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News Topic awards was found in 34 news releases in the year 2017.

October 2017

  • 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 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.

September 2017

August 2017

  • 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-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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

July 2017

June 2017

  • 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.

May 2017

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2017

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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

January 2017

  • 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 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.