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News Topic students was found in 49 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • Dreams come true: Life imitates ad for UTA nursing graduate
    Dreams come true

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, nursing, students

    Taylor Smith was featured in an ad promoting UTA's College of Nursing when she was five years old. Now 17 years later, life has imitated that ad. Smith graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing in December.

  • Men’s basketball climbs rankings of mid-majors
    Soaring

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    News Topics: sports, student life, students

    The UTA men's basketball team has risen to a No. 3 ranking among mid-major colleges in the CollegeInsider.com poll. The team also is ranked No. 18 in the NCAA's RPI rankings, a key tool that the NCAA Selection Committee uses to evaluate who gets into the NCAA Tournament.

  • Jason Shelton named new director of UTA Center for African American Studies
    New leadership role

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    News Topics: community service, faculty, liberal arts, politics, students, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, has been appointed director of the UTA Center for African American Studies.

  • 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.

November 2016

October 2016

  • 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.

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.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA top public institution in nation for least student debt
    National ranking

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    News Topics: student life, students

    U.S. News & World Report's 2017 "Best Colleges" rankings issue has named The University of Texas at Arlington as the top public institution in the U.S. for graduating students with the least student debt.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Excellence in athletics part of the fabric of The University of Texas at Arlington
    Stellar student-athletes

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    News Topics: sports, student life, students

    UTA is welcoming a cadre of outstanding student-athletes this year. Their focus is on the courts, the fields, and the classrooms as well. The volleyball team starts its 2016 campaign at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at College Park Center.

  • UTA Air Force ROTC students earn national recognition for academic achievement
    National recognition

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: liberal arts, student life, students

    The U.S. Air Force ROTC has named the Air Force ROTC Detachment 845 at The University of Texas at Arlington among the best in the nation for academic achievement.

  • 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’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation launches interdisciplinary PhD in kinesiology degree
    Kinesiology PhD Launched

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, science, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in the fall, in response to soaring demand for healthcare scientists and faculty.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UTA aerospace engineering graduate first to successfully flight test unmanned aerial vehicle with mass-actuated controls
    Weighted flight

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, students

    A UTA team has designed, built and flight tested an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses a mass actuation system or weights that move back and forth within the wings to maneuver the aircraft. The findings were disclosed in a paper that was presented at a recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to develop recommendations for future growth at Dallas Executive Airport
    Quality of life

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, community service, innovation, students, urban and public affairs

    The city of Dallas is using students from Institute of Urban Studies in UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs to examine possible Dallas Executive Airport enhancements that would spur economic growth and quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods.

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.

  • Hladik named new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services
    Parking, transportation

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: staff, student life, students, transportation

    Greg Hladik has been named the new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services. Hladik has previously served as assistant director for auxiliary services, with responsibility for the retail units in College Park and working with university housing.

  • UTA taps seasoned administrator and academic leader as new dean of the College of Engineering
    Crouch named new COE dean

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, staff, students

    The University has appointed Peter E. Crouch as the new dean of the College of Engineering. In past posts as dean, Crouch has led significant enrollment growth, established strong partnerships with businesses leaders, elevated the colleges’ national rankings, helped secure millions of dollars in federal research support, has led international expansion efforts and enhanced online offerings.

  • 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.

June 2016

May 2016

  • Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills
    Veterans aid

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    News Topics: business, research, student life, students

    A Small Business Administration grant to the College of Business will create the Veterans Business Outreach Center that will provide UTA veterans with skills needed to start entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • TransferUTA initiative to increase resources, support for students who want to earn bachelor’s degrees
    College completion

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, student life, students

    TransferUTA unites recruiting, admissions, orientation and support services for transfer students in a focused effort to increase college completion and is a signal that UTA is a transfer-friendly university.

  • More than 5,600 UTA students to earn degrees during Spring 2016 commencement exercises May 12-14
    Commencement 2016

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, commencement, student life, students

    UTA congratulates a record class of spring 2016 graduates, and welcomes friends, family and supporters to commencement ceremonies this week at College Park Center.

  • UTA student-athletes win 2015-2016 Sun Belt title for community service projects
    Community impact

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference has honored UTA student-athletes with its 2015-2016 Community Service Award in recognition for their service projects and achievements in giving back to the community.

April 2016

March 2016

  • U.S. News ranks more than 20 UTA graduate programs among nation’s best
    Measure of excellence

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, faculty, staff, students

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked more than 20 UTA graduate programs among the nation’s best for 2017. Three graduate level degree programs ranked in the top 50.

  • UTA students, other volunteers prep for ‘The Big Event’ day of community service
    Helping hands

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, student life, students

    "The Big Event," UTA's biggest day of service in the community, will take place on April 9. More than 1,300 projects will receive attention this year thanks to efforts being coordinated by Student Affairs.

  • Artiman Ventures brings the vision of Silicon Valley startups to UTA
    Startups

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, innovation, research, student life, students

    Silicon Valley investment group Artiman Ventures will hold a two-day session at UTA on April 7-8 to brainstorm with faculty, students and local entrepreneurs on how to help move new technologies to the marketplace.

  • UTA shines spotlight on creative art education during annual Glass Art exhibit
    Innovation and inspiration

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    News Topics: art, liberal arts, staff, students

    UTA's annual Glass Art Sale and Show takes place Saturday, April 2 at the Studio Arts Center. A highlight of the school year, the Department of Art + Art History event features the artistic brilliance of students, faculty and staff.

February 2016

January 2016