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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

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. 

Online numbers

Friday, January 5, 2018

UTA is among the leading colleges in the nation for online education, according to an Inside Higher Ed article that showed overall online student enrollment. UTA’s online enrollment is growing, reaching 21,330 in Fall 2016. 

Mujeres Legendarias

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ford Motor Co. honored Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA’s associate vice provost for faculty development and associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, with a Mujeres Legendarias Award, according to Public NowEl Comunicador de Dallas and Scienmag. Mujeres Legendarias, or legendary women, is a national program honoring Hispanic women who are improving their communities. 

Improving pathways

Friday, December 15, 2017

In a column for, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari challenged four-year universities and community colleges to work together to improve transferability. “We have no option except to put aside differences, break down silos, forget artificial spheres of influence and work in integrated fashion, putting the success of students first,” Karbhari wrote.

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.

Space tourist

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Anousheh Ansari, a space tourist, innovator and entrepreneur, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at UTA as part of the Maverick Speaker Series, The Dallas Morning News reported. 

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