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UTA’s AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 

Fighting cancer

AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, was named one of the 40 “Best University Startups 2017” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, a Washington-based association of startup officers from the top research universities in the United States.

Texas State Artist

Texas State Artist

Sedrick Huckaby, UTA assistant professor of art, has been named a Texas State Artist for 2018. The Texas Legislature appointed Huckaby as the state's official two-dimensional artist.

UTA students named to several sports national teams

National teams

Six University of Texas at Arlington students have been selected for four national sports teams: women’s wheelchair basketball, men’s under-23 wheelchair basketball, rugby and the U.S. Military Invictus Games.

UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads

Soil reinforcement

A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

Art therapy

Art therapy

A seed grant from the College of Liberal Arts funded Artopia, a series of art therapy workshops for veterans dealing with service-related trauma. A cross-disciplinary research team is studying the results of the program.


WT: Gehre/Wichert set for NCAA Doubles Championship

The UTA tandem will take on the No. 7-ranked team according to the latest ITA Collegiate Rankings.

Lady Mavs claim MAV Point Challenge

UTA women's basketball claimed the top spot with 4,800 points earned in the MAV Point Challenge.

BSB: Darin Thomas Named Sun Belt Coach of the Year

Darin Thomas has been named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year and five UTA stars have been honored with all-conference accolades.


#MavGrad2017:  Ana Rios-Amaro play video

#MavGrad2017: Ana Rios-Amaro

Born and raised in Texas to parents who migrated from Mexico, Ana Rios-Amaro is the first member of her family to graduate from college.  She is receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and she plans to go on to obtain an MBA.

#MavGrad2017:  Jason Simmons play video

#MavGrad2017: Jason Simmons

During eight years as a U.S. Marine, Jason Simmons experienced five deploymnets.  He overcame severe PTSD and discovered a passion for helping veterans facing similar struggles.  He is graduating from UTA with a Master of Social Work.

Outstanding alumni play video

Outstanding alumni

The University of Texas at Arlington congratulates its alumni named to the Fort Worth Business Press 2017 "40 Under 40" List. 

#MavGrad2017:  Javier Giribet-Vargas play video

#MavGrad2017: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Javier Giribet-Vargas was an intern for public radio in Dallas when a protest erupted into unimaginable violence.  He credits UTA with preparing him for a career in broadcast journalism.