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News Topic awards was found in 27 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    Research excellence

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Kytai Nguyen, a professor in the Bioengineering Department at UTA, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor named an AAAS Fellow
    High honor

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, science

    A UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Frank Lewis' key contribution to that sector has been to add additional self-learning mechanisms to neural network controllers for mainly aircraft and robot systems.

  • CAPPA student wins statewide bullet train station design competition
    Top design

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, awards, student life, students, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA graduate student in architecture has won a statewide competition for design of a Dallas high-speed rail station. Her winning design is an elevated station to easily traverse Dallas' many highways with parking retail shops and restaurants underneath the station.

  • UTA chief information officer named CIO of the year finalist
    Tops at information

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Dallas CIO Leadership Association names UTA executive as a finalist in its chief information officer of the year award.

November 2016

  • UTA Gourley Foundation scholarship winners recognized at annual luncheon
    Scholarship luncheon

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    News Topics: awards, students

    UTA recognized 17 student scholarship recipients at the annual Mary I. Gourley Foundation Scholarship Luncheon. The foundation provides financial assistance to single parents.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor is named IEEE Fellow
    High honors

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    A UTA electrical engineering professor was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his work in an area called fuzzy logic, which is used to create efficient computing methods that are tolerant of imprecise inputs. Qilian Liang, the new IEEE Fellow, also is an expert in radar and wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, compressive sensing and smart grids.

  • UTA Police Department honored for National Night Out event
    National Night Out award

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, community service, student life, students, volunteer

    UTA has been honored for its 2016 National Night Out event, aimed at building partnerships between the community and law enforcement. This is the fifth consecutive award UTA has received for the event.

  • UTA's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, earns national accolades
    National recognition

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, awards, liberal arts, student life, students

    The Shorthorn, UTA's daily student-run news agency, has been named a Pacemaker by the Associated College Press for the second year running. The Pacemaker is considered the pre-eminent award among collegiate student media.

October 2016

  • Ford Motor Co. names UTA mathematics professor ‘legendary woman’
    Legendary woman

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, science

    Minerva Cordero-Epperson, a University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Science, has been named one of the Ford Motor Company’s Mujeres Legendarias for 2016. Ford honored Cordero-Epperson for excellence in teaching and a decades-long commitment to increasing diversity in STEM programs.

  • UTA Police Department garners annual UT System award
    Pacesetter Award

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    News Topics: awards, staff

    The UTA Police Department has been named the 2016 Pacesetter Police Department of the Year, an honor presented to the police department within the UT System that demonstrates a strong and professional commitment to public safety and contemporary policing.

  • UTA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AWARDS SIX iC2C GRANTS FOR PIONEERING IDEAS THAT ADDRESS HIGH-PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES
    Innovative research

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, health and fitness, liberal arts, research, sustainability

    The UTA College of Liberal Arts has awarded six seed grants to innovative research projects that address concerns such as symptom relief and healing for disabled veterans, the HPV health crisis among America’s youth, and the effects of climate change and social conflict issues.

  • UTA’s VERY BEST: Honoring Distinguished Alumni for Commitment to University and Community Engagement
    Distinguished alumni

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, awards

    UTA honors exemplary alumni who have represented the University through professional achievement, community engagement, and loyalty to their alma mater. Five alumni will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet held on the UTA campus on Nov. 10.

August 2016

  • UTA physicist Ramon Lopez awarded 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award for his work advocating science education at the national level
    Advocating science education

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, physics, science

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been named the winner of the 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award by the Space and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union. The AGU’s Carrington Award is presented in recognition of significant impact on students’ and the public’s understanding of science through education and/or outreach activities.

  • UTA awards four 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants for innovative ideas that address high-priority issues in society
    Interdisciplinary research

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, humanities, nursing, research, robotics, science, urban and public affairs

    UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly.

  • UTA NAACP members earn national recognition for student chapter, financial and civic engagement
    UTA NAACP honored

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, community service, student life, students

    The UTA student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People received the College Chapter of the Year award during the NAACP 107th National Convention. UTA also received the Game Changer for Economic Impact award.

June 2016

  •  UT System honors three UTA faculty members with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching awards

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty

    Three UTA faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom. Honorees are nominated based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees.

April 2016

  • UTA educators developing competency-based online course to help math teachers better teach geometry students
    Competency-based learning

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty

    College of Education professors Joohi Lee and Mohan Pant are developing a competency-based online, graduate-level course that will help math teachers better learn to teach conceptual geometry.

  • UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history
    Increasing visibility

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: awards, history, liberal arts, recreation, student life

    Researchers with the UTA Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts will use a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an online portal for disability history resources.

  • Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    Teaching Excellence

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, science

    Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

March 2016

  • UTA earns international attention for Liberal Arts research, digital humanities initiatives
    Expanding views

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, communications, exhibitions, faculty, film, global, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, music, politics, religion, research, robotics, theatre, visual arts

    Ritu Khanduri, seen here with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, is just one of the standout Liberal Arts faculty members attracting international attention for emerging research and digital humanities strategies.

  • Huckaby among winners of prestigious Smithsonian portrait competition, votes could result in People’s Choice Award
    Self-portrait at the Smithsonian

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, faculty, liberal arts

    Assistant Art Professor Sedrick Huckaby has been named among seven winners of a prestigious competition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery will display the art until Jan. 2017, then it will travel to three additional museums, including one in Texas.

  • UTA TRIO leader earns statewide honor for work with first-generation students
    Inspiring dreams

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, awards, education, staff

    Jennifer Luken Sutton, director of UTA TRiO-Student Support Services, has been named a 2016 Texas TRiO Achiever’s Award winner by the Texas Association of Special Student Services Programs.

  • UTA management professor named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Business leadership

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, business, faculty

    Wendy Casper, a College of Business professor, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Casper's research examines how organizations can support employees in balancing work with their personal lives and how that support relates to human resource outcomes such as recruitment and retention effectiveness.

February 2016

  • UTA Social Work Professor named Fellow of UK’s Royal Society for Public Health
    Royal recognition

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, research, social work

    Vijayan Pillai, a UTA School of Social Work professor and internationally recognized expert in women’s rights and reproductive health in developing countries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom.

  • New digital humanities project to map historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas
    Digital humanities

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, research

    UTA researchers supported by a new College of Liberal Arts initiative are creating a data-driven, digital map of historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas to help others investigate online and better understand history.

  • UTA named elite Research - 1 university in Carnegie Classification
    National recognition

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    UTA has achieved Carnegie "highest research activity" status, joining a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the R1 category.

January 2016

  • UTA Social Work professor elected fellow of prestigious international society
    Prestigious honor

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, social work

    Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of social work, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research for her work in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues.