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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

September 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Rising Toward Unprecedented Distinction

Optimism and pride pervade The University of Texas at Arlington campus as we begin another academic year that promises even greater advancements in innovation, scholarship, and community engagement. As you’ll read in this issue of UTA Impact, we have received approval to construct a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will usher in a new era in health science teaching and research. We continue to pioneer partnerships and foster collaborations that benefit our region, state, and nation. With a strong and focused vision, UTA is rapidly rising toward a place of pre-eminence on the global stage. As always, please feel free to contact me at

UT Arlington Libraries become first in Texas to digitize disability history

UTA to become first in Texas to digitize disability history

The UTA Libraries will use a $25,000 TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to digitize and publish disability history relating to UTA and Texas. more »

New UTA, Texas Health Resources collaboration offers pre-medical undergraduates unique, first-hand hospital experience

Unique partnership gives pre-med students firsthand look at physicians' work

UTA and Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States, are collaborating to offer undergraduates pursuing medical careers a unique opportunity to experience a physician’s work firsthand. more »

UTA aims to increase number of underprivileged or minority students seeking graduate bioengineering degrees

NIH grant helps minority students pursue advanced bioengineering degrees

UTA and UT El Paso will collaborate on a National Institutes of Health grant that aims to increase enrollment of underprivileged or minority students in graduate bioengineering programs. more »

UTA to add Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building to expand student opportunity, accelerate health science exploration

New research facility to accelerate exploration in health sciences

UTA is advancing plans for a new six-story Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building to help meet increasing student demand and to further the University’s emerging concentration in health science initiatives. more »

UTARI researchers developing soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

Innovative robotic glove offers hope for recovering stroke victims

A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand may bring stroke victims relief in a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology. more »

UT Arlington announces inaugural class of Terry Foundation Scholars

Prestigious scholarship program attracts best and brightest students

UTA welcomes 20 student leaders who have demonstrated strong academic ability into its charter class of Terry Foundation Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year. more »