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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

March 2016

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of UT Arlington

Leading the Discussion on Education

The University of Texas at Arlington continues to be a leader in higher education, with our programs in engineering, business, nursing, and education ranked among the nation’s best according to U.S. News & World Report. UTA is leading the discussion on educational policy and will host an April 5 conference on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX initiative, aimed at ensuring 60 percent of the state’s 25- to 34-year-olds have earned a college degree or certificate by the year 2030. Please check out my new blog Mav Milestones, showcasing what’s new and notable at UTA and please feel free to contact me at

U.S. News ranks more than 20 UTA graduate programs among nation’s best

UTA graduate programs rise in national rankings

UTA's graduate programs rank among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools." more »

60x30TX: Access, Success, Texas

UTA to host regional 60x30TX conference

In support of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX initiative, UTA is hosting the first comprehensive gathering of North Texas leaders to discuss the state’s 60x30TX goals. more »

UTA, Arlington school district launch Teacher Academy to increase educator talent pipeline

University teams with Arlington ISD to promote student success

An innovative, new UTA-Arlington ISD Teacher Academy will enable high school juniors and seniors to earn early college credit and get a head start on a career in education. more »

Krish Prabhu

AT&T chief technology officer joins UTA faculty

Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, has been named to UTA’s Engineering Hall of Achievement and appointed a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. more »

illustration of residents in future city

UTA researchers help shape cities of the future

As today’s major cities grow into megacities of more than 10 million people, UTA researchers are tackling the complex challenges that arise from these swelling urban communities. more »

UTA researcher shows affordable housing not so affordable when transportation costs soar

UTA researcher examines impact of transportation on affordable housing

Shima Hamidi, assistant professor in UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, published a study in Housing Policy Debate journal that assesses the affordability of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rental assistance properties from the perspective of transportation costs. more »