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News Releases 2017

June

  • University of Texas at Arlington researchers use supercomputers to study snake evolution, function
    Data-driven discovery

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    UTA researchers are using supercomputers to study the genomes of snakes and lizards to answer critical questions about these creatures’ evolutionary history. The Castoe biology lab recently published three papers in leading journals outlining their new results.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to develop solution that ensures user experience with data center optimization
    Efficiency experts

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, Internet, research

    Two UTA computer science and engineering researchers will start a National Science Foundation project that employs a mathematical solution to allow a better computer user experience while balancing computer network resources.

  • UTA drives entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Texas 
    Discovery to market

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, business, chemistry, computer science, diversity, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, health and fitness, history, humanities, medicine, mental health, research, robotics, science, social work

    Research, innovation and entrepreneurship combine at UTA to produce start-up companies, patented innovations and business collaborations that enhance the local economy

  • UTA researchers launch online course to provide scientific understanding of how the digital age is affecting our lives and how yoga can be restorative
    Yoga in a digital age

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, which is open and free for interested students around the globe.

  • UTA-led interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
    National security

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, politics, research

    A UTA-led interdisciplinary, multi-institution team will use highly sophisticated algorithms to combat bots and the spread of fake news across the worldwide web. Researchers are hopeful the seed grant will lead to a much larger one that could help corral the proliferation of fake news across the Internet.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among the best for excellence and affordability
    Affordable excellence

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, education, nursing, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s commitment to providing the highest quality education at an affordable cost is gaining national recognition as new rankings list two UTA graduate programs among the best for excellence and affordability.

  • UTA, Arlington ISD create new pathway to baccalaureate
    Partnerships and pathways

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District signed an agreement providing a seamless transition to a four-year university degree for traditionally underserved students at Arlington Collegiate High School.

  • Cell phone application now available on iPhones
    Flash flood app

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer's iSeeFlood app is now available for iPhones. The data weather watchers send in will help better forecast and predict where flash flooding takes place in urban areas.

  • UTA civil engineering professor to lead city of Arlington project evaluating manholes
    Sustaining infrastructure

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering associate professor will lead a team to evaluate the conditions of 350 of the city of Arlington's manholes. The information will be used to help prioritize the rest of the city's manholes.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
    Powerful little lasers

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security. Weidong Zhou is using a High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design the laser.

May

  • 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.

April

  • UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program
    Makerspaces

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies. UTA's makerspace is the FabLab, which opened in 2014 and has been a leader in connecting maker services to campus needs.

  • UTA professor’s book explains complex world of public health, individual medical services
    Health Divided

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: economics, faculty, liberal arts

    A UTA associate professor of political science wrote a recently published book exploring the U.S. health system and how it evolved into current health care.

  • UTA student wins UT System Regents award
    Short story winner

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: awards, liberal arts, students

    A UTA senior won a UT System Board of Regents annual Regents’ Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award for a short story titled "Airstrikes." He was one of two award winners systemwide. The honor was created to foster excellence in student performance, reward outstanding students, stimulate the arts and humanities and promote continuous quality in education.

  • Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding to support doctoral studies
    NSF funds for graduate school

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Two UTA College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.

  • UTA history professor awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    Fellowship Award

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

    Patryk Babiracki, an associate professor in the UTA Department of History, has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experience Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Babiracki will spend 18 months in Berlin working on his fellowship.

  • prestigious NSF grant to further research into ecological drivers of eye and brain size evolution in fish
    Student excellence

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    News Topics: research, science

    Shannon Beston, a third-year UTA Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation among populations of killifish, Rivulus hartii, found in the waters of the Caribbean off the island of Trinidad.

  • UTA, UT Southwestern researchers’ findings challenge current approach to rare pediatric neurological disorder
    New views on disease

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, research, science

    Researchers at UTA have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy. The journal JAMA Neurology published this research.

  • UTA assistant professor named ASMS “emerging investigator” for developing new ways to analyze protein modifications linked to cancer, aging
    Research excellence

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    The American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, UTA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.

  • Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, keynote speaker at UTA’s ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference tomorrow as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Energy expertise

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, environment, faculty, research, science

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is inaugural speaker at UTA’s “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas, as part of Earth Day Texas. This free event is chaired by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab.

  • UTA appoints a world renowned researcher and distinguished scholar as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Renowned researcher and scholar

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Dr. Teik C. Lim, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC), will be the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of UTA. Lim will work in close partnership with the President to provide overall leadership for the campus.

  • Employee excellence recognized at annual awards ceremony
    Employee excellence

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: awards, employment, staff

    The University of Texas at Arlington honored eight individuals and one team at the annual Outstanding Maverick Awards. Employees with 10 to 35 years of service were also recognized.

  • UTA summer camp offerings expand
    Summer camp

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, community service

    Summer is quickly approaching, which means it is time to register for youth academic and athletic camps offered by The University of Texas at Arlington. The camps fill quickly as they are popular with families.

  • UTA Adds more hands-on demonstrations, exhibits at Main St. Arts Festival
    Community focus

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, student life

    UTA expands its presence at this year's Main St. Arts Festival with more information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences in downtown Fort Worth.

  • UTA bioengineer wins grant to train top doctoral students to use nanotechnology to battle cardiovascular, pulmonary ailments
    Nano leader

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students

    UTA has received a highly valued National Institutes of Health grant that will help the university train doctoral students in using and developing more nanotechnology tools that will battle cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments.

  • UTA art student selected for Yale summer program and grant
    Excellence in art

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: art, liberal arts, students

    UTA sophomore Miso Kim is one of only 26 students selected from more than 250 applicants across the world who will attend the prestigious Yale University Norfolk Summer School of of Art program.

  • UTA Nursing Professor receives $308,000 NIH grant
    NIH grant awarded

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

    A cardiovascular exercise scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $308,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study exercise intolerance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF.

  • UTA History professor named fellow of National Humanities Center
    History Fellow

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

    John Garrigus, a professor in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center. Garrigus' research will explore 18th century events in Haiti.

  • The Shorthorn earns top honors
    National news

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News Topics: awards, liberal arts, student life, students

    The Shorthorn, The University of Texas at Arlington's student-run news agency, brought home an impressive 97 awards from three industry conferences over a two-week time period.

  • UTA Esports team wins top prize of free tuition
    Gaming for tuition

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, business, engineering, liberal arts, science, student life, students

    Five students from The University of Texas at Arlington ESports Club have won free tuition for the remainder of the collegiate careers after winning the Heroes of the Dorm video gaming tournament.

  • UTA Cheerleaders win fourth consecutive NCA National Championship!
    National champs

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    The University of Texas at Arlington cheerleading team won its fourth consecutive National Championship at the National Cheerleaders Association collegiate cheer competition. This is the team's fifth title since 2010.

  • Award-winning Latina journalist Maria Hinojosa to speak at UTA
    Distinguished speaker

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, immigration

    Maria Hinojosa, one of the United States’ most prominent Latina journalists, will deliver a lecture at The University of Texas at Arlington on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited.

  • UTA engineer earns grant to develop materials for 3-D printed blood vessels for children
    Healing hearts

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, innovation

    An engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects.

  • Nursing research symposium at UTA to feature leading scientists
    Advancing nursing research

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    News Topics: nursing

    The Delta Theta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will host the “Science and Health Innovation: Advancing Clinical Practice Research Symposium” on Saturday, April 22, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., at UTA.

  • UTA supports community with The Big Event
    The Big Event

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    More than 1,300 students, faculty and staff from The University of Texas at Arlington will help residents and communities across Dallas and Fort Worth during an annual day of service known as The Big Event.

  • UTA assistant professor awarded American Physical Society’s Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics
    Leading in physics

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    The American Physical Society has awarded Benjamin Jones, UTA assistant professor of Physics, the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, which is widely considered the most prestigious dissertation award in the field.

March

  • CAPPA senior design project aims to reduce residential footprint
    Tiny houses

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, urban and public affairs

    Students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs are building tiny houses as their senior design projects. Parallel Construction is the name of CAPPA’s program offering students the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty, as they design and build projects.

