington hopes to recruit potential students for its next 50 years at Engineering Saturday on Sept. 26.

  • New $2 million NSF grant to boost freshman science, engineering retention rates

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The National Science Foundation has given nearly $2 million to the Colleges of Engineering and Science at The University of Texas at Arlington to develop an interdisciplinary program to boost retention rates for first- and second-year students.

  • Pollution prevention workshops save money for businesses through sustainability

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington is offering an interactive pollution-prevention (P2) planning workshop Sept. 23-24, at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. South in Fort Worth.

  • Doctoral student grants targeted for areas of national need

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    More than $1.4 million in federal grants will go toward helping qualified graduate students at The University of Texas at Arlington receive their doctoral degrees in areas of national need.

  • Surgical instrument system targets where surgeons should operate

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    An image-guided surgical instrument system that pinpoints where to cut on patients who have scar tissue or other conditions has the chance to revolutionize surgical procedures. Digant Davé, assistant professor in bioengineering, is leading the team and has secured two grants totaling $614,000 from the National Institutes of Health to complete his development of the MIGS platform.

August 2009

  • Social work professors' book looks at programs to reduce teen dating violence, sexual assault

    Friday, August 28, 2009

    A UT Arlington professor offers advice for organizations and individuals working to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault in a recently released book.

  • Engineering Laboratory Building expands research opportunities

    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Discover the map of your brain. Find out how sensors and cameras can help the elderly live independently. Learn how a computer can identify signals that make up the American Sign Language. Those secrets and more are among the research now housed at UT Arlington's expanded Engineering Laboratory Building. The University of Texas at Arlington officially unveils the renovated ELB - with a new 27,000-square-foot third floor - during free tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. that day.

  • Famed inventor kicks off College of Engineering's 50th anniversary

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Whether it's promoting one of his latest inventions or his determined advocacy for science and technology, Dean Kamen embodies what is meant by inventor and entrepreneur.

  • Mavericks mark semester's start with fireworks extravaganza

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    A fireworks extravaganza will light up The University of Texas at Arlington sky following the MavsMeet After-Party Friday, Aug. 21, on the Central Library Mall.

  • College of Engineering answering job needs with nuclear engineering minor

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Projected needs for nuclear engineers have propelled The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering to offer a minor in that field for the first time this fall.

  • Breakthrough fluorescent biomaterials to aid disease treatment

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    A breakthrough discovery in fluorescent biomaterials can more efficiently deliver medicine to cancerous areas of the body, build temporary stents in arteries and even regenerate tissue, a research team from The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has found.

  • Unlock the keys to doing business with the government

    Monday, August 3, 2009

    Businesses seeking marketing opportunities through government contracting will learn how to locate and construct winning bids at the 2009 Government Procurement Conference Aug. 12 at the Arlington Convention Center.

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  • TWC awards $272,162 to UT Arlington for high-tech youth career initiatives

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $272,162 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as part of the Texas Youth in Technology (TYT) Strategic Workforce Development initiative. Supported with federal Workforce Investment Act Statewide Activity Funds, the workforce development strategy supports job-growth opportunities that align with Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Industry Cluster Initiative.

  • UT Arlington offers new Certificate in Property Repositioning and Turnaround Strategies

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Michael Buckley, a nationally renowned real estate educator most recently from Columbia University, will team with Fred Forgey, a returning UT Arlington College of Business real estate professor, to teach students how to revive distressed commercial properties. UT Arlington's School of Architecture offers the Certificate in Real Estate Repositioning and Turnaround Strategies to equip developers and builders with the tools they need to transform troubled properties into thriving business hubs.

  • Institute for Professional Development helps businesses realize potential

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    The new Institute for Professional Development at UT Arlington's Fort Worth Center is offering executive development programs that could help business be more successful or assist firms that are just starting out and are looking for that competitive edge.

April 2009

March 2009

  • UT Arlington researchers to present ideas at WBTshowcase

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    Finding more cost-affordable fuel, developing an environmentally friendly paint-stripping agent and providing better images for surgeons in their operating room are cutting-edge ideas that University of Texas at Arlington researchers will present at the WBTshowcase March 24-25 at the Arlington Convention Center.

  • Social activist journalist to visit as part of Maverick Speakers Series

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Ehrenreich brings her firebrand style to The University of Texas at Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in E.H. Hereford University Center's the Rosebud Theater, 300 W. First St., as part of the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students, or ACES.

