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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Best value, Yahoo! Finance (Canada), Street Insider,, Spoke, Education Dive and various other media outlets reported on Value Colleges' list of Top 50 Best Value Master of Public Administration Programs. UTA ranked number nine, based on metrics including average starting salary, cost of attendance and reputation.

Rising crime

Kent Kerley, chairman of the UTA Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, was quoted in a Star-Telegram article about the rise in homicides in Arlington. “At this point it is far too early in the year to assess how this year will compare with previous years,” Kerley said. WBAP 820 AM also quoted Kerley when mentioning the article.

Social statements

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, was quoted in an Amarillo Globe-News article about a controversial city council candidate who was asked to resign after controversial social media statements. Saxe said social media matters when it comes to perception of a public servant, but has little impact on service to the office.


Allan Saxe was interviewed by WCBM 680 AM (Baltimore) and WTKS 1290 AM (Orlando, Fla.) about the current job market and unemployment numbers. He also discussed Hillary Clinton’s apparent clinching of the Democratic presidential nomination with KRLD 1080 AM.

Flood report

The Washington Times and Claims Journal reported that D.J. Seo, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, has launched the crowdsourcing app, iSeeFlood, that will allow real-time flooding to be reported.

EPA partnership

Sustainable City Network reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and UTA have partnered to strengthen collaboration aimed at meeting the national need for highly trained and skilled personnel in areas of environmental engineering and science, policy and research.

Keynote speaker

The Dallas Morning News reported that UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Immigrant Journey Awards Luncheon. The awards ceremony honors immigrant contributions to the United States.

Student scholar reported that the ACI Foundation, the non-profit subsidiary of American Concrete Institute that facilitates industry research, collaboration, student fellowships and scholarships, has announced the 17 recipients of the 2016-2017 fellowships and scholarships. UTA student Shuveksha Tuladhar received the ACI Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship.

Jazz passion

KITV/ABC 4 (Honolulu) reported that UTA students are participating in the Hawaii Jazz Exchange, focused on building relationships and growing student’s passions. Tim Ishii, music professor and director of the UTA Jazz Orchestra, and Curtis Abe, Jazz Band Director for ‘Iolani School, were interviewed in the piece.

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