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News Releases 2017

November

  • 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

  • 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.

September

  • 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.

August

  • 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 researcher’s data on Brays Bayou helps Houston area prepare, initiate effective emergency plans
    Bayou connection

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, global, research, weather

    A UTA civil and environmental engineer is using his radar-based flood warning system on a Houston bayou to provide data for emergency planners.

  • 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.

  • Equipment grant will allow UTA researchers to safely send, receive high-speed data
    Securing data

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, Internet, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering professor will use an equipment grant from the Department of Defense to significantly upgrade researchers’ ability to send and receive encrypted high-speed data securely through optical cables.

  • UTA adds transfer students to list of scholarship recipients
    Terry Scholars

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, students

    This year, transfer students are added to list of Terry Scholar recipients. The prestigious award is given to students who have displayed great academic and leadership potential, among other attributes.

  • Student team earns award at national competition
    Rising Star

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students, sustainability

    A UTA student senior design team won a national award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ Student Design Competition recently.

  • UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system
    Finding fake news

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering researcher and his team will use a National Science Foundation grant to further develop a tool that automatically checks claims that have not been checked before against knowledge databases and report if they are truthful.

  • Maverick Move-In Day
    Move-In Day

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

    The UTA community helped thousands of new and returning students get settled on campus during the Maverick Stampede Move-In Day event. The annual tradition kicks-off another exciting academic year in Maverick country.

  • UTA researchers working to develop new tool for non-invasive neuromodulation of human brain
    Making (brain) waves

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, research

    A UTA bioengineering professor is leading a multi-institution team to develop a tool to be used for non-invasive, neuromodulation of the brain using infrared light. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health research grant.

  • Donors establish endowed chair to promote research and innovation in business and engineering
    Endowed chair

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: business, engineering, innovation, research

    A gift from a local couple will create an endowed UTA chair that will promote research, innovation and development in business logistics, supply chain management, systems engineering and operations management.

  • New bike share program comes to campus
    Bike Share

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: student life, students, sustainability

    UTA's Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact will launch a new bike-share program on campus, strengthening the University's commitment to sustainability.

  • 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.

  • UTA astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet may exist in star system only 16 light years away
    Potential new earth

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The researchers published their findings today as “Dynamics of a probable Earth-Like Planet in the GJ 832 System” in The Astrophysical Journal.

  • 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.

  • Undergraduates find “transformative experience” through UTA’s sponsorship of new undergraduate research programs
    Transformative experience

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    News Topics: research, staff, students

    Peter Zotor studies biochemistry at UTA and plans to attend medical school. One of the first cohort of 21 undergraduates who received $3,000 to pursue undergraduate research over the summer, he described the new UTA-sponsored Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program as a “transformative experience.”

  • UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
    Aerial computing

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering researcher is leading a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution project that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

  • Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
    Pipe behavior

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, sustainability

    The Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation have issued a grant to a UTA civil engineering professor that will model large-diameter water transmission pipes in various types of soil. Results could lead to modeling standards in the industry.

  • UTA chemistry professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry
    International recognition

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UTA, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical chemistry field.

  • 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.

  • UTA psychologist Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement
    Lifetime achievement award

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: awards, psychology, research

    Robert J. Gatchel, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to design robot-based vocational assessment, training
    Automated training

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor is designing iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks.

  • UTA professor of chemistry and biochemistry named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary
    International Honor

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, research, students

    Krishnan Rajeshwar, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary, in recognition for his outstanding achievements in support of the mission of the University.

  • State board approves UTA’s undergraduate public health degree
    New degree

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the creation of a bachelor’s degree in public health at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation effective fall 2017. The comprehensive program will include the introduction of a graduate certificate in public health.

  • UTA team brings robotic main inspections to Ennis
    Budding collaboration

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that Ellis County city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, which UTA's robot is using to inspect several miles of its pipes.

  • UTA researcher seeks to minimize risks for unmanned aerial systems over populated areas
    Flying safely

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research

    Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in urban areas.

  • College of Business’ master of quantitative finance earns top mark
    High ranking

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    News Topics: business

    TFE Times ranked the UTA College of Business' master of quantitative finance degree as the second best in Texas. The company based the ranking in six different areas, including starting salary and GRE test scores.

  • 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.

