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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

President, alumnus featured

Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari , a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

UTA reaches mega status

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

Adult learners

Friday, June 23, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote a column for asking whether higher education is doing enough to serve returning adult learners.

New partnership

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fort Worth Business and Public Now reported on a new partnership between UTA and the Arlington Independent School District to provide a seamless transition for students at Arlington Collegiate High School. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was interviewed about the program by KLIF 570 AM and WBAP 820 AM.

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.

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