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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.

UTA ranked

Monday, September 10, 2018

The University of Texas at Arlington is nationally ranked No. 221 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for 2019 list, which was released Monday, Sept. 10, reported. UTA also ranked No. 126 among top public universities in the magazine’s rankings.

Transfer pathway

Friday, September 7, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said UTA has an agreement with Tarrant County College to create an official transfer pathway that includes advising to help students take the right courses needed for a degree. The Dallas Morning News reported about the agreement in detailing a state Senate Higher Education Committee meeting concerning difficulties students have transferring between community colleges and four-year institutions. KRLD 1080 AM aired a similar story.

New ecosystem

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari published an article in The Evolllution about the need for a re-envisioned higher education ecosystem with better alignment with the labor market, faster and more flexible program development models, improved personalization and customization of the academic experience, and a greater focus on lifelong learning. 

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.

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