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UTA In The News — Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Gender and media

A new study led by UTA communication researcher Dustin Harp found that national news coverage of U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender and emotions over competency, Phys.org, ScienMag.com, PsyNews Blog, Science Codex, Newsroom America, PsyPost and eScience News reported.

Sappho poem

Physicists and astronomers from UTA have used advanced astronomical software to accurately date lyric poet Sappho's "Midnight Poem," which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago, EarthSky reported. KXAS NBC 5 also interviewed UTA Physics Professor Manfred Cuntz and Planetarium at UTA Director Levent Gurdemir for a piece on the poem research.

Saxe on Trump

Allan Saxe was interviewed by WTVN 610 AM about what Donald Trump can do to gain trust in the general election. “He’s going to have to make a major speech talking to all those groups that have been apparently really disenchanted with his candidacy," Saxe said. Saxe also discussed the general election with WREC 600 AM.

Fight Club

UTA history lecturer Brad Folsom appeared on TC’s Movie Podcast to discuss “Fight Club,” a 1999 cult favorite film. 

Board service

Randall Gentry, UTA director of foundation relations, recently graduated from the United Way of Tarrant County’s Blueprint for Board Service class, Fort Worth Business reported. Participants in the program learn how to drive change in the community while serving on a nonprofit board, council or committee.

Financial officers

Fort Worth Business reported that its CFO of the Year awards will be presented by the UTA College of Business. Fort Worth Business will recognize the top chief financial officers in Fort Worth and Tarrant County who successfully navigate their company’s financial future and are stewards for their organization.

Achievers at UTA

Dallas Area Schools reported on Dallas high school valedictorians and salutatorians, with many planning to attend UTA this fall. 

Jazz alumna

The Chicago Reader profiled alumna Caroline Davis and her rise as a jazz saxophonist over the last 20 years. Davis pursued a double major of psychology and jazz at UTA.

Art winner

Fort Worth Weekly reported that UTA’s Fort Worth campus’ Gallery 76102 has selected Fabiola Valenzuela as the winner of its 6th annual juried art competition. Valenzuela is a 2015 graduate of UTA’s painting program with a minor in Art History.

Alumna interviewed

Alumna Jenny Nguyen was interviewed for a Dallas Morning News article about what it means to be young, gay and muslim in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Nguyen says she hopes the tragedy will open a dialogue, “this conversation has been a long time coming. I’m saddened that it took this event for the leaders of the community to start talking about it in a way that isn’t completely terrible.”