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Within weeks some 1500 high school sophomores in the Arlington school district will receive letters telling them their admission to the University of Texas in Arlington is guaranteed, even though they have two more years of high school to complete.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is hosting a conference about online learning in December with the help of a $97,200 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event will bring in speakers from universities around the country that offer massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs.

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Dissecting prejudice is about as easy as picking apart a pomegranate. It’s a messy task that researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have been working on for years.

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College students from 11 schools will race scaled down Formula One cars this weekend in Arlington. The students on the UT Arlington team say what sets their car apart are  its wings.

Update, 10:35 a.m.: UT Arlington police say the threat has now passed and the campus has reopened. Students and employees have been told to resume their normal schedules. Original post: Early this morning, police received word that a man with a gun was headed to the University of Texas at Arlington. All students already on campus are asked to stay indoors while police investigate. All summer classes and activities have been cancelled.

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There’s a brand new poem to add to Juneteenth celebrations this year. It’s a previously unknown work by the country’s first published black writer, Jupiter Hammon. UT Arlington grad student Julie McCown, uncovered the handwritten poem while looking for a specific piece of Hammon’s work. The piece, called “An Essay on Slavery," was buried in documents at the Manuscripts and Archives at Yale University Library in Connecticut.

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The University of Texas at Arlington has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history- $7.5 million to install equipment designed for advanced scientific research.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named the current provost at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the only finalist to succeed retiring President James Spaniolo.

UTA Project Gives Robots Sensitive Skin

Dec 11, 2012
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Think about robots, and up pop images of soulless automatons made out of metal and circuits. But a team from the University of Texas at Arlington has just won a $1.35 million National Science Foundation grant to give robots sensitive, human-like skin.

Governor Perry will be in Dallas Monday to promote his plan for making college more affordable. But some universities think his plan is a one way street.

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