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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Superhero trends discussed

Ya’ke Smith, the UTA Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, was quoted in a DFW.com article about the trend of superhero and comic-book movies saturating the film industry. “I do wish that Hollywood would spread the wealth to smaller films and return to an era where character-driven narratives were produced on as large of a scale as the blockbuster,” Smith said.

Karbhari to speak at gala

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will provide remarks at the upcoming Night of HOPE Gala, which benefits HOPE Tutoring Center’s one-on-one academic programs provided to low-income youths.

Primaries talk

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the latest presidential primaries with KLIF 570 AM. Saxe said Ted Cruz had a good night with a win in Utah, but Donald Trump took home the big prize of Arizona.

Living on the autism spectrum

David Dunn, a UTA communications-broadcasting senior, wrote about his experiences living on the autism spectrum in a Dallas Morning News column. Dunn says though he appears normal, living with Asperger’s syndrome is a daily struggle.

Student earns honorable mention

UTA student Zahra McGinnis was selected as an honorable mention in the Rockport Center for the Arts "The Rising Eyes of Texas" student exhibition, WWN Rockport reported.

UTA junior discusses Brussels attacks

UTA junior Justin Gathright described his shock to KTBC Fox 7 (Austin) while discussing the Brussels terrorist attacks yesterday. His parents are missionaries in Brussels and his father had just dropped off a friend at the airport when the bombs went off.

Alum joins Precision

WCSC CBS 5 (Charleston, S.C.), WAFF NBC 48 (Huntsville, Ala.), WXIX FOX 19 (Newport, Ky.), WFSB CBS 3 (Hartford, Conn.) and many other media outlets carried a news release announcing that alumnus Todd Schneider has joined Precision Capital Management as an investment advisor representative. Schneider earned his MBA in finance from UTA.