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News from The University of Texas at Arlington

July 2016

Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of The University of Texas at Arlington

Excellence, Access, and Affordability

The University of Texas at Arlington continues to reach new levels of distinction thanks to the work of our tremendous faculty, staff, and students. We are impacting the economy and workforce in Texas through collaboration and innovation. The University conferred more than 5,100 degrees at commencement exercises in May, an 8 percent increase from the previous year. These new graduates join the ranks of UTA’s more than 200,000 alumni. Our new partnership with Tarrant County College will help more students earn an affordable four-year degree, contributing to the state's 60x30TX educational goal. UTA is rapidly becoming the model 21st-century urban research university, and we invite you to share our stories of excellence with your colleagues and community.

More than 5,600 UTA students to earn degrees during Spring 2016 commencement exercises May 12-14

UTA confers more than 5,100 degrees at May commencement exercise

Growth in the number of Maverick graduates is driven by expansion in the University’s engineering, nursing, and education programs. more »

UTA, Tarrant County College District launch Early Transfer Identification Program

UTA and TCCD launch Early Transfer Identification Program

UTA has joined forces with Tarrant County College District in an innovative and collaborative partnership called E-TIP designed to strengthen the workforce by increasing the number of North Texans who have college degrees. more »

Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills

New UTA center will help veterans start and grow businesses

The College of Business has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Administration grant to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will offer educational, training, and consulting services to veterans who are starting or growing a business. more »

UTA researcher to employ scanning laser to measure microtexture of aggregates in Texas pavement

Researcher examines which materials work best on Texas roads

Roger Walker, a professor of computer science and engineering, is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure the microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures. more »

UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions

App developed at UTA will help monitor flash flooding

A team led by D.J. Seo, associate professor of civil engineering, is harnessing technology to deliver faster, more precise information about severe weather and flash flooding. more »

UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology

UTA researcher earns prestigious grant to develop amplifiers and lasers

Robert Magnusson, UTA’s Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research that could potentially transform the way electronic information is transmitted and have a huge economic impact. more »