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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

July 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Pre-eminence Personified

The University of Texas at Arlington is a strong and thriving institution that expertly balances teaching and research and moves them forward in symphony. Our highly ranked academic programs and growing research enterprise attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world. These renowned faculty members continue to receive prestigious awards, pioneer breakthroughs in critical fields, and impart their knowledge to shape the next generation of leaders. The notable achievements and bold initiatives highlighted in this issue of UTA Impact demonstrate how UT Arlington stands poised to shape the future of higher education while reinforcing our reputation as the model 21st century urban research university. As always, please feel free to contact me at

Six UT Arlington faculty members honored with UT System Outstanding Teaching Awards

Setting the standard for teaching excellence

Six faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2015 Regents Outstanding Teaching Award winners for excellence in the classroom. more »

Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to offer vital landfill training globally

Providing sustainable solutions with global impact

The University of Texas at Arlington has established the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to provide leadership and expertise to countries and cities around the globe in how to make waste management and landfills more efficient and sustainable. more »

Alumna’s gift will provide international business students opportunities to engage the world

Major gift enriches experiences for international business students

Alumna Jacqualyn Fouse has committed $762,500 that, with additional support from the UT Arlington College of Business, will establish the $1.525 million Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad fund. more »

UT Arlington’s new NSF center and its partnership with industry may lower costs and lessen the need for infrastructure maintenance

New NSF center pursues infrastructure innovations

A new National Science Foundation center at The University of Texas at Arlington will determine how to best use composite materials to extend the life-cycle of civil infrastructure, resulting in less maintenance and lower costs to taxpayers.  more »

Joy Don Baker and Carolyn Cason

Leading the way in nursing research and education

College of Nursing and Health Innovation professors Joy Don Baker and Carolyn Cason have been named 2015 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing for their contributions to nursing and health care. more »

UT Arlington physics professor wins esteemed Humboldt Research Award

Prestigious international award honors physics breakthroughs

A University of Texas at Arlington physics researcher has won the international Humboldt Research Award for his exploration of extra-solar planetary systems, the origin of dark matter and dark energy, black holes and formulation of fundamental theories of physics. more »