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June 2017

May 2017

  • Magazine rates UTA College of Business’ EMBA as tops in state
    Prestigious ranking

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, business

    CEO Magazine has ranked the UTA College of Business' Executive MBA program as the top one in Texas. The rankings are based on learning environment, class sizes, tuition, fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up, work experience and professional development.

  • New rankings illustrate UTA’s focus on quality education
    Upward trajectory

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, social work

    UTA's focus on quality education continues to garner results as rankings place the College of Education and the School of Social Work among the best in the nation.

  • UTA’s AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 "Best University Startups 2017" by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
    Fighting cancer

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    News Topics: awards, biology, faculty, research

    AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, was named one of the 40 “Best University Startups 2017” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, a Washington-based association of startup officers from the top research universities in the United States.

  • UTA students named to several sports national teams
    National teams

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, diversity, health and fitness, nursing, sports

    Six University of Texas at Arlington students have been selected for four national sports teams: women’s wheelchair basketball, men’s under-23 wheelchair basketball, rugby and the U.S. Military Invictus Games.

  • UTA educator awarded grant to focus on community college transfer students in STEM fields
    NSF CAREER award

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA assistant professor received the first National Science Foundation CAREER award for the College of Education. Her research will lead to better outcomes for community college transfer students in the STEM fields.

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • UTA researcher focuses international attention on how patients’ doubts about never getting better influences chronic pain treatment success
    Easing chronic pain

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    News Topics: psychology, research

    Robert Gatchel, UTA psychology professor, has focused international attention on how a chronic pain patient’s irrational doubts about never getting better can influence both his reactions to pain and even treatment outcomes. Chronic pain costs the U.S. up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, and is considered a problem of epidemic proportions.

  • UTA announces new office, appointment for Executive Director for Veterans Services
    Serving veterans

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, staff, students

    After an extensive nationwide search, The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the hiring of James Kumm, combat veteran and seasoned higher education administrator, into the newly established position of Executive Director for Veterans Programs.

  • UTA official named to Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the national Transportation Research Board
    National recognition

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been named to the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board. This Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

  • UTA, City of Arlington to host Renowned International Folk Art Festival
    International art

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, art, College Park Center, global, student life, visual arts

    After two years of planning, the renowned International Folk Art Market|Santa Fe—rated the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today—is coming to the city of Arlington at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UTA graduates largest class in University history
    2017 Commencement

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: commencement

    UTA is graduating another record class this week. The Colleges of Nursing and Health Innovation and Engineering realized significant gains. About 5,600 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees this week.

  • UTA hosts Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship this weekend
    Track & field

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    News Topics: sports, students

    UTA's men's and women's track and field teams will be competing this weekend at Mavericks Stadium in the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

  • UTA’s Ramon Lopez named Fellow of the American Association of Physics Professors
    National recognition

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: physics

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to physics education with a Fellowship from the American Association of Physics Teachers. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission – to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

  • American Scientific Publishers give UTA physicist Wei Chen Best Paper Award
    Fighting cancer

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    American Scientific Publishers, a publisher of scientific journals and books in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, has given Wei Chen, a UTA physics professor, a Best Paper Award for a journal article cited 364 times to date. The article opened a new field of research using light and nanoparticles to fight cancer.

  • UTA team wins Brain Bowl neuroscience quiz show
    Winning team

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    News Topics: research, science, students

    A UTA team has won the 2017 Brain Bowl organized by University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, beating out teams from Trinity University and the defending champions University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Gov. Abbott appoints UTA police chief to law enforcement commission
    Overseeing standards

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed UTA Police Chief Kim Lemaux to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a state regulatory agency that ensures standards for law enforcement officers in Texas.

  • Woods named 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper professor
    Piper professor

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, staff

    A San Antonio foundation has named Bob Woods a Piper Professor, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas. Woods joined the UTA College of Engineering in 1974. He founded the student racing program in 1982.

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Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Roger Meiners, the UTA Goolsby-Rosenthal Endowed Chair of Economics and a professor of economics, wrote a question-and-answer column for The Conversation about Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. In the column, Meiners explains what Amazon and Whole Foods gain in the deal, as well as what other grocers might lose. The column also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the International Business Times,, the Arizona Daily Star, the Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, S.C. and many other media outlets.

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