Karbhari era begins at UT Arlington
Vistasp Karbhari, the former provost and executive vice president for
academic affairs at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and a
renowned engineer and researcher in composite materials and structural
engineer, began his tenure Saturday as the eighth president of The
University of Texas at Arlington, CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Austin Business Journal, Digital Journal, InvestorPoint, CBS Atlanta and more than 100 other media organizations reported. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported that Karbhari starts his tenure this week by reaching out to area and
Spaniolo era ends at UT Arlington
The Dallas Morning News Education Blog
noted the retirement of UT Arlington’s seventh president, James D.
Spaniolo, saying he had a very big influence on the University. He
helped it to create a greater sense of community. He put it on the path
to become a national research institution. And he oversaw a rise in the
school’s graduation rates. Beyond UT Arlington, Spaniolo had a serious
but less known influence on the North Texas region.
Many $10,000 degree plans at Texas colleges come with a big catch
The Austin American-Statesman's PolitiFact Texas
reported on $10,000-degree programs at several Texas universities,
including UT Arlington. The news website said: "While we confirmed that
each university has a program that offers a degree or degrees with a
price tag of $10,500 or less, here’s the big catch: Seven require
students to earn up to 87 college credit hours elsewhere and don’t
include those costs in the sticker price. (Two require 75 community
college hours but include that cost in their price tag.)"
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams includes UT Arlington in annual commencement roundup
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams included brief video from UT Arlington in the network news program’s annual segment highlighting college graduates.
Richmond offers view on amnesty program for Mexican immigrants
The Federal Observer blog
interviewed Douglas Richmond, UT Arlington emeritus professor of
history, about the Mexican-American War (1846-48), and a recent CBS
report that suggested many illegal immigrants are retaking land that was
stolen from Mexico. “While there is little doubt among most historians
of Mexico that [President] Polk provoked a war with Mexico to grab the
southwest, that in no way justifies an amnesty program.”
Alumnus named to top post at Drilling Info Inc.
reported that Michael Wayne, UT Arlington alumnus and 30-year veteran
in the oil and gas industry, has been named new director of oilfield
services for Drilling Info Inc., the premier SaaS-based oil and gas
business intelligence and decision support technology platform for the
global upstream E&P industry. Wayne earned his bachelor’s degree in
business administration and marketing from UT Arlington. Yahoo! India, CNBC and Reuters also reported this story.