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UTA In The News — Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

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Flash flood data

KTVT/CBS 11 and the Star-Telegram reported that D.J. Seo, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, today will launch the crowdsourcing application iSeeFlood, which will allow real-time flooding information to be reported. The free app adds another layer to existing flood gauges and will work with the network of CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) radars stationed across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Award finalist

Michele Bobadilla, a UTA senior associate vice president and assistant provost, is among 17 finalists for the 2016 Immigrant Journey Awards, reported. The Immigrant Journey Awards recognize the most important contributions from the immigrant community to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony June 10 at Prestonwood Country Club. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be the keynote speaker.

Business dean leaving

Fort Worth Business reported that Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington since January 2013, has been appointed dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. Croson will assume her new duties on Aug. 1.

Women's rights lessons

Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy noted that Title IX attorney Rayla Allison played and coached softball at UTA. He interviewed her for his op-ed about lessons on women’s rights that other schools can learn in the wake of Baylor’s sex assault scandal. 

GM-UTA partnership

Hispano News online noted GM’s partnership with UTA in efforts to improve access to higher education and increase success among first- and second-generation college students. 

Workplace safety conference

The Texas Department of Insurance website and Workers reported the Division of Workers’ Compensation will host the 20th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, August 8-10 in Austin. The conference is held in cooperation with The University of Texas at Arlington’s Division for Enterprise Development Conference and Event Management.