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New liberal arts dean appointed

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Dallas Business Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg Business and many other media outlets reported that Paul Wong, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, has been appointed Dean of the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts. Wong has international experience and brings a fundraising record to match his academic stature.

CPRIT grants to aid cancer research

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Wednesday announced that six institutions of The University of Texas System have been awarded a combined $41.6 million in grants to help make advancements in the prevention and treatment of cancer. UT Arlington received a grant for biomechanical profiling of migrating brain cancer genotypes in tightly-confined space for drug screening.

The Future of Health

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Texas Standard reported on UT Arlington’s recent unveiling of the innovative “Smart Care” apartment. The apartment uses intelligent care technology to reduce risks to the elderly and disabled who want to live independently. Kathryn Daniel, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, said: "It’s about the integration of things that already exist, using the technology that we already have in new ways.”

Friday, May 15, 2015

The UT Arlington schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs combine to strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, Archinect reported. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the creation of the new college, led by founding dean Nan Ellin, this week during its regular meeting in Austin. 

Tapping into connections

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, Arlington Mayor-elect Jeff Williams said he plans to tap into the city’s citizen experts, into the Arlington Chamber of Commerce — of which he is a former chairman — and into UT Arlington’s connections at home and abroad to look for ways to save tax money and boost corporate recruitment. 

Science education research

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Chromatography Online blog, LCGC, published a post by Kevin Schug, associate professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UT Arlington, about the disconnect between science research and science education research.

Ideal market

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2e Creative, Inc., a full-service creative agency based in St. Louis, Mo., with expertise in healthcare, science, and technology, will expand to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to launch a new strategic PR and corporate communications service, the St. Louis Business Journal reported. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has become an ideal market for the health care, medical device and biotech industries, fueled by local institutions like the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and research universities that include the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, and The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Chemistry chair featured

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Analytical Scientist featured Daniel Armstrong, professor and UT Arlington Robert A. Welch Chemistry Chair, in an article about the 39th Annual International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 12th GCxGC Symposium that he will lead May 16 in Fort Worth. Among the conference highlights, Sandy Dasgupta, the Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry at UT Arlington, will present a recently published paper on “An Ion Chromatograph for Extraterrestrial Explorations – A Mission to Mars.” The paper details Dasgupta’s NASA-funded project that produced a device to analyze soil samples from Mars. Information about the conference is here.

Weather and roads

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington finds a high likelihood that extreme storms and higher precipitation will lead to transportation disruption and widespread damage to roads, railways and airport runways in the Dallas-Fort Worth region by the end of the 21st century, reported. Arne Winguth, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at UT Arlington, served as lead author of the study, "Climate Change/Extreme Weather Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for Transportation Infrastructure in Dallas and Tarrant Counties." The report, funded by the Federal Highway Administration, was submitted in March to the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Reducing risks

Friday, May 8, 2015

A collaboration that UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and College of Engineering have with Christian Care Senior Living Communities has yielded a “smart” apartment that could change the face of healthcare, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS NBC 5, WFAA Channel 8 and KTVT CBS 11 reported. Inside the new “smart care” apartment at the company’s Lakewood Village Senior Living Community in east Fort Worth, tiny sensors embedded under the tile send information about the walker’s overall activity, as well as changes in balance, gait and weight, wirelessly to a bay of computers in an adjacent room. Other technological amenities are aimed at keeping people being more independent longer.

GM grant

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The GM Arlington Assembly announced it will provide UT Arlington a $10,000 grant for University Crossroads, a program aimed at helping local students navigate the road to higher education, The News Wheel reported. The UT Arlington grant was part of $100,000 in grants to various community agencies through the General Motors Foundation’s Plant City Grants program. These grants will be used to help fund essential outreach programs aimed at building a stronger community and enriching lives in the Arlington area.

Connecting with Silicon Valley

Monday, May 4, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington announced a new partnership with a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and alumna who will establish a strategic outpost to match technology developed within the University with investors and corporate partners, Military Technologies reported. As part of the partnership, an agreement between GrandCanal Solutions, a supply chain optimization company, and the UT Arlington Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering will focus on resolving industrial engineering issues within the complexity of today’s outsourced supply-chain environments.

The StartUp Lounge

Monday, April 20, 2015

A new entrepreneurial space – The StartUp Lounge – has opened at the University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Business Press Tech Notes and Dallas Business Journal Tech Flash blog reported. The StartUp Lounge expects to augment institutions that exist within the North Texas Region by facilitating initial steps within the entrepreneurial process. The initiative is a collaborative, with representation from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, the UT Arlington schools and colleges of business, science and engineering, and TECH Fort Worth through TECHFW@UTA.

Costas recounts sports experiences

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

As the special guest Monday night at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series, Bob Costas reflected on his experience covering the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL and other sports over his 40-year career, Dallas reported. Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Branding Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson moderated the​ event, held on the UTA campus just up the road from AT&T Stadium. The item also appeared in the Dallas Sun.

Memorable moments

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NBC’s Bob Costas talked about his love for sports with Dallas Cowboys and NFL Foundation executive Charlotte Jones Anderson in front of 2,000 people Monday night at College Park Center as the part of the UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. He also highlighted some of the memorable moments from his 40-plus years as a broadcaster. KXAS/NBC 5 discussed the idea of shortening the baseball season with Costas ahead of last night. WFAA/Channel 8’s Good Morning Texas interviewed Bob Costas during its live broadcast Monday morning. 

