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News Releases 2016

July

  • UTA team develops digital archive to preserve music by alumni, students, local artists
    Music and metadata

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, communications, faculty, Internet, liberal arts, music, students

    David Arditi, assistant professor of sociology, is preserving local music, developing big data and building a global community through MusicDetour, a digital archive for UTA music students, faculty, alumni and local artists.

  • Hladik named new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services
    Parking, transportation

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: staff, student life, students, transportation

    Greg Hladik has been named the new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services. Hladik has previously served as assistant director for auxiliary services, with responsibility for the retail units in College Park and working with university housing.

  • UTA engineers earn three best paper awards
    Papers expertise

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    News Topics: engineering

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has awarded the organization’s 2016 Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award to a team of electrical engineering professors and students at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UTA education researcher named Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow
    Educational leadership

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    Yi “Leaf” Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows. Her research focuses on community college transfer students’ persistence and degree completion.

  • UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
    Leading on cancer

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    Researchers at UTA and UT Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues. The projects will employ big data analysis and physics models to improve technologies used to deliver therapy and ultimately improve patient care.

  • Office of Naval Research grant fuels efforts to improve safety, reduce manufacturing costs of aircraft composite parts
    Composite testing

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    Andrew Makeev, a UTA professor of aerospace engineering, received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase equipment that will allow his team to better understand material properties including defect formation in composites as a function of manufacturing process. The ONR grant is part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

  • UTA researchers devise new system to measure dry blood samples used in infant HIV screening, testing for metabolic disorders
    New testing technique

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry

    UTA researchers have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, which is routinely used for infant HIV screening and testing for metabolic disorders. The research was recently published in the leading journal "Analytical Chemistry."

  • UTA taps seasoned administrator and academic leader as new dean of the College of Engineering
    Crouch named new COE dean

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, staff, students

    The University has appointed Peter E. Crouch as the new dean of the College of Engineering. In past posts as dean, Crouch has led significant enrollment growth, established strong partnerships with businesses leaders, elevated the colleges’ national rankings, helped secure millions of dollars in federal research support, has led international expansion efforts and enhanced online offerings.

  • Four UTA professors named finalists for 2016 Tech Titan Awards
    UTA innovators

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, engineering, science

    Tech Titans has named four UTA professors finalists for the 2016 Tech Titans awards. The prestigious honor recognizes the educators’ outstanding innovations in science and engineering, and for developing successful new educational models supporting undergraduate research.

  • UTA researchers use text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence on potential mergers and acquisitions of startups in the high-tech sector
    Improving Business Intelligence

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    News Topics: business, computer science, research

    UTA researcher Gene Moo Lee has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry.

  • Zakaria, Cousteau, Kristof and WuDunn open 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series at UTA presented by Overture DFW
    Maverick Speakers Series

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Internationally renowned journalists, an environmentalist and television venture capitalist headline UTA’s 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series.

  • New dean of UTA College of Education is Purdue expert in special education, faculty development and technology literacy
    Education leader

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, research, students

    Teresa Taber Doughty, a nationally recognized leader in special education and associate dean of learning at Purdue University, joins UTA as dean of the College of Education on Aug. 1.

  • Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    Cancer researcher appointed

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, research

    Zui Pan, a noted Ohio State University College of Medicine esophageal cancer researcher who has earned national recognition for her work toward discovering biomarkers for the disease, joins The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation in August as an associate professor of nursing.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to investigate walkability of downtown Dallas
    Friendlier streets

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    Students from CAPPA’s Institute of Urban Studies are embarking on an analysis of pedestrian traffic in downtown Dallas. The student researchers will evaluate characteristics including density, block size, noise levels, parks and landscapes, building uses, active storefronts and other aspects in the downtown area.

June

  • Electric motor FSAE car to make competitive debut at 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 9-10
    Battery powered

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, manufacturing, research, student life

    The 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend, scheduled July 9-10 on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, will feature a student-designed, all-electric vehicle for the first time in competition. Dozen of college teams will compete for bragging rights that weekend in formula-style cars.

