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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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New rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings of the Best Global Universities placed UTA in the 416th spot of 1,000 universities. The news magazine ranked UTA No. 215 for its engineering programs and No. 283 for its physics program.

Online ranking

College Choice ranked UTA the eighth best online college in Texas, several news outlets, including WSFA Channel 12 in Montgomery, Ala., KLKN Channel 8 in Lincoln, Neb. and WTOC Channel 11 in Savannah, Ga. reported.

Karbhari featured in State of the City

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was included in the City of Arlington’s 2016 State of the City Video. President Karbhari expressed his excitement at the growth of both UTA and the City of Arlington.

Cognitive psychology seminar

Helen Abadzi, a lecturer in UTA’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, gave a seminar last week at Cambridge University about her work in the field of cognitive psychology and neuroscience. The report of the event received unusually high levels of engagement on social media in the UK.

UTA-Apache agreement

UTA was mentioned in a story carried by dozens of news outlets including the Casper Star-Tribune, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and the Idaho Statesman about efforts by several environmental groups to scrutinize Apache Corp’s plans to drill around Balmorhea. Apache agreed to fund a study assessing water and air quality by UTA scientists with a $136,000 grant. 

Award winner

Tonya Edwards, who is pursuing her family nurse practitioner license at UTA, received the 2016 Brown Foundation Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing, Newswise reported. The award is the institution’s highest nursing honor among the approximately 3,000 nurses at MD Anderson.

UTA anthropologist

UTA cultural anthropologist Ritu Khanduri remembered India's legendary cartoonist Laxman in this piece written for WIONews.

District lines talk

UTA political scientist Rebecca Deen was interviewed on KERA FM 90.1 for a story about how district lines are drawn.

UTA alum appointed to board

Fred Perpall, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from UTA, has been appointed to the board of Triumph Bancorp, Inc., several news outlets, including Financial Buzz, CNBC and The Arizona Republic reported. Perpall is the chief executive officer for The Beck Group, a Dallas-based architecture and construction company.

UTA grad appointed CIO

Numerous news outlets, including WVIR Channel 29 in Charlottesville, Va., WDAM Channel 7 in Hattiesburg, Miss. and WLOX Channel 13 in Biloxi, Miss. reported on the appointment of Deanna Johnston as chief information officer of Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based, global cosmetics company Shiseido Company, Limited. Johnston received her bachelor’s degree in finance from UTA.

Making strides walk

The American Cancer Society walk “Making strides against breast cancer” will take place Saturday on the UTA campus, KXAS Channel 5 reported.