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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Record enrollment

KXAS NBC 5 reported on UT Arlington's fall enrollment, which has climbed to 37,008. UT Arlington engineering and health science programs have seen exceptional growth from the previous period.

Republican presidential debate

KRLD 1080AM interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, ahead of last night’s Republican presidential debate. Saxe said he hopes the debate will consist of more substance instead of “fireworks.”

Teen art project

Fort Worth Weekly mentioned UT Arlington senior lecturer Carlos Donjuan in an article about the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Teen Art Project, which gives 15-20 gifted pre-collegiate painters and sculptors in North Texas the opportunity to work with local professionals. Donjuan will lead 4 sessions with the young artists next month.

Arctic warming and mosquito growth

Ashley Asmus, a graduate research assistant at UT Arlington, was mentioned in an Alaska Dispatch News article about rapid mosquito growth due to warming in the Arctic. Asmus has been studying the diversity of insect populations, including mosquitoes, at the Toolik Field Station in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Support grows for Irving teen

The BBC reported that Amneh Jafari, a psychology student at UT Arlington, started the campaign #IStandWithAhmed after Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student, was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb. Her post has since been retweeted over 500 times, with 700,000 people using the hashtag online.

Alum's new role

Wilmington Trust has expanded its Global Capital Markets Structured Finance Group with new hires to include UT Arlington alumnus Steve O’Neal, reported the Houston Chronicle, WFLX Fox 29 (West Palm Beach, Fla.), KFVE K5 (Honolulu), WVUE Fox 8 (New Orleans), the Stamford Advocate (Stamford, Conn.) and many other media outlets. O’Neal received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from UT Arlington.

New role

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has named several new executives for the company’s grid and market operations, including UT Arlington alumnus Kenan Ogelman, Power Engineering and PennEnergy reported. Ogelman earned his master’s degree in Economics from UT Arlington.

New role

The Times Union reported that the New York Independent System Operator, who runs New York State’s high-voltage electric grid, has named UT Arlington alumnus Bradley Jones as CEO. Jones earned his master's degree in Business Administration from UT Arlington.