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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

UTA dedicated to innovation

Friday, November 17, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was quoted in a Smart CEO article about The Rising Tide Initiative to empower entrepreneurs in Fort Worth. “UTA is committed to developing an environment and culture that eliminates obstacles to innovation and entrepreneurship so that results of research and creative activity can be moved from our studios and laboratories into the economy for the benefit of society,” Karbhari said.

End User list

Monday, November 13, 2017

Max Kidd, associate director of technology in UTA Police Department, has been named an End User "20 under 40," Security Systems News reported. Kidd handles all the physical security in regards to cameras and intrusion. 

Campus Rec interview

Monday, November 13, 2017

Campus Rec Magazine asked Dax Kuykendall, UTA’s director of campus recreation, six questions about his role in campus recreation at the University.

Approaching mega-city

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

An opinion column in D Magazine about the future of commercial real estate agreed with UTA President Vistasp Karbhari’s assessment that the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area will quickly achieve mega-city status. The column said Karbhari has been working to help the region prepare for this status. The column defines mega-cities as those surpassing 10 million residents. The DFW area now has about 7.1 million residents.

SEIR building touted

Friday, October 20, 2017

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams noted that UTA’s Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building is well under construction, the Arlington Voice reported in covering his state of the city address. He said the $180 million investment will “propel Arlington to new heights in inventions and innovation.”

Greer Lab innovative

Friday, September 29, 2017

The University of Texas System, which includes UTA, ranked no.9 on Reuters’ list of the world’s 100 most innovative universities, Dallas Business JournalSan Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle reported. The Reuters article mentioned UTA’s recent opening of the Conrad Greer Lab, which will develop methods of compressing natural gas into high-grade diesel and jet fuel as an example of innovation in the region. 

Petsche passes away

Friday, September 29, 2017

Arnold Petsche. UTA donor and distinguished honorary alumnus, has died, the Star-Telegram reported. He established The Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering at UTA, which he considered one of his proudest achievements. Petsche also was heavily involved in UTA's Formula SAE student racing team.

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Strategic Plan 2020

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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