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UTA In The News — Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

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Royal visit

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari met with Jordan’s King Abdullah at Al Husseiniya Palace, to discuss cooperation in higher education and scientific research between Jordan and international academic institutions, the Amman Daily News  reported.

Worker compensation claims

A study by UTA psychologist Robert Gatchel’s was cited in a story by the Tulsa World how one company reduced its workers compensation claims. 

Textbook battles

Sam Haynes, a UTA professor and director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, was quoted in a Texas Public Radio about bias in a 1950s Texas textbook and what it teaches us about contemporary textbook battles.

Teachers and technology

UTA Associate Professor of Education Peggy Semingson was quoted in a story by KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston about the use of technology in classroom instruction. 

Wearable technology

Catherine Spann, a researcher at UTA’s Link Research, was quoted in a story in EdSurge News about the impact of wearable technology and how they influence