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PR2 robot

Gifts assist new high-tech health care lab

Recent gifts of high-tech robots totaling more than $1 million will help the Assistive Robotics Laboratory focus on improving technology to aid nurses, navigate dangerous terrain, and much more.

Downtown Arlington

Deep in the heart of Arlington

University and city leaders shared a vision of transforming downtown into a dining and entertainment destination. The result: a revitalized corridor featuring restaurants, performance venues, nightlife, and a rising cool factor.

in the laboratory

Record $7.5 million commitment from Shimadzu boosts innovation

The largest philanthropic gift in UT Arlington history will advance research in environmental testing, human disease analysis, pharmaceutical development, and more.

Heroes for Hope

Fraternity brings joy to sick children

For kids fighting serious illnesses, Beta Theta Pi’s Heroes for Hope program devotes time, energy, and money to make sure they get a morale boost.

Shirlee and Taylor Gandy

Scholarship supports first-generation students

A $1 million commitment from alumna Shirlee Gandy and her husband, Taylor, will help sophomores achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

bridge model

Crash Course: Architecture 4557

The 82-year-old Continental Avenue bridge in Dallas will soon be converted into a pedestrian plaza, a transformation that Professor Todd Hamilton decided to probe with his spring design studio.

Ralph and Susan Hawkins

Gift from alumnus supports strategic vision

HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins ’73, the man who helped bring us Cowboys Stadium and College Park Center, is doing his part to ensure that the next generation of architects leaves its own legacy.

Navy nurse Kelly Bowman

Education prepared alumna for battlefield chaos

Kelly Bowman ’03 spent eight months as an emergency room nurse before deploying to Iraq. She describes the experience as baptism by fire.

Martin Lisius filming in a storm

Alumnus makes weather profitable

Threatening clouds and tornado sirens are his bread and butter. As founder of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing business based in Arlington, Martin Lisius ’86 guides people on twister safaris.

Esther Betrán in the laboratory

Lord of the fruit flies

For biology Associate Professor Esther Betrán, fruit flies aren’t a household annoyance—they’re a gateway into understanding how human genes function.