  • July 2 All-Star Football Classic highlights increasing commitment and engagement of UTA to Native American students and faculty
    More than a game

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    High school graduates from Native American tribes across the U.S. and Canada will gather at UTA for a week filled with academic activities, friendship and competition that culminates with the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic July 2 at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

  •  UT System honors three UTA faculty members with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching awards

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty

    Three UTA faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom. Honorees are nominated based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees.

  • Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders, UTA researchers find
    Teenage anxiety

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, science

    UTA researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.

  • U.S. news coverage of Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender, emotions over competency, new UTA study shows
    Gender, politics and media

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: communications, liberal arts, politics

    National news coverage of U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender and emotions over competency, according to a new study led by UTA communication researcher Dustin Harp.

  • UTA marketing study shows lenient return policy may increase sales
    Retail policies

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: business, research

    New meta-analysis by UTA marketing researcher Narayanan Janakiraman shows return policies that offer consumers more monetary rewards are likely to increase their consumer purchases.

  • UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships
    Nursing scholar excellence

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, research, science, students

    Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

  • UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology
    New technology

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor says a new technology he's working on could greatly enhance transmission speeds by easing the limitations inherent in current electrical technology, make cameras and infrared technology less expensive, and improve sensing instruments.

  • UTA researchers find strangers reach mutual understanding mainly through talking and asking questions, not from non-verbal communication
    Power of verbal

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, research, science

    UTA psychologists have discovered that when two strangers meet for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances. The research was published recently in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies’ students propose major changes for Dallas’ Fair Park
    Urban partners

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, urban and public affairs

    Students from the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Institute of Urban Studies produced a study showing how Fair Park might become a more neighborhood-friendly amenity that could draw more visitors and increase revenue.

  • UTA, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.

  • UTA researcher to digitize history of slaves, other endangered documents in Cuba
    Digitizing history

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    A UTA historian will scour the oldest cities in Cuba to digitize details of the lives of Africans and Afro-Cubans. David LaFevor is leading the two-year project, which is supported in part by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.

May

  • UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions
    Weather data

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, sustainability, weather

    A UTA civil engineer has released a cell phone app that encourages people to report flash flooding in area creeks and waterways. At the same time, the engineer has been installing innovative wireless sensors to improve high-resolution modeling of urban water systems.

  • UTA study examines academic experiences of Latino students at HBCUs
    Diversity in education

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: education, research

    A UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies explores the academic and interpersonal experiences of Latinos at HBCUs. The research was published recently in The Journal of Higher Education.

  • UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
    Cooperative control

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, transportation

    A UTA aerospace engineer has received an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft. The research ultimately could be used on any unmanned platform.

  • Texas cancer research grant helps UTA recruit promising young biology researcher, expand health science focus
    Health science focus

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research

    The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UTA an $823,067 grant to recruit star cell biology researcher Mark Pellegrino from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Pellegrino will join the UTA as an assistant biology professor in August.

  • UTA biologist shows that environmental favorability, tolerance of stress drive the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters
    Protecting biodiversity

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, science

    A UTA biologist has shown that environmental favorability and tolerance of stress drives the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters. The research was published recently in the leading journal "The American Naturalist."

  • UTA School of Social Work researcher earns distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
    Women's health research

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: research, social work

    Eusebius Small, a UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, will use a Fulbright award to study factors that contribute to HIV incidence in young women in Sierra Leone.

  • UTA prepares Titan supercomputer to process the data from quadrillions of proton collisions generated in the new Large Hadron Collider experiments
    Leadership in physics

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA physicists are preparing the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support the analysis of data generated from the quadrillions of proton collisions expected during this season’s Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiments.

  • UTA faculty member receives $308,000 grant to fight coronary disease in women
    Heart health

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology has received a $308,000, four-year grant from the American Heart Association to study the root causes of a heart condition that damages tiny coronary arteries in women.

