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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

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. 

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.

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