  • Office of Naval Research grant to allow UTA researcher to study configuration, integration challenges of high-power, intermittent load power sources
    Battery tester

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor will study the configuration and integration challenges the U.S. Navy will face as it attempts to operate high-power, intermittent loads on its future ships.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers name UTA’s graduate student chapter tops in 2017
    Top chapter

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, student life, students, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter has been named the chapter of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute.

  • UTA biologist works with internationally recognized museums on the evolution of vision
    International collaborations

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    News Topics: biology, exhibitions, research

    A UTA biologist is working with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum in London – the two most-visited natural history museums in the world - on a research project which uses frogs as a model to investigate the evolution of vision.

July

  • 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 professor receives grant to develop device to fight osteoporosis
    Fighting Osteoporosis

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, nursing, research

    A faculty member in UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to design a revolutionary device that could stimulate bone growth and ultimately be used as a weapon against osteoporosis.

  • UTA physics graduate’s journey to success took him from Africa to UTA
    Alumni success story

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, physics, research

    Last Feremenga, a native of Zimbabwe who received his doctoral degree in December, used skills he honed at UTA while analyzing massive quantities of data from the Large Hadron Collider high energy physics experiment in Switzerland to land a job as a data scientist at a top technology company.

  • 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.

  • UTA biologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study effects of predators on the evolution of Daphnia water fleas
    Evolutionary biology

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    Matthew Walsh, an assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program. His project is titled “CAREER: Does behavioral plasticity promote or constrain adaptation? A test using resurrection,” and will address a long-standing question in evolutionary biology.

  • UTA researcher’s book looks at quality-of-life concerns associated with urban sprawl
    Costs of Sprawl

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, health and fitness, research, urban and public affairs

    A new book, co-authored by UTA's Shima Hamidi in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, empirically shows how badly sprawl affects health and other quality-of-life outcomes.

  • UTA mechanical engineer publishes findings that show brain damage that could occur from blast-induced cavitation
    Neural knowledge

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, medicine, research

    UTA published research findings in Scientific Reports that shows a link between battlefield blasts, bubbles in the brain and neuronal damage. Ashfaq Adnan led the published research, which stems from an Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance grant.

  • Study by UTA professor shows many parents in the dark about concussions
    Parents in the dark

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    Despite the large volume of information about sports related concussions on the Internet, many parents and guardians of young athletes have a limited understanding of concussions, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UTA engineering professor earns lifetime achievement award from ICCES
    Faculty honor

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, innovation, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences honored UTA's Kenneth Reifsnider for his lifetime achievement in his pioneering contributions to science and applications of composite materials.

  • UTA-linked startup TissueGen, recognized with “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award
    Biotech startup

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UTA-linked startup TissueGen received the "Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough" award for its patented ELUTE® fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to help with Dallas Love Field study on north entrance
    Development opportunity

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, economics, employment, environment, research, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA study will investigate ways to optimize the land to the north of Love Field in Dallas. Shima Hamidi, the Institute of Urban Studies executive director and an assistant professor in urban planning, will lead the project.

  • 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.

  • UTA biology student Kyle O'Connell receives prestigious NSF doctoral dissertation grant funding
    Evolutionary biology

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Kyle O'Connell, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the NSF's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program, which typically awards funding to between 100 and 200 projects nationwide each year. O'Connell's faculty advisor is Matt Fujita, assistant professor of biology.

  • 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend to bring in teams from across the country
    Start your engines

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, engineering, faculty

    Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9.

June

  • 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 2017 interdisciplinary research grants focus on cancer, drug testing, helping youth
    Interdisciplinary Research

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, biology, engineering, nursing, research, robotics, science

    UTA has awarded three seed grants for interdisciplinary research projects that propose new ways to treat skin cancer, provide for more rapid and cost-effective evaluation of chemotherapy drugs, and to develop innovative programs to reduce the mental health risks of homeless youth.

  • UTA study shows that Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder have similarities but also sharp differences
    DCD-Autism Connection

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    News Topics: nursing, research

    UTA researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked.

  • Official Greer Lab opening marks conversion process’ increased product yield, commercial viability
    Gas to liquid

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, environment, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The Conrad Greer Lab, made possible by a Greenway Innovative Energy gift, will convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of fuel.

