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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

November 2013

President Vistasp M. Karbhari Signature of Vistasp M. Karbhari

A University on the Move

Did you know that UT Arlington is the nation’s seventh fastest-growing public research institution, one of only six “Next Generation Universities” in the U.S., and the fifth most diverse national university? UT Arlington is on the move and positioned to become the model 21st-century urban university. The stories below highlight our rising national and international impact and illustrate our commitment to becoming a pre-eminent place for intellectual pursuits and a driver of positive change. Please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

National award recognizes nursing professor's work with veterans

National award recognizes nursing professor's work with veterans

The associate director of UT Arlington’s Center for Nursing Research has been honored nationally for her work on a study of ways to support injured veterans in the workforce. more »

Liping Tang

Novel system shows promise in detecting and treating cancer

Wayward cancer cells often cause tumors elsewhere in the body. Bioengineering Professor Liping Tang is creating a bone marrow-mimicking trap to attract these cells and confine them to a single location. more »

Diversity Week group

UT Arlington rated as nation's fifth most diverse university

U.S. News and World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth nationally for providing a racially and ethnically diverse campus. The University moved up from seventh place in last year's diversity rankings. more »

UT Arlington wins federal funding to help veterans become nurses

UT Arlington wins federal funding to help veterans become nurses

Federal officials who aim to help veterans translate their military service into nursing careers have awarded a grant of almost $300,000 to the UT Arlington College of Nursing for to increase enrollment and graduation rates for veterans. more »

National Science Foundation funds STEM studies at UT Arlington

National Science Foundation funds STEM studies at UT Arlington

A new $623,608 National Science Foundation S-STEM grant to the UT Arlington Mathematics Department will help undergraduates with up to $10,000 in stipends, tuition and fees as they pursue their future in teaching, research or other math-based professions.  more »

UT Arlington engineers making batteries safer, cooler

UT Arlington engineers making batteries safer, cooler

Two UT Arlington engineering faculty members have won a $152,077 Office of Naval Research grant to study the thermal properties of lithium-ion batteries and devise better designs for cooling and operating them safely on Navy ships and planes.  more »