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UTA In The News — Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Two UT Arlington experts were quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about the influx of snakes in homes due to heavy rains. Jonathan Campbell, chair of the biology department, said dozens of types of snakes can be found in North Texas — any place they may find mice, insects, birds or toads to eat. Carl Franklin, biological curator for the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, said, “Snakes are a lot like us. They like to have a good meal, they like to have a good place to live, and they like to have a good mate.”

Yuze Sun, associate professor of electrical engineering at UT Arlington, is among 35 junior faculty awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000, Oak Ridge Today reported. The annual grants are made through Oak Ridge Associated University’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program that provides funds to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty.

Alumnus Gordan Butler has been named the new principal of McKinney High School, the McKinney Courier-Gazette reported. Butler received his bachelor's degree in communication from UT Arlington.