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Education options

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote that meeting today’s students when and where they need their education produces a better Texas workforce in a Texas Tribune TribTalk op-ed column. He said UTA has adopted many different options for distance learning that help meet this challenge.

New provost hired

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dr. Teik C. Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of UTA, the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, Dallas Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance and many other media reported. The Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move also announced the hiring.

Lockheed Martin gift

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Many news outlets, including the Star-Telegram, KDFW Fox 4KXAS NBC 5, KTVT CBS 11, KRLD 1080 AM, WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM, reported on Lockheed Martin’s $1.5 million gift to UTA, making the company the name sponsor of UTA’s Career Development Center.

Funding proposal

Monday, March 20, 2017

A funding plan proposed by state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would hit fast-growing universities, such as UTA, The Dallas Morning News reported. Under a proposed adjustment, UTA would lose $15 million.

Workforce-ready graduates

Monday, March 6, 2017

UTA has the second lowest student debt average in the nation and the third highest number of workforce-ready students among public universities in Texas, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote in a column for TribTalk, the opinion website of The Texas Tribune.

Changing student

Monday, February 27, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote an op-ed in The Evololllution about the changing face of the “traditional” college student in the 21st century. “While the 'traditional' student of the last century … still exists, this definition by any stretch does not fit a large percentage of the current undergraduate population at universities,” he wrote.

UTA cites concern

Monday, February 6, 2017

UTA was one of nearly 600 colleges and universities that have united behind a letter expressing concern about President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, The Washington Post  reported.

UTA president travel warning

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari has urged students and faculty from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban not to travel outside the United States, the Star-Telegram and the Arlington Voice reported. 

Boosting under-represented groups

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

UTA is one of 10 major universities that have joined together with the goal of increasing the number of university faculty from under-represented groups, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The other institutions include Cornell University, Northwestern University and Boston University. 

Adapting to change

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari called on public higher education institutions to adapt to the nation’s rapidly changing demographics in a column published on Karbhari said UTA is one of the few large, urban, public research universities countering the trend of decreasing enrollment and bridging access and excellence at an affordable cost.

UTA defined by excellence

Friday, January 6, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was featured as a Trailblazer making the DFW area a national innovation hub in the American Way Magazine supplement Spotlight. “This is a University that is being defined now by excellence and being defined by the impact that it’s going to have on the community,” Karbhari said. His comments appear on page 6.

Hispanic recruitment

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed efforts to recruit Hispanic students and ensure they succeed in an interview with Latino Leaders. “For us, diversity is not a question. It is a way of being,” he said. 

Jordan/UTA ties

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Jordan Times interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari on efforts to strengthen the relationship between UTA and Hashemite University in Jordan. “We are planning to increase the number of Jordanian students admitted in our university. We are also planning more exchange programs with the Hashemite University faculties and staff,” Karbhari said. 

UTA hosts MLK banquet

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet will be hosted in UTA's Bluebonnet Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 13, The Dallas Morning News and the DFW Child “Things to Do” reported. 

Transfer paths

Monday, January 2, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed UTA’s new transfer programs with Tarrant County College in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “There’s constructive guidance given to the student from Day 1," Karbhari said. 

MLK celebrations

Monday, January 2, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was mentioned as a strong supporter of the Martin Luther King Celebrations in Arlington by Lisa Thompson, president of the board of the MLK Arlington Celebration Committee and UTA director of TRIO Pre-College Programs, during an interview on KXAS NBC 5.

Transportation research grants

Friday, December 9, 2016

Professors in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering have won three U.S. Department of Transportation grants in a national competition to work on improving transportation,  Informed Infrastructure , Inside Unmanned Systems , Oregon's  Herald and News and D Magazine reported.

Renaissance of UTA

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Star-Telegram editorial titled “The Renaissance of UT Arlington” described how UTA, once known as a sleepy commuter school, has “transformed into a research powerhouse.”  UTA President Vistasp Karbhari told the editorial board that the school creates a workforce with more intelligent capabilities and also gives opportunities for nontraditional students to receive the same education as if they were full-time. 

SEIR Building groundbreaking

Monday, October 31, 2016

ASEE First Bell and Dallas Innovates covered the SEIR Building groundbreaking, focusing on the research lab neighborhoods design that will foster more collaboration between disciplines. “What that means is we can take it from the whole human body, physiology, down to the cellular and molecular level, and I think that is really going to advance our research capabilities in quite a distinct way from other places,” explained Paul Fadel, UTA associate dean of research for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

State of the biotechnology industry

Monday, October 31, 2016

Medical experts talked about the state of the biotechnology industry and the challenges they face during the second annual bionorthTX IC3 Life Science Wednesday at UTA’s College Park Center, Dallas Innovates reported. The article previewed the opening of the SEIR Building the next day and quoted UTA President Vistasp Karbhari as saying the building is "a catalyst to advance the health sciences at UTA.” 

Geophysical honor for Lopez

Monday, October 31, 2016

Ramon E. Lopez, a UTA professor of physics, will receive the 2016 Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington Award at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting to be held Dec. 12-16 in San Francisco, Calif., Earth and Space Science News reported. The award is given in recognition of significant and outstanding impact on students' and the public's understanding of our science through education and/or outreach activities.

Early voting

Monday, October 31, 2016

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Ashford Sonii, a political science major and Mr. UTA, cast ballots Monday for the Nov. 8 election. UTA's Maverick Activities Center will serve as an early voting location until Friday, Nov. 4.

SEIR Building groundbreaking

Friday, October 28, 2016

UTA broke ground Thursday on its $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which officials say will bolster the university’s already recognized standing among research institutions, Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Texas magazine,, Fort Worth Business, KTVT CBS 11, WBAP 820 AM, KDFW Fox 4, KRLD 1080 AMArlingtonTx TV and Hard Hat Texas reported. "This building is the next step in our goal to become one of the pre-emiment universities in the United States," said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari. 

iC3 Life Science Summit

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, along with Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, spoke about developing their cities to attract and retain life science companies and scientists at the second iC3 Life Science Summit, held by BionorthTX on Wednesday at UTA’s College Park Center, Star-Telegram reported.

Karbhari featured in State of the City

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was included in the City of Arlington’s 2016 State of the City Video. President Karbhari expressed his excitement at the growth of both UTA and the City of Arlington.

Research power house

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In an editorial, the Star-Telegram lauded UTA for aggressively working to attain Tier 1 status.  “UTA is now a research power house and the consistently high number of doctoral degrees granted over a sustained period of time reflects this excellence,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said in the editorial.

Karbhari profile

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fort Worth profiled University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. The city's premier magazine called Karbhari, UTA's eighth president, a "visionary leader for an urban flagship."

UTA still growing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington is on track to become the largest UT System campus, a Star-Telegram editorial said. UTA’s global reputation continues to attract students both on campus and online.

Nursing boom

Friday, September 16, 2016

UTA announced its fall 2016 enrollment was up 7.3 percent to nearly 40,000 students, KTVT CBS 11 reported. also ran the story. The story focused on the immense growth in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, which experienced a 23 percent increase when comparing this fall to fall 2015. KERA 90.1 FM also reported on the enrollment growth at UTA.

Maverick Speakers Series

Friday, September 9, 2016

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan opens UTA's 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series, CultureMap Dallas reported. The lecture will focus on issues of religion, culture and the current political climate. Aslan is widely known for his thought-provoking book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, a New York Times best-seller in 2013.


Best for Vets

According to Military Times, UT Arlington ranks No. 33 on the “Best for Vets: Business Schools” list and No. 36 on the “Best for Vets: Colleges” list.

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