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Chancellor finalist

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

University of Texas System regents voted Saturday to name James B. Milliken, former chancellor of the City University of New York and former president of the University of Nebraska, as the sole finalist for chancellor of the 14-campus system, The Texas Tribune, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Star-Telegram, Chronicle of Higher Education and many other media outlets reported.

TMAC award

Friday, August 3, 2018

UTA's TMAC was granted a $6.6 million federal award to accelerate growth and competitiveness of small and mid-sized manufacturing firms, TechSite reported. “This award enables UTA to continue being a catalyst in the economic development of the metroplex and state through helping small and mid-sized manufacturing firms develop or improve products, processes and human capital to increase sales and profits, and create jobs,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said.

Sustainability award

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The University of Texas at Arlington has won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, ScienMag, Stamford Advocate and many other media reported. The Excellence in Sustainability Award is earned by institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in sustainability leadership, including financial, facilities, operational, environmental, community and climate. 

Rethinking higher education

Friday, July 20, 2018

Universities must radically rethink how access, excellence and impact are brought together, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote in an opinion piece for The EvoLLLution, a higher education publication. He said transforming the university to serve a global, knowledge-based society is being done today at a number of institutions, including UTA, where faculty are driving change at an unprecedented pace, engaging social, economic, technological and market forces to adapt to the world of tomorrow—as we meet the present and future needs of our students today.

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.

Governor visits India

Monday, March 26, 2018

Gov. Greg Abbott is pitching Texas to various groups and entities in India, The Dallas Morning News reported. The governor said he was fascinated to learn that two Texas universities are run by Indian Americans. Vistasp Karbhari is president of the University of Texas at Arlington. Renu Khator is chancellor of the University of Houston system.

eSports venture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be attending a major announcement Wednesday about a state-of-the-art eSports venture planned for the Arlington Entertainment District in the near future, Arlington Voice reported. 

UTA president featured

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was featured in a Texas Tribune and Eagle Pass Business Journal article about fixing higher education funding. “Having some type of performance funding tied to each institution’s mission, in addition to a consistent and stable model for funding would benefit Texas students and our economy,” Karbhari said. 

Karbhari receives award

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari received an award from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber celebration of the Lunar New Year, The Dallas Morning News reported. Chamber president Grace McDermott recognized Karbhari for his support for the local Asian-American community. 

President speaks

Friday, February 2, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari offered remarks at the Indian consulate’s Indian Republic Day celebration in Houston, according to Indo American News. Other speakers at the event included Ashok Belani, executive vice president of technology, Schlumberger; Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO, Wipro; and U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston. 

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