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UTA In The News — Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Space physics and reported that UTA physicist Yue Deng is leading a $7.3 million national Department of Defense initiative to develop a next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting and satellite tracking during storms.

EPA winners

A UTA student team’s design to reduce stormwater runoff that could result from future campus construction projects has won a national Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water award as part of the agency’s 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge, North American Society for Trenchless Technology and Facility Executive reported.

Reducing stress

James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the UTA College of Business, was quoted in a Reader’s Digest article about ways to reduce stress at the workplace. Quick says you should give your colleagues a grade “D” for those that drain your energy and “F” for those who fill you up with energy.

Political alliance

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about Texas secession. “The best idea is for those disgruntled with U.S. policies to work to change laws, elect different people and make their voices felt more strongly,” Saxe said. In a separate interview, Saxe discussed the unconventional Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination with KLIF 570 AMWBAP 820 AM and KOGO 600 AM.

RFID research reported on a new UTA research study that tested Metalcraft’s Universal RFID tags against the top traditional RFID tags on the market.

Summer camps

UTA summer camps were mentioned in a KD College Prep article about meaningful summer activities for kids. UTA offers a number of youth programs designed for middle and high school students, including engineering, computer science and music.

Student poetry

The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, San Antonio Express-News and multiple other media outlets published a Dallas Morning News profile of street poet Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, a UTA anthropology student. Hirsi spends her spare time taking to the streets of Dallas’ Bishop Arts District to write spontaneous poems for customers passing by.

Board of directors

Houston Style Magazine reported that Andrew Sommerman of the Sommerman & Quesada Law Firm, has been named to the South Texas College of Law board of directors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Sommerman has been an instructor at UT Arlington and has donated time and financial resources to the UT Arlington Pre-Law Center.