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UTA IMPACT

News from The University of Texas at Arlington

December 2015

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

IDEAS

The University of Texas at Arlington is a university defined by IDEAS—­establishing ourselves as a leader in Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access, and Student Success. These characteristics propel us and advance our status as the model 21st-century urban research university. The examples of achievement highlighted in this issue of UTA Impact show the many ways UTA is stimulating economic progress, developing innovative solutions, and providing a transformative learning experience to future leaders. As always, feel free to contact me at vkarbhari@uta.edu.

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Saving money and preserving roads

UTA civil engineers are turning to novel solutions, from slopes shored up with plastic pins to bridges with built-in heating systems, to help the Texas Department of Transportation maintain and replace bridges and roads. more »

UTA ranks tops in Texas, No. 16 in the U.S. among 2016 ‘Best for Vets’ schools

‘Best For Vets’ in Texas

The University of Texas at Arlington is the best four-year college in Texas for military veterans and one of the top 20 schools in the nation for servicemen and servicewomen who are working to earn a college degree, according to Military Times. more »

UTA receives $1.5 million to increase Ph.D.s in areas of national need

$1.5 million to increase doctoral degrees in areas of national need

The University of Texas at Arlington departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering have been awarded a total of $1.5 million for two U.S. Department of Education grants to help students earn doctoral degrees in areas of national need. more »

Pathways to College Access Program named finalist for 2015 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Award

Closing the Gaps

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board named UTA’s Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness Program a finalist for the Star Awards in recognition of its effort to help meet the state’s Closing the Gaps goals. more »

UTA School of Social Work ranked among nation’s best for graduate study

School of Social Work earns top ranking

UTA’s School of Social Work has again been ranked one of the top universities in the nation for students seeking graduate degrees. more »

New UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs unveils vision for national prominence, global impact

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs unveils vision

The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates a bold vision for the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, which has united the former schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs to create one of the nation’s premier programs in design, planning, public policy, and development. more »