News and Messages
President Karbhari and UT Arlington in the News
Monday, April 18, 2016
In a Star-Telegram column, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund A Paredes and University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari explored the goals and path forward for 60x30TX , a challenge by Gov. Greg Abbot to ensure 60 percent of all Texans ages 25 to 34 hold a post-secondary certificate or degree by 2030.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Texas educators tasked with helping prepare more students for tomorrow’s workforce gathered Tuesday at The University of Texas at Arlington for a regional conference on 60x30TX, a higher education plan that calls for 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 to have a college degree or professional certificate by 2030, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari told educators that graduating more college-ready students from high school is “a challenge we cannot hide from.”
Immigrant Journey Awards
Monday, March 28, 2016
UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be keynote speaker at the “Immigrant Journey Awards” luncheon on Friday, June 10 in Dallas, CNBC Online, Yahoo Finance, PR Newswire, Dallas CityBizList and many other media outlets reported. The Immigrant Journey Awards recognize the most important contributions from the immigrant community to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas.
One to watch
Monday, March 28, 2016
Ashley Purgason, UTA assistant vice president for strategic initiatives, was honored as part of the 2016 class of “40 under 40” on March 24 at the Cendera Center, Fort Worth Business reported. The presenting sponsor was UTA.
Karbhari to speak at gala
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will provide remarks at the upcoming Night of HOPE Gala, which benefits HOPE Tutoring Center’s one-on-one academic programs provided to low-income youths.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The University of Texas at Arlington and Arlington Independent School District announced the creation of a Teacher Academy for aspiring young educators, The Dallas Morning News reported. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Arlington ISD superintendent Marcelo Cavazos made the partnership official with the signing of a memorandum of understanding Monday.
Tier 1 push
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
D Magazine's new online website Dallas Innovates published an article on UTA and two other North Texas universities’ push toward Tier One status, noting their recent designation as R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Dallas Morning News published a column by former state Rep. Dan Branch, Dallas, that noted UTA and solutions-oriented leadership in higher education in Texas. “The recent announcement of Carnegie Tier One recognition for the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Arlington is a testament to what generous individuals, innovative academic leaders and effective lawmakers can accomplish when they work together to get results,” Branch wrote.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
UTA took a major leap forward this week with its new classification as a Research 1 university, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, the Denton Record-Chronicle and ASEE First Bell reported. The achievement is seen as perhaps the biggest step in the growth of a research university and marks a key milestone in UTA’s quest for national prominence. The City of Arlington also published the news.
Former Rep. Paul enthralls
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Maverick Speakers Series at The University of Texas at Arlington last night featured former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, KDFW/Fox 4 reported. The three-time presidential candidate and physician discussed liberty in politics, economics and education during the event and earlier in the day when he addressed a Master Class for political science students.
UTA named to top group
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
UTA was named in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Reuters, Dallas Business Journal, Austin Business Journal, Education Dive and more than 100 other media sites reported. With this new classification, UTA joins a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the highest research or R-1 category.
Friday, January 29, 2016
With three new National Academy of Inventors fellows, UTA is one step closer to becoming a Tier One university, Fort Worth Weekly reported. The story said: “When Vistasp Karbhari became president of The University of Texas at Arlington in 2013, he made it clear that he wanted the school to be categorized as Tier One, a status afforded to nationally recognized research facilities such as Texas A&M University, Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is now three steps closer to achieving that goal.”
Research dollars growing
Friday, January 29, 2016
Research spending at UTA and UT Dallas is more robust and growing fast, according to an editorial in The Dallas Morning News that discussed the need to boost research efforts in North Texas in the context of the UT System Chancellor Bill McCraven’s plan to expand the UT System into Houston.
Monday, January 11, 2016
UTA was mentioned in a University World News article about the increased value of foreign-born university leaders. Vistasp Karbhari, who took the helm as UTA president in 2013, is a native of India.
Helping business grow
Monday, December 14, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the 16th annual U.S. India Chamber of Commerce reception, Business Standard reported. He said the state's mission is to connect people to opportunity to help business grow. Those values are shared in people like Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, Gov. Abbott said.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the 16th annual U.S. India Chamber of Commerce reception, the governor's website reported. He said the state's mission is to connect people to opportunity to help business grow. Those values are shared in people like Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He advises students to strive for what others may consider impossible. "Never be scared of stretching beyond your bounds because your abilities are limited only by what you believe are constraints."
Recognition of excellence
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Daniel Armstrong and Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, were named to The Power List 2015, the top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science, The Analytical Scientist reported. UT Arlington was the only Texas institution with two professors on the list. Armstrong ranked No. 8 on the list. Dasgupta was ranked in the group of 21st and above. Armstrong is known globally for his work in chiral molecular recognition that changed the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory focus. Dasgupta is widely known for his work in discovering an environmentally friendly analysis of arsenic in drinking water. He also is developing a NASA-funded ion chromatograph for testing extraterrestrial soil.
North Texas LEAD
Monday, December 7, 2015
Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, was elected vice chairman of the North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity or LEAD, Fort Worth Business reported.
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 Perspectives.org. 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, GuidryNews.com 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, Xconomy.com 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, Ed.gov and PubMemo.com 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 Club.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
MySA.com, 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.
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