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November 2017

  • 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.

October 2017

  • UTA employees honored for saving life of heart attack victim
    Hearts of gold

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, Maverick Speakers Series, staff

    UTA honored two employees who saved the life of a man suffering a heart attack during a Maverick Speakers Series event.

  • Week of celebration marks UTA Homecoming 2017
    Welcome home

    Monday, October 30, 2017

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

    Maverick pride will cover the community as The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates Homecoming 2017 Nov. 5-12.

  • UTA professor’s book says lack of transit access increases social inequality
    Transit desert

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA landscape architect's recent book says fresher alternatives need to be created to cope with U.S. urban centers' growing transit deserts.

  • UTA alumna/Arlington teacher earns national award
    Milken educator

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education

    UTA College of Education alumna wins coveted national teaching award that is known as the Oscars of teaching.

  • UTA researchers offer massive open online course on using analytics to optimize learning in academic, workplace and informal settings
    Optimizing learning

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, education, research, science

    UTA researchers are offering a massive open online course or MOOC on the fundamentals of learning analytics and their application across a wide range of contexts, including formal academic study, the workplace and informal settings.

  • UTA honors Distinguished Alumni for commitment to University, community engagement
    Distinguished Alumni

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards

    The University of Texas at Arlington will recognize exemplary alumni display the distinct mark of excellence associated with the Maverick spirit at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

  • 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.

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Harassment studied

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to the American Psychological Association. A report on the association’s website referenced a 2017 article on the topic written by Jim Quick, Distinguished University Professor and John and Judy Goolsby–Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy. The article was co-written by M. Ann McFadyen, associate professor of strategic management in UTA’s College of Business.

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