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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Dream among the stars

KDFW/Fox 4, KUVN 23/Noticias Dallas and the Star-Telegram reported on the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp held at UTA. About 40 North Texas middle school students explored science, technology, engineering and math during the two-week camp, founded by Bernard Harris, the first African-American astronaut to walk in space.

'Brexit' vote

KOGO/600 AM (San Diego, Ca.) interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union and its impact on the U.S. economy. “The stock markets are being hurt by this today, probably temporarily, but a lot of financial analysts were saying long before this [vote] that our economy is very fragile,” Saxe said. “But for a lot of people, this is going to become political.”

CBRE names new digital and technology officer

The Dallas Business Journal reported that global real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. has named a UTA alumna as the Los Angeles-based firm's chief digital and technology officer. Chandra Dhandapani had been a longtime technology executive at Capital One. She earned her master’s of business administration in information systems degree from UTA.

Amegy Bank names new president

Street Insider and other media noted that Amegy Bank of Texas has named UTA alumnus Laif Afseth as its new president. He most recently served as the company’s executive director of commercial and industrial lending. Afseth holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance from UTA.

Saxe, sarcasm and students

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about “Humans Really Irritate Me: And Other Wise Words Verbalized by Dr. Allan Saxe,” a new book of cartoons and quotes based on Saxe’s lectures. UTA alumna Eliamaria M. Crawford started her illustrations while a student in Saxe’s class. “I’m a sarcastic man and she captured it perfectly,” Saxe said. “A lot of students don’t understand sarcasm. She does.” The book recently earned first place in a competition sponsored by the Columbia University School of Journalism.