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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Concrete research

The Journal of Engineering published the research article, “An Experimental Study for Quantitative Estimation of Rebar Corrosion in Concrete Using Ground Penetrating Radar,” by Nur Yazdani, a UTA professor of engineering and research assistant Md Istiaque Hasan. The paper detailed an investigation into the relationship between the amount of reinforced concrete corrosion and GPR maximum positive amplitude.

Place maker

The American Institute of Architects Dallas profiles Nan Ellin, dean of the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs in the current issue of Columns Magazine. The extensive interview focused on Ellin’s vision for CAPPA and quoted her as saying, “What I’m discovering in DFW is a unique blend of humility, pride and goodwill as manifest in large gestures, solid teamwork and team spirit, healthy competition, and a shared enthusiasm for achieving goals."

Alumni appointment

Safe Haven of Las Cruces, N.M., has announced the appointment of UTA alumna Laura O'Connor as executive director, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported. O’Connor is the former president of the organization’s board of directors and a long-time volunteer for Safe Haven. She holds a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Little Free Libraries

The Arlington Voice reported on Little Free Libraries being installed in Arlington with the help of Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science. The Libraries are freestanding exchange sites where residents can “check out” and donate books. The movement is aimed at fostering literacy among youth and adults. Saxe started a Little Free Library initiative at UTA, where there are five libraries installed on campus.

Campus cheer

UTA was the site of the University Interscholastic League’s Inaugural Game Day Cheer competition Friday and Saturday, The Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman reported. More than 300 cheer squads participated in rounds at two campus venues: Texas Hall and College Park Center.