UTA In The News — Monday, May 18, 2020
UTA & the CARES Act
The University of Texas at Arlington is giving $10.6M to students through grants funded by the CARES Act, KERA reported. The university expects to award 12,000 students up to $1,000 through the funding received from the federal government.
Women in Technology honoree
UT Arlington’s Sharareh “Sherri” Kermanshachi has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Women in Technology Award from the Dallas Business Journal. Kermanshachi, a civil engineering assistant professor, was one of 25 women named by the Dallas Business Journal’s seventh annual Women in Technology Awards.
UTA adapting to COVID
UT Arlington ranked high on a tier rating of how adaptable they are to life and learning during the COVID-19 crisis, WFAA reported. Educate to Career, a California-based education nonprofit, ranked four-year schools into tiers based on factors including in-classroom instruction, quality and experience with online learning and other factors.
For high school students looking to get into North Texas colleges for the fall semester of 2020, the process will be much different than past years, WFAA reported. Universities, including UT Arlington, are responding by adjusting their policies to make the admission process easier.