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October 2017

  • UTA, CARCON Industries & Construction honored for collaboration to enhance education in construction engineering and management
    Collaborative effort honored

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, engineering

    The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association presented its 2017 Vanguard Award to CARCON Industries owner/CEO and member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Arcilia Acosta and University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.

  • UTA advances in Center for World University Rankings
    Upward trajectory

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, faculty, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is on a steep upward trajectory, jumping 30 spots in the Center for World University Rankings' national standings in the four years since the list debuted.

  • UTA aerospace engineer receives Army Research Lab grant to advance limitations of computed tomography
    Creating better scans

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    An aerospace engineering professor is working with a U.S. Army grant to develop new techniques that will better recognize manufacturing flaws and structural damage to composites in aircraft.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to help Texas city prioritize post-Harvey debris cleanup
    Mapping a mess

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research

    UTA researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use unmanned aerial vehicles to create highly accurate 3D and profile maps of the storm debris in Beaumont, Texas, so the city knows the full extent of what it needs to remove.

  • UTA News en Español nominated for student production award
    Award nomination

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    News Topics: awards, communications, diversity, liberal arts, students

    The Spanish-language broadcast journalism program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been nominated for a Regional Student Production Award from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

  • Special Assistant to the Provost receives Legacy of Women award
    Role model honored

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education

    Jeanne Gerlach, special assistant to the provost at The University of Texas at Arlington, is one of ten recipients of the 2017 Legacy of Women award presented by SafeHaven, the oldest domestic violence agency in Tarrant County.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop gas sensor to detect lung cancer from breath
    Cancer detector

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    An assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department has received a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant to develop a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient’s breath instead. CPRIT grants reward high-risk, high-impact research that can result in major breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer.

  • Special piece of UTA history returns to campus
    Returned memories

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, history, student life

    The renovation of a historic Tarrant County home led to the discovery of a special slice of The University of Texas at Arlington’s past.

  • UTA bioengineering team to collaborate with UT Southwestern neonatal team to facilitate bedside monitoring with advanced analysis that helps assess brain problems
    Neonatal help

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    A UTA bioengineering team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique to better measure babies' neurophysiology, which would provide physicians the analysis needed to treat encephalopathy or brain swelling more quickly.

  • UTA develops cutting-edge lubricant technologies that can improve gas mileage while reducing wear and emissions
    Cutting-edge technologies

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, research

    Researchers at UTA have developed a pipeline of new vehicle lubricant technologies that lower emissions, reduce wear and improve gas mileage, as part of an 18-year collaboration with ESL TEKnologies and its predecessor companies in Dallas.

  • UTA receives grant to continue veteran success program
    Serving veterans

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, diversity, education, student life, students

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year, $1.3 million grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to renew funding for the University’s highly successful Veterans Upward Bound program.

  • First UTA Undergraduate Research Showcase highlights students’ projects
    Research opportunities

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    News Topics: art, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, geology, history, humanities, innovation, Internet, labs, lectures, liberal arts, physics, psychology, research, science, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is organizing the first Undergraduate Research Showcase Week to promote undergraduate research opportunities and encourage students to engage in undergraduate research from Monday through Friday, Oct. 16-20.   

  • UTA wins funding to prepare first-generation, low-income, minority undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees
    Enhancing diversity

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, awards, diversity, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to further the efforts of the McNair Scholars program.

  • Life science experts to converge at UTA for bionorthTX  third annual iC3 Life Science Summit October 12th
    Leading in health

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, research, science

    The North Texas region’s leading industry association for the life science and healthcare community, bionorthTX, today announced its third annual Life Science Summit will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at UTA.

  • UTA study sheds new light on earth’s evolution, suggests hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide generated in earth’s mantle
    Evolutionary study

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    News Topics: research, science

    Research from UTA and the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are being generated in the earth’s mantle hundreds of kilometers below the earth’s surface.

  • UTA alumna named Texas Teacher of the Year
    Alumna honored

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, education, liberal arts

    Tara Bordeaux dropped out of high school but went on to become Texas Teacher of the Year. Bordeaux’s journey included a stop at UTA, where she earned her degree and learned from professors she describes as some of the most influential people in her life.

  • UTA civil engineer earns grant to implement hyper-resolution modeling for the National Water Model
    Precision forecasting

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, weather

    D.J. Seo, a professor in UTA’s Civil Engineering Department, is using a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant to implement the National Weather Map at a street-resolving resolution for a model domain in Arlington and Grand Prairie.

  • UTA student loan default rate drops for fourth year in a row
    Impact of a degree

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, commencement, students

    At a time when default rates on federal student loans are rising nationally, the rate at which students and graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington are defaulting on their student loans has dropped for the fourth consecutive year.

