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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

UTA degrees awarded

Monday, January 7, 2019

About 5,400 degrees were awarded at UTA in December, East Texas Matters reported in a story that said the UT System institutions granted more than 22,000 new degrees last month. UTA led all UT System institutions with the number of degrees awarded.

Friday, December 21, 2018

A government shutdown will not be as bad as some people expect, says Alan Saxe, associate professor of political science. Saxe told KLIF-AM and WBAP-AM radio that federal employees will not be paid during the shutdown, but will be when the government is working again.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

UTA Provost Teik C. Lim, also a professor of mechanical engineering, and L.K. Mestha, an affiliated adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, EurekaAlert! and Scienmag reported. Lim and Mestha bring the total number of UTA fellows to 14, the highest number for a Texas university.

Friday, December 14, 2018

UTA Provost Teik C. Lim, also a professor of mechanical engineering, and L.K. Mestha, an affiliated adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, MarketScreener.com and Targeted News Service reported. Lim and Mestha bring the total number of UTA fellows to 14, the highest number for a Texas university.

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 NBCDFW.com 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.



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