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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Robots that care

Manfred Huber, professor in UTA’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, and Mike McNair, automation and intelligent systems director at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, reviewed current and future technology regarding robots and their ability to help people with everyday tasks, Tech Insider reported. McNair and Huber’s parts in the segment start about the 3:58 mark.

Gender gap

Rebecca E. Deen, an associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department at UTA, was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News article on the expected peak gender gap between voters at this year’s general election. “There is more than one level of nuance,” Deen said. 

In search of respect

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WTKS 104.1 FM (Orlando, Fla.) about the growing lack of respect for public institutions. “I wish we had something like Respect America Week,” Saxe said. 

Amazing performance

UTA students Sam Bullington and Ray Soliz are performing Mainstage Classic Theatre's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" this weekend, the Star-Telegram reported. 

Golf champ

UTA student Tanner Gore took home the title at the 9th annual Eschenbrenner Amateur Golf Classic last weekend, El Paso Times reported.

Ready for Rio

Tobi Fawehinmi, a UTA track and field jumper, was selected for the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Team, MyArlingtonTx reported. Fawehinmi will compete in the 200-meter, 4x100-meter relay, long jump and the triple jump.

Minority Serving Institutions

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions listed UTA among the Minority Serving Institutions in Texas, the state with the second-largest number of these institutions.

New partner

UTA alumnus and accountant Daniel Montgomery has become a partner in the firm Gollob Morgan Peddy, Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. 

New principal

UTA alumnus Zach Cazares has been named principal of Bonner Elementary, Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. Cazares earned a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology from UTA.

Global recognition

The University of Texas System, of which UTA is a member, has been ranked 4th among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patent Ranking for 2015. The ranking — published by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association — uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in advancing university research and innovation.