  • UTA Development and Alumni Relations announces executive director, expanded engagement program
    Alumni leader

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington

    Julie Barfield has been appointed executive director of UTA alumni and donor relations as the University strengthens engagement through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

  • Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills
    Veterans aid

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    News Topics: business, research, student life, students

    A Small Business Administration grant to the College of Business will create the Veterans Business Outreach Center that will provide UTA veterans with skills needed to start entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • UTA researcher to employ scanning laser to measure microtexture of aggregates in Texas pavement
    Data-driven discovery

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA professor of computer science and engineering is leading a project that uses scanning lasers to evaluate the materials making up Texas roads. The project results could lead to safer, more durable roads.

  • UT System approves design for UTA’s next-generation Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building
    SEIR building

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    The UT System Board of Regents approves design of the new 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will enable UTA to serve more students and expand its health science focus.

  • TransferUTA initiative to increase resources, support for students who want to earn bachelor’s degrees
    College completion

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, student life, students

    TransferUTA unites recruiting, admissions, orientation and support services for transfer students in a focused effort to increase college completion and is a signal that UTA is a transfer-friendly university.

  • UTA scientists examine global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change
    Global warming

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    News Topics: environment, geology, research, science

    UTA scientists are leading a team examining global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences.

  • More than 5,600 UTA students to earn degrees during Spring 2016 commencement exercises May 12-14
    Commencement 2016

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, commencement, student life, students

    UTA congratulates a record class of spring 2016 graduates, and welcomes friends, family and supporters to commencement ceremonies this week at College Park Center.

  • UTA, Tarrant County College District launch Early Transfer Identification Program
    Academic success

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    The Early Transfer Identification Program will streamline the UTA application process for participating TCCD students and will help them achieve an affordable four-year degree at a predictable cost.

  • UTA student-athletes win 2015-2016 Sun Belt title for community service projects
    Community impact

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference has honored UTA student-athletes with its 2015-2016 Community Service Award in recognition for their service projects and achievements in giving back to the community.

April

  • Message from the President
    Message from the President

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni

    UTA President Vistasp Karbhari issued a statement regarding comments about the University reportedly made during a recent candidate forum.

  • UTA biologists study imperiled lizard to develop conservation plan
    Conservation plan

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile’s numbers have been dwindling dramatically. The work is being supported by a two-year grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

  • UTA educators developing competency-based online course to help math teachers better teach geometry students
    Competency-based learning

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty

    College of Education professors Joohi Lee and Mohan Pant are developing a competency-based online, graduate-level course that will help math teachers better learn to teach conceptual geometry.

  • UTA research demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling
    Water quality

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    New research by Professor Kevin Schug demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time. The results were published today in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • Outstanding Journalists Honored on UTA campus at 2016 Barbara Jordan Media Awards
    Special honor

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Outstanding journalists were recently recognized in a UTA-hosted ceremony named in honor of late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, a passionate advocate for equal access for people with disabilities.

  • UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history
    Increasing visibility

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: awards, history, liberal arts, recreation, student life

    Researchers with the UTA Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts will use a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an online portal for disability history resources.

  • UTA leads $7.3M national initiative to create next-generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms
    Space physics

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    Physicist Yue Deng is leading a $7.3 million national initiative to develop a next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms.

  • UTA student team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for concept to reduce stormwater runoff, impacts of climate change
    Sustainable environment

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, environment, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs student team wins national EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for designing plan to reduce stormwater runoff in future UTA construction projects.

  • Reliant Powers The University of Texas at Arlington with Donation of NRG Street Charge® Stations
    Sustainable community

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, students, sustainability

    Energy giant Reliant partners with UTA to provide students, faculty and staff with solar-powered charging stations that can be used for free to charge mobile devices.

  • UTA collaborates with the Hashemite University in Jordan
    International collaboration

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    News Topics: alumni

    A unique collaboration between the University of Texas at Arlington and the Hashemite University in Jordan has led to the planning of the Hashemite University’s Structural System Laboratory, which is in the design phase led by a team based in DFW.

  • UTA Collge of Nursing and Health Innovation launches public health track with an urban focus
    Health studies

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, health and fitness, nursing

    A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation public health track will prepare students to help meet rising demand for healthcare professionals grounded in wellness, disease and injury prevention beginning this fall.

  • Up-and-coming UTA alumni grab top honors at DFW business publications
    Alumni honored

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, business, community service, engineering, psychology

    Nine UTA alumni were named to the Dallas Business Journal and Fort Worth Business 40 under 40 lists, selected for their professional and community accomplishments.

  • Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    Teaching Excellence

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, science

    Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

  • UTA researcher finds that by age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the development of self-control
    Childhood behavior

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, psychology, science

    UTA researcher Jeffrey Gagne has found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers’ self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack.

  • NASA awards UTARI researcher $1 million to develop better models for rotor spar fatigue, composite materials
    Computational composites testing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    NASA awards UTA Research Institute scientist $1 million to develop computational methods that will test the strength and life of composite rotor blade assemblies for aeronautics sector.

  • 12 Houses exhibition celebrates innovative residential design by UTA alumni, faculty
    Alumni exhibition

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, architecture

    Residential designs by CAPPA alumni and faculty are showcased now through April 16 in an exhibit at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

  • UTA scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain
    Alleviating pain

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, psychology, research, science

    UTA professors Yuan Peng and J.-C. Chiao have demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the deep brain structures under the cortex could ease chronic pain. Their results were published in the leading neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

  • NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
    Health science

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, humanities, science

    Kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant to thwart cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.

March

  • Ironman heart transplant recipient, renowned sports cardiologist duo to kick off Moritz Speaker Series
    Moritz Speakers

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, faculty, global, health and fitness, lectures, medicine, nursing, research

    The UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation presents the Moritz Speakers Series, strengthening UTA's dedication to educating the community about health and wellness.

  • U.S. News ranks more than 20 UTA graduate programs among nation’s best
    Measure of excellence

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, faculty, staff, students

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked more than 20 UTA graduate programs among the nation’s best for 2017. Three graduate level degree programs ranked in the top 50.

  • Study finds gestational surrogacy often misunderstood, unevenly judged
    Labor of love

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, community service, faculty, genetics, research, science

    Research by Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, is compiled in what is the first book-length ethnographic examination of gestational surrogacy in the United States.

  • UTA chemists devise safer, “greener” and more efficient system to synthesize organic compounds used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household chemicals
    Green chemistry

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research

    Science Dean Morteza Khaledi has discovered a safer, cheaper, "greener" and more efficient system for the synthesis of organic compounds used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household chemicals.

  • UTA students, other volunteers prep for ‘The Big Event’ day of community service
    Helping hands

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, student life, students

    "The Big Event," UTA's biggest day of service in the community, will take place on April 9. More than 1,300 projects will receive attention this year thanks to efforts being coordinated by Student Affairs.

  • UTA researcher shows affordable housing not so affordable when transportation costs soar
    Transportation impacts

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A faculty transportation planning expert and smart-growth advocate has shown the real impact transportation costs have on affordable housing. Shima Hamidi's findings are published in the journal Housing Policy Debate. She directs UTA's Institute of Urban Studies.

  • U.S. News ranks UTA Graduate Engineering, Business, Nursing and Education programs among nation’s best for 2017
    National recognition

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    News Topics: business, education, engineering, nursing

    U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA graduate programs in engineering, business, nursing and education among the best in the country for 2017.

  • UTA earns international attention for Liberal Arts research, digital humanities initiatives
    Expanding views

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, communications, exhibitions, faculty, film, global, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, music, politics, religion, research, robotics, theatre, visual arts

    Ritu Khanduri, seen here with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, is just one of the standout Liberal Arts faculty members attracting international attention for emerging research and digital humanities strategies.

  • Huckaby among winners of prestigious Smithsonian portrait competition, votes could result in People’s Choice Award
    Self-portrait at the Smithsonian

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, faculty, liberal arts

    Assistant Art Professor Sedrick Huckaby has been named among seven winners of a prestigious competition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery will display the art until Jan. 2017, then it will travel to three additional museums, including one in Texas.

  • Artiman Ventures brings the vision of Silicon Valley startups to UTA
    Startups

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, innovation, research, student life, students

    Silicon Valley investment group Artiman Ventures will hold a two-day session at UTA on April 7-8 to brainstorm with faculty, students and local entrepreneurs on how to help move new technologies to the marketplace.

