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UTA In The News — Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Early Transfer Identification Program noted

UTA’s early transfer identification program, or E-TIP, was mentioned in a Texas Tribune article about universities making it easier to transfer from community colleges. The program, a partnership with Tarrant County College, pre-admits students who meet GPA requirements, shares data and freezes tuition for TCC students who participate. The Star-Telegram, Amarillo Globe-News and The Rivard Report also published the story.

Career-oriented College Certificate programs

UTA’s Division for Enterprise Development was mentioned in a Star-Telegram about career-oriented college certificate programs. UTA offers certificates in the fields of environmental, health and safety, fire and safety, professional development, technology and health.

Terrorism's impact on building design

Shih-Ho Chao, UTA associate professor of structural engineering and applied mechanics in UTA's Civil Engineering Department, discussed how terrorism has impacted building design and architecture on the SpareMin podcast.

Invasive zebra mussels research expands

Phys.org and ScienMag.com reported that Robert McMahon, a professor emeritus in biology in the UTA College of Science, is expanding his research into the spread of invasive zebra mussels into Texas lakes. McMahon is an esteemed expert in freshwater and marine invertebrates.

Presidential debate review

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, appeared on several radio programs, including WBAP 820 AM, KRLD 1080 AM and KLIF 570 AM to discuss Sunday night’s second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Saxe said it was the best debate of the entire election, but Trump still has ground to make up.

UTA's record enrollment

A Times Record News article about Midwestern State University’s minimal enrollment growth mentioned UTA’s record setting enrollment increase of 7.3 percent.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence has announced its partnership with the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at UTA. The partnership recently brought together leading executives to discuss challenging topics in the fields of sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Harvesting sunlight

UTA chemists are the first to prove that inexpensive semiconducting organic polymers can harvest sunlight to split carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels, Green Car Congress and Science Blog reported. Principal researcher Krishnan Rajeshwar, UTA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and co-director of UTA’s Center for Renewable Energy, Science & Technology, led the study.

Alumna in the spotlight

Southlake Style profiled alumna Stephanie Hays, highlighting her passion for financial planning. Hays received her bachelor’s degree in finance from UTA, and says she mentors students and sits in on lectures at the university.

Alumnus in the spotlight

UTA alumnus Clint Stephens started Arlington Connect to bring businesses and people in Arlington together, the Arlington Voice reported. Stephens graduated from UTA with a business degree and owns Precision Press in Arlington.

Alumnus in the spotlight

The Herald-Banner reported that alumnus Phil Blue will be among three new members of the Greenville High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Blue played quarterback on the UTA football team in the mid-1980’s.