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UTA In The News — Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Great Women of Texas 2014

Lt. Col. Lora Rimmer, commander of the Army ROTC “Maverick Battalion” at UT Arlington, and Susanna Khavul, UT Arlington associate professor of management, have been named Great Women of Texas 2014 by The Fort Worth Business Press, the newspaper announced. They will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth.

7 Things to know about Native American languages

Colleen M. Fitzgerald, professor of linguistics and director of the Native American Languages Lab at UT Arlington, took note of Native American Heritage Month in a Huffington Post column called “7 Things to Know About Native American Languages.” Fitzgerald discussed several historic points, including the lost and reclaimed language of the Wampanoag Indians, the group that was part of the first Thanksgiving feast.

Support for minority doctoral students in the STEM fields

A new National Science Foundation grant will support a dozen University of Texas at Arlington doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM fields, with free tuition and a $30,000 yearly stipend for two years, The Fort Worth Business Press education column reported. The $974,250 in funding for UTA’s Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships comes from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program at the NSF.

The Shorthorn recognized among nation's best

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington’s student newspaper, was honored as part of the recent Best of Show awards by the American Collegiate Press and the Individual Pinnacle Awards by the College Media Association, the website said. The Shorthorn placed first in the Website Large School category, won for best online advertisement and took home a second place award in the Best Online Infographic category.

Student work awarded 'Best Paper Award' at Geological Society of America meeting

UT Arlington senior Troy Barber took home a Best Paper Award during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October for his study of pore structure and fluid movement in rock formations, according to The Fort Worth Business Press. Barber, an earth and environmental sciences major, joined the research group of UT Arlington Associate Professor Qinhong “Max” Hu in 2013.

Planetarium director discusses report of meteor

Levent Gurdemir, director of The Planetarium at UT Arlington, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 report on a meteor that was seen streaking across the sky in south Texas Saturday night. He said reports of the ground shaking could be from a shockwave as the meteor exploded in air.

Nursing alumna nears end of daily monitoring for Ebola

Today will mark the 21st day since Kaci Hickox's last exposure to an Ebola patient and the end of her required daily monitoring, according to a widely distributed Associated Press story. The UT Arlington College of Nursing alum became the public face of a fierce debate over how U.S. health care workers volunteering in West Africa are treated upon their return. She said she would continue speaking out on the issue.