  • UTA research blends public health measures in regional transportation plan
    Livable communities

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, engineering, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA multi-disciplinary team from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the College of Engineering is blending health decisions and impacts into the regional transportation decision-making process. The research is funded through a North Central Texas Council of Governments grant.

  • UTA health partners with foundation to launch exercise program for cancer patients
    Better health

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    News Topics: employment, health and fitness, nursing

    UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation is partnering with the Cancer Foundation for Life to institute an exercise program that helps cancer patients return to full health.

  • UTA alums receive NSF small-business grant to spur K-12 STEM interest through technology
    STEM education startup

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    News Topics: business, engineering, manufacturing, robotics, science

    A team of UTA engineering and business school graduates is designing a hands-on, reconfigurable robots education tool that will stimulate STEM learning in kindergarten through 12th grades. The project is funded through the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research program.

  • UTA researcher would transform sensor network into device with supercomputer power
    Computing power

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    Ioannis Schizas, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is creating a low-cost framework through an NSF grant to create a low-cost sensing system that will generate supercomputer power for applications in surveillance and defense, healthcare applications or structural monitoring for bridges and buildings.

  • UTA, Arlington school district launch Teacher Academy to increase educator talent pipeline
    Student success

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, education

    An innovative, new UTA-Arlington ISD Teacher Academy will enable high school juniors and seniors to earn early college credit and get a head start on a career in education.

  • UTA shines spotlight on creative art education during annual Glass Art exhibit
    Innovation and inspiration

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    News Topics: art, liberal arts, staff, students

    UTA's annual Glass Art Sale and Show takes place Saturday, April 2 at the Studio Arts Center. A highlight of the school year, the Department of Art + Art History event features the artistic brilliance of students, faculty and staff.

  • Two UTA professors receive $376,000 NIH grant to combat hypertension among African-Americans
    Health insights

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, science

    Kinesiology faculty members David Keller and Paul Fadel have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to gain insight into hypertension among African-Americans and in other populations.

  • UTA names technologist and business development expert Jeff Campbell director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
    New hire

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    News Topics: research

    UTA has named technologist and businessman Jeff Campbell as the new director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies. He brings more than 20 years of success in product design and development, engineering and operations management, as well as business development and sales.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop safer lithium ion batteries through better understanding of heat flows within materials
    Battery safety

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a CAREER grant to Ankur Jain, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Jain will study how heat flows in materials within a lithium ion battery so that those batteries can be used safely in more applications.

  • UTA TRIO leader earns statewide honor for work with first-generation students
    Inspiring dreams

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, awards, education, staff

    Jennifer Luken Sutton, director of UTA TRiO-Student Support Services, has been named a 2016 Texas TRiO Achiever’s Award winner by the Texas Association of Special Student Services Programs.

  • UTA management professor named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Business leadership

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, business, faculty

    Wendy Casper, a College of Business professor, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Casper's research examines how organizations can support employees in balancing work with their personal lives and how that support relates to human resource outcomes such as recruitment and retention effectiveness.

February

  • UTA biologists provide first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations
    Environmental stressors

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, environment, genetics, research, science

    UTA biologists have provided the first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations. The results were published in "The Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

  • Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new UTA laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology
    Alternative fuel

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, research, science, sustainability

    A generous gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow UTA researchers to build a new lab that will scale up their gas-to-liquid technology that can provide high-grade fuel that is cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.

  • UTA WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS LEAD WAY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES
    Environmental impact

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, energy, sustainability

    UTA has decreased campus water usage by 13 percent since 2009 through a focused water conservation program that has avoided $1.1 million in costs, allowing the University to focus more resources on providing students a world-class education

  • AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu joins UTA faculty, named to College of Engineering Hall of Achievement
    Big data

    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, global, innovation, research

    AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu has been inducted into the UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement and joins the computer science and engineering faculty. He will remain at AT&T while serving as a resource for UTA as it bolsters its expertise in data-driven discovery and cyber security.

  • Engineering researcher wins Naval Research support to measure when and how battlefield blasts injure brain neurons
    Neuron damage

    Friday, February 26, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    An engineering researcher is designing a computational model that will measure the impact of battlefield shockwaves on neurons inside the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is conducting the Office of Naval Research project.

