News and Messages
President Karbhari and UT Arlington in the News
New engineering dean named
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Peter E. Crouch, dean of engineering for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the former dean of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, joins UTA in August as dean of the nationally ranked College of Engineering and as a professor of electrical engineering, WALB ABC 10 in Albany, Ga., KIII ABC 3 in Corpus Christi, KOAM CBS 7 in Joplin, Mo., KFMB CBS 8 in San Diego and many other websites reported.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The UT System was ranked 4th among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patent Ranking for 2015, UT System reported. The UT System release featured patented inventions by Frank Lewis, a UTA electrical engineering professor, and comments from Teri Schultz, director of UTA’s Office of Technology Management.
Parade float award
Monday, July 11, 2016
UTA won the award for the best professionally built float in the annual Arlington July Fourth parade, the Star-Telegram reported.
Career center gift
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Texas Trust Credit Union has given $100,000 in support of UTA's Career Development Center, a 6,000 square-foot facility in University Center that will serve as a resource connecting students and alumni with professional opportunities, the Star-Telegram, the Daily Herald, Benzinga and other media reported.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Michele Bobadilla, founder of UTA's University Crossroads outreach initiative, received the Immigrant Advocate Award at the 5th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported. UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari was the keynote speaker. The program recognizes and honors exceptional immigrant individuals who have chosen to make this country their home and who have demonstrated leadership in business by contributing to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas.
Friday, June 10, 2016
UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari will be the keynote speaker at 5th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards, WFIE 14 ABC in Evansville, Ind., KLKN 8 ABC in Lincoln, Neb., WALB 10 ABC/NBC in Albany, Ga., and many other websites reported. The program recognizes and honors exceptional immigrant individuals who have chosen to make this country their home and who have demonstrated leadership in business by contributing to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A newly announced partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency targets a growing need for environmental engineering workers, Sustainable City Network reported. "UTA is positioned to become a significant research and education partner for the EPA through our environmental research expertise and our commitment to lifelong workforce education," said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
A newly announced partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency targets a growing need for environmental engineering workers, Fort Worth Business reported. “What we’re trying to do is focus on the larger areas of environmental and occupational safety training,” said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, referring to his school’s longtime role in training EPA workers in occupational safety and health.
Karbhari says thanks to council
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
UTA President Vistasp Karbhari updated the Arlington City Council on the university’s progress this week, Arlington Voice reported. He thanked the city for enabling UTA to flourish from a small college to “a university of choice and one of the largest employers in the region.”
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Dallas Morning News reported that UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Immigrant Journey Awards Luncheon. The awards ceremony honors immigrant contributions to the United States.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Michele Bobadilla, a UTA senior associate vice president and assistant provost, is among 17 finalists for the 2016 Immigrant Journey Awards, PRLog.org reported. The Immigrant Journey Awards recognize the most important contributions from the immigrant community to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony June 10 at Prestonwood Country Club. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be the keynote speaker.
GM Foundation support
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Dallas Morning News Biz Beat blog reported on a $10,000 GM Foundation grant awarded to UTA’s University Crossroads to help fund education and outreach programs. An accompanying photo showed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari being presented with the GM Arlington STEM Higher Education Service Award.
Monday, May 9, 2016
UTA announced Friday that it will guarantee its tuition rates for TCC transfer students pursuing four-year degrees, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MyArlingtonTX reported. The financial incentive is part of the Early Transfer Identification Program, an agreement between UTA and TCC that aims to establish academic relationships with students early in their college careers to help guide them on a degree course at UTA.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Arlington School and Family Magazine published a feature article about the agreement between UTA and Arlington school district to establish a teacher academy for aspiring educators. “UTA has an exceptional College of Education that produces top teachers, many of whom are employed by the AISD,” said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari.
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."
UT Arlington leads all UT System institutions in degree production ratio—the proportion of baccalaureate graduates to the total number of full-time equivalent undergraduates enrolled four years earlier.