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Presidential Perspective

Friday, November 13, 2015

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari authored Chapter 3 “What is Lost: The Error of Reducing Complex Higher Education Processes to Metrics and Singular Narratives” for Presidential The higher education presidential thought leadership series published by ARAMARK invites 10 presidents of select universities to contribute a chapter on a theme. This year’s series is called “Innovative Concepts to Achieve Campus Transformation.” The chapters are compiled in a book, which is also digitized for the Web.

Star Awards finalist

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced Monday the names of the seven finalists for its 2015 Star Awards for exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of the soon-to-be-completed Texas higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015. The list includes The University of Texas at Arlington – Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness, reported.

Life science commercialization

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

In a story about efforts by biotech companies, entrepreneurs, academic institutions and others to boost life science commercialization in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, noted the Texas Medical Research Collaborative at UT Arlington’s Research Institute in Fort Worth.

TCC Chancellor Hadley remembered

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the passing of Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, who had led the multicampus system of 57,424 students since 2008. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said that higher education has lost a “tremendous leader, a champion of education and a wonderful lady,” adding: “UTA will be forever grateful for Chancellor Hadley’s commitment to building a true partnership between our university and the Tarrant County College District and for effectively creating new opportunities to help TCC graduates earn their four-year degrees.” 

Department of Education grant to HSIs

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education announced that 96 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, including UT Arlington, will receive more than $51 million in new awards to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students, and reported.

Karbhari visits India

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BizNews.In reported that UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari will promote educational opportunities in the U.S. and at UTA during a visit to India Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. As part of his travel, President Karbhari will meet with a number of leading universities and speak at the IMFS Global EDUfest in Mumbai.

Karbhari to speak at EDUfest

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Telegraph India, India Infoline, India Entrepreneurs and other media outlets reported that UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari will promote educational opportunities in the U.S. and at UTA during a visit to India Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. As part of his travel, President Karbhari will meet with a number of leading universities and speak at the IMFS Global EDUfest in Mumbai.

Best colleges

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Dallas Morning News reported the rise of the UT Arlington Colleges of Business and Engineering in recent U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Enrollment record

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

KTVT CBS 11 , CBS DFW and KXAS NBC 5 reported on UT Arlington's fall enrollment, which rose 6.1 percent to a record 37,008 Texas-based students, preliminary reports show. Total enrollment including all online students is expected to surpass 55,000 this academic year.

National model

Monday, September 14, 2015

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition  reported on UT Arlington’s “Smart Care” apartment, which uses “intelligent care technology” to reduce risks by the elderly and disabled who want to live independently. The report was carried by dozens of NPR stations across the nation and was produced by Dallas NPR affiliate KERA 90.1 FM.

Terry Scholars

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington has welcomed 20 student leaders who have demonstrated strong academic ability into its charter class of Terry Foundation Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year, The Dallas Morning News reported. The Terry Foundation was established by Houston philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry and is the largest private source of scholarships in Texas.

STEM partnership

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WBAP/820 AM (ABC Radio) interviewed UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari about the University’s partnership with the Arlington Independent School District in launching a STEM Academy at Martin High School. The move also strengthens the University’s partnership with the city of Arlington. “The city becomes a true partner in the rise of the University,” Karbhari said. “We’re on a steep slope in terms of what we’ve been able to do in a very short period of time and that is of a tremendous benefit to the city as well.” The program aims to give students who want a degree in science, technology, engineering or math a clear path toward that goal. KLIF/570 AM broadcast a similar report.

UTA recognized

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the San Antonio Express-News website, reported that UT Arlington is among 125 schools nationwide recognized for its undergraduate student impact by Purposeful Networks, formerly known as myActions. In announcing the recipients of its Student Action Awards for the 2015 spring semester, UTA was named a gold level school. The Student Actions Awards celebrate student leadership, student activities and initiatives. Recognition is awarded on four different levels: green, silver, gold and platinum.

Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington. Among the volunteers helping new students move into campus housing was University President Vistasp Karbhari, who had some advice for incoming freshmen. “Don’t be scared of the rest of your life; reach out, grab it and understand that there’s nothing that you can’t do,” Karbhari said. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also served as a volunteer for Move-In Day.

Getting students settled

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KLIF/570 AM reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington with a focus on the school’s collaboration with the city to make downtown Arlington more active. The report also noted the University’s housing efforts that aim to offer more dining and social options. “Learning from each other and having that integration that takes place between students very often teaches them far more than we could teach them in class,” Karbhari said.