  • UTA bioengineering assistant professor named Fellow of the American Heart Association
    Faculty Honor

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

  • University of Texas at Arlington researchers use supercomputers to study snake evolution, function
    Data-driven discovery

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    UTA researchers are using supercomputers to study the genomes of snakes and lizards to answer critical questions about these creatures’ evolutionary history. The Castoe biology lab recently published three papers in leading journals outlining their new results.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to develop solution that ensures user experience with data center optimization
    Efficiency experts

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, Internet, research

    Two UTA computer science and engineering researchers will start a National Science Foundation project that employs a mathematical solution to allow a better computer user experience while balancing computer network resources.

  • UTA drives entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Texas 
    Discovery to market

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, business, chemistry, computer science, diversity, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, health and fitness, history, humanities, medicine, mental health, research, robotics, science, social work

    Research, innovation and entrepreneurship combine at UTA to produce start-up companies, patented innovations and business collaborations that enhance the local economy

  • UTA researchers launch online course to provide scientific understanding of how the digital age is affecting our lives and how yoga can be restorative
    Yoga in a digital age

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, which is open and free for interested students around the globe.

  • UTA-led interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
    National security

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, politics, research

    A UTA-led interdisciplinary, multi-institution team will use highly sophisticated algorithms to combat bots and the spread of fake news across the worldwide web. Researchers are hopeful the seed grant will lead to a much larger one that could help corral the proliferation of fake news across the Internet.

  • 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.

  • Cell phone application now available on iPhones
    Flash flood app

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer's iSeeFlood app is now available for iPhones. The data weather watchers send in will help better forecast and predict where flash flooding takes place in urban areas.

  • UTA civil engineering professor to lead city of Arlington project evaluating manholes
    Sustaining infrastructure

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering associate professor will lead a team to evaluate the conditions of 350 of the city of Arlington's manholes. The information will be used to help prioritize the rest of the city's manholes.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
    Powerful little lasers

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security. Weidong Zhou is using a High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design the laser.

May

  • Magazine rates UTA College of Business’ EMBA as tops in state
    Prestigious ranking

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, business

    CEO Magazine has ranked the UTA College of Business' Executive MBA program as the top one in Texas. The rankings are based on learning environment, class sizes, tuition, fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up, work experience and professional development.

  • New rankings illustrate UTA’s focus on quality education
    Upward trajectory

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, social work

    UTA's focus on quality education continues to garner results as rankings place the College of Education and the School of Social Work among the best in the nation.

  • UTA’s AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 "Best University Startups 2017" by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
    Fighting cancer

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    News Topics: awards, biology, faculty, research

    AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, was named one of the 40 “Best University Startups 2017” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, a Washington-based association of startup officers from the top research universities in the United States.

  • UTA students named to several sports national teams
    National teams

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, diversity, health and fitness, nursing, sports

    Six University of Texas at Arlington students have been selected for four national sports teams: women’s wheelchair basketball, men’s under-23 wheelchair basketball, rugby and the U.S. Military Invictus Games.

  • UTA educator awarded grant to focus on community college transfer students in STEM fields
    NSF CAREER award

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA assistant professor received the first National Science Foundation CAREER award for the College of Education. Her research will lead to better outcomes for community college transfer students in the STEM fields.

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • UTA researcher focuses international attention on how patients’ doubts about never getting better influences chronic pain treatment success
    Easing chronic pain

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    News Topics: psychology, research

    Robert Gatchel, UTA psychology professor, has focused international attention on how a chronic pain patient’s irrational doubts about never getting better can influence both his reactions to pain and even treatment outcomes. Chronic pain costs the U.S. up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, and is considered a problem of epidemic proportions.

  • UTA announces new office, appointment for Executive Director for Veterans Services
    Serving veterans

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, staff, students

    After an extensive nationwide search, The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the hiring of James Kumm, combat veteran and seasoned higher education administrator, into the newly established position of Executive Director for Veterans Programs.

  • UTA official named to Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the national Transportation Research Board
    National recognition

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been named to the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board. This Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

  • UTA, City of Arlington to host Renowned International Folk Art Festival
    International art

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, art, College Park Center, global, student life, visual arts

    After two years of planning, the renowned International Folk Art Market|Santa Fe—rated the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today—is coming to the city of Arlington at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UTA graduates largest class in University history
    2017 Commencement

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    News Topics: commencement

    UTA is graduating another record class this week. The Colleges of Nursing and Health Innovation and Engineering realized significant gains. About 5,600 students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees this week.

