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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Bowie impact on music and culture

KERA’s Art and Seek published an op-ed by Bart Weiss, a UTA associate professor of art and film, about the profound effect David Bowie’s music videos had on music and culture, as well as on Weiss himself. Weiss wrote that with Bowie’s latest video ‘Lazarus’ the singer “got to shape people’s last impression of him as a man, as a singer, a performer, an artist, a man who changed the way we think of music and music video. A man who had so much influence on us, and on me.”

Language of gender

Raw Story, Spokane Favs and New Republic carried an op-ed by Laurel Stvan, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Linguistics & TESOL, which addressed how the English language, from titles to pronouns, is in the process of adapting to new cultural attitudes about gender. The op-ed originally appeared in The Conversation.

Making Fair Park work

The Dallas Morning News reported on the upcoming Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Discussion, “Making Fair Park Work.” The panel discussion will be moderated by Mark Lamster, UTA architecture professor in practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and Dallas Morning News architecture critic, and will be presented in partnership with the Dallas Festival of Ideas and CAPPA at UTA.

Cruz's momentum

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal quoted Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, in an article about Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s momentum heading into the sixth GOP debate. Saxe said Cruz should remain focused on the campaign and in the debate he should go after President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Winter Break volunteers

A group of UTA students spent much of their break volunteering in Central Louisiana as part of the “Alternative Breaks Program," KALB NBC 5 (Alexandria, La.) reported. "Seeing everyone give their all into this volunteering process is just amazing because back home, being from a big city, you don't get to see that very often." UTA student Madalyn Cooper said.

Nursing student recognized

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported that Hayli Otto, a UTA junior nursing major, received the Student Excellence in the Clinical Setting award for fall 2015. The award recognizes a high level of performance and consistent application of theoretical concepts.