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News Releases 2015







  • UT Arlington team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, energy, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UT Arlington team has published a study about an innovative solar cell system in the American Chemical Society's journal ACS Catalysis. The technology allows large-scale solar energy storage even at night.

  • UT Arlington physics professor wins esteemed Humboldt Research Award
    International honor

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    News Topics: science

    UT Arlington Physics Professor Zdzislaw Musielak has won the international Humboldt Research Award for the nearly unprecedented third time.

  • UT Arlington Libraries set to launch digital audio studio
    Transformative learning

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    News Topics: innovation, students

    A digital audio studio being unveiled this fall at the UT Arlington Library is expected to offer an innovative and creative new space for experiential learning.

  • Rehabilitation medicine expert named UT Arlington Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research
    Health sciences

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, medicine, nursing, science

    Mark Haykowsky, a nurse and renowned physiology and rehabilitation medicine researcher, has been appointed Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research.

  • Six UT Arlington faculty members honored with UT System Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching excellence

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    News Topics: awards, business, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, nursing

    Six UT Arlington faculty members will be honored with 2015 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards.

  • Materials Science researcher honored as Fellow by ASM International
    International recognition

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    News Topics: engineering

    A UT Arlington engineer has been named a fellow of ASM International for his contributions in the synthesis, processing, defect structure and characterization of functional ceramic films for electrical, magnetic, optical and energy applications.

  • New study of Barnett Shale area well water finds elevated levels of metals, other chemicals in water samples
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, geology, research, science

    A new study of water well samples taken near oil and natural gas drilling sites shows elevated levels of 10 metals and 19 chemicals compounds associated with hydraulic fracturing.

  • Anthropologist’s new book explores U.S. demand for fresh produce year-round, impact on Mexican farmworkers
    Residency, work and identity

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    News Topics: liberal arts

    A new book by anthropologist Christian Zlolniski examines U.S. demand for fresh produce and the impact of a healthy agro-export business on farmworkers in Mexico.

  •  UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation appoints Marco Brotto as George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor
    Nursing leader

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    News Topics: nursing

    Dr. Marco Brotto, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of muscle and bone physiology, has been named the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UT Arlington researcher receives U.S. Army grant to explore knowledge hoarding in the workplace
    Knowledge hoarding

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    News Topics: communications, research

    Chunke Su, a UT Arlington associate professor of communication, will use a U.S. Army grant to examine when and why workers hide key information from colleagues on the job.

  • UT Arlington researchers use giant foam blocks to keep approach slabs of bridges from settling
    Battling settling soils

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, environment, geology, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UT Arlington civil engineer is using foam blocks to shore up shoddy soil underneath highways. The blocks help alleviate soil compression that can lead to damaged roads.

  • Burmese python study could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function
    Extreme physiology

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    News Topics: biology, research

    New research led by biologist Todd Castoe could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function.

  • UT Arlington’s new NSF center and its partnership with industry may lower costs and lessen the need for infrastructure maintenance
    Building a more sustainable world

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, environment, geology, innovation, sustainability, transportation

    A new industry-university cooperative has been established to study blending composites into infrastructures to make them last longer.

  • UT Arlington researcher helps better identify toys, household items important in an infant’s motor skill development
    Infant development

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    News Topics: nursing, research

    New research by Priscila Caçola, assistant professor of kinesiology, is helping parents and pediatricians better predict what household affordances will help babies develop their motor skills.

  • UT Arlington computer scientist’s research to better control cyber-physical systems
    Mapping sky and space

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, environment, innovation, transportation

    A UT Arlington computer scientist is developing a system to model, predict, monitor and control potential emergent behavior in systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites.

  • Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to offer vital landfill training globally
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research, science, sustainability

    UT Arlington engineering researchers are starting the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability that will train and lend expertise to countries around the world.




  • Electrical engineer to build more efficient integrated circuits for better hearing aids
    Hearing help

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research

    An electrical engineering associate professor will develop advanced integrated circuits that allow for better hearing aids.

  • UT Arlington researcher earns NSF grant to study rich biodiversity in Africa, discover new reptiles and amphibians
    Sustaining life

    Sunday, March 29, 2015

    News Topics: awards, biology, global

    UTA Assistant Biology Professor Matthew Fujita has earned a National Science Foundation grant to study the rich species diversity in West and Central Africa.

  • Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities recognizes UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs head coach
    Texas Trailblazer

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    News Topics: awards, faculty, recreation, students

    Doug Garner, head coach of the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, has been honored by Gov. Abbott for his work with people with disabilities.

  • Associate dean named fellow of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
    National honor

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Pranesh Aswath, associate dean in the College of Engineering, was recently named a fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

  • Annual glass art event features designs by students, faculty and staff of UT Arlington’s acclaimed program
    Eye on Art

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    News Topics: art, awards, faculty, staff, students

    University's March 28 glass art sale and show features designs by students, staff and faculty, many of whom have been recognized internationally for their work. This year marks the first time that the popular event has been held on a Saturday.

  • UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation dean to receive prestigious Legion of Honor Gold Medallion
    Leadership honored

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    News Topics: awards, faculty

    UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation Dean Anne Bavier has been selected to receive the prestigious Legion of Honor Gold Medallion.

  • NSF grant will support research of the Rocky Mountains, expose minority teens to earth and environmental sciences at UT Arlington
    Researching the Rockies

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    News Topics: awards, environment, faculty, research, science, weather

    Majie Fan, UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, will use a National Science Foundation grant to research the Rocky Mountains and to expose underrepresented youth to the geosciences.

  • UT Arlington Library to begin offering programming robots for checkout
    Robots for Checkout

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, innovation, students

    The UT Arlington Library has more than books for borrowing. It will soon have robots that can be checked out by students, staff and faculty.

  • UT Arlington College of Engineering improves national ranking of graduate program
    Faculty, students share in better rating

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    News Topics: engineering

    UT Arlington's College of Engineering improves 12 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs rankings for 2016.

  • UT Arlington biology student earns top honors at national conference of emerging STEM researchers
    Emerging researcher recognized

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    News Topics: awards, science, students

    UT Arlington biology student Emmanuel Fordjour earned a first-place prize at a conference hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research presentation involving C. difficile.

  • Mexican comic books focus of new UT Arlington Library exhibit
    Comics, culture and history

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    News Topics: art, education, faculty, history

    A new exhibit in the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections provides a unique perspective of comic books, a significant form of literature and art in Mexico from the 1930s to the 1960s.

  • Anxiety, chronic pain among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after treatment, new study finds
    Cancer survivors

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    Anxiety, lack of sexual function and chronic pain are among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after going into remission, says Gail Adorno, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work.

  • Federal agencies award UT Arlington's TMAC $6.7 million to bolster manufacturing
    Small business

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    News Topics: business, manufacturing

    TMAC secures Department of Commerce award to help businesses become more profitable, increase global competitiveness.

  • UT Arlington award will test bridge foundation work for Caltrans
    California bridges

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, transportation

    Research project will analyze California bridges' foundation bases compared to nationally established standards.

  • UK’s national center for humanities and social sciences research names UT Arlington cartography expert to prestigious fellowship
    Cartography history

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, history, humanities, research

    The United Kingdom's national center for humanities and social sciences research has named UT Arlington cartography expert Imre Demhardt to a prestigious fellowship.