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UTA In The News — Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Immigrant Journey Awards

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be keynote speaker at the “Immigrant Journey Awards” luncheon on Friday, June 10 in Dallas, CNBC Online, Yahoo Finance, PR Newswire, Dallas CityBizList and many other media outlets reported. The Immigrant Journey Awards recognize the most important contributions from the immigrant community to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas.

Glass Art artists and event featured on Fox 4

Justin Ginsberg, glass artist and UTA assistant professor of art and art history, and Austin Fields, a glass art student, were featured on KDFW/Fox 4's Good Day showing some of the glass art that will be on sale Saturday April 2 at UTA. Ginsberg explained that the event is an opportunity for people interested in glass art to buy quality pieces at a fraction of the cost in professional galleries.

Maverick Speakers Series

Central Track’s “Things to do this Week” and Fort Worth Texas magazine mentioned UTA’s Jane Goodall Maverick Speaker Series lecture on Thursday as an already sold out entertainment event. 

One to watch

Ashley Purgason, UTA assistant vice president for strategic initiatives, was honored as part of the 2016 class of “40 under 40” on March 24 at the Cendera Center, Fort Worth Business reported. The presenting sponsor was UTA.

Income inequality

Coleen Casey, associate professor at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, will participate in a panel on income inequality at a March 31 event sponsored by the University of Utah, reported. The event aims to explore current inequalities and discuss possible solutions to create a better and more equal society.

Student winners

UTA students Elena Chudoba, Andrea Ortega and Andrew Czap won the winning design for a consumer package competition organized by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation, the Dunn County News reported.

Alumna in the spotlight

UTA alumna and acclaimed opera singer Rebecca Wascoe Hays is returning to Monroe this week to sing with the Louisiana Opera, The News Star reported.  Hays earned her bachelor’s degree at UTA. 

Superheroes saturate big screen

Ya’ke Smith, the UTA Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, was quoted in  Lexington Herald-Leader,, Sun Herald, Centre Daily Times, The Fresno Bee and many other outlets about the trend of superhero and comic-book movies saturating the film industry. The article originally appeared on

Sunday night habits of successful people

James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy at the UTA College of Business, was quoted in The Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and the Irish Independent 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.