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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Adapting to change

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari called on public higher education institutions to adapt to the nation’s rapidly changing demographics in a column published on evolllution.com. Karbhari said UTA is one of the few large, urban, public research universities countering the trend of decreasing enrollment and bridging access and excellence at an affordable cost.

UTA cited for low debt

UTA students have the lowest debt among Dallas-Fort Worth universities, according to the Dallas Business Journal's College Scorecard.

Self-driving technology

UTA has been named one of nine Texas locations for groundbreaking research in developing self-driving vehicle technology, The Dallas Morning News, the Star-Telegram and Dallas Innovates reported. D Magazine reported that a pitch to the U.S. Department of Transportation to get Arlington named a pilot site highlighted the UTA campus.

Academic performance

UTA researchers are working with Boeing and NASA to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses, myinforms.com reported.

Cancer research

UTA received more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and is becoming an important center for cancer research, Health Medicine Network and MyArlingtonTX reported.

Chiao named fellow

J.-C. Chiao, a UTA professor of electrical engineering, has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, Science Magazine reported.

Alum promoted

Mariana Mossman, who holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTA, has been promoted to assistant vice president of Community National Bank and Trust, according to the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Banker featured

UTA alumna Kari Shaw was featured in the Times Record News. Shaw, an assistant vice president for commercial lending at First National Bank, is one of few female commercial bankers in the North Texas market. 

Graduate made VP

Martin Schlossman, who holds an MBA from UTA, has been promoted to first vice president of FHL Bank, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Activist workshop

A full day of activist air and water quality workshops, co-sponsored by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation, will be held at the E.H. Hereford University Center on Saturday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Trump's first days

Allen Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said in an interview on KLIF 570 AM that President Trump’s first few days in office has been rocky.