  • 'Ask a Mexican' columnist featured in 2009 Distinguished Lecture series

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Gustavo Arellano, an award-winning journalist and columnist, brings his picante sense of humor to The University of Texas at Arlington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Carlisle Suite in the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • UT Arlington hosts public hearing Saturday on Texas federal stimulus funding

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    The public is invited to weigh in on federal stimulus funding for North Texas at a 10:30 a.m. state legislative hearing Saturday, March 14, in the Rio Grande Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

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December 2008

  • UT System funding to spur commercialization of projects

    Friday, December 5, 2008

    The University of Texas at Arlington received $275,000 in Texas Ignition Fund money from The University of Texas System to move six engineering research projects more quickly toward commercialization and the marketplace.

November 2008

  • Exonerees to receive help at UT Arlington through Hogg Foundation

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    The Mental Health Policy Initiative for Texas Exonerees at the University of Texas at Arlington was awarded an $80,990 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health for its groundbreaking research of the mental health needs and lack of services for people who are exonerated after being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in Texas.

  • Library sponsors GIS Day events

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    The University of Texas at Arlington's Central Library plays host to GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the library, 702 Planetarium Place. GIS stands for geographic information systems.

  • UT Arlington to help FWISD "grow" principals

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    The Fort Worth Independent School District will "grow" its own school principals through the FWISD Leadership Academy's Aspiring Principals Program. This program is a collaboration between FWISD and The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Developers' roundtable probes planning world

    Monday, November 3, 2008

    Industry leaders will explore "The Changing Demographics of Texas" at the Second Annual Real Estate Developers' Roundtable from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium (room 204) in the School of Architecture building, 601 W. Nedderman Drive.

October 2008

  • Alcon recognized for Goolsby Leadership Academy endowment

    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business honored Alcon for its $250,000 gift to benefit the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the College of Business at a breakfast Oct. 30. The gift will be matched by funds from an existing endowment to establish the Alcon-Goolsby Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy. Alcon is a multi-billion eye-care company.

  • Genuine Texas conference aims to help companies grow

    Monday, October 27, 2008

    Genuine Texas: Strategies for Growth and Competitiveness – a conference sponsored by the Governor’s Office, El Centro College and Texas Manufacturing Assistance Centers – will be held 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, 1402 Corinth St., in Dallas.

  • Aim to link business to potential employees, knowledge

    Thursday, October 23, 2008

    Easter Seals North Texas and the Manufacturing Association of North Texas are hosting the fourth Annual Employment Symposium at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Arlington Sheraton, 1500 Convention Center Drive.

  • Goolsby Scholars bring Johnson & Johnson leader to campus

    Monday, October 20, 2008

    Alan LeBlanc, an executive with Johnson & Johnson, will talk about ethical leadership with the medical company’s principles as a jumping-off point for discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in room 101 of College Hall, 503 W. Third St.

  • Money to bolster safety, well-being of children in state, tribal agencies

    Friday, October 3, 2008

    A federal agency awarded The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work an $8.6 million grant to help children in state and tribal welfare agencies through the establishment of a Child Welfare Technical Assistance Implementation Center.

  • Three UT Arlington social work students garner scholarships

    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Three students at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work were among the recipients of what is believed to be the first statewide program of its kind. The UT Arlington School of Social Work students receiving the scholarship are Guadalupe Arvizo of Grand Prairie, Anne R. Rivera of Corpus Christi, and Karla Salas of Dallas.

  • Kansas City Royals manager heads list of honorees

    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman heads the list of 10 University of Texas at Arlington graduates to be honored at 43rd Distinguished Alumni Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

September 2008

  • Conference focuses on making sustainability work in public/private settings

    Monday, September 29, 2008

    A luncheon discussion run by Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and Frisco Mayor Maher Maso highlight a daylong conference on sustainability issues Thursday Oct. 2.

  • Magnusson named Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics

    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Complex to be nest of ideas, innovation, learning

    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    Officials believe the new 230,000-square-foot, $116 million Engineering Research Building will stimulate learning and fuel research to propel and solidify The University of Texas at Arlington’s placement among the nation’s top universities.

  • New laboratory to provide stage for civil engineering research, teaching

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    If roads, pipes and bridges have lives of their own, University of Texas at Arlington civil engineers will be better able to tell how long those structures will live – and when they might die or crumble – once the new Civil Engineering Laboratory Building opens Sept. 12. The $9.8 million, 27,000-square-foot building will become that living workshop for civil engineering students, professors and engineers from outside UT Arlington’s walls as well.

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January 2008

  • Memoir recounts love, growth when meeting the ''monster''

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008

    Rob Rummel-Hudson, communications coordinator in the UT Arlington School of Architecture, has written a love story in his first book, “Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter."

December 2007

  • New certification makes students more marketable

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    A new University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work certification – the first of its kind in the country – will equip the program’s initial graduates with therapy methods that are quickly becoming the norm in the industry.

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