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June 2017

  • Official Greer Lab opening marks conversion process’ increased product yield, commercial viability
    Gas to liquid

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, environment, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The Conrad Greer Lab, made possible by a Greenway Innovative Energy gift, will convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of fuel.

  • UTA bioengineering assistant professor named Fellow of the American Heart Association
    Faculty Honor

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

  • University of Texas at Arlington researchers use supercomputers to study snake evolution, function
    Data-driven discovery

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    UTA researchers are using supercomputers to study the genomes of snakes and lizards to answer critical questions about these creatures’ evolutionary history. The Castoe biology lab recently published three papers in leading journals outlining their new results.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to develop solution that ensures user experience with data center optimization
    Efficiency experts

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, Internet, research

    Two UTA computer science and engineering researchers will start a National Science Foundation project that employs a mathematical solution to allow a better computer user experience while balancing computer network resources.

  • UTA drives entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Texas 
    Discovery to market

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, business, chemistry, computer science, diversity, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, health and fitness, history, humanities, medicine, mental health, research, robotics, science, social work

    Research, innovation and entrepreneurship combine at UTA to produce start-up companies, patented innovations and business collaborations that enhance the local economy

  • UTA researchers launch online course to provide scientific understanding of how the digital age is affecting our lives and how yoga can be restorative
    Yoga in a digital age

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, which is open and free for interested students around the globe.

  • UTA-led interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
    National security

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, politics, research

    A UTA-led interdisciplinary, multi-institution team will use highly sophisticated algorithms to combat bots and the spread of fake news across the worldwide web. Researchers are hopeful the seed grant will lead to a much larger one that could help corral the proliferation of fake news across the Internet.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among the best for excellence and affordability
    Affordable excellence

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, education, nursing, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s commitment to providing the highest quality education at an affordable cost is gaining national recognition as new rankings list two UTA graduate programs among the best for excellence and affordability.

  • UTA, Arlington ISD create new pathway to baccalaureate
    Partnerships and pathways

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District signed an agreement providing a seamless transition to a four-year university degree for traditionally underserved students at Arlington Collegiate High School.

  • Cell phone application now available on iPhones
    Flash flood app

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer's iSeeFlood app is now available for iPhones. The data weather watchers send in will help better forecast and predict where flash flooding takes place in urban areas.

  • UTA civil engineering professor to lead city of Arlington project evaluating manholes
    Sustaining infrastructure

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering associate professor will lead a team to evaluate the conditions of 350 of the city of Arlington's manholes. The information will be used to help prioritize the rest of the city's manholes.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
    Powerful little lasers

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security. Weidong Zhou is using a High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design the laser.

May 2017

  • Magazine rates UTA College of Business’ EMBA as tops in state
    Prestigious ranking

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, business

    CEO Magazine has ranked the UTA College of Business' Executive MBA program as the top one in Texas. The rankings are based on learning environment, class sizes, tuition, fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up, work experience and professional development.

  • New rankings illustrate UTA’s focus on quality education
    Upward trajectory

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, social work

    UTA's focus on quality education continues to garner results as rankings place the College of Education and the School of Social Work among the best in the nation.

  • UTA’s AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 "Best University Startups 2017" by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
    Fighting cancer

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    News Topics: awards, biology, faculty, research

    AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, was named one of the 40 “Best University Startups 2017” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, a Washington-based association of startup officers from the top research universities in the United States.

  • UTA students named to several sports national teams
    National teams

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, diversity, health and fitness, nursing, sports

    Six University of Texas at Arlington students have been selected for four national sports teams: women’s wheelchair basketball, men’s under-23 wheelchair basketball, rugby and the U.S. Military Invictus Games.

  • UTA educator awarded grant to focus on community college transfer students in STEM fields
    NSF CAREER award

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA assistant professor received the first National Science Foundation CAREER award for the College of Education. Her research will lead to better outcomes for community college transfer students in the STEM fields.

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • UTA researcher focuses international attention on how patients’ doubts about never getting better influences chronic pain treatment success
    Easing chronic pain

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    News Topics: psychology, research

    Robert Gatchel, UTA psychology professor, has focused international attention on how a chronic pain patient’s irrational doubts about never getting better can influence both his reactions to pain and even treatment outcomes. Chronic pain costs the U.S. up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, and is considered a problem of epidemic proportions.

  • UTA announces new office, appointment for Executive Director for Veterans Services
    Serving veterans

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, staff, students

    After an extensive nationwide search, The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the hiring of James Kumm, combat veteran and seasoned higher education administrator, into the newly established position of Executive Director for Veterans Programs.

  • UTA official named to Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the national Transportation Research Board
    National recognition

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been named to the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board. This Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

  • UTA, City of Arlington to host Renowned International Folk Art Festival
    International art

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, art, College Park Center, global, student life, visual arts

    After two years of planning, the renowned International Folk Art Market|Santa Fe—rated the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today—is coming to the city of Arlington at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UTA graduates largest class in University history
    2017 Commencement

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: commencement

    UTA is graduating another record class this week. The Colleges of Nursing and Health Innovation and Engineering realized significant gains. About 5,600 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees this week.

  • UTA hosts Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship this weekend
    Track & field

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    News Topics: sports, students

    UTA's men's and women's track and field teams will be competing this weekend at Mavericks Stadium in the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

  • UTA’s Ramon Lopez named Fellow of the American Association of Physics Professors
    National recognition

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: physics

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to physics education with a Fellowship from the American Association of Physics Teachers. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission – to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

  • American Scientific Publishers give UTA physicist Wei Chen Best Paper Award
    Fighting cancer

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    American Scientific Publishers, a publisher of scientific journals and books in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, has given Wei Chen, a UTA physics professor, a Best Paper Award for a journal article cited 364 times to date. The article opened a new field of research using light and nanoparticles to fight cancer.

  • UTA team wins Brain Bowl neuroscience quiz show
    Winning team

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    News Topics: research, science, students

    A UTA team has won the 2017 Brain Bowl organized by University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, beating out teams from Trinity University and the defending champions University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Gov. Abbott appoints UTA police chief to law enforcement commission
    Overseeing standards

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed UTA Police Chief Kim Lemaux to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a state regulatory agency that ensures standards for law enforcement officers in Texas.

  • Woods named 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper professor
    Piper professor

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, staff

    A San Antonio foundation has named Bob Woods a Piper Professor, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas. Woods joined the UTA College of Engineering in 1974. He founded the student racing program in 1982.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

UTA researchers have refined and made more cost-efficient the process that converts natural gas to a high-grade diesel or jet fuel, KXAS NBC 5 reported. A ribbon-cutting ceremony today will mark the official opening of the Conrad Greer Lab on the UTA campus, where the gas-to-liquid conversion process takes place.

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