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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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More durable materials

AZO Materials reported that Ashfaq Adnan, a UT Arlington assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has received a highly competitive $120,000 Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation. Adnan is developing a new material by mixing ceramics and modifying molecular structures.

Innovation and creativity

UT Arlington student Mohammed Azmat Qureshi and his partner Oluwatosin Oluwadare have developed the app “EyeCYou,” which helps the visually impaired “see” people in front of them through Connect Ability, a tech challenge aimed at empowering people with disabilities, American Public Media’s Marketplace and KERA 90.1 FM’s Breakthroughs blog reported. Android Central, WBFO 88.7AM (Buffalo, NY), and various other media outlets also ran the story.

Teaching excellence

Kathleen Tice, a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, is one of only 14 recipients nationwide to receive a 2015 Literacy Grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, The Dallas Morning News reported. The grant will be used to support a service-learning program run by UT Arlington with Open Door, a Dallas nonprofit that serves preschool-aged children who are English language learners.

Curriculum and Instruction

UT Arlington is among the top 25 online master in curriculum and instruction degree programs, according to a new ranking published by, a resource for campus and online education. Degree programs were selected based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.

Next generation

UT Arlington was mentioned by BioSpace, Reuters, and InvestorPoint in articles about industry cloud company Infor’s strong results for fiscal 2015. UT Arlington is an initial member of the recently launched Infor Education Alliances Program, a learning and collaboration program to power next-generation leaders and businesses.