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Richard and Nelson Claytor

Gift from Fresnel Technologies supports optics research

UT Arlington's capacity to explore the growing field of optics is expanding. A $500,000 endowment established through a gift from Nelson Claytor creates a distinguished professorship in honor of his father, Richard Claytor.

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UT Arlington rated as nation's fifth most diverse university

U.S. News and World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth nationally for providing a racially and ethnically diverse campus. The University moved up from seventh place in last year's diversity rankings.

Smart Grid

National Science Foundation grant funds smart grid technology

As energy demand rises, the electrical grid in the United States is steadily pushed to its limits. Electrical engineering Professor Qilian Liang is developing a digitally enabled smart grid to help ease that burden.

Madeline McClure

Driven to make a difference

Madeline McClure ’97 left a lucrative Wall Street job to start a nonprofit organization for child abuse victims. She and three other alumni describe how UT Arlington prepared them for professions vastly different from their original ones.

Andrew White, left, and Kaushik De

Physicists unlock mysteries of the universe

UT Arlington's Center of Excellence for High Energy Physics has contributed to the Higgs boson search for almost two decades. Physicists believe the Higgs, often referred to as the “God particle,” gives matter in the universe its mass.

Jocelyn Zee

Wunderkinds flourish in University's nurturing environment

Jocelyn Zee is among a handful of young, brilliant students who have used UT Arlington as a springboard to success. She enrolled at age 13 and is now a physician. Meet similar grads and a current student who’s following in their footsteps.

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NASA award fuels hypersonic flight

Two aerospace engineers have received a three-year NASA grant to study novel injector designs to support combustion at hypersonic speeds, aiming to reduce air travel times and make space access affordable.

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Welcome Week integrates students into campus life

UT Arlington launched the fall 2013 semester with Maverick Stampede, a week full of entertaining and educational programs that welcome students to campus, including Move-In Day, Success U, and the MavsMeet Convocation.

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Research examines impact of natural gas drilling

A new study of water wells in and near the Barnett Shale shows elevated levels of potential contaminants closest to natural gas extraction sites. Shimadzu Distinguished Professor Kevin Schug leads the research team.

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Rising alumni influence serves as catalyst for state’s growing workforce

Of UT Arlington’s more than 163,000 alumni, about 127,000 live in Texas and provide a stream of employees for high-demand fields like nursing, information technology, and bioengineering.