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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Dallas committee briefed

Shima Hamidi, director of the Institute of Urban Studies at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, briefed the Dallas City Council’s Quality of Life committee on transportation equity, D Magazine and the Dallas City News Network reported. Hamidi, who also is a UTA urban planning assistant professor, said only 28.3 percent of affordable housing in the Dallas-Plano-Irving area is actually affordable when the cost of transportation is factored in. The Dallas Morning News also published an opinion piece on the data Hamidi presented.

UTA collaborates with UTSW

UTA researchers participated in a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that developed a computer model that can predict patients’ susceptibility to lung cancer, D Healthcare Daily reported.

Top MBA program

Topmanagementdegrees.com, a business education and career guide, listed UTA’s MBA program one of the top 25 in Texas, according to several news outlets, including Yahoo Finance, KTIV NBC 4 in Sioux City, Iowa, and WVIR NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va. The programs were ranked according to accreditation, affordability, average salary and prestige.

Students win event

A small group of UTA business students finished in first place at an Alley Shark Tank event held at Southern Methodist University, according to Public Now.

Sewer problems

Kevin Schug, UTA’s Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, was quoted in a story in The Dallas Morning News about some Plano residents suing the city over problems caused by the municipality’s sewage system. Schug’s quote originally appeared in a KTVT CBS 11 story.

Student running

Breton Hawkins, a UTA political science major, is running for a seat on the Mansfield ISD school board, the Star-Telegram reported. 

Royal engagement

Elisabeth Cawthorn, interim dean of UTA’s College of Liberal Arts and an expert on the British royal family, was quoted in the Daily Millbury about the impending engagement of Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle. She noted that if the prince introduces Markle to the Queen that would indicate a certain seriousness in the relationship. 

Alumnus appointed

William Gladbach has been appointed managing director of the western region of Manhard Consulting, a civil engineering and surveying firm, KLKN ABC 8 in Lincoln, Neb., WBND-LD ABC 57 in South Bend, Ind., and several other media outlets reported. Gladbach holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and civil and environmental engineering from UTA. 

UTA hosts History Fair

UTA hosted the top entries from the AMS History Fair in the regional level for Texas History Day, the Star-Telegram reported. Thirteen groups or individuals competed in five different categories including historical paper, website, performance, exhibit board and documentary.