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UTA In The News — Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Road improvement

Sahadat Hossain, a civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $1.2 million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation to implement a system that would improve the sub-base repair of roadways, reducing cracking and improving maintenance in the process, Dallas Innovates reported.

Best Online Master's in Social Work

Numerous news and media sites, including Yahoo! Finance, reported that UTA's School of Social Work has been named to the College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Master's in Social Work.

Culture and cartoons

UTA cultural anthropologist and historian Ritu Khanduri’s article about the criminalization of offensive cartoons in some parts of the world was published in The Wire.

Nursing need

UTA Assistant Professor of Nursing Griselle Estrada and nursing seniors Jocelin Meza and Brenda Reyes were featured in a story on KUVN/Channel 23 about the shortage of Hispanic nurses.

Karbhari profile

Fort Worth profiled University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. The city's premier magazine called Karbhari, UTA's eighth president, a "visionary leader for an urban flagship."

Maverick Speakers Series

CultureMap Dallas noted that husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will speak at the Oct. 6 Maverick Speakers Series at UTA. Kristof and WuDunn combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy. An audience question and answer session and book-signing will follow the lecture.

New leader

The Dallas Business Journal announced the appointment of Troy Johnson as UTA’s new vice president for enrollment management.

Alumna in the spotlight

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette profiled Susan Harriman, a UTA graduate who is the executive director of a new nonprofit, Forward Arkansas, a public-private partnership among the Little Rock-based Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, the Bentonville-based Walton Family Foundation and the state Board of Education, with a mission to improve public education.