  • LSAT exam writer from world-recognized Law School Admission Council to participate in UTA Pre-Law Day
    Preparing for law school

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, liberal arts

    UTA hosts its annual Pre-Law Day on Feb. 27 at the University Center. The symposium is free to the public and features four law school deans along with the LSAT exam writer from the world-recognized Law School Admission Council.

  • UTA Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh researchers to develop automated seat cushion to aid in ulcer prevention
    Smart technology

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, manufacturing, medicine, research, science

    Muthu Wijesundara, UTA Research Institute's principal research scientist, is working with researchers at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a smart seat cushion that will help relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
    High honor

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, faculty, science

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his work in chemical and biological analysis in a world that blends chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering and electrical engineering. His latest research centers on cellular cancer detection.

  • CMAS director Zlolniski appointed to key state committee on Mexican-American studies at Texas colleges, universities
    New leadership role

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts

    Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee.

  • UTA researchers devise one-step process to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels
    Renewable fuels

    Monday, February 22, 2016

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

    UTA chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • UTA Health Pilot Program Tackles Obesity Through Nutrition Literacy and Soccer
    Fighting obesity

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, research, students

    A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation pilot program connects families with soccer and nutrition literacy in an effort to address the obesity problem facing certain children.

  • UTA Social Work Professor named Fellow of UK’s Royal Society for Public Health
    Royal recognition

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, research, social work

    Vijayan Pillai, a UTA School of Social Work professor and internationally recognized expert in women’s rights and reproductive health in developing countries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom.

  • 150 students from across the U.S. converge on UTA through Feb. 21 for medical hackathon to propose solutions for cancer
    Student researchers

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, genetics, health and fitness, humanities, innovation, medicine, mental health, nursing, psychology, research, science, social work, student life

    Some 150 students from universities round the U.S. will converge on UTA Friday Feb. 19 for a three-day, medical hackathon to propose solutions for cancer. The Colleges of Science, Engineering and Nursing and Health Innovation sponsored the event.

  • UTA to host premier regional science and engineering fair for DFW’s top young science students
    Science and Engineering Fair

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, engineering, exhibitions, faculty, innovation, labs, physics, staff, student life, students

    Local middle and high school students will compete Feb. 21-22 at UTA's College Park Center in the oldest and largest science and engineering fair in Texas.

  • UTA to host first regional 60X30TX Conference
    Access and Success

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, education, faculty, research, staff, student life, students, sustainability

    UTA and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to jointly host the April 5 conference: "Access, Success, Texas." The event marks the first comprehensive regional gathering of North Texas leaders to discuss ideas on how to meet the targets of the state’s 60X30TX educational goals.

  • Echosmith to perform March 4 at Texas Hall
    Echosmith in concert

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, music, recreation, student life, students

    "Cool Kids" Echosmith are set to perform at UTA on March 4 at Texas Hall.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop conductive bioelastomers for more effective, safer tissue engineering
    Tissue repair

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to create conductive, single-component and biodegradable elastomers that will help advance biomedical applications like tissue repair.

  • UTA researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells
    Solar fuel cells

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    UTA's Krishnan Rajeshwar has developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into useable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas.

  • UTA electrical engineers develop device to diagnose cancer rapidly at the cellular level, improve early detection
    Medical diagnostics

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research

    A UTA electrical engineer has developed a cancer detection device that uses nanotextured walls to diagnose disease early and at the cellular level. His findings are published in Nature's Scientific Reports.

  • New digital humanities project to map historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas
    Digital humanities

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, research

    UTA researchers supported by a new College of Liberal Arts initiative are creating a data-driven, digital map of historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas to help others investigate online and better understand history.

  • UTA enrollment rises to record 38,650 Texas-based students
    Enrollment record

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, employment, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    Spring 2016 enrollment reached a record 38,650 Texas-based students, up 6 percent from a year ago. Total enrollment in online and campus degree programs is 50,661 and will climb throughout the spring and summer.

