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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Potential of STEM, the website for the Entertainment Industries Council TV Network, noted that its webcast focusing on a panel of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will air at 1 p.m. CST Friday Jan. 29. “Women and Girls at the Intersection of Innovation and Opportunity: Engineering the Career-Life Balance” will be moderated by Knatokie Ford, senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The panel includes Ashanti Johnson, UTA assistant vice provost for faculty recruitment and associate professor of environmental sciences.

Eager to enroll

According to a U.S. News and World Report study on enrollment in 265 research-oriented national universities, 43.5 percent of students accepted at UTA enrolled for fall semester 2014. The average yield among all reporting schools was 33.6 percent. also covered the study.

Inside the voter's mind

Rebecca Deen, chair of the UTA Department of Political Science and a Distinguished Teaching Professor, was featured on Monday’s edition of Think, the KERA 90.1 FM noon talk show. Deen discussed how emotions and anxiety are influencing the presidential race and “the disconnect between facts and perception, especially with respect to the economy, that (Donald) Trump is tapping into.”

Maverick Speakers Series

KERA 90.1 FM announced today that Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul is participating in the UTA Maverick Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, and that tickets are still available.

Making Fair Park work

Mark Lamster, UTA associate professor of architecture and Dallas Morning News architecture critic, will moderate a Dallas Architecture Forum panel discussion today at 6:30 p.m. on “Making Fair Park Work,” The Dallas Morning News reported. The panel is presented in partnership with the Dallas Festival of Ideas and the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at UTA.

Improving city management

UTA was cited as a member of the public-private advisory board of the new Dallas Center for Performance Excellence, a City of Dallas organization that aims to use an integrated systems approach to improve city management, reported.

Experience Arlington Cinema

The Arlington Film Society is launching a yearlong series of exclusive film screenings and events Saturday at noon in the UTA Fine Arts Building, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Dubbed “Experience Arlington Cinema,” the event will offer a full day of film screenings, workshops and special recognition to Andy Anderson, well-known accomplished Arlington filmmaker.

Alum's journey to find home

UTA alumnus John Kennedy recently released a self-published book chronicling his life from being an orphan in Korea in the 1950s, to getting adopted twice in America to eventually meeting his brothers and sisters more than five decades after they thought one another had died, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.