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UTA In The News — Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

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Women's health

Dallas Innovates reported that the American Heart Association has awarded Michael Nelson, a new UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation assistant professor of kinesiology, a $308,000, four-year grant to study the root causes of a heart condition that damages tiny coronary arteries in women.

Fair Park

Mark Lamster, the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in practice of architecture at the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, examined the complicated relationship between the City of Dallas and Fair Park in a Dallas Morning News column.

Journalist honors

Diario La Estrella reported that The National Association of Hispanic Journalists will bestow the 2016 NAHJ Presidential Dale Award to Julian Rodriguez, UTA communication lecturer, news director of UTA News en Español and research chair of BEA news division.

Labor issues

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the labor market and unemployment rate with WREC/600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.). Saxe said the Republican party is missing a political opportunity to make jobs a serious campaign issue.

Veterans outreach

U.S. Veterans Magazine reported that the UTA College of Business has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Administration grant to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will offer educational, training and consulting services to veterans who are starting a business or franchise.

Diamond semiconductors

Electronic Products reported that joint research between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The University of Texas at Arlington has developed a new method for doping single crystals of diamond, which could help diamonds realize their full potential as semiconductors.


UTA Civil Engineering Associate Professor D.J. Seo created the iSeeFlood app, which allows people to report flooding when they spot high water, Homeland Security News Wire, Idaho Statesman, The News & Observer, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and various other media outlets reported.

Controlling anger

Catheleen Jordan, a UTA professor of social work, suggests knowing your personal signs of anger in a Reader’s Digest article on how to control anger. The story also appeared in Perfect Health Tips.

The Star-Telegram reported that UTA will present at a Texas Veterans Services Seminar hosted by State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, at the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus.

Grad ceremonies

UTA’s College Park Center has become the go-to venue for local high school graduation ceremonies, the Arlington Voice reported. Some 15 schools typically hold ceremonies at College Park Center.

Passion for parks

The Star-Telegram reported that alumnus Matt Young has been named director of the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department. Young discovered his passion for parks while earning a bachelor’s degree at UTA.

Alumnus awarded

The InterNational Electrical Testing Association presented alumnus Finley Ledbetter, CEO of Group CBS, Inc., with its prestigious Alliance Recognition Award at the association’s recent PowerTest 2016 conference in Fort Worth, CBS/WNEM 5 (Saginaw, Mich) and NBC/WAND 17 (Decatur, Ill.) reported. Ledbetter earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at UTA.

Music scholarship highlighted Matthew Gonzales, a Fort Worth High School senior. Gonzales will attend UTA on a music scholarship.

Dual-language learners

The Dallas Morning News reported on the first graduating class in Irving ISD’s dual-language program. Among the students profiled was Manuela Ruiz, who plans to attend UTA in the fall.

Jazz programs

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