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News Releases 2017

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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