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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

August 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Advancing Excellence Through Innovation

The University of Texas at Arlington is an institution of unlimited opportunities and boundless potential. Defined by excellence and innovation, we are committed to addressing critical issues in health management, natural resource preservation, the built environment, data analytics, and more. The singular examples of achievement highlighted in this issue of UTA Impact illustrate that we’re on a fast track to becoming the model 21st century urban research university. These impressive accomplishments continue to make UT Arlington a catalyst for economic progress and a pre-eminent place for scholarly pursuits. Please feel free to contact me at

UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation

Setting the standard for nursing pre-eminence

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation’s foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. more »

White House honors UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs coach as "Champion of Change: Disability Advocate"

Disability advocate earns prestigious White House honor

White House officials gathered in Washington, D.C. on July 27 to honor a University of Texas at Arlington coach for his efforts to help students and injured service veterans and others who face varying physical challenges. more »

New UT Arlington Executive PhD in International Business provides research skills to corporate-level leaders

Ph.D. in international business to benefit corporate executives

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business will offer North Texas’ first Executive Delivery Ph.D. with a planned start date of January 2016. more »

UT Arlington School of Social Work online MSW program ranked among nation’s best

Online social work program selected one of nation’s best

The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work is among the nation’s top schools for those who want to earn a degree through an online MSW program, according to Social Work Degree more »

UT Arlington professor explores intersection of music and technology to manipulate sound

Professor melds music and technology to create unique sounds

A University of Texas at Arlington associate professor is pushing the limits of music and technology thanks to a new Research Enhancement Program grant that will allow him to enhance musical sounds with sensor-laden gloves. more »

UT Arlington Research Institute teams with Dallas firm to build new solar optics system prototype

Novel optics system aims to boost solar energy power

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and Dallas-based Skyven Technologies have been awarded a National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program grant to build and test a Phase 1 prototype of a novel optics system for concentrating sunlight more than 1,000 times the usual amplification. more »