  • UTA hosts Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship this weekend
    Track & field

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    News Topics: sports, students

    UTA's men's and women's track and field teams will be competing this weekend at Mavericks Stadium in the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

  • UTA’s Ramon Lopez named Fellow of the American Association of Physics Professors
    National recognition

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: physics

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to physics education with a Fellowship from the American Association of Physics Teachers. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission – to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

  • American Scientific Publishers give UTA physicist Wei Chen Best Paper Award
    Fighting cancer

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    American Scientific Publishers, a publisher of scientific journals and books in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, has given Wei Chen, a UTA physics professor, a Best Paper Award for a journal article cited 364 times to date. The article opened a new field of research using light and nanoparticles to fight cancer.

  • UTA team wins Brain Bowl neuroscience quiz show
    Winning team

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    News Topics: research, science, students

    A UTA team has won the 2017 Brain Bowl organized by University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, beating out teams from Trinity University and the defending champions University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Gov. Abbott appoints UTA police chief to law enforcement commission
    Overseeing standards

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed UTA Police Chief Kim Lemaux to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a state regulatory agency that ensures standards for law enforcement officers in Texas.

  • Woods named 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper professor
    Piper professor

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, staff

    A San Antonio foundation has named Bob Woods a Piper Professor, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas. Woods joined the UTA College of Engineering in 1974. He founded the student racing program in 1982.

April

  • UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program
    Makerspaces

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies. UTA's makerspace is the FabLab, which opened in 2014 and has been a leader in connecting maker services to campus needs.

  • UTA professor’s book explains complex world of public health, individual medical services
    Health Divided

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: economics, faculty, liberal arts

    A UTA associate professor of political science wrote a recently published book exploring the U.S. health system and how it evolved into current health care.

  • UTA student wins UT System Regents award
    Short story winner

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: awards, liberal arts, students

    A UTA senior won a UT System Board of Regents annual Regents’ Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award for a short story titled "Airstrikes." He was one of two award winners systemwide. The honor was created to foster excellence in student performance, reward outstanding students, stimulate the arts and humanities and promote continuous quality in education.

  • Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding to support doctoral studies
    NSF funds for graduate school

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Two UTA College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.

  • UTA history professor awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    Fellowship Award

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    News Topics: faculty, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    Patryk Babiracki, an associate professor in the UTA Department of History, has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experience Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Babiracki will spend 18 months in Berlin working on his fellowship.

  • prestigious NSF grant to further research into ecological drivers of eye and brain size evolution in fish
    Student excellence

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    News Topics: research, science

    Shannon Beston, a third-year UTA Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation among populations of killifish, Rivulus hartii, found in the waters of the Caribbean off the island of Trinidad.

  • UTA, UT Southwestern researchers’ findings challenge current approach to rare pediatric neurological disorder
    New views on disease

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, research, science

    Researchers at UTA have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy. The journal JAMA Neurology published this research.

  • UTA assistant professor named ASMS “emerging investigator” for developing new ways to analyze protein modifications linked to cancer, aging
    Research excellence

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    The American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, UTA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.

  • Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, keynote speaker at UTA’s ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference tomorrow as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Energy expertise

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, environment, faculty, research, science

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is inaugural speaker at UTA’s “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas, as part of Earth Day Texas. This free event is chaired by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab.

  • UTA appoints a world renowned researcher and distinguished scholar as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Renowned researcher and scholar

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Dr. Teik C. Lim, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC), will be the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of UTA. Lim will work in close partnership with the President to provide overall leadership for the campus.

  • Employee excellence recognized at annual awards ceremony
    Employee excellence

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: awards, employment, staff

    The University of Texas at Arlington honored eight individuals and one team at the annual Outstanding Maverick Awards. Employees with 10 to 35 years of service were also recognized.

  • UTA summer camp offerings expand
    Summer camp

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, community service

    Summer is quickly approaching, which means it is time to register for youth academic and athletic camps offered by The University of Texas at Arlington. The camps fill quickly as they are popular with families.

  • 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 bioengineer wins grant to train top doctoral students to use nanotechnology to battle cardiovascular, pulmonary ailments
    Nano leader

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students

    UTA has received a highly valued National Institutes of Health grant that will help the university train doctoral students in using and developing more nanotechnology tools that will battle cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments.

