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The University honored five exemplary alumni and one outstanding honorary alumnus at the 50th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards held Thursday, Nov. 12.
In its annual “Best for Vets” ranking, Military Times named UTA the best four-year college in Texas for military veterans and No. 16 in the nation for servicemen and servicewomen.
UTA has received a five-year, $2.62 million Department of Education grant to enhance services for transfer and other non-traditional students and help more underserved students earn college degrees.
Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics David Nygren received a new American Physical Society instrumentation award for his lifelong contributions in particle physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Computer scientist Heng Huang received a $2 million grant through the National Institutes of Health to analyze complex data and use imaging genomics to predict a person’s probability of contracting Alzheimer’s disease.
UTA enrollment soared 6.1 percent to an all-time high of 37,008 Texas-based students this fall, an increase of more than 2,100 compared with fall 2014, according to preliminary census reports.
Using a National Science Foundation grant, biologist Matthew Walsh will test aquatic habitats in Alaska and Wisconsin to predict how organisms respond to natural change as well as change influenced by humans.
Movin’ Mavs coach Doug Garner was one of nine people named a Champion of Change: Disability Advocate by the White House. He was recognized for helping students, injured veterans, and others who face physical challenges.
Jazz pianist Dan Cavanagh is using a research grant to enhance musical sounds with sensor-laden gloves. The associate professor of music says the work could drastically alter what his audience hears when he plays.
A materials science and engineering team has developed an energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when dark. The innovation is an advancement over systems that use sunlight immediately as a power source.