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Reaching new heights

Friday, April 11, 2014

Texas is bucking a national trend of declining enrollments, but the state still has plenty of challenges in higher education, leaders of seven North Texas institutions said Thursday at the “2014 Higher Education Luncheon” put on by the Dallas Regional Chamber at the Westin Hotel in Dallas, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Finding the right blend of online education and traditional education is crucial to getting access to the most people possible, said UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. “We have tremendous opportunity in front of us,” he said. The Dallas Morning News also reported on the luncheon.

Tier One path is a journey

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, sees Tier One as a journey more than a destination, according to a Dallas Business Journal feature. “To reach true Tier One status, we’ve got to be excellent across the board,” he said. Karbhari told the paper UT Arlington’s biggest challenge on the Tier One front will be hitting the state’s goal of $400 million in endowment.

New Nursing dean named

Monday, April 7, 2014

Anne Bavier, a nationally recognized health care leader who has held posts at top ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, is the new dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, according to International Business Times, The Street, Digital Journal, Reuters and Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Conn. and also served as dean of the nursing at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She is president-elect of the National League for Nursing, which includes more than 39,000 members.

Nursing dean nationally recognized

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram talked with Anne Bavier, the new dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, about her plans for leading the College, which will now include kinesiology faculty. She said: “I think that it is exceptional because the quality of everything they have done with research, online classes, face-to-face teaching and retention rates … I’m a real believer in, ‘You plan your work, and you work your plan.’”

Tier One talk

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Dallas Business Journal interviewed UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari in its special look at Texas research universities pursuing Tier One status. President Karbhari said the biggest Tier One challenge will be hitting the state’s goal of $400 million in endowment. That number stands at about $110 million now. “That’s a good challenge to have,” Karbhari said. “It’s a way that we can reach out and the community can support one of their universities.” A separate Dallas Business Journal piece noted that Dallas-Fort Worth is the largest U.S. metro without a Tier One research university. Karbhari sees it as an economic imperative. “If you don’t have a top tier university in the region, companies don’t come here,” he said. “When a chamber goes out to recruit corporations, the reputation of the university always comes up.”

Higher ed's future

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KERA 90.1 FM's "Think” talk show featured an interview with UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari in a look at the challenges and opportunities facing higher education. The conversation also included new UNT President Neal Smatresk.

Challenges & opportunities

Monday, March 31, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari will be a featured guest at 12 p.m. Monday on the KERA 90.1 FM program, “Think,” along with new University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk, reported. The two leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities facing two of the largest universities in the region.

Worldwide partners

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UT Arlington officials entered into initial agreements with four Jordanian institutions this month to collaborate on research, student success, and sustainability and environmental concerns, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The agreements mark a beneficial partnership for all institutions and will help the Arab kingdom focus on improving healthcare for its people, said UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.

International collaboration

Monday, March 17, 2014

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Chief Commissioner Kamel Mahadin recently signed a cooperation agreement with UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari, whereby both parties agreed to establish a programm of cultural, economic and academic exchange, The Jordan Times reported.

Hometown Recruiting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A partnership announced Wednesday among the Arlington Police Department, the Arlington school district and the University of Texas at Arlington will give students early college credit, experience through a senior police academy course and incentives to consider becoming a police officer in Arlington, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS/NBC 5, KDFW/FOX 4, KTVT/CBS 11 and KRLD/AM 1080. As part of the Hometown Recruiting Program, Arlington students can earn nine hours of dual credit toward a bachelor’s degree starting in their junior year of high school. “I think this program is one of those that allows them to save money, to move forward in their careers and to really give back to the community in which they are situated,” UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said.

New technology, volunteers to be used

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Dallas Morning News reported on new UT Arlington Police Chief Kim Lemaux, who despite dealing with several serious incidents on campus during her first semester, has excelled as the University’s first female police chief. As for her plans to fight crime in the future, Lemaux said she hopes to bring on new technology for officers and involve volunteers and criminal justice students in the police department.

New leaders take charge

Thursday, January 2, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was highlighted in a Star-Telegram story about new leaders for several North Texas universities in 2013. Karbhari said he is focused on student success, partnerships to recruit more top high school scholars and attracting top educators and researchers to the University. “Our end goal is being one of the best of the best,” Karbhari said.

Inventors honored

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Four University of Texas at Arlington faculty members and senior administrators have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, and Bio-News Texas reported. They are Frank Lewis, electrical engineering professor and a University Distinguished Scholar Professor; Carolyn Cason, a nursing professor and vice president for research; Ron Elsenbaumer, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and provost and vice president for academic affairs; and UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and of civil and environmental engineering.

Wireless capabilities

Friday, December 13, 2013

AT&T showed off its wireless capabilities during a tour at AT&T Stadium, The Dallas Morning News reported. A business section photo from the event included UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.

Editorial endorses early admission partnership

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Dallas Morning News applauded UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and Arlington Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos in an editorial for “creating the smart arrangement” announced last week – the Bound for Success program. Through the initiative, UT Arlington will grant early acceptance to Arlington school district juniors who are in the top 20 percent of their class at the end of their sophomore year. The newspaper said: "The partnership between UTA and Arlington ISD is important at the state level, too: One of Texas’ biggest challenges is getting more students aiming for an education beyond high school."

Program could produce 1,500 students at UT Arlington

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Texas's Bound for Success program is expected to "pre-admit" about 1,500 students, or 20 percent of attendees at Arlington school district, to the University of Texas - Arlington, presuming they graduate, the National Journal reported in a weekly roundup of education news. The story said the goal is to increase the college-going rates of Hispanics by admitting students to college as early as the beginning of their junior year. A website called Latino Ed Beat also featured the story.

'Master stroke'

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Dallas Morning News’ education blog called UT Arlington’s decision to grant early admission to Arlington ISD high schoolers in the top 20 percent of their class “a master stroke.” Editorial writer Bill McKenzie said the new policy would get more students thinking early about college and it will increase the flow of college-educated workers in Arlington and North Texas.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s editorial page also heaped praise on the program, saying: “This is a winning move for the university, the school district and especially the students, some of whom never considered going to college or viewed it as an unattainable goal.”

Early admissions initiative launched

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Within weeks some 1,500 high school sophomores in the top 20 percent of Arlington high school classes will receive letters telling them their admission to The University of Texas in Arlington is guaranteed, a Star-Telegram editorial and KERA/90.1 FM, Dallas’ National Public Radio affiliate, reported. The new program, Bound for Success, was announced this week by Arlington ISD Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. The university and school system will host financial aid workshops and programs to help the top students prepare for the transition to college.

Early admissions initiative launched

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The top 20 percent of students at every Arlington high school will now be guaranteed admission to The University of Texas at Arlington, school district and university officials announced Monday, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, WFAA/ABC 8, KDFW/FOX 4 and KXAS/NBC 5 reported. Almost 1,500 juniors will receive early acceptance to UT Arlington this year through Bound for Success, a partnership between the Arlington Independent School District and the university. The collaboration began about five months ago when district superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari got together to talk about why successful high school students do not apply to college.


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UT Arlington’s world-renowned scientists and state-of-the-art laboratories sparked a record rise in total research expenditures to $77.7 million last year.

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