Wednesday, March 4, 2020

President Karbhari announces departure

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari announced that he will step down as president of UTA, effective August 31, 2020. Dr. Karbhari joined the University in 2013 and has overseen major increases in enrollment, graduation rates, and research expenditure during his tenure.

Read Karbarhi's letter to the UTA community.

Matthew Fielder

Junior chosen for renowned program

Matthew Fiedler, a junior exercise science student, has earned a summer position as a research course assistant at the renowned Marine Biological Laboratory. He will assist with instruction of a physiology advanced research training course at the lab for seven weeks this summer.

Adnan Ashfaq

Mechanical engineering professor honored

Ashfaq Adnan, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was honored for his work on traumatic brain injury and multiscale mechanics of biological, bioinspired, and engineered materials.

Isbell joins UTA PD

Wayne Isbell is the new assistant chief of police at UTA Police Department. He served as the Mount Pleasant, Texas, chief of police for eight years.

Dining Open Forum

Give your input at a Dining Open Forum 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the upper level Student Government chamber in the University Center.

Mental health first aid

Learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem at faculty/staff-only workshops Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 20.

HonkMobile pay-to-park app

HonkMobile to replace MobileNow app

UTA has partnered with HonkMobile to offer a new way to pay for parking at on-street meters and visitor parking garages starting the week of Monday, March 9.

With the Honk app, students, faculty/staff, and visitors can seamlessly search, pay for, and extend short-term parking from a phone, tablet or computer. Coin-operated parking meters and pay stations will remain available in select locations.

The Wall Street Journal front page

WSJ access free to UTA community

All UTA students, faculty, and staff have online access to The Wall Street Journal, courtesy of the College of Business.

To set up your account, go to, sign in with your UTA email and password. During the registration, you can use a different email address and password for your account. Later, go to directly and use your new password.

UTA at Six Flags

Enjoy the rides while you help education in Arlington at the Night at Six Flags 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 17. For each $25 ticket, $5 goes to the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund and tAISD initiatives.

The Big Event

Be part of UTA'S 20th The Big Event day of community service Saturday, April 18. Register to volunteer through March 27.

Night with Dallas Mavericks

UTA Night with the Dallas Mavericks is Friday, March 6, when the Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Discounted tickets start at $20.

UTA Planetarium Spring Break Schedule
Faculty and Staff Appreciation game with UTA Softball March 6
Faculty and Staff Appreciation game with UTA Baseball March 7
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