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UTA In The News — Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

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UTA Smart Care Apartment

DZone mentioned the UTA Smart Care Apartment in an article about smart homes helping the elderly maintain independence. The apartment uses smart technology to enhance independent living by the elderly and disabled.

Siemens to give lecture

Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching website reported that George Siemens, executive director of the UT Arlington LINK Lab, will give the Schmidt Family Educational Technologies Lecture. Siemens will speak on the “The Future of Learning: Digital, Data-driven, and Distributed.”

Superhero trends in film

Ya’ke Smith, the UTA Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, was quoted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram and articles about the trend of superhero and comic-book movies saturating the film industry. The article originally appeared on

Business professor column

James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the College of Business at UTA, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on “12 things successful people do on Sunday nights.” He suggests you should write down what is bothering you. “You get it out on paper, and you have flushed your system out," Quick says. The article originally appeared on AOL.

UTA alum named assistant principal

The Rio Grande Sun reported that after teaching for nearly 20 years, alumna Kelly Rinaldi is the new assistant principal at Española Valley High School. Rinaldi earned her master’s degree in leadership and policy studies from UTA.

Alums receive honors

Two UTA alumnae were among six Blinn College educators recently honored with the 2016 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award in recognition of their dedication to student success, Brenham Banner Press reported. Math Professor Sally Olson earned her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and her Master of Education in teaching from UTA and Academic Advisor Edith Pequeno earned her M.A. in Spanish from UTA.

Students place second

UTA students placed second in the Student Chapter Presentation Awards at the North American Society for Trenchless Technology 2016 No-Dig Show, reported.