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A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 48,000 students in Texas and around the world.

A prolific researcher and seasoned administrator, President Karbhari has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $37 million in research projects and authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

Friendship Council

Friday, June 1, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was among the community leaders who participated in the Indian American Friendship Council reception for Nikki Randhawa Haley, U.S. ambassador to United Nations, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving, Indian Defense News reported.

Indian American Friendship Council

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was among the community leaders who participated in the Indian American Friendship Council reception for Nikki Randhawa Haley, United States Ambassador to United Nations, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving, NRI Press and News India Times reported. 

Online education

Monday, May 21, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said online education is a way for the University to reach the new traditional student in higher education, The Washington Post reported in a story about the rising popularity of online education. Karbhari said UTA, which has huge online enrollments in nursing and education, focuses on face-to-face, online and a mix of the two to provide education. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Utah, also ran the Post story.

Regents outstanding employees

Monday, April 16, 2018

Two University of Texas at Arlington staff members are part of the 30-member inaugural class of UT System Regents' Outstanding Employee Award, U.S. Fed News reported. Molly Albart, director of Student Success, Planning and Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs, and Jeff Johnson, director of Maintenance Operations and Special Projects, will be honored at a May 14 special ceremony and luncheon in Austin at The Driskill Hotel.

Nepal television interviews

Friday, April 6, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Jay Horn, UTA executive director in the Office of International Education, were interviewed about the UTA campus, international life, diversity and the role of higher education, Nepal’s News 24’s SDG Talk reported. UTA student Vishan Neupane conducted the interview.

Esports facility

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari welcomed the construction of an esports facility that city of Arlington officials recently announced will be located just a few minutes away from the campus, GIN or Game Industry News reported.



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