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Jason Shelton named new director of UTA Center for African American Studies

New leadership role

Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, has been appointed director of the UTA Center for African American Studies.

Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition to feature U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Beyond the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will address the audience at a UTA Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Texas Hall. The lecture will focus on his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”

UTA electrical engineering professor named an AAAS Fellow

High honor

A UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Frank Lewis' key contribution to that sector has been to add additional self-learning mechanisms to neural network controllers for mainly aircraft and robot systems.

UTA chief information officer named CIO of the year finalist

Tops at information

Dallas CIO Leadership Association names UTA executive as a finalist in its chief information officer of the year award.

CAPPA student wins statewide bullet train station design competition

Top design

A UTA graduate student in architecture has won a statewide competition for design of a Dallas high-speed rail station. Her winning design is an elevated station to easily traverse Dallas' many highways with parking retail shops and restaurants underneath the station.


MBB: Mavericks set for tough test at No. 12 Saint Mary's

The UTA men's basketball team travels to Northern California Thursday for, perhaps, the most difficult test of its non-conference season when it faces 12th ranked Saint Mary's. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. (CST) with live links on

WBB: Mavs face tough test in undefeated Kansas State

Looking to rebound after its first loss of the season, UTA women's basketball hits the road for a matchup against undefeated Kansas State Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

MBB: Hervey earns Sun Belt Player of the Week honors

UTA junior Kevin Hervey earned Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors after averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds per game in the Mavericks' last three victories. UTA returns to action Thursday at 12th ranked Saint Mary's College.


Self-Control and Attention play video

Self-Control and Attention

Researchers at UTA's Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab are studying the ideal physical and mental states for people to learn and exercise self-control.

UTA Salutes Veterans play video

UTA Salutes Veterans

UTA honored the courage and sacrifice of students, faculty, and staff who served our nation with several campus events on Veterans Day.

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Leader in Diversity

The UTA Math Department's doctoral program is one of the nation's most diverse due in large part to its prestigious Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships.

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Best for Vets, Again

The University of Texas at Arlington is the top four year school in Texas for veterans to earn a degree, according to the Military Times.