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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

June 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Shaping Future Leaders

A premier provider of workforce development, The University of Texas at Arlington will award almost 10,000 degrees this year. Our graduates are prepared to hit the ground running and will embark on careers in nursing, business, engineering, science, architecture, urban planning, education, social work, and other industries essential to the prosperity of our region, state, and nation. As you’ll read in this issue of UTA Impact, UT Arlington sets new standards for a transformative learning experience to ensure that our students become successful leaders in today’s increasingly global society. As always, please feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

UT Arlington students reach academic pinnacle during commencement ceremonies May 14-16

Infusing Texas with highly skilled graduates

Some 5,000 students, including a record number of engineering graduates, claimed their degrees during commencement ceremonies May 14-16 at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center. more »

Schools of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs unite to become College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

New college advances sustainable urban communities

UT Arlington’s longstanding schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. more »

New UT Arlington bachelor’s degree combines architecture, engineering to meet industry demand

Innovative degree boosts architecture, engineering, construction fields

Beginning this fall, The University of Texas at Arlington will offer the first architectural engineering bachelor’s degree program in North Texas to prepare a new generation of students for careers in design, construction and engineering-related fields. more »

UT Arlington LINK Lab study provides foundation for the future of digital higher education

Embracing technology to serve students’ needs

A new, comprehensive metastudy of the role technology plays in higher education urges universities of tomorrow to capitalize on technologies that effectively support student learning, to embrace blended learning environments, and to customize degree programs to serve the needs of students in a digital age. more »

New study finds extreme weather will significantly impact infrastructure across region by 2100

Improving transportation infrastructure across North Texas

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington finds a high likelihood that extreme storms and higher precipitation will lead to transportation disruption and widespread damage to roads, railways and airport runways in the Dallas-Fort Worth region by the end of the 21st century. more »

UT Arlington unveils high-tech ‘Smart Care’ apartment designed to improve health care for seniors, people with disabilities

Enhancing the quality of life for senior adults

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers have unveiled a model “Smart Care” apartment that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently in their own homes. more »