UTA In The News — Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday, Sep 03, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Texas Tier One designation

UT Arlington has become the fourth institution in the state to achieve designation as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics and research that brings with it access to the state’s National Research University Fund, The Dallas Morning News reported. While UTA is the latest Texas university to reach Tier One status, the incentive program for universities to strive for top research institution status is worthwhile due to how it enhances a university’s ability to offer students a first-class education that families can afford.

MavPitch Business Competition

UT Arlington has named the winners of its annual MavPitch Business Competition, Dallas Innovates and NTX Inno reported. Going head-to-head, 13 student-led startups made their pitches, with six companies taking home a collective $85,000. “We are trying to nurture and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit and community here at UTA,” said Jeffrey McGee, Maverick Entrepreneur Program organizer and associate professor in the College of Business’ Department of Management. 

Fort Worth architect 

UTA alumnus Alfred Vidaurri Jr. became the president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and was featured in a Q&A with Texas Architect. Vidaurri is a graduate of UT Arlington’s Master of Architecture program and lives and works in Fort Worth.