  • 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 Nursing Professor receives $308,000 NIH grant
    NIH grant awarded

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, research, science

    A cardiovascular exercise scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $308,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study exercise intolerance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF.

  • UTA History professor named fellow of National Humanities Center
    History Fellow

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    John Garrigus, a professor in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center. Garrigus' research will explore 18th century events in Haiti.

  • The Shorthorn earns top honors
    National news

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News Topics: awards, liberal arts, student life, students

    The Shorthorn, The University of Texas at Arlington's student-run news agency, brought home an impressive 97 awards from three industry conferences over a two-week time period.

  • UTA Esports team wins top prize of free tuition
    Gaming for tuition

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, business, engineering, liberal arts, science, student life, students

    Five students from The University of Texas at Arlington ESports Club have won free tuition for the remainder of the collegiate careers after winning the Heroes of the Dorm video gaming tournament.

  • 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 engineer earns grant to develop materials for 3-D printed blood vessels for children
    Healing hearts

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, innovation

    An engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects.

  • Nursing research symposium at UTA to feature leading scientists
    Advancing nursing research

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    News Topics: nursing

    The Delta Theta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will host the “Science and Health Innovation: Advancing Clinical Practice Research Symposium” on Saturday, April 22, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., at UTA.

  • 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.

  • UTA assistant professor awarded American Physical Society’s Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics
    Leading in physics

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    The American Physical Society has awarded Benjamin Jones, UTA assistant professor of Physics, the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, which is widely considered the most prestigious dissertation award in the field.

March

  • CAPPA senior design project aims to reduce residential footprint
    Tiny houses

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, urban and public affairs

    Students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs are building tiny houses as their senior design projects. Parallel Construction is the name of CAPPA’s program offering students the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty, as they design and build projects.

  • UTA partners with five universities to develop software tool to help instructors provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning
    International collaborations

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: research

    UTA researchers have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course. The tool uses data from video engagement, assessments, student information systems, electronic textbooks and discussion forums.

  • 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.

  • UTA biologist concludes that the body’s own immune system regulates bacterial communities in the intestine to promote health
    Developing new oral vaccines

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Researchers at UTA and University of Utah have concluded that the body’s own immune response regulates the composition of bacterial communities in the intestine that improve health and help fight off infections.

  • UTA biologist quantifying coral species’ disease susceptibility by examining immune traits
    Saving coral reefs

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologist Laura Mydlarz is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches.

  • Induction ceremony for UTA’s Military Science Hall of Honor
    Military honors

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington

    Three former ROTC cadets at The University of Texas at Arlington will be inducted into the Military Science Hall of Honor on Saturday, March 25.

  • 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 organizes inaugural ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Hosting multiple perspectives

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, economics, energy, engineering, environment, science, sustainability

    UTA is organizing the inaugural “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference on April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas as part of Earth Day Texas, the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.

  • Aim of assessment study to foster collaboration across region
    Fair housing

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, social work, urban and public affairs

    A University of Texas at Arlington interdisciplinary study will assess fair housing challenges across the region, looking at proactively removing barriers among affected populations. The study has more than 20 entities involved now.

  • 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 researcher uses mathematical modeling to predict student success, dropout rates
    Social research

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: education, science

    A UTA researcher has used mathematical modeling to demonstrate that negative peer pressures can spread in a high-risk setting, influencing students’ decisions to drop out of school. The study, “Why do students quit school? Implications from a dynamic modeling study,” was published in the Royal Society Journal Proceedings A.

  • Movin' Mavs win national championship
    National championship

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, health and fitness, recreation, sports, staff, student life, students

    The UTA Movin’ Mavs men's wheelchair basketball team won its eighth championship this weekend, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 76-52. The women were the national runners up, losing to the University of Alabama, 57-48.

  • UTA hosting aspiring innovators, scientists and engineers for the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps 
    Inspiring innovation

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    News Topics: science, student life, students

    UTA is hosting the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp June 11-23. Applications are now open for middle school students aspiring to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and experience college life at the same time at http://www.uta.edu/sciencecamp. 

  • 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.

  • UTA researchers to develop new math theory for improvement of imaging technology
    New math theories

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    News Topics: science

    UTA researchers are working on a project which could have a sizable impact on imaging technologies, by developing new mathematical theories that can help solve outstanding problems. Technologies that could benefit include: modern healthcare equipment, national security, space exploration and industrial applications.

