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UTA In The News — Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Karbhari to speak at EDUfest

The Telegraph India, India Infoline, India Entrepreneurs and other media outlets reported that UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari will promote educational opportunities in the U.S. and at UTA during a visit to India Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. As part of his travel, President Karbhari will meet with a number of leading universities and speak at the IMFS Global EDUfest in Mumbai.

Rankings boost

The College of Engineering and the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington saw their rankings go up in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The engineering school ranked No. 98 on the 2016 list of 165 ranked undergraduate programs, up from 100 the previous year. The business school also jumped to 131st among the 472 undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Speeding up simulations

Ali Davoudi, a UT Arlington assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team that will develop hybrid software and hardware approaches to testing electric machines during the design stage that will accelerate model simulations by as much as one million times, reported. ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The team has received a $285,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to pursue this project.

Boehner resignation

UT Arlington Associate Political Science Professor Allan Saxe discussed the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, on the Chris Salcedo Show, which broadcasts on WBAP/820 AM. Saxe said Boehner’s resignation was surprising but not all that unusual, noting the pressure that the politician has faced from conservative colleagues.

UTA makes list

The Winds of Change magazine named UT Arlington to its list of Top 200 Colleges for First Nations. Winds of Change is the premier nationally distributed magazine published with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indians.

American Indian heritage

The Dallas Morning News quoted Stephanie Vielle, president of the UT Arlington Native American Students Association, in a story about American Indian Heritage Day of Texas. Vielle, a military veteran, said military service is one avenue through which younger American Indians are finding renewed interest in their heritage.

Alum makes DBJ list

FYI Denton reported that UT Arlington alumnus Rod Booze has earned a spot on the Dallas Business Journal’s recent Who’s Who in Health Care list. Booze, the CEO and managing principal of Ascension Group Architects, earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and environmental design and master’s degree in architecture from UTA.

Lunar event

WFAA/ABC 8 and KXAS/NBC 5 mentioned the Planetarium at UT Arlington as a location for stargazers to watch a rare conjunction of lunar events Sunday night — a super moon, a full moon and a lunar eclipse. A separate KXAS/NBC 5 story about the eclipse included an interview with Amy Barraclough, program director at the Planetarium.

National radio program mentions UTA

The UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections received a mention on Coast to Coast AM, a national program carried by WREC/600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) and several other radio stations. The broadcast focused on photos taken in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, where many believed UFO wreckage landed. Enhanced versions of the photos are a part of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection at UTA.