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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. 

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.

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Diversity Personified

UTA has met Department of Education requirements to be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution. To qualify, at least 25 percent of a university’s full-time undergraduate enrollment must be Hispanic.

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