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December 2017

  •  UTA poised to confer thousands of degrees during Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies
    Walking the stage

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, College Park Center, commencement, student life, students

    More than 5,465 students are scheduled to participate in commencement ceremonies at The University of Texas at Arlington Dec. 14-16 at College Park Center.

  • UTA leaders and alumni among D CEO’s Dallas 500
    Dallas 500

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, business, diversity, employment, engineering, faculty, innovation, nursing, transportation, urban and public affairs

    UTA alumni and administrators made D CEO magazine's Dallas 500 list of the most powerful leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

  • UTA researcher helping to improve Corps of Engineers’ watershed modeling capability
    Water model

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA civil engineer has earned a contract to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improve its watershed mapping capabilities for better flood warning and relief.

  • UTA researchers show that sexual harassment on the job still carries large impact
    Workplace issues

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    News Topics: business, diversity, research

    Two UTA business professors have shown in their latest study that sexual harassment is a continuing occupational problem costing the organization, the victim, the aggressor, bystanders, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in terms of tarnished reputations and trust.

  •  UTA researchers identify proteins that may help stressed mitochondria to recover
    Disease therapy possibilities

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    UTA Researchers have identified proteins in a signaling pathway in mammals that help mitochondria recover from stress. The discovery could pave the way to the development of new treatments for cancer and some neurological diseases.

  • Nagy appointed Vice President for Student Affairs
    New appointment

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, staff, student life, students

    As the result of a comprehensive national search, The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Nagy as Vice President for Student Affairs.

  • UTA’s Matsler wins statewide award for excellence in science education
    Skoog Award

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Karen Jo Matsler, master teacher in science for UTA’s UTeach Arlington program, received the 2017 Skoog Cup College Faculty Award from the Science Teachers Association of Texas or STAT for her outstanding efforts in science education.

  • UTA student wins film competition for proposed Texas Bullet Train
    Winning film

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    News Topics: art, communications, film, liberal arts, student life, students, visual arts

    An animated film created by University of Texas at Arlington senior broadcast major Casey Moore won a statewide competition sponsored by Texas Central, the company proposing a high-speed passenger rail system to connect Dallas and Houston.

November 2017

  • UTA researchers publish expert review on new cancer biomarkers
    Decoding cancer

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, research

    UTA researchers have published a review article in the prestigious journal Cancer Research on the potential use of long non-coding RNA or lncRNA as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for cancer.

  • UTA faculty, students, alumni featured on new Patti LaBelle album
    Legendary collaboration

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, art, employment, faculty, liberal arts, music, students

    More than a dozen faculty members, students and alumni from The University of Texas at Arlington are featured on “Patti LaBelle and Friends – Home for the Holidays," a new album from the legendary entertainer.

  • UTA leads Texas in serving military veterans
    Best for military veterans

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, awards, student life, students

    UTA is the No. 1 four-year institution in Texas and No. 12 in the nation for veterans and their families to earn a college degree.

  •  Three studies from UTA’s CLEAR Lab detect harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites
    Protecting groundwater

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    News Topics: research, science

    Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites.

  • UTA students, alumni honored at 15th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards
    Broadcasters honored

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, awards, communications, liberal arts

    Students from The University of Texas at Arlington received recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the 15th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards.

  • UTA’s Emotional Robotics Living Lab will research how robots can be integrated into homes as companions and caregivers
    Robots and Theatre

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    News Topics: liberal arts, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide physical and emotional support.

  • Director of UTA’s minor in disability studies honored for research
    Research honored

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    News Topics: awards, diversity, faculty, history, liberal arts

    The state of New York honored Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of UTA’s disability studies minor, for excellence in using state archives for an extensive disability history research project.

  • UTA professor honored with International United Designs Alliance Medallion
    Winning design

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    News Topics: art, awards, faculty, liberal arts, visual arts

    Robert Hower, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of just four international artists honored with a United Designs Alliance Medallion during the UDA 2017 exhibition at the National Museum of Liechtenstein in the central European country.

  • Equity, freedom in Dallas Freedman’s Towns subject of event
    Dillon Symposium

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    The 2017 David Dillon Symposium will explore Dallas Freedman’s Towns Nov. 18 at Paul Quinn College's Zale Library.

  • UTA chemist Kevin Schug wins ACS J. Calvin Giddings Award
    Improving student experience

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, students

    A chemist at The University of Texas at Arlington is the recipient of a prestigious award from the American Chemical Society for his efforts to improve the educational experience of students in the field of analytical chemistry.

  • Donor establishes endowed chair at UTA to promote research and innovation in automotive design, mechanical engineering, and Formula SAE team
    Endowed Chair

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, transportation

    The University of Texas at Arlington will establish an endowed chair to promote innovation in automotive engineering and design, mechanical engineering, and the Formula SAE (FSAE) racing team through a gift from entrepreneur Paul E. Andrews, Jr.

  • College Choice ranks UTA’s online master or education in curriculum and instruction best in country
    No. 1 in the Nation

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, education, employment

    College Choice named The University of Texas at Arlington’s online master of education in curriculum and instruction the best in the country in its list of the nation’s top 35 programs.

  • UTA professor wins Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Liaoning China Friendship Award, named Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Scholar
    Lifetime Achievements

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, robotics

    Frank Lewis, Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and professor in UTA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, has added to his many achievements two new awards, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the Liaoning China Friendship Award.

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center sponsoring first symposium/resource fair
    Helping veterans

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, economics, education, innovation, student life, students

    Veterans can make the first Veterans Business Symposium and Resource Fair a one-stop shop for starting their own business or kicking off their own franchise.

  • UTA’s Armstrong, Dasgupta named to 2017 Power List by The Analytical Scientist magazine
    International recognition

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, research

    Two renowned chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are among those honored as the best and brightest analytical scientists in the world by The Analytical Scientist magazine.

  • UTA’s Davis named No. 1 budget officer in large companies/not-for-profits by DBJ
    CFO of the Year

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, awards, business, staff

    The Dallas Business Journal named Kelly Davis, UTA's chief financial officer and vice president, as CFO of the Year for 2017 in the large companies/not-for-profits category.

  • UTA ranked No. 1 in Texas for adult learners
    Highly ranked

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    News Topics: awards, diversity, faculty, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is the top four-year university in Texas for adult learners who are over the age of 25, according to Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Guide.

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Flood mapping

Monday, December 11, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, asked Nick Fang, assistant professor of civil engineering in UTA’s College of Engineering, to review federal rainfall estimates for Texas. This research could lead to major changes in the mapping of flood-prone areas, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Fang created a flood warning system that helped protect Texas Medical Center during Hurricane Harvey.

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