Category Archives: Education

Department of Education Grant to Increase UTA Doctoral Students

A University of Texas at Arlington computer science professor has received a $1.2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education, supplemented with $300,000 in UTA matching funds, that will significantly increase the number of doctoral students, especially among women and minorities. Ishfaq Ahmad, UTA professor in the Department of Computer…

UTA Spotlight: Volleyball Team Celebrates Consecutive Wins

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories include: UTA Volleyball celebrated two consecutive 3-0…

Acts of Kindness: Little Elementary’s ‘Buddy Bench’ Brings New Friends Together

When you walk onto the J. B. Little Elementary School playground in south Arlington, you are greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of children swinging, running, and playing soccer together. A child sits alone on a green bench in the middle of the playground, but before long he’s welcomed…

UTA Spotlight: Campus Participates in Annual National Night Out

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: A new on-campus apartment complex, 848 Mitchell,…

Arlington Recognizes Thornton Elementary Students for Acts of Kindness

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington’s Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts. During a pep rally Friday at Thornton Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised two students, Analisa Dena and…

Executive Vice Dean of Duke School of Nursing Selected as UTA Dean

Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI) at The University of Texas at Arlington. Merwin is currently serving as the Duke University School of Nursing’s executive vice dean and the Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing and as professor…

UTA Spotlight: Students Make Memories at Oozeball, Texas Autocross Weekend

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories:   On Friday, Sept. 28, UTA held its…

UTA Festival of Ideas Explores Immigration, Survival and Refugee Experience

“Migration, Immigration, and the Art of Survival” is the theme of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Liberal Arts’ Fall 2018 Festival of Ideas. The event is 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The festival is free and…

UTA Celebrates $125 Million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building

The University of Texas at Arlington inaugurated today its new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building, a state-of-the-art facility that will contribute to pushing the University forward as a leading health science research and teaching institution. Almost $30 million in active research grants move with UTA’s faculty into…

UTA Spotlight: Students Celebrate Korean Harvest Festival With Food, Dancing

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: Students and faculty celebrated the annual Korean…