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UTA honors six alumni at annual gala

The University honored five exemplary alumni and one outstanding honorary alumnus at the 50th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards held Thursday, Nov. 12.

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UTA named best university in Texas for veterans

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.

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Grant aims to help more UTA students earn degrees

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.

David Nygren

Noted physicist wins prestigious national award

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.

Heng Huang

Research offers hope in battling Alzheimer’s disease

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.

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UTA posts record enrollment of Texas-based students

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.

Matthew Walsh

Study could bridge gap between ecology, evolution

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.

Doug Garner

White House honors Movin’ Mavs coach

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.

Dan Cavanagh

Professor explores intersection of music and technology

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.

Dong Liu, Zi Wei and Fuqiang Liu

Research could transform solar energy storage

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.