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News Releases by Teresa Woodard Schnyder

Media Contact Teresa Woodard Schnyder was found in 60 news releases in the year 2017.

November 2017

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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

August 2017

  • UTA and DART partner to offer transformational learning experience
    Experiential learning

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: employment, students, sustainability, transportation

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas Area Rapid Transit today launched a first-of-its-kind partnership offering select UTA undergraduate students valuable experiential learning opportunities in the fields of business, engineering, urban planning and transportation management.

  • UTA assists Texans in need after historic natural disaster
    Helping Harvey’s victims

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, engineering, giving, student life, students, weather

    Texas is in need, and The University of Texas at Arlington is stepping up to help, as we extend our thoughts and heartfelt prayers to everyone impacted by recent storms.

  • UTA among top universities in nation for degrees awarded to minority students
    Leader in diversity

    Monday, August 28, 2017

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

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the top universities in the U.S. for conferring degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The publication released its annual Top 100 Degrees Conferred based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Student-athletes soar in the classroom and on the court
    Maverick success

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference announced that 122 student-athletes from The University of Texas at Arlington made the league’s Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll during the 2016-17 academic year. UTA’s student-athletes also earned the third-highest graduation rate among all Division I public institutions in Texas.

  • Music alumna wins professional vocal competition in Italy
    Winning voice

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna and critically acclaimed mezzo soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis won both the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Concorso Lirico di Portofino, a prestigious vocal competition in Portofino, Italy.

  • UTA NAACP honored with five top national awards
    Chapter of the year

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People student chapter received the College Chapter of the Year award for the second year in a row at the 108th NAACP National Convention in Baltimore.

  • UTA named national leader in providing equal access to higher education
    Among Top 25

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, diversity

    A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks the University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s top public universities in providing a high-quality college education to students from all income levels.

  • Association for Women in Mathematics honors UTA students
    Women in math

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    News Topics: awards, faculty, students

    The Association for Women in Mathematics honored The University of Texas at Arlington’s AWM student chapter with its inaugural national award for fundraising and sustainability. AWM is one of the leading organizations in the United States dedicated to promoting equal opportunity for women and girls in math.

July 2017

  • Regents to honor five UTA faculty as system’s best
    Teaching excellence

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, science

    Five University of Texas at Arlington faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom.

  • Associate professor receives international recognition
    Teaching the teachers

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty, research

    One of the oldest and most esteemed international organizations in the field of literacy recognized a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor for her innovative and impactful work in literacy education.

  • UTA ranked among best for Native American students
    Native American excellence

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, diversity, faculty, liberal arts, student life

    The premier publication for prospective Native American college students has again ranked The University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s best universities for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to study science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Maverick Speakers Series 10th anniversary season
    Tickets available

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, College Park Center, Maverick Speakers Series

    Two outstanding UTA alumni - a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and a highly respected American economist - will return to their alma mater to join an exceptionally strong lineup for the 10th anniversary season of UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series.

June 2017

  • Cawthon appointed Dean, UTA College of Liberal Arts
    Cawthon named dean

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, communications, faculty, history, humanities, liberal arts, music

    Elisabeth Cawthon, current interim dean, has been named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington. A seasoned administrator, Cawthon has already made a tremendous impact on the UTA campus.

  • 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.

May 2017

April 2017

  • UTA Adds more hands-on demonstrations, exhibits at Main St. Arts Festival
    Community focus

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, student life

    UTA expands its presence at this year's Main St. Arts Festival with more information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences in downtown Fort Worth.

  • UTA art student selected for Yale summer program and grant
    Excellence in art

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: art, liberal arts, students

    UTA sophomore Miso Kim is one of only 26 students selected from more than 250 applicants across the world who will attend the prestigious Yale University Norfolk Summer School of of Art program.

  • UTA Cheerleaders win fourth consecutive NCA National Championship!
    National champs

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    The University of Texas at Arlington cheerleading team won its fourth consecutive National Championship at the National Cheerleaders Association collegiate cheer competition. This is the team's fifth title since 2010.

  • Award-winning Latina journalist Maria Hinojosa to speak at UTA
    Distinguished speaker

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, immigration

    Maria Hinojosa, one of the United States’ most prominent Latina journalists, will deliver a lecture at The University of Texas at Arlington on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited.

  • UTA supports community with The Big Event
    The Big Event

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    More than 1,300 students, faculty and staff from The University of Texas at Arlington will help residents and communities across Dallas and Fort Worth during an annual day of service known as The Big Event.

March 2017

  • UTA pre-law students honored as Sidley Scholars
    Pre-law honors

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: awards, diversity, liberal arts, students

    Two students from The University of Texas at Arlington were chosen for the national Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program in recognition of their academic achievements and their potential as future lawyers.

  • Bursts of creativity on display at UTA’s popular glass art sale and show
    Glass art sale

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, art, liberal arts, students, visual arts

    Students from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Art and Art History program will demonstrate how they form and shape hot molten glass into exquisite artwork during the annual Glass Art Sale and Show Saturday, April 1.

  • Lockheed Martin donation fuels career development at UTA
    Corporate partner

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, employment, engineering

    A gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance UTA's focused strategic approach to career development and preparation. In recognition of the gift, the University announced the naming of the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among nation’s best
    Highly ranked

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, business, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, nursing, research, science, social work, urban and public affairs

    Graduate programs in each of The University of Texas at Arlington’s eight schools and colleges are ranked among the nation’s best according to 2018 assessments by U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in higher education rankings.

  • UTA named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2017 Transfer Honor Roll
    Transfer honor roll

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, awards, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of only 63 institutions in the nation named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes excellence and success in the development of community college transfer pathways.

February 2017

  • UTA, Grand Prairie School District partner to add hundreds of new bilingual and ESL teachers to local classrooms
    Streamlined Path

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    News Topics: education, employment

    UTA and Grand Prairie ISD are partnering to add hundreds of new bilingual and ESL teachers to local classrooms through the Education & Leadership Preparatory Program.

  • Unprecedented growth, excellence trajectory continue at UTA
    Workforce focused

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, classes, education, employment, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington set a new student body record in Spring 2017 for the fourth consecutive year, with 41,932 Texas-based students registered for the spring semester as reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • UTA strengthens innovation pipeline, drives development of entrepreneurship ecosystem
    Innovation pipeline

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, business, innovation, research, robotics

    InnovationDay@UTA proved that The University of Texas at Arlington is strengthening its innovation pipeline and developing an entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Texas.

  • UTA hosts community conversation on youth mental health
    Break the silence

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, health and fitness, mental health, social work, student life

    UTA’s School of Social Work, Tarrant County MHMR and a Texas Health and Human Services statewide public awareness initiative, Speak Your Mind Texas, are collaborating to host a public forum on the importance of early intervention for mental health.

January 2017