September 2017

  • UTA civil engineer earns grant to improve quality of streamflow modeling
    Water modeling

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, weather

    A UTA assistant professor of civil engineering is working to improve the quality of forecasts based on the National Water Model through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant.

  • UTA named “Cool School” for sustainability efforts across campus
    Focus on sustainability

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    News Topics: awards, College Park Center, energy, environment, science, staff, student life, students, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    For the second year in a row, The University of Texas at Arlington was named to SIERRA magazine’s “Cool School” list for its commitment to enhancing sustainability across its 420-acre campus.

  • UTA to receive Minority Access’ Diversity Institution Award
    Honored for diversity

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, awards, diversity, employment

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s relentless pursuit of excellence, diversity and inclusion is being recognized on the national stage. The non-profit Minority Access will present UTA with its Diversity Institution Award at the National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • UTA Police enhance safety measures and lower crime rate
    Campus safety

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, student life, students

    Expanded crime-fighting technology and a new student-focused safety program are among the security improvements made on the UTA campus, which has experienced a significant decrease in campus crime in recent years.

  • UTA study says zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells
    Inhibiting cancer cells

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    News Topics: nursing, research

    Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher.

  • Acculturation may be a predictor of birth trauma in adolescent Latina moms
    Researching young mothers

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    News Topics: nursing, research

    Acculturation may play a key role in psychological birth trauma among young Latina mothers, according to a study by a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UTA landscape architecture director named to national panel
    Community resiliency

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    The UTA director of landscape architecture has been named to a national panel charged with writing policy changes that will use resilient design to better withstand the climate change-related natural disasters the country has recently experienced.

  • UTA engineer’s research will lead to longer-lasting aircraft structures
    Boeing grant

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering will lead a project that Boeing is funding that could lead to longer-lasting composite materials for aircraft components.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher teams with industry to provide facial recognition technology
    Computer vision

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    A UTA researcher is working with a global firm to improve a facial recognition system. Applications could include security and self-driving cars.

  • UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable
    Telemedicine

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    News Topics: business, global, innovation, medicine, sustainability

    A UTA business professor has found that private-public partnerships have the best chance for success in establishing telemedicine centers in rural India.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher earns grant to combine methods to better analyze brain image data
    Brain analysis

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, Internet, labs, medicine

    UTA associate professor to combine two processes to collect data that could produce more manageable data and lead to more accurate predictions of future data.

  •  UTA and Lumen Learning organize Massive Online Open Course on open education, costs and learning outcomes
    Future of education

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, education, research

    UTA has partnered with Lumen Learning for a Massive Online Open Course or MOOC that aims to introduce graduate students, faculty and learning designers to open education concepts and equip them to use these resources within their own institutions.

  • New recruits, returning talent have Mavericks poised a year of academic and athletic success
    Poised for success

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, College Park Center, health and fitness, student life

    After posting one of the most attention-grabbing seasons in UTA athletics history, the Mavericks look for another year of success in 2017-18.

  • UTA ranked nation’s top public research university for least student debt
    Low debt, high diversity

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, diversity, students

    For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Texas at Arlington the top national public university for graduates incurring the least amount of student debt. The magazine’s “Best Colleges 2018” ranking also lists UTA among the top campuses in the nation for ethnic diversity.

  • UTA’s David Nygren receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie award
    International recognition

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    News Topics: science

    David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics at The University of Texas at Arlington and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been honored with a prestigious international award for his pioneering work in radiation detector developments and for enabling major discoveries in diverse areas of science.

  • UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human gene
    Cancer Link

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, health and fitness, medicine, nursing, research, science

    University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer.

  • Schools of architecture, urban and public affairs to celebrate history
    50th Anniversary

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, faculty, staff, students, urban and public affairs

    Schools of architecture, urban and public affairs, and Institute of Urban Studies set to celebrate 50th anniversary.

  • UTA welcomes largest freshman class ever
    Academic excellence

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    UTA's freshman class is now the largest in the University’s history, with 3,346 new students joining us from across the U.S. and around the world. This represents a 12 percent increase as compared to fall semester last year.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher earns grant to allow third-party users to tap into location-based data
    Data sharing

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, Internet, research

    A highly competitive National Science Foundation EAGER grant will allow a UTA computer science and engineering professor to answer what type of data analysis is available if access is given and user information is gathered from location-based services.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Researchers at UTA’s Tribology, Lubrication and Coating Laboratory have refined new vehicle lubricant technologies as part of an ongoing partnership with ESL TEKnologies, Dallas Innovates reported. Pranesh Aswath, a UTA professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering, is leading the partnership and lubricant research.

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