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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

April 2014

Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington Signature of Vistasp M. Karbhari

A University of Distinction

Excellence and achievement abound at UT Arlington. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. You’ll read about several prestigious accolades in this issue of UTA Impact. The breadth and depth of these honors accentuate the University’s status as a pre-eminent place for intellectual pursuits and a driver of positive change. Please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

Jessica Dawn Stevens

Student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for research

Jessica Dawn Stevens, a junior majoring in microbiology and biology, is one of only 11 students in Texas named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. more »

UT Arlington named No. 8 tax education school in nation

UT Arlington named No. 8 tax education school in nation

The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Science in Taxation program ranks in the top 10 for the third year in a row, according to a national online network for tax professionals. more »

UT Arlington team making athlete drug testing a thousand times better

UT Arlington team making athlete drug testing a thousand times better

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have unveiled a powerful new tool for catching bad behavior in the sports world – a testing method for evidence of performance-enhancing drugs that can be up to 1,000 times more sensitive than many current tests. more »

Emmanuel Fordjour

Student honored for research on dangerous infection

Sophomore Emmanuel Fordjour won a prestigious national award for his research on the dangerous, hospital-acquired disease Clostridium difficile. He's one of just 60 undergraduate scholars to receive the honor. more »

New UT Arlington study links BPA and breast cancer tumor growth

New UT Arlington study links BPA and breast cancer tumor growth

UT Arlington biochemists say their newly published study brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth. more »

New "Hometown Recruiting Program" creates pipeline for aspiring police officers from diploma to degree

New "Hometown Recruiting Program" creates pipeline for aspiring police officers from diploma to degree

High school students considering a law enforcement career can earn credit toward a criminal justice degree and participate in early police training through a new program backed by the Arlington Police Department, the Arlington Independent School District and UT Arlington. more »