Lending a helping hand

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In its story about college students moving into residence halls, KTVT/CBS 11 reported that enrollment at UT Arlington is expected to top 52,000 this year, which includes campus-based and online programs.

STEM Academy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Univision Dallas/KUVN 23 reported on the new STEM Academy at Arlington’s Martin High School that is the result of a partnership between UT Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District.

Innovation expansion

Friday, August 14, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington announced plans to move forward with a new six-story Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building to further the University’s commitment to health science initiatives, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Business reported . Construction of the 200,000-square-foot, multi-use facility will be supported, in part, by $70 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds recently approved by state lawmakers.

Center of Excellence

Monday, August 3, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing,  D Healthcare Daily and reported.  UT Arlington, one of only 12 nursing schools in the country to earn the designation this year, achieved the honor by demonstrating sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation in the category of “Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development."

Innovation and creativity

Thursday, July 23, 2015

UT Arlington student Mohammed Azmat Qureshi and his partner Oluwatosin Oluwadare have developed the app “EyeCYou,” which helps the visually impaired “see” people in front of them through Connect Ability, a tech challenge aimed at empowering people with disabilities, American Public Media’s Marketplace and KERA 90.1 FM’s Breakthroughs blog reported. Android Central , WBFO 88.7AM (Buffalo, NY) , and various other media outlets also ran the story.

Race car weekend

Monday, July 20, 2015

UT Arlington students hosted the 15th Annual Texas Autocross this weekend, WFAA Channel 8 and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. KRLD 1080, KDFW Fox 4 and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also previewed the event, which featured student formula race cars from at least a dozen universities across the country.

Stronger materials

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft, and ECN reported. Andrew Makeev, professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the UT Arlington Advanced Materials and Structures Lab, received the grant from the Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center to build stronger and more durable composite materials for aircraft.

Research university

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

During an interview with KDFW/Fox 4, new Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams promoted UT Arlington as a major research university.  

Mind for Business

Friday, July 3, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business will begin offering an Executive Delivery Ph.D. with a concentration in international business in January 2016, FWB CEO, a new Fort Worth Business Press magazine, reported.

Smarter care for seniors

Monday, June 15, 2015

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington hope that intelligent care technology in apartments and homes in the future will reduce risks and costs encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently, Property Management Insider reported. Such an apartment, filled with special sensors that measure the health of its occupants and compile data that could detect illness or injury, debuted in May in Fort Worth.

Governor’s University Research Initiative

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed new legislation that will create the Governor’s University Research Initiative – a mission to attract world-class researchers, including Nobel laureates, to Texas public universities, reported. The Texas Legislature has approved $40 million in funding for the initiative. In another significant investment in research, the Legislature appropriated $138.1 million for the Texas Research Incentive Program, which was established in 2009 and incentivizes matching private gifts supporting research at emerging research institutions, including UT Arlington.

Bringing back manufacturing

Monday, June 8, 2015

The seeds for a U.S. manufacturing renaissance are being sewn in east Fort Worth, where researchers are pioneering automated technologies that could restore stateside products production, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. As one of seven recipients of Walmart Foundation grant money awarded last year, UTARI is using its $229,214 to develop flexible assembly lines. Using the same equipment for multiple products in multiple sizes could cut manufacturing costs and strengthen what Wal-Mart officials call a “reshoring” of U.S jobs sent overseas years ago. UTARI held a U.S. Manufacturing Symposium Wednesday.

Better batteries

Monday, June 8, 2015

David Wetz, a UT Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering, is studying how batteries behave when run at the highest rates for the U.S. Navy, In Compliance Magazine reported.

Improving emergency response

Monday, June 8, 2015

As North Texas continues to dry out, leaders from across the area met last week to discuss the challenges posed by the flooding. They are working to improve emergency response going forward, the Dallas Sun and eWallStreeter reported. The story orgininally aired on KXAS NBC 5

New beginning

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Salvation Army Youth Education Town hosted graduation for the adult class. UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was the keynote speaker, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. More than 1,000 graduates have completed the course since the program was established in 1979.

Campus construction

Monday, June 8, 2015

The state legislature approved $70 million in bonds for a new science education, innovation and research building at The University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Business Press reported in a story about construction bonds approved for university and college campuses.


National Model

UT Arlington is one of only six universities nationwide to be named a “Next Generation University” by the New America Foundation. The report cites the University’s position as an emerging research institution.

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