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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 58,000 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

President named to board

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was named a board member at large for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' 2019 board of directors, Targeted News Service reported.

SEIR dedication

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

UTA is taking big strides toward becoming a health research powerhouse in the North Texas area with the opening of its new research building, D CEO Healthcare, Fort Worth Magazine, KXAS NBC 5 and reported. UTA officially dedicated its new Science & Engineering Innovation & Research, or SEIR, building last week. Research projects that focus on brain health, cancer, cardiovascular health, aging and genomics will be housed at SEIR.

SEIR building

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

UTA will host a ribbon-cutting for its new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building on Friday, Sept. 28, The Dallas Morning News reported. The ceremony will be followed by lab tours with VIPs, students, community members and researchers who will work in the building.

National stage

Monday, September 24, 2018

Enrollment growth and the opening of the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research, or SEIR, building are helping place UTA on national stage, an op-ed article in the Star-Telegram said. Former Arlington mayor Richard Greene wrote the op-ed. Greene also is a professor in practice in UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Fall enrollment

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

UTA’s fall enrollment set a new record at 42,496, with 3,400 incoming freshmen, KTVT CBS 11,, Targeted News Service and U.S. Fed News reported. KTVT quoted UTA President Vistasp Karbhari as saying that this new record enrollment reflects UTA’s value in the state and around the world. 

U.S. News rankings

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 rankings for universities, KTVT CBS 11, the Houston Chronicle, Dallas CultureMap and San Antonio’s KTSA 550 AM reported. UTA was No. 221 on the list.

West campus buildings

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

UTA opened two new west campus buildings – West Hall, the university’s newest residence hall, and The Commons, a place for students, faculty, staff and community members to eat and meet, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

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By leveraging our expertise in improving health care, managing our natural resources, creating more livable communities, and harnessing the proliferation of data, the University is poised to help emerging megacities like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex become sustainable economic and cultural centers that raise the prospects for prosperity and enhance quality of life.

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