News and Messages
President Karbhari in the News
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.
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, Phys.org 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.
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.
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.
Karbhari to be featured speaker at entrepreneurs conference
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari will be a featured speaker at an Oct. 26 conference hosted by The Indus Entrepreneurs, The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog reported. Organized by the group’s Dallas, Houston and Austin chapters, the TiECon Southwest 2013 will feature panel discussions on startup funding, Big Data and cross border trade and innovation.
With a workforce of 3,900, UT Arlington is one of the most significant employers in North Texas.