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UTA In The News — Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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One to Watch

Brad Bell, UTA associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was featured in the Ones to Watch in 2016 section in the latest issue of FD magazine, the style magazine of The Dallas Morning News. He is director of the Digital Architecture Research Consortium at UTA and co-director of TEX-FAB, an organization that brings together universities, design professionals and the manufacturing industry in Texas to promote greater awareness of digital fabrication. He also leads the school’s innovative fabrications lab, where he leads experiments with digital technologies and new materials that will quite literally shape the buildings of the future.

Human Behavior and Business

The new Behavioral Lab at UTA's College of Business is giving students and faculty the opportunity for research in human behavior, MetroMBA.com reported. Since opening this summer, students have had the chance to conduct a number of studies, ranging in fields from marketing to behavioral economics. At its core, the lab hopes to gain a deeper understanding of human behavior that can be used to influence decisions in these fields. Kay Yut Chen, a professor of information systems and operational management, specializes in behavioral economics. He demonstrates how psychological insight can help inform marketing decisions.

Alumnus promoted

Clay Jett has been promoted to regional president for Bank SNBs south Texas region, including San Antonio, Austin and south Texas markets, Yahoo Finance, Benzinga, Global Newswire and several other media outlets reported. Jett earned his bachelor's degree is in finance and economics from UTA.

Alumnus quoted

Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Arlington was featured in a Catholic Digest piece. Nathan Pham, a UTA engineering graduate, was quoted in the article, saying he is proud of the nod to history his church provides and the strong youth ministry.

Alumna gets new title

Wendy Gibson has joined Global Experience Specialists as executive vice president of global marketing, KSTC 45 in St. Paul, Minn., KOLD TV in Tucson, Az. and several other media sites reported. Gibson earned her bachelor's degree from UTA in business administration and marketing.

Urban Design Awards

The Greater Dallas Planning Council announced its Urban Design Awards and 2015 winners last night, PRWeb.com reported. UTA is a sponsor of the event.