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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. 

Record enrollment

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

KXAS NBC 5 interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari about the university’s record numbers of entering freshmen and record overall enrollment, becoming the largest campus in North Texas. “It’s a great university, it’s an urban university,” Karbhari said. Entering freshman Hana Bader Ali and Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, were also interviewed for the story. Dallas' KSKY 600 AM also covered the record enrollment. 

Low debt

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MarketWatch reported that UTA is among the top universities in the nation for graduating students with the lowest debt. President Vistasp Karbhari said UTA helps students keep costs low with creative financial aid packages and success skill classes to encourage on-time graduation. MyInforms also carried the story.

Bike share

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

KDFW FOX 4 reported on the launch of UTA’s new Bike Share Program. President Vistasp Karbhari said the program brings sustainability to the campus in just one more way.

President, alumnus featured

Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari , a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

UTA reaches mega status

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

Adult learners

Friday, June 23, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote a column for asking whether higher education is doing enough to serve returning adult learners.

New partnership

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fort Worth Business and Public Now reported on a new partnership between UTA and the Arlington Independent School District to provide a seamless transition for students at Arlington Collegiate High School. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was interviewed about the program by KLIF 570 AM and WBAP 820 AM.

Education options

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote that meeting today’s students when and where they need their education produces a better Texas workforce in a Texas Tribune TribTalk op-ed column. He said UTA has adopted many different options for distance learning that help meet this challenge.

New provost hired

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dr. Teik C. Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of UTA, the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, Dallas Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance and many other media reported. The Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move also announced the hiring.

Lockheed Martin gift

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Many news outlets, including the Star-Telegram, KDFW Fox 4KXAS NBC 5, KTVT CBS 11, KRLD 1080 AM, WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM, reported on Lockheed Martin’s $1.5 million gift to UTA, making the company the name sponsor of UTA’s Career Development Center.

Funding proposal

Monday, March 20, 2017

A funding plan proposed by state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would hit fast-growing universities, such as UTA, The Dallas Morning News reported. Under a proposed adjustment, UTA would lose $15 million.

Workforce-ready graduates

Monday, March 6, 2017

UTA has the second lowest student debt average in the nation and the third highest number of workforce-ready students among public universities in Texas, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote in a column for TribTalk, the opinion website of The Texas Tribune.

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