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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

October 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Rising in Stature and Numbers

Defined by excellence and innovation, The University of Texas at Arlington continues to make unprecedented advancements in research, teaching, and service. Our enrollment reached a record high this fall, reinforcing our standing as a world-class university while emphasizing our commitment to serving our community. The achievements spotlighted in this issue of UTA Impact illustrate our status as the model 21st century urban research university. We are a catalyst for economic progress and a pre-eminent place for scholarly pursuits—with a future that promises to be second to none. Please feel free to contact me at

UTA enrollment climbs 6.1 percent to record 37,000 Texas-based students

Record enrollment underscores status as first-choice university

UTA enrollment climbed 6.1 percent to a record 37,008 Texas-based students this fall, and combined enrollment in campus-based and online programs is expected to surpass 55,000 by the end of the academic year. more »

UTA Undergraduate Business, Engineering programs move up on U.S. News and World Report lists

Colleges advance in prestige and placement on U.S. News lists

UTA’s College of Engineering moved to No. 98 of 165 ranked undergraduate engineering programs on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. The College of Business ranked 131st among 472 undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. more »

UTA math professor awarded NSF grant to develop new methods of measuring mathematical problem solving

Preparing more students for success in STEM fields

Mathematics Associate Professor James Epperson will use a National Science Foundation grant to better understand the problem-solving skills that students need to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math. more »

University Crossroads honored with 2015 Miguel Hidalgo Award - Education

Program honored for boosting college access and readiness

UTA’s University Crossroads program has received the 2015 Miguel Hidalgo Award by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts for its educational outreach and widespread impact on the Hispanic community in Dallas. more »

Noted UTA physicist recognized with first American Physical Society instrumentation award

Acclaimed UTA physicist wins prestigious national award

David Nygren, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, received a new American Physical Society instrumentation award for his lifelong contributions to particle physics. Dr. Nygren is the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics in UTA’s College of Science. more »

Research uses data mining to help early identification, prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Pursuing breakthroughs in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease

Computer Science and Engineering Professor Heng Huang has received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to analyze complex genomics data to predict whether a person is predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s disease. more »