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UTA In The News — Monday, January 2, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

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Transfer paths

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed UTA’s new transfer programs with Tarrant County College in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “There’s constructive guidance given to the student from Day 1," Karbhari said. 

Record enrollment

UTA record enrollment numbers in fall 2016 and the announcement of the groundbreaking for the university’s $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building were featured in a Star-Telegram editorial, “Looking back at a great, news-filled year in Arlington,” that listed the city’s success stories for the year. 

MLK celebrations

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was mentioned as a strong supporter of the Martin Luther King Celebrations in Arlington by Lisa Thompson, president of the board of the MLK Arlington Celebration Committee and UTA director of TRIO Pre-College Programs, during an interview on KXAS NBC 5.

Men's team rolls

UTA Mavericks men’s basketball throttled Coastal Carolina, extending their winning streak to 10 games, the Star-Telegram, USA Today and many other media reported. Following this success, Sports Illustrated published an article “Mid-Major report: Is UT Arlington the Sun Belt’s latest contender?”

Nursing dean writes about student debt

Anne Bavier, dean of the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, discussed how student debt could impact access to healthcare in her D Healthcare Daily bimonthly column .

Education ranked high

UTA’s College of Education was ranked in the top 3 percent of teacher prep programs for elementary education, ahead of UT Austin and UT Dallas, Houston Public Media reported. 

University Crossroads

Hispanic Executive featured Michele Bobadilla, assistant provost for Hispanic student success as well as senior associate vice president for outreach services and community engagement, in an article about UTA’s University Crossroads program. 

Grogan performance

David Grogan, UTA associate professor of music, received an excellent review in The Dallas Morning News for his appearance as bass soloist in performance of Handel’s Messiah alongside with the Dallas Bach Society at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Trump move analyzed

Brent Sasley, UTA associate Professor of political science, wrote an op-ed column in The Washington Post, in which he analyzed President-elect Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that as president he will move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Sasley also was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on the need for a two-state solution.

Return policies

Narayanan Janakiraman, a UTA assistant professor in marketing, was featured in The Canadian Press, The Mercury Business and many other media discussing his tips on how to understand gift return policies. Janakiraman has published research about the effectiveness of return policies.

Russian action

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed about the decision of President Obama to expel Russian diplomats by KRLD 1080 AMKTRH 740 AM in Houston also interviewed Saxe.

Race and ethnicity in the arts

Carlos Donjuan, UTA senior lecturer and artist, will participate in a free discussion about race and ethnicity in the arts at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Nguyen named fellow

Kytai Nguyen, a professor in UTA’s Bioengineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, ScienMag reported.

UTA grad featured

UTA nursing graduate Taylor Smith was featured in a Public Now story about how her childhood experience making a series of print ads for UTA’s nursing program that led to her graduating as a nurse from UTA.

Gold star mom graduates

USA Today College featured gold star mom Phyllis McGeath, who graduated from UTA in December 2016 in honor of her son, who died in combat while serving this country as a Marine. 

Longtime student graduates

UTA alumnus Regina Puente, a mother of three, graduated in December after spending the better part of three decades working to get her college degree, WFAA ABC 8 reported.

Alum featured

UTA alumnus DJ Duffey was featured in Hip Hop Wired. She made a name for herself as a former member of the Basketball Wives: LA cast and as Curren$y’s DJ as well.

Alum features new work

UTA alumni Jesse Morgan Barnett and Michael Mazurek, who cofounded the Dallas Biennial, were featured in a Dallas CultureMap article on the opening of a new show at the Box Compant featuring the work of Austrian painter, writer, composer and performer Hermann Nitsch and Mexican conceptual and performance artist Teresa Margolles.