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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.

Hispanic recruitment

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed efforts to recruit Hispanic students and ensure they succeed in an interview with Latino Leaders. “For us, diversity is not a question. It is a way of being,” he said. 

Jordan/UTA ties

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Jordan Times interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari on efforts to strengthen the relationship between UTA and Hashemite University in Jordan. “We are planning to increase the number of Jordanian students admitted in our university. We are also planning more exchange programs with the Hashemite University faculties and staff,” Karbhari said. 

UTA hosts MLK banquet

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet will be hosted in UTA's Bluebonnet Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 13, The Dallas Morning News and the DFW Child “Things to Do” reported. 

Transfer paths

Monday, January 2, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed UTA’s new transfer programs with Tarrant County College in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “There’s constructive guidance given to the student from Day 1," Karbhari said. 

MLK celebrations

Monday, January 2, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was mentioned as a strong supporter of the Martin Luther King Celebrations in Arlington by Lisa Thompson, president of the board of the MLK Arlington Celebration Committee and UTA director of TRIO Pre-College Programs, during an interview on KXAS NBC 5.

Transportation research grants

Friday, December 9, 2016

Professors in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering have won three U.S. Department of Transportation grants in a national competition to work on improving transportation,  Informed Infrastructure , Inside Unmanned Systems , Oregon's  Herald and News and D Magazine reported.

Renaissance of UTA

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Star-Telegram editorial titled “The Renaissance of UT Arlington” described how UTA, once known as a sleepy commuter school, has “transformed into a research powerhouse.”  UTA President Vistasp Karbhari told the editorial board that the school creates a workforce with more intelligent capabilities and also gives opportunities for nontraditional students to receive the same education as if they were full-time. 

SEIR Building groundbreaking

Monday, October 31, 2016

ASEE First Bell and Dallas Innovates covered the SEIR Building groundbreaking, focusing on the research lab neighborhoods design that will foster more collaboration between disciplines. “What that means is we can take it from the whole human body, physiology, down to the cellular and molecular level, and I think that is really going to advance our research capabilities in quite a distinct way from other places,” explained Paul Fadel, UTA associate dean of research for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

State of the biotechnology industry

Monday, October 31, 2016

Medical experts talked about the state of the biotechnology industry and the challenges they face during the second annual bionorthTX IC3 Life Science Wednesday at UTA’s College Park Center, Dallas Innovates reported. The article previewed the opening of the SEIR Building the next day and quoted UTA President Vistasp Karbhari as saying the building is "a catalyst to advance the health sciences at UTA.” 

Geophysical honor for Lopez

Monday, October 31, 2016

Ramon E. Lopez, a UTA professor of physics, will receive the 2016 Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington Award at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting to be held Dec. 12-16 in San Francisco, Calif., Earth and Space Science News reported. The award is given in recognition of significant and outstanding impact on students' and the public's understanding of our science through education and/or outreach activities.

Early voting

Monday, October 31, 2016

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Ashford Sonii, a political science major and Mr. UTA, cast ballots Monday for the Nov. 8 election. UTA's Maverick Activities Center will serve as an early voting location until Friday, Nov. 4.

SEIR Building groundbreaking

Friday, October 28, 2016

UTA broke ground Thursday on its $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which officials say will bolster the university’s already recognized standing among research institutions, Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Texas magazine,, Fort Worth Business, KTVT CBS 11, WBAP 820 AM, KDFW Fox 4, KRLD 1080 AMArlingtonTx TV and Hard Hat Texas reported. "This building is the next step in our goal to become one of the pre-emiment universities in the United States," said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari. 

iC3 Life Science Summit

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, along with Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, spoke about developing their cities to attract and retain life science companies and scientists at the second iC3 Life Science Summit, held by BionorthTX on Wednesday at UTA’s College Park Center, Star-Telegram reported.

Karbhari featured in State of the City

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was included in the City of Arlington’s 2016 State of the City Video. President Karbhari expressed his excitement at the growth of both UTA and the City of Arlington.

Research power house

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In an editorial, the Star-Telegram lauded UTA for aggressively working to attain Tier 1 status.  “UTA is now a research power house and the consistently high number of doctoral degrees granted over a sustained period of time reflects this excellence,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said in the editorial.

Karbhari profile

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fort Worth profiled University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. The city's premier magazine called Karbhari, UTA's eighth president, a "visionary leader for an urban flagship."

UTA still growing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington is on track to become the largest UT System campus, a Star-Telegram editorial said. UTA’s global reputation continues to attract students both on campus and online.

Nursing boom

Friday, September 16, 2016

UTA announced its fall 2016 enrollment was up 7.3 percent to nearly 40,000 students, KTVT CBS 11 reported. also ran the story. The story focused on the immense growth in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, which experienced a 23 percent increase when comparing this fall to fall 2015. KERA 90.1 FM also reported on the enrollment growth at UTA.

Maverick Speakers Series

Friday, September 9, 2016

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan opens UTA's 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series, CultureMap Dallas reported. The lecture will focus on issues of religion, culture and the current political climate. Aslan is widely known for his thought-provoking book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, a New York Times best-seller in 2013.

Setting the standard

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Star-Telegram published an op-ed article, “Becoming the model 21st-century urban research university,” explaining UTA’s strategic vision and growing impact on the local economy. Author Richard Greene, former Arlington mayor and professor in practice at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, described how UTA has changed since he started working with the university 20 years ago. 

Strategic Plan

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UTA “has galloped forward in its Strategic Plan 2020: “Bold Solutions | Global Impact” by awarding four 2016 interdisciplinary research program grants, Dallas Innovates reported.

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. 

Patent ranking

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. 

Advocate award

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.

Keynote speaker

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.

UTA-EPA agreement

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. 

UTA-EPA partnership

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.


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