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News Topic faculty was found in 58 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

November 2016

  • New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights
    Openness in adoption

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    A new adoption study led by researchers with the UTA School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute reveals a need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights.

  • UTA Libraries’ cartography lecture series draws scholars for 10th biennial celebration
    Charting a course

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, lectures, staff

    Map enthusiasts and scholars from across the country will gather at UTA Nov. 11-12 for the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the fall 2016 meeting of the Texas Map Society.

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 music lecturer performs at President Obama’s final White House concert
    Dream come true

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, music, students

    Jamar Jones, a jazz pianist, graduate student and lecturer of music industry studies in the UTA College of Liberal Arts, performed for President Obama in a White House concert that will be televised Nov. 15 on the BET Networks.

  • University of Texas at Arlington Libraries launch first Texas History of Disability website
    Accessibility at the forefront

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, Internet, liberal arts, staff, students

    The UTA Libraries unveil new website showcasing the Texas Disability History Collection. Documents, videos, images and oral histories emphasizing the work of various disability advocates who were students, faculty or staff at the University are featured.

  • 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 researchers earn phase II TxDOT funding to model geothermal de-icing of bridges
    Heating up

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, weather

    UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

  • UTA launches Massive Online Open Course on the practical application of new technologies like social media in K-12 teaching and learning
    New media for K-12 education

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, humanities, research

    Researchers and professors at UTA recently launched a Massive Online Open Course or MOOC to train educators on the practical application of emerging technologies like social media in K-12 teaching and learning.

September 2016

  • New Vice President for Enrollment appointed at UTA
    New leader

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, students

    Dr. Troy Johnson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Illinois State University, joins UTA this November as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management.

  • UTA bioengineer earns inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today magazine
    High honor

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty

    A UTA bioengineer's perseverance throughout her life has earned her the inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today magazine and the Elsevier Materials Science Council. Kytai Nguyen, the UTA bioengineering professor, will be honored at the Materials Research Society conference Nov. 29 in Boston, Mass.

  • UTA enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students
    Record numbers

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, staff, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students. Enrollment is anticipated to surpass 57,000 by the end of this academic year, making UTA potentially the largest campus in The University of Texas System.

  • UTA hosts national gathering of leading scholars and historians of disability history
    Disability history

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, Internet, staff, students

    More than 50 archivists, curators, librarians, disability studies scholars, disability historians, and disability rights activists gathered recently at UTA to discuss the process of creating a national Disability History/Archives Consortium. People with disabilities are the largest minority in the country.

  • UTA to design new models for networked group learning and online work settings for the third generation of internet, or Web 3.0
    Solutions for Web 3.0

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, faculty, liberal arts, research

    UTA is designing new models for networked group learning and online work settings for the third generation of internet, or Web 3.0. The project will bring together world leaders in the areas of language technologies, human-computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work and computer supported collaborative learning and education.

  • Building projects greet Fall 2016 students, faculty, staff, visitors
    Growth abounds

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, student life, students

    Major construction projects are under way at The University of Texas at Arlington this fall to meet the growing student body and its specialized needs. One project is the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building on the south side of the campus. West-side projects also are on the drawing board.

August 2016

  • UTA Mavericks welcomed, challenged to “find their path”
    MavsMeet Convocation

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: College Park Center, community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    Convocation keynote speaker Ya'Ke Smith challenged students to be extraordinary in finding their academic paths while at The University of Texas at Arlington. Thousands of students attended the 2016 MavsMeet Convocation and AfterParty

  • UTA unveils new state-of-the-art Career Development Center
    Talent meets opportunity

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, commencement, faculty, student life, students

    Graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington will have a critical advantage over their job-seeking competition as the University’s new Career Development Center begins serving their needs in a revolutionary way. The center officially opened its doors Tuesday.

  • UTA expands recruiting efforts targeting exceptional Latino students with ApplyUTA
    ApplyUTA launches

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, students

    Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA assistant vice provost for Faculty Affairs, addresses members of the news media as ApplyUTA is announced. The initiative expands recruiting efforts of exceptional Latino students.

July 2016

  • UTA team develops digital archive to preserve music by alumni, students, local artists
    Music and metadata

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, communications, faculty, Internet, liberal arts, music, students

    David Arditi, assistant professor of sociology, is preserving local music, developing big data and building a global community through MusicDetour, a digital archive for UTA music students, faculty, alumni and local artists.

  • UTA education researcher named Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow
    Educational leadership

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    Yi “Leaf” Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows. Her research focuses on community college transfer students’ persistence and degree completion.

  • New dean of UTA College of Education is Purdue expert in special education, faculty development and technology literacy
    Education leader

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, research, students

    Teresa Taber Doughty, a nationally recognized leader in special education and associate dean of learning at Purdue University, joins UTA as dean of the College of Education on Aug. 1.

  • Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    Cancer researcher appointed

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

    Zui Pan, a noted Ohio State University College of Medicine esophageal cancer researcher who has earned national recognition for her work toward discovering biomarkers for the disease, joins The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation in August as an associate professor of nursing.

