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UTA In The News — Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Stock exchange

Sanjiv Sabherwal, UTA associate professor and distinguished teaching professor in the UTA Department of Finance and Real Estate, was quoted in a The Globe and Mail (Canada) article about the effect of currency exchange rate changes on Canadian stocks cross-listed in the U.S. Sabherwal's research has examined price discovery, the determination of the price of a cross-listed stock. "If the price discovery is taking place more in the U.S., that means that is the leading exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange is the follower," Sabherwal said. The article also appeared on Globe Advisor.

Cost of policing

The Dallas Morning News quoted Kent Kerley, professor and chairman of the UTA Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in an article about the high costs required to maintain the Dallas police department. Kerley said police officers have been historically underpaid and overworked in large cities and that the added stress of the job will make hiring more difficult.

ASLA Fellow

Pat Taylor, professor and program director for Landscape Architecture in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was named one of 28 American Society of Landscape Architects members elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2016, Total Landscape Care reported. Fellowship is among the highest honors the organization awards its members, recognizing the contributions their work has made to the profession and society at large.

Presidential prospects

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination, as well as his vice presidential options with WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM. Saxe said Trump needs to work on unifying the Republican party, and that might mean asking Ted Cruz to be his vice president.

Faculty honors

Fort Worth Business reported on several UTA faculty achievements. Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor and distinguished teaching professor in the UTA Department of Mathematics, have been inducted into the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Greater Texas Foundation has named Yi “Leaf” Zhang, assistant professor in UTA’s College of Education, as a 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow. Mary Vaccaro, UTA professor of Renaissance art, has an article featured on the March cover of The Burlington Magazine that details a newly identified drawing by Denys Calvaert in the Uffizi Gallery museum in Florence, Italy.

Successful Sundays

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 Business Insider article about what successful people do on Sunday nights.,, Greenwich Time and Stamford Advocate also published the Business Insider piece.

Student winners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition created to engage college students in reinventing our nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change, Sustainable City Network reported. UTA students took first place in the master plan category for their design concept, “Eco-Flow: A Water-Sensitive Placemaking Response to Climate Change.”

Education support

Diario La Estrella reported that UTA was awarded a $13,500 proposal as part of a program to provide education support for the Mexican community in the United States. The money comes from contributions from local donors, Juntos Podemos and the Institute of Mexicans Abroad.

Autism awareness and eWallstreeter published a KXAS NBC 5 interview with David Dunn, a UTA communications-broadcasting senior with asperger’s syndrome. Dunn says he’s struggled socially with autism, but his ability to be hyper-focused has helped his career.

Alumnus leader

Little Elm ISD has named alumnus Felipe Vargas as assistant principal at Prestwick STEM Academy, Star Local Media reported. Vargas earned his master’s degree in educational leadership with policy studies from UTA.

Property tax

An upcoming Texas Senate Select Property Tax Reform and Relief committee meeting to be held at UTA was mentioned in a Dallas Morning News article about how to protest your 2016 property taxes. The Star-Telegram also mentioned the meeting.

Davis Street

Arlington Voice’s “Street Wise” series explored the history of Davis Street. The street was named in honor of Edward Everett Davis, dean of North Texas Agricultural College from 1923–1946, now known as UTA.

WNBA unveiling

The WNBA Dallas Wings unveiled their new court at UTA's College Park Center, Dallas Morning News The Source reported.