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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

October 2014

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UT Arlington enrollment hits new fall record, up 65 percent since 2001

Fall enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington has hit a new high of nearly 35,000 students, with an influx of engineering, education and nursing students fueling the growth. Preliminary census reports this week show UT Arlington enrollment of students in Texas at 34,899, up 4.8 percent from the previous fall and a 65 percent increase since 2001. Read more »

UT Arlington recognized by nation's leading Hispanic higher education organization

UT Arlington recognized by nation's leading Hispanic higher education organization

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has named The University of Texas at Arlington its 2014 Outstanding HACU-Member Institution for the school’s contributions to Hispanic higher education. more »

Teens living with two, college-educated parents less likely to use alcohol and marijuana, UT Arlington study finds

Teens living with two, college-educated parents less likely to use alcohol and marijuana, UT Arlington study finds

A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas at Arlington study has found. more »

Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources

Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. more »

Shorebird's beak inspires UT Arlington research on water collection

Shorebird's beak inspires UT Arlington research on water collection

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. more »

UT Arlington connecting freshmen and research

UT Arlington connecting freshmen and research

UT Arlington’s College of Science has launched a new program to connect freshmen science majors and authentic research experiences with the goal of igniting a passion for inquiry and charting a path to a career in the STEM fields. more »

UT Arlington researchers develop transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection for medical safety and homeland security

UT Arlington researchers develop transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection for medical safety and homeland security

A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances. more »