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December 2014

  • UT Arlington appoints Michael Kingan as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
    Development leader

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, research, staff

    Michael K. Kingan, a former advancement executive with The University of New Mexico Foundation, will lead UTA fundraising efforts and alumni engagement initiatives.

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May 2014

  • UT Arlington teams with Mansfield, Grand Prairie school districts to help more students earn college degrees
    Bound for Success

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    News Topics: education

    The collaborative program provides high school students deferred early admission provided they earn their diploma and meet other criteria.

  • New UT Arlington fixed-rate tuition plan allows students to earn rebates while completing bachelor's degree
    Tuition savings

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    News Topics: admissions

    Guaranteed Tuition Plan locks in tuition rate, allows undergraduates to earn rebates as they complete a four-year degree.

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December 2012

  • UT Arlington Police Chief Robert Hayes to retire in 2013

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Under Hayes’s leadership, the department achieved accreditation in 2006 through the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and maintained that status.

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  • UT Arlington names Rebecca Bichel new dean of libraries

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    The University of Texas at Arlington has appointed a senior Florida State University library administrator with expertise in academic services, organizational redesign, and facility development as the new dean of libraries.

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February 2011

  • UT Arlington spring 2011 enrollment hits new record

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Enrollment for the Spring 2011 semester has hit an all-time high, with 33,788 students attending The University of Texas at Arlington – a record driven by improved recruiting and retention and expansion of online degree programs.

  • Engineering team to aid cerebral palsy assessment, treatment with new computer game

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    A University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering team has received two National Science Foundation grants worth a combined $802,000 to develop an adaptive, game-driven system to improve physical and mental assessments of children with cerebral palsy.

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  • Business Week Executive Dinner features Lockheed Martin CFO

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    Bruce Tanner, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss visible technical innovations and invisible business innovations, such as processes and human capital management, during UT Arlington Business Week 2010.

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December 2009

  • Four face charges in connection with cell phone robberies

    Monday, December 21, 2009

    UT Arlington police have arrested a fourth area teen in connection with a series of November cell phone robberies in which students were approached, asked for their cell phones and then punched in the face.

  • Police comment session set for Monday

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Members of the public and the University community are invited to comment on The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's compliance with the highest professional standards during a 6 p.m. session Monday, Dec. 14, at the Wetsel Service Center, Room 200, 1225 W. Mitchell Blvd.

November 2009

  • Campus police step up patrols, offer safety advice

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    UT Arlington police are stepping up foot and bicycle patrols in and near campus housing communities in response to recent reports of cell phone robberies on and near campus.

  • Regents approve final design for $78 million events center

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    The final design for UT Arlington's new, $78 million special events center emphasizes energy efficiency, natural light and materials and flexible seating in a new venue for convocations, concerts and athletics that will define the University's eastern edge.

October 2009

September 2009

  • UT Arlington Development Board expands with prominent alumni, business and civic leaders

    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    The newly expanded University of Texas at Arlington Development Board includes a four-star general, a celebrated film, TV and stage actor, the president of a specialty pharmaceutical company and a founder of one of the nation's largest independent oil and gas producers.

  • Community College Initiative Launches 'Transfer 101' Web Site

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Higher education officials from The University of Texas System, which includes The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University System and the 50 community college districts across the state today announced the launch of a new Web site devoted to simplifying the transfer process from Texas' community colleges to public four-year universities - Transfer 101: From Community College to University.

  • UT Arlington announces double-digit growth in fall enrollment

    Thursday, September 10, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington today announces a record-breaking fall enrollment of 28,084, a milestone of double-digit growth that reflects the University's intense focus on students and increasing diversity of academic programs.

  • UTeach Arlington to boost quality, quantity of area science, math teachers

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Texas faces a growing shortage of highly skilled science and math teachers. A new UTeach Arlington program housed on The University of Texas at Arlington campus will begin helping area school districts meet that critical need next fall.

  • UT Arlington offers seasonal flu shots

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Health Services center will make seasonal flu shots available to students, faculty and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. The vaccine costs $15 and will be administered at the campus health center, 605 S. West St.

  • Major Gift to Endow the College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington College of Liberal Arts announces a commitment from alumnus Mustaque Ahmed that establishes the Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, which will build upon Ahmed’s previous generosity to his alma mater.

  • Texas Instruments advances UT Arlington biomedical engineering research

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    International technology innovator Texas Instruments Inc. has awarded The University of Texas at Arlington $225,000 in new funds to enhance biomedical research in the College of Engineering in the area of medical diagnostics.

  • UT Arlington announces new, private gifts aimed at enhancing research

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington announces today $3.75 million in commitments supporting a broad range of research as the University advances in its mission of becoming one of the state’s next nationally recognized research institutions.

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  • Texas takes step toward more Tier One universities

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation Wednesday aimed at creating more national research universities against a backdrop of university leaders and state lawmakers who pledged to put higher education in Texas on a pathway to excellence.

May 2009

March 2009

  • UT Arlington Wind Symphony features faculty soloist and major symphony

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    The University of Texas Arlington Wind Symphony presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. High school band directors may obtain free tickets for themselves or their students by contacting the UT Arlington Band Office 817-272-2533 or

  • 'Preventing the Spiral of Frailty' topic for March 31 lecture

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Frailty in the elderly, characteristics and possibly prevention are the topics covered by Dr. Sara Espinoza at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Guadalupe Room at the EH Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

February 2009

  • UT Arlington to build special events center

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted at its Feb. 12 meeting in Austin to allow The University of Texas at Arlington to move forward with the design and development of a new special events center. In addition to providing first-rate facilities for University basketball and volleyball teams, the approximately 190,000 square-foot, 6,500-seat center will accommodate a wide variety of events, including indoor sports, convocations, commencements, concerts, political debates, speakers and conferences. It will also provide a venue for year-round public events in the heart of the City of Arlington's targeted redevelopment zone.

  • Study will benchmark state's manufacturers on world-class manufacturing

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    A research study to assess the progress state manufacturers have made in adopting strategies to win in the global economy was launched today by the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, based at The University of Texas at Arlington's Automation and Robotics Research Institute.

January 2009

  • UT Arlington master's program in Human Resource Management earns full accreditation honors

    Friday, January 30, 2009

    The UT Arlington College of Business announced its Master of Science program in human resource management has earned full accreditation from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management.

  • UT Arlington Receives First Natural Gas Royalty Check

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington announced today that it has received the first of its monthly natural gas royalty checks from Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

  • UT Arlington sociology professor says current Texas evolution debate pits cultural traditionalism against modernism

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Professor Ray Eve, sociology program director at The University of Texas at Arlington, wrote the book on the debate over teaching the theory of evolution with his 1990 publication, The Creationist Movement in Modern America. In November, he published "Evolution, creationism & public schools: Surveying what Texas scientists think about educating our kids in the 21st Century." The report is based on 464 interviews with biology and physical anthropologists who teach the theory of evolution in science courses at Texas public and private colleges and universities. The survey was commissioned by the Texas Freedom Network, an Austin-based nonprofit group that opposes religious influence on public education.