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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

June 2014

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

Setting the Standard for Excellence

UT Arlington is committed to providing widespread access to unparalleled knowledge while ensuring the highest standards of quality. The University recently expanded its Bound for Success early-admissions program aimed at increasing the number of high school students who earn a college degree. We also were designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to these achievements, this issue of UTA Impact features stories about groundbreaking research, innovative academic offerings, and more. Please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

UT Arlington particle physics team awarded $2.5 million grant, 25 percent  funding  increase

UT Arlington particle physics team awarded $2.5 million grant, 25 percent funding increase

Physicists from UT Arlington who have traveled the world to support new scientific discoveries, including the widely publicized Higgs boson, have been awarded a $2.5 million, three-year Department of Energy grant to further their work. more »

Into the Arms of Technology

Into the caring arms of technology

Scholars are on the leading edge of assistive living research, designing smart homes and programming lifelike robots that could transform care for the elderly, disabled, and injured. more »

UT Arlington teams with Mansfield, Grand Prairie school districts to help more students earn college degrees

UT Arlington teams with Mansfield, Grand Prairie school districts to help more students earn college degrees

The University of Texas at Arlington announces new partnerships with the Grand Prairie and Mansfield school districts for a significant expansion of Bound for Success, the early admissions initiative aimed at increasing the number of high school students who earn a college degree. more »

New construction management degree answers industry, student needs

New construction management degree answers industry, student needs

Beginning in fall 2014, The University of Texas at Arlington will offer a new Master of Construction Management degree with an option to take courses online to help meet industry demand, especially in the thriving North Texas region. more »

The University of Texas at Arlington becomes 'Hispanic-Serving Institution'

The University of Texas at Arlington becomes 'Hispanic-Serving Institution'

The University of Texas at Arlington has met U.S. Department of Education requirements to be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a status that makes it eligible for federal grants supporting and strengthening institutions with large numbers of Hispanic students. more »

Renowned particle physicist David Nygren to join UT Arlington

Renowned particle physicist David Nygren to join UT Arlington

David Nygren, a renowned physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been appointed Presidential Distinguished Professor in the UT Arlington College of Science and will join the University this fall. more »