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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Innovative programs

In a Texas Tribune article, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Heather Snow and School of Social Work Dean Scott D. Ryan wrote that UTA has a proven record of creating innovative programs to prevent relationship violence and sexual assault on campus.

Movin' Mavs championship featured

KTVT CBS 11 reported that the UTA Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team recently won its eighth national championship title. The team also is hosting international athletes for training as part of a U.S. Department of State program.

Dissertation award

Scienmag.com and My Informs reported that the American Physical Society has awarded Benjamin Jones, UTA assistant professor of physics, the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics. The award is widely considered the most prestigious dissertation award in the field.

Symposium scheduled

UTA’s Delta Theta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will host the “Science and Health Innovation: Advancing Clinical Practice Research Symposium” on Saturday, April 22, MyInforms.com and Public Now reported.

Fact-checker programs

An American Press Institute article exploring the challenges for fact-checkers in the wake of the 2016 election mentioned Claimbuster, a tool developed at UTA. Claimbuster is an automated fact checking project led by UTA Computer Science Engineering Associate Professor Chengkai Li.

Professor named art juror

Benito Huerta, professor and director/curator of The Gallery at UTA, will serve as a juror for the Stephen F. Austin State University’s 23rd Texas National art competition and exhibition, Public Now reported.

New partnership

UTA is partnering with Del Mar College to offer classes to obtain a construction or commercial driver’s license, KIII ABC 3 in Corpus Christi reported.

Nursing pathway streamlined

KTVT CBS 11 reported on a new program at Grand Prairie ISD to help high school students earn college credit and begin a pathway to UTA’s nursing program.

Student research

KFDA CBS 10 in Amarillo reported on research by UTA student Jessica Lilley. Lilley has developed a new way to use a thumbprint to determine if someone has handled illegal drugs.

International partnership

Dallas Innovates reported that UTA researchers have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course.

UTA makes finals

Do Savannah reported on the upcoming Heroes of the Dorm ‘Heroic Four’ matchup. UTA will play UC Irvine on Saturday and the winner will go on to the grand final.

UTA alumnus elected

Frisco-Online reported that Reedy High School Librarian Nancy Jo Lambert has been elected to lead the Texas Association of School Librarians. Lambert earned her bachelor’s degree from UTA.

Alumnus named vice president

Asia Travel Tips reported that alumnus Rakesh Narayanan has been appointed as vice president of supplier commerce — Asia Pacific for Sabre Travel Network. Narayanan earned both a master's degree in management information systems and a master's degree in business administration from UTA.