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Research growth

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.

UTA inventors

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.

Foreign-born leaders

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.

Shared values

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.

Presidential Perspective

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 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, 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, 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, and 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 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.

Best colleges

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.

Enrollment record

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.

National model

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.

Terry Scholars

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.

STEM partnership

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.

UTA recognized

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 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.

Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington. Among the volunteers helping new students move into campus housing was University President Vistasp Karbhari, who had some advice for incoming freshmen. “Don’t be scared of the rest of your life; reach out, grab it and understand that there’s nothing that you can’t do,” Karbhari said. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also served as a volunteer for Move-In Day.

Getting students settled

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KLIF/570 AM reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington with a focus on the school’s collaboration with the city to make downtown Arlington more active. The report also noted the University’s housing efforts that aim to offer more dining and social options. “Learning from each other and having that integration that takes place between students very often teaches them far more than we could teach them in class,” Karbhari said.

Lending a helping hand

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In its story about college students moving into residence halls, KTVT/CBS 11 reported that enrollment at UT Arlington is expected to top 52,000 this year, which includes campus-based and online programs.

STEM Academy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Univision Dallas/KUVN 23 reported on the new STEM Academy at Arlington’s Martin High School that is the result of a partnership between UT Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District.

Innovation expansion

Friday, August 14, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington announced plans to move forward with a new six-story Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building to further the University’s commitment to health science initiatives, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Business reported . Construction of the 200,000-square-foot, multi-use facility will be supported, in part, by $70 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds recently approved by state lawmakers.

Center of Excellence

Monday, August 3, 2015

The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing,  D Healthcare Daily and reported.  UT Arlington, one of only 12 nursing schools in the country to earn the designation this year, achieved the honor by demonstrating sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation in the category of “Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development."

Innovation and creativity

Thursday, July 23, 2015

UT Arlington student Mohammed Azmat Qureshi and his partner Oluwatosin Oluwadare have developed the app “EyeCYou,” which helps the visually impaired “see” people in front of them through Connect Ability, a tech challenge aimed at empowering people with disabilities, American Public Media’s Marketplace and KERA 90.1 FM’s Breakthroughs blog reported. Android Central , WBFO 88.7AM (Buffalo, NY) , and various other media outlets also ran the story.


Safety in the Skies

UT Arlington Research Institute faculty members are devising ways to enable the safe and reliable deployment of unmanned aircraft systems for civilian, law enforcement, military, and other uses.

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