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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

February 2014

President Vistasp M. Karbhari Signature of Vistasp M. Karbhari

Driving Positive Change

As a growing research powerhouse, UT Arlington rigorously pursues transformative discoveries to create a healthier, safer, and more advanced society. Our dedicated faculty, staff, and students embody a collaborative spirit that helps the University enhance the quality of life for thousands of people each year. The stories below highlight our rising national and international impact and reinforce our status as a pre-eminent place for scholarly endeavors and an economic, social, and cultural driver of positive change. Please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

A UT Arlington research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred. more »

UT Arlington enrollment exceeds 34,000 for the first time

UT Arlington enrollment exceeds 34,000 for the first time

UT Arlington enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester has climbed to a record 34,249 students, buoyed by strong growth in the College of Engineering and sustained demand for College of Nursing programs, preliminary reports show. more »

UT Arlington bioengineer to create new nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls

UT Arlington bioengineer to create new nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls

A UT Arlington bioengineer has received a four-year, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls following angioplasty and stenting procedures to treat coronary arterial disease. more »

UTA DNA

Discover the core of UT Arlington's excellence

UT Arlington has developed 12 themes for 2014 to establish a context for the programs, events, activities, and stories that showcase excellence university-wide. Explore UTA DNA and discover the greatness that is in our genes. more »

Mohammad Najafi

Overdue for a major overhaul

Discovering new ways to repair, maintain, and update the nation's aging roadways, pipelines, manholes, and other infrastructure could save lives and billions of dollars. more »

piles of trash at the landfill

Civil engineers turn landfills into a power source

An innovative recirculation system developed by two civil engineers is providing a source of electricity for about 1,600 households in Denton, Texas. more »