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UTA In The News — Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Editorial lauds engineering enrollment increase

The second-largest school in the University of Texas System is educating more Texans than ever before, an editorial in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said. Preliminary figures released by UT Arlington show a record for in-state enrollment with 34,249 taking classes this spring. “But the most interesting and encouraging part of the report is the dramatic increase in the number of students in the school’s engineering programs,” the editorial said.

Architect adjunct professor honored

The American Institute of Architects has announced the newest members of the AIA College of Fellows, Texas Architects.org reported. Among the 139 members elevated to Fellowship in 2014 is Russell Buchanan, principal at Buchanan Architecture in Dallas and adjunct professor of architecture at UT Arlington.

Kinesiology assistant professor warns of potential injury

Jacob Resch, a UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology, was quoted about concussion concerns in a Star-Telegram story about a youth NFL FLAG football league for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 with games at AT&T Stadium. NFL FLAG participants wear mouth guards but no pads or helmets. Resch said that regardless of whether the game is tackle or flag football, coaches and parents need to be aware of the potential for injury, adding: “You can’t see a concussion, but it can still be present."

Storied journalist featured at Maverick Speakers Series

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on UT Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series that features journalist Anderson Cooper tonight at College Park Center.

UT Arlington graduate honored with minority business leader award

UT Arlington alum and businessman Hoang Dang is among this year’s class of Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award winners, the Dallas Business Journal reported. On giving back to the community, Dang said, “I serve on the Board of Advisors at the UT Arlington School of Architecture, which allows me to provide real-world advice and guidance to the college faculty.”