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UTA In The News — Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Attention study

Researchers at UTA are studying the ideal physical and mental states to help children and adults pay attention and practice self-control, PsychCentral, Science Daily, MedicalXpress Health News, Dallas Innovates, WebIndia123, ZEE News (India), New Kerala (India) and The Siasat Daily (India) reported. Catherine Spann, a researcher at UTA’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge or LINK Research Lab, is principal investigator of the study.

Foster youth and degrees

Briana Dovi, who earned her master’s degree in social work at UTA, was featured in a Texas Tribune story about foster youth struggling to get college degrees. ABC’s KVUE 24 in Austin also published the story.

Space weather

UTA researchers are learning to predict the weather in space and measure its impact on Earth. But it's a tricky science because space weather activity is tied to the chaotic behavior of the sun, KERA 90.1 FM reported. 

Top CIO finalist

Jeffrey Neyland, UTA vice president for information technology and chief information officer, is a finalist for the CIO of the Year in the nonprofit/public sector, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

Groundwater study

Texas Public Radio aired a story about a massive oilfield in West Texas that Apache Corp. is preparing to develop. UTA has agreed to conduct an independent groundwater study as part of the project. 

Past presidents' controversies

KRLD 1080 AM interviewed UTA’s Allan Saxe, an associate professor of political science, about past presidents’ colorful histories, including those of Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy.

Dallas Architecture Forum

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will open its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series Nov. 21 with “Dallas Trails and Bicycle Initiatives: Past, Present, Future,” Park Cities Bubble Life, Oak Cliff Bubble Life, South Dallas Bubble Life and Preston Hollow Bubble Life reported. Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel will be one of the panelists. District 1’s Daniel was an adjunct professor of urban and public affairs at UTA prior to her election.

UTA Homecoming

The Star-Telegram told readers about UTA’s homecoming activities and streets that would be closed for those events.