Nursing ranked No. 7

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation ranked No. 7 on the Top 20 Online Nursing Degree Programs list announced Monday by,, KUSI San Diego, My Fox Tallahassee, Mississippi News Now, Ticker Technologies and other media organizations reported.

Fort Worth footprint

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote an op-ed about UT Arlington and Tarleton State University’s efforts to attract Tarrant County College students with two-year degrees. Both universities want to make it easier for those students to continue with upper-level courses. “One of the long-term goals is to offer more in Fort Worth,” said UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari. UTA offers classes in one location in downtown Fort Worth. Stephenville-based Tarleton offers classes in two Fort Worth locations.

Workplace safety

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Fourth Biennial 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference was held recently in Houston, attracting more than 2,200 participants, Well Servicing Magazine reported. The purpose of the conference is to make worksites a safe and healthy place. Vistasp Karbhari, president at The University of Texas at Arlington; and Lisa London, assistant vice president of the UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development; both made opening remarks at the conference.

Plans for the future

Monday, January 26, 2015

As an admiral, William McRaven traveled around the world. Now, as the new head of the University of Texas system, he’s been traveling across Texas, KERA reported. His most recent stop was at UT Arlington for a meeting with major donors. It was his first visit to North Texas as chancellor. “The best thing he can do is support the ambitions of each of our campuses. If you look at UT Arlington, we obviously have ambitions of being one of the best in the nation,” UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said.

University highlights research for chancellor's committee

Friday, January 23, 2015

From tiny wind turbines designed to power small electronics to the exploration of life on other planets, The University of Texas at Arlington showcased its research and academic programs to higher education supporters on Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Newly appointed UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven made his first public visit to the UTA campus for the event. He pledged to help each of the system’s 15 universities reach its goals, including President Vistasp Karbhari’s drive for UT Arlington to become a nationally recognized research university. (NPR) and KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) also reported on the meeting.

Groundbreaking year

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

UT Arlington set enrollment records in 2014, powered by healthy gains in its nursing, education, engineering and online-degree programs, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in highlighting some of the University's 2014 top stories. The University recorded its busiest year in research. UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said, “I think our faculty and our students are heavily engaged in research. The more research being done, the more graduate students get involved, and the numbers continue to grow.”

Addressing oil & gas safety and health

Friday, December 19, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and Lisa London, Assistant Vice President, UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development, recently gave opening remarks at the 4th-Biennial 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, ISHN magazine reported.

Friday, October 10, 2014

A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients' pain, the NSF website reported on its home page. Jay Rosenberger, an associate professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, is leading the team, which includes Distinguished Professor Robert Gatchel of Psychology, Professor Mike Manry of Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor Junzhou Huang of Computer Science & Engineering, and Rosenberger’s IMSE colleagues Professor Victoria Chen and Assistant Professor Li Zeng.

Friday, October 10, 2014

UT Arlington researchers Haiying Huang and Muthu Wijesundara have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved, Medical Xpress reported.

Friday, October 10, 2014

UT Arlington researchers have shown that older coral species are hardier than newer ones, The Conversation reported. Laura Mydlarz, UT Arlington associate professor of biology, and Jorge Pinzon, UT Arlington postdoctoral fellow, wrote a column about their research findings in the publication.

Reaching new heights

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington continues to set records, as enrollment has hit a new high of nearly 35,000, the Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Business Press, WBAP/820 AM, KLIF/550 AM and CultureMap Dallas reported. Engineering, education and nursing programs are fueling most of that growth. “We’ve been focusing on areas where there’s a workforce need. And, we’ve really been meeting those workforce needs. Students who come here know they’re going to get jobs,” UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said in an interview with KXAS/NBC 5.

Leading the way

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The U.S. India Chamber held its 15th annual awards banquet last week in Dallas, where it honored UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, the Dallas Morning News reported. Karbhari received the Outstanding Leader in the Field of Education Award. Raj Malik, a UT Arlington graduate, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Enrollment record

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

KRLD/1080 AM interviewed UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari about enrollment at the University, which has hit a record high of nearly 35,000 students. That’s up 65 percent since 2001. The growth is driven largely by engineering, which has 6,000 students – a 25 percent jump compared to this time last year. “Most of this has really been fueled by workforce needs that we have in the North Texas area and across the nation,” Karbhari said. “Our College of Engineering, across all departments, has been able to move very quickly to meet those needs.” Enrollment in the business, education and nursing programs is up, too.

Editorial says alumni relationship essential

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, like other university presidents before him, is pushing hard to build and maintain strong relationships with the school’s alumni, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said. But unlike previous presidents, Karbhari may have to build on that relationship without help from the independent UT Arlington Alumni Association.

Karbhari makes list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities

Monday, July 21, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was included on The American Bazaar’s list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities. The story said individuals of Indian origin are leading some of the biggest and most renowned universities in the entire world, let alone within just America.


National Model

UT Arlington is one of only six universities nationwide to be named a “Next Generation University” in a recent study published by the New America Foundation. 

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