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UTA In The News — Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

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United Negro College Fund bestows science honor

UT Arlington undergraduate Emmanuel Fordjour has been awarded one of 15 2014 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Merck Science Research Fellowship Awards, according to the website BioNews Texas. The award recognizes outstanding African-American students and postdoctoral leaders, and will grant him a $25,000 scholarship for tuition, housing, and billable fees.

Herpetologist honored

Jonathan Campbell, chairman of the UT Arlington biology department, was featured in the Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move section. An international group of herpetology experts meeting for a June conference presented him with an award “for outstanding contributions in herpetology and excellence in pit viper biology.”

UTA grad to lead college

Barry Creamer, who earned a Ph.D. in humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000, has been chosen as president at Dallas’ Criswell College, the Baptist Press reported. Creamer was pastor of Woodland West Baptist Church in Arlington from 1987 until 2004.

Social worker says many Central American youth are traumatized

Walter Nguyen, the director of Mosaic Family Services in Dallas who has social work doctorate from UT Arlington, was featured in a Dallas Morning News story about the stream of Central American youngsters pouring across the Texas border. “A lot of people have PTSD or are severely depressed or have high anxiety. Or they come here and they get re-traumatized because someone robs them on the street or abuses them,” Nguyen said.