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.

  • UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships
    Nursing scholar excellence

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

    Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

  • UTA researcher to digitize history of slaves, other endangered documents in Cuba
    Digitizing history

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

    A UTA historian will scour the oldest cities in Cuba to digitize details of the lives of Africans and Afro-Cubans. David LaFevor is leading the two-year project, which is supported in part by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.

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.

  • Reliant Powers The University of Texas at Arlington with Donation of NRG Street Charge® Stations
    Sustainable community

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, students, sustainability

    Energy giant Reliant partners with UTA to provide students, faculty and staff with solar-powered charging stations that can be used for free to charge mobile devices.

  • UTA researcher finds that by age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the development of self-control
    Childhood behavior

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, psychology, science

    UTA researcher Jeffrey Gagne has found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers’ self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack.

March 2016

February 2016

  • AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu joins UTA faculty, named to College of Engineering Hall of Achievement
    Big data

    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, global, innovation, research

    AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu has been inducted into the UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement and joins the computer science and engineering faculty. He will remain at AT&T while serving as a resource for UTA as it bolsters its expertise in data-driven discovery and cyber security.

  • UTA Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh researchers to develop automated seat cushion to aid in ulcer prevention
    Smart technology

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, manufacturing, medicine, research, science

    Muthu Wijesundara, UTA Research Institute's principal research scientist, is working with researchers at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a smart seat cushion that will help relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
    High honor

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, faculty, science

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his work in chemical and biological analysis in a world that blends chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering and electrical engineering. His latest research centers on cellular cancer detection.

  • CMAS director Zlolniski appointed to key state committee on Mexican-American studies at Texas colleges, universities
    New leadership role

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts

    Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee.

  • UTA Health Pilot Program Tackles Obesity Through Nutrition Literacy and Soccer
    Fighting obesity

    Friday, February 19, 2016

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

    A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation pilot program connects families with soccer and nutrition literacy in an effort to address the obesity problem facing certain children.

  • 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.

  • UTA to host premier regional science and engineering fair for DFW’s top young science students
    Science and Engineering Fair

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, engineering, exhibitions, faculty, innovation, labs, physics, staff, student life, students

    Local middle and high school students will compete Feb. 21-22 at UTA's College Park Center in the oldest and largest science and engineering fair in Texas.

  • UTA to host first regional 60X30TX Conference
    Access and Success

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, education, faculty, research, staff, student life, students, sustainability

    UTA and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to jointly host the April 5 conference: "Access, Success, Texas." The event marks the first comprehensive regional gathering of North Texas leaders to discuss ideas on how to meet the targets of the state’s 60X30TX educational goals.

  • 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 enrollment rises to record 38,650 Texas-based students
    Enrollment record

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, employment, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    Spring 2016 enrollment reached a record 38,650 Texas-based students, up 6 percent from a year ago. Total enrollment in online and campus degree programs is 50,661 and will climb throughout the spring and summer.

  • 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.

  • 21st Annual Powwow, Winds of Change ‘Top Colleges’ list heighten UTA commitment to Native American students and community
    Culture and commitment

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, art, education, exhibitions, faculty, film, food, history, liberal arts, music, staff, student life, students

    UTA's 21st Annual Scholarship Benefit Powwow and designation as a top college for Native American students strengthen the University's commitment to Native American students and community.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop all-liquid, optofluidic laser to better detect diseases
    Laser diagnosis

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine

    An electrical engineering assistant professor is developing an all-liquid, optofluidic laser that could lead to quicker cancer detection of patients in doctors' offices. Yuze "Alice" Sun received an NSF Early CAREER Award grant to perform the research.

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.

  • UTA's A Cappella Choir and fellow music students to partner with big names in industry
    Making Sweet Music

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts, music, staff, students

    UTA's A Cappella Choir prepares to take the stage with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this month. Music students will welcome Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty later this spring.

  • U.S. News ranks UTA online graduate programs in education, nursing among the nation's best
    Online excellence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    News Topics: classes, education, faculty, Internet, nursing, staff, students

    UT Arlington's education and nursing online graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.

  • UTA hosts 150 leading international physicists working to explain the origins of the universe
    Origins of the universe

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Some 150 leading international physicists convene at UTA Jan.12-15, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    High honor

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, social work

    Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for her work in the field of medical instrumentation and imaging.

  • Exchanging handwritten letters strengthens children’s literacy skills and family ties, new UTA study finds
    Early literacy

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    A new UTA College of Education study published in the journal, The Reading Teacher, finds that young children who exchange handwritten letters with extended family members develop stronger connections with those relatives and strengthen their literacy skills.

  • National association selects UTA for inaugural show, school
    Building sustainable infrastructure

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, exhibitions, faculty, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs, weather

    More than 500 engineers, executives and professionals from the concrete pipe and drainage industry gathered on the UTA campus to learn about the university’s cutting-edge, civil engineering research during the American Concrete Pipe Association’s inaugural Pipe Show and School Jan. 4 -7.