  • Vickery Meadow requests strategic plan from UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies
    Redevelopment

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: research, urban and public affairs

    UTA's Institute of Urban Studies, a research center within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is formulating a strategic plan for a community in northwest Dallas called Vickery Meadow. The city of Dallas hopes the plan will foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and area redevelopment.

  • 22nd Annual Powwow raises funds for UTA students
    Committed to culture

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, diversity, faculty, food, staff, student life, students

    UTA will host the 22nd Annual Native American Student Association Scholarship Benefit Powwow on Saturday, March 4. The event will bring together hundreds in celebration of American Indian culture and heritage.

  • Student senior design project yields patent on smart bandage
    Undergraduate research

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine, research, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Raytheon teamed up to secure a patent for a smart bandage device that a student engineering design team developed years ago.

February

January

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA’s Innovation Day 2017 to showcase student “Shark Tank”- style competition, student and faculty startup pitches
    Building the innovation ecosystem

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, research, robotics

    UTA will feature a high school and college student “Shark Tank”-style competition, student and faculty startup pitches and posters, and a showcase of community startup companies and services for entrepreneurs at its annual InnovationDay@UTA, 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 6, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., in Arlington.

  • UTA aerospace engineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Faculty honor

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Frank Lu, a UTA professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for sustained contributions in gas dynamics and detonation-based technologies.

  • UTA, Botanical Research Institute of Texas partner to spur discoveries, job creation
    Community collaboration

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: biology, employment, energy, science, sustainability

    UTA and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas signed a new agreement Monday. The partnership means expanded opportunities for research which will lead to job growth in the fields of plant science and sustainability.

  • UTA launches new programs to promote undergraduate research, student success
    Helping students succeed

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, research

    UTA has developed a new program that allows students to use their federal work-study hours to work as undergraduate research assistants, developing valuable skills that will enhance their education and workforce readiness.

  • Engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
    Aerospace intern

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, student life, students

    An aerospace doctoral student has received the prestigious Pathways internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Cody Ground will explore hypersonic mixing and injection for scramjet applications.

  • UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
    Leading in cancer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, science

    UTA is becoming a major cancer research institution, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.

  • UTA has second lowest student debt in nation
    Affordable Excellence

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, Arlington, education, faculty

    UTA students graduate with the second lowest debt in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The University is the only Texas school listed on the magazine's map of institutions where graduates have the least debt.

  • UTA works with Boeing and NASA to understand social networks’ impact on online students’ grades, completion rates
    Helping students succeed online

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    News Topics: Internet

    UTA researchers are working with Boeing and NASA to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses.

  • Repatriation expert keynotes immigration forum
    Immigration forum

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, humanities, immigration, liberal arts, theatre

    A day-long immigration forum at UTA will feature thoughtful panel discussions, theatrical performances and a captivating keynote address.

  • UTA College of Education in top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs
    Excellence in education

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, classes, education, faculty, innovation, students, urban and public affairs

    The University of Texas at Arlington is in the top 3 percent of teacher preparation programs across the nation according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

  • National initiative focused on increasing the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups launched at UTA
    Diversity in Higher Ed

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, research, science

    This weekend UTA hosted the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.

  • UTA study shows exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria
    Fighting malaria

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, science

    The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study.

  • NAACP president speech highlights annual Martin Luther King event
    MLK banquet

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

    The NAACP president and CEO will address the annual MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet Friday at the University Center. The theme of his speech is “A Nation of Freedom and Justice.”

  • UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
    Phishing emails

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: business, computer science, Internet, research

    UTA researchers have shown in a new study that people are overconfident when they are actually dealing with phishing attacks in the business world. The study found that many people thought they had made correct judgment on an email, yet they did not.

  • UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
    Partners in health

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, health and fitness, mental health, research, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health issues.

  • UTA researchers to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery, development
    Helping drug development

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    UTA researchers are working to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery and development. The project is funded by a $424,720 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

  • UTA marketing classes provide options for St. Alban’s growth
    Marketing effort

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, student life, students

    Students in the UTA College of Business' Marketing Department offered leaders at a neighboring church intricate, practical and valuable marketing concepts and ideas on how to grow their congregation.

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