UT Arlington named nation's 7th fastest growing public research institution
The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013 Almanac
lists The University of Texas at Arlington as the nation's seventh fastest growing public research institution based on enrollment between
2001 and 2011. UT San Antonio, UT Dallas and UT El Paso also were in the
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BBC reports on UTA research into groundwater near natural gas fracking sites
The BBC (United Kingdom) reported
on a study by researchers at UT Arlington that found increased levels
of arsenic in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’s
Cash incentives help some employees shed weight
In a story about a California employer paying its workers to stop smoking, the Business Insider
noted a study by researchers at Cornell University and UT Arlington
that found that offering cash incentives can be a very effective
motivator, at least when it comes to losing weight. Men’s Fitness also reported on the study.
Nine UT Arlington faculty recognized as outstanding educators by UT System Regents
Nine UT Arlington faculty members are among 63 educators recognized this
year by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence
in the classroom, the North Dallas Gazette reported.
Council rejects proposed apartments that would have been marketed to UT Arlington students
In a 6-3 vote, the Arlington City Council rejected a proposed downtown
four-story apartment complex Tuesday, which would have been marketed to
students at the fast-growing University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Residents cited concerns that the apartment complex's size would harm the neighborhood.
Demand for student housing driving up rentals
The University of Texas at Arlington’s demand for student housing has
driven up the number of rentals in the Heart of Arlington area,
particularly along Abram Street, but also stabilized quality and appeal
of the aging area, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Arlington sheds transit-less title
With the launch of its new weekday commuter bus service to the airport,
Arlington temporarily shed its distinction as the largest American city
without mass transportation, MassTransitMag.com reported.
UT Arlington is teaming with the city and businesses in the pilot
project. The article originated in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Move-In Day in pictures
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
featured a photo gallery on UT Arlington's annual Move-In Day. Monday
saw the arrival of many of the school's residents for the new school
year, with classes starting Thursday. More than 6,000 of the school's
enrollment of about 34,000 will live in residence halls, apartments and
family housing this fall. About 600 volunteers assisted with the