  • UTA named elite Research - 1 university in Carnegie Classification
    National recognition

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    UTA has achieved Carnegie "highest research activity" status, joining a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the R1 category.

  • Military Times ranks UTA Top 50 Business School for 2016
    Best for Vets

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: business, student life, students

    Military Times named UTA's College of Business as one of the best 50 business schools in the nation for veterans. The University serves more than 3,000 student veterans or dependents of military veterans.

  • 21st Annual Powwow, Winds of Change ‘Top Colleges’ list heighten UTA commitment to Native American students and community
    Culture and commitment

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, art, education, exhibitions, faculty, film, food, history, liberal arts, music, staff, student life, students

    UTA's 21st Annual Scholarship Benefit Powwow and designation as a top college for Native American students strengthen the University's commitment to Native American students and community.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop all-liquid, optofluidic laser to better detect diseases
    Laser diagnosis

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine

    An electrical engineering assistant professor is developing an all-liquid, optofluidic laser that could lead to quicker cancer detection of patients in doctors' offices. Yuze "Alice" Sun received an NSF Early CAREER Award grant to perform the research.

  • UTA engineers pursuing applications for new ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in the medical field, consumer arena
    Laser efficiency

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, Internet, research

    Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, is working to develop a new ultra-thin semiconductor laser that could be integrated into consumer electronics to increase speed and capacity of the chips.

January

  • UTA and UT Austin researchers are designing safer cryotherapy devices to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage
    Safer cold therapy

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, sports

    UTA researcher Matthew Brothers is developing the first formal protocols for effective and safe use of cold therapy and a state-of-the-art cryotherapy device to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage.

  • UTA A Cappella Choir earns accolades for Gershwin weekend at Meyerson Symphony Center
    UTA A Cappella Choir earns accolades

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, liberal arts, music

    The UTA A Cappella Choir lent its collective voice to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to legendary composer George Gershwin.

  • College Park Center cited as “greenest” U.S. college basketball arena
    Sustainable by design

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, architecture, College Park Center, environment, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    College Park Center has been cited as the "greenest" basketball arena in the U.S. Designed by HKS Inc., the venue is rated LEED Gold for its environmentally sensitive design and noted for its interaction with the natural environment.

  • UTA Social Work professor elected fellow of prestigious international society
    Prestigious honor

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, social work

    Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of social work, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research for her work in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues.

  • UTA's A Cappella Choir and fellow music students to partner with big names in industry
    Making Sweet Music

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts, music, staff, students

    UTA's A Cappella Choir prepares to take the stage with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this month. Music students will welcome Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty later this spring.

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.

  • U.S. News ranks UTA online graduate programs in education, nursing among the nation's best
    Online excellence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    News Topics: classes, education, faculty, Internet, nursing, staff, students

    UT Arlington's education and nursing online graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.

  • UTA hosts 150 leading international physicists working to explain the origins of the universe
    Origins of the universe

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Some 150 leading international physicists convene at UTA Jan.12-15, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    High honor

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, social work

    Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for her work in the field of medical instrumentation and imaging.

  • UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
    Enzyme mapping

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, medicine, mental health, research, science

    UTA biochemists are advancing research into chemical imbalances associated with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.

  • Exchanging handwritten letters strengthens children’s literacy skills and family ties, new UTA study finds
    Early literacy

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    A new UTA College of Education study published in the journal, The Reading Teacher, finds that young children who exchange handwritten letters with extended family members develop stronger connections with those relatives and strengthen their literacy skills.

  • National association selects UTA for inaugural show, school
    Building sustainable infrastructure

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, exhibitions, faculty, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs, weather

    More than 500 engineers, executives and professionals from the concrete pipe and drainage industry gathered on the UTA campus to learn about the university’s cutting-edge, civil engineering research during the American Concrete Pipe Association’s inaugural Pipe Show and School Jan. 4 -7.

  • Free transportation education and training now at UTA
    Transportation assistance

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, engineering, environment, transportation

    UTA’s Division of Enterprise Development has won a highly competitive, two-year $1.8 million grant to operate the Texas Local Technical Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance and workforce training that many smaller or rural Texas counties and cities do not have.

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