  • UTA partners with five universities to develop software tool to help instructors provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning
    International collaborations

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: research

    UTA researchers have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course. The tool uses data from video engagement, assessments, student information systems, electronic textbooks and discussion forums.

  • UTA pre-law students honored as Sidley Scholars
    Pre-law honors

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: awards, diversity, liberal arts, students

    Two students from The University of Texas at Arlington were chosen for the national Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program in recognition of their academic achievements and their potential as future lawyers.

  • Bursts of creativity on display at UTA’s popular glass art sale and show
    Glass art sale

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, art, liberal arts, students, visual arts

    Students from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Art and Art History program will demonstrate how they form and shape hot molten glass into exquisite artwork during the annual Glass Art Sale and Show Saturday, April 1.

  • UTA biologist concludes that the body’s own immune system regulates bacterial communities in the intestine to promote health
    Developing new oral vaccines

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Researchers at UTA and University of Utah have concluded that the body’s own immune response regulates the composition of bacterial communities in the intestine that improve health and help fight off infections.

  • UTA psychologist Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement
    Lifetime achievement award

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    News Topics: awards, psychology, research

    Robert J. Gatchel, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

  • UTA biologist quantifying coral species’ disease susceptibility by examining immune traits
    Saving coral reefs

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologist Laura Mydlarz is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches.

  • Induction ceremony for UTA’s Military Science Hall of Honor
    Military honors

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington

    Three former ROTC cadets at The University of Texas at Arlington will be inducted into the Military Science Hall of Honor on Saturday, March 25.

  • Lockheed Martin donation fuels career development at UTA
    Corporate partner

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, employment, engineering

    A gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance UTA's focused strategic approach to career development and preparation. In recognition of the gift, the University announced the naming of the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.

  • UTA organizes inaugural ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Hosting multiple perspectives

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, economics, energy, engineering, environment, science, sustainability

    UTA is organizing the inaugural “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference on April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas as part of Earth Day Texas, the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.

  • Aim of assessment study to foster collaboration across region
    Fair housing

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, social work, urban and public affairs

    A University of Texas at Arlington interdisciplinary study will assess fair housing challenges across the region, looking at proactively removing barriers among affected populations. The study has more than 20 entities involved now.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among nation’s best
    Highly ranked

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, business, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, nursing, research, science, social work, urban and public affairs

    Graduate programs in each of The University of Texas at Arlington’s eight schools and colleges are ranked among the nation’s best according to 2018 assessments by U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in higher education rankings.

  • UTA researcher uses mathematical modeling to predict student success, dropout rates
    Social research

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: education, science

    A UTA researcher has used mathematical modeling to demonstrate that negative peer pressures can spread in a high-risk setting, influencing students’ decisions to drop out of school. The study, “Why do students quit school? Implications from a dynamic modeling study,” was published in the Royal Society Journal Proceedings A.

  • Movin' Mavs win national championship
    National championship

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, health and fitness, recreation, sports, staff, student life, students

    The UTA Movin’ Mavs men's wheelchair basketball team won its eighth championship this weekend, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 76-52. The women were the national runners up, losing to the University of Alabama, 57-48.

  • UTA hosting aspiring innovators, scientists and engineers for the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps 
    Inspiring innovation

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: science, student life, students

    UTA is hosting the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp June 11-23. Applications are now open for middle school students aspiring to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and experience college life at the same time at http://www.uta.edu/sciencecamp. 

  • UTA named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2017 Transfer Honor Roll
    Transfer honor roll

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, awards, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of only 63 institutions in the nation named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes excellence and success in the development of community college transfer pathways.

  • UTA researchers to develop new math theory for improvement of imaging technology
    New math theories

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    News Topics: science

    UTA researchers are working on a project which could have a sizable impact on imaging technologies, by developing new mathematical theories that can help solve outstanding problems. Technologies that could benefit include: modern healthcare equipment, national security, space exploration and industrial applications.

  • Vickery Meadow requests strategic plan from UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies
    Redevelopment

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: research, urban and public affairs

    UTA's Institute of Urban Studies, a research center within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is formulating a strategic plan for a community in northwest Dallas called Vickery Meadow. The city of Dallas hopes the plan will foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and area redevelopment.

  • 22nd Annual Powwow raises funds for UTA students
    Committed to culture

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, diversity, faculty, food, staff, student life, students

    UTA will host the 22nd Annual Native American Student Association Scholarship Benefit Powwow on Saturday, March 4. The event will bring together hundreds in celebration of American Indian culture and heritage.

  • Student senior design project yields patent on smart bandage
    Undergraduate research

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine, research, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Raytheon teamed up to secure a patent for a smart bandage device that a student engineering design team developed years ago.

February

January

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA’s Innovation Day 2017 to showcase student “Shark Tank”- style competition, student and faculty startup pitches
    Building the innovation ecosystem

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, research, robotics

    UTA will feature a high school and college student “Shark Tank”-style competition, student and faculty startup pitches and posters, and a showcase of community startup companies and services for entrepreneurs at its annual InnovationDay@UTA, 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 6, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., in Arlington.

  • UTA aerospace engineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Faculty honor

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Frank Lu, a UTA professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for sustained contributions in gas dynamics and detonation-based technologies.

  • UTA, Botanical Research Institute of Texas partner to spur discoveries, job creation
    Community collaboration

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: biology, employment, energy, science, sustainability

    UTA and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas signed a new agreement Monday. The partnership means expanded opportunities for research which will lead to job growth in the fields of plant science and sustainability.

  • UTA launches new programs to promote undergraduate research, student success
    Helping students succeed

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, research

    UTA has developed a new program that allows students to use their federal work-study hours to work as undergraduate research assistants, developing valuable skills that will enhance their education and workforce readiness.

  • Engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
    Aerospace intern

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, student life, students

    An aerospace doctoral student has received the prestigious Pathways internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Cody Ground will explore hypersonic mixing and injection for scramjet applications.

  • UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
    Leading in cancer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, science

    UTA is becoming a major cancer research institution, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.

  • UTA has second lowest student debt in nation
    Affordable Excellence

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, Arlington, education, faculty

    UTA students graduate with the second lowest debt in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The University is the only Texas school listed on the magazine's map of institutions where graduates have the least debt.

  • UTA works with Boeing and NASA to understand social networks’ impact on online students’ grades, completion rates
    Helping students succeed online

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    News Topics: Internet

    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.

  • Repatriation expert keynotes immigration forum
    Immigration forum

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, humanities, immigration, liberal arts, theatre

    A day-long immigration forum at UTA will feature thoughtful panel discussions, theatrical performances and a captivating keynote address.

  • UTA College of Education in top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs
    Excellence in education

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, classes, education, faculty, innovation, students, urban and public affairs

    The University of Texas at Arlington is in the top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs across the nation according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

  • National initiative focused on increasing the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups launched at UTA
    Diversity in Higher Ed

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, research, science

    This weekend UTA hosted the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.

  • UTA study shows exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria
    Fighting malaria

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

    The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study.

  • NAACP president speech highlights annual Martin Luther King event
    MLK banquet

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    The NAACP president and CEO will address the annual MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet Friday at the University Center. The theme of his speech is “A Nation of Freedom and Justice.”

  • UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
    Phishing emails

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: business, computer science, Internet, research

    UTA researchers have shown in a new study that people are overconfident when they are actually dealing with phishing attacks in the business world. The study found that many people thought they had made correct judgment on an email, yet they did not.

  • UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
    Partners in health

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, health and fitness, mental health, research, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health issues.

  • UTA researchers to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery, development
    Helping drug development

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    UTA researchers are working to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery and development. The project is funded by a $424,720 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

  • UTA marketing classes provide options for St. Alban’s growth
    Marketing effort

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, student life, students

    Students in the UTA College of Business' Marketing Department offered leaders at a neighboring church intricate, practical and valuable marketing concepts and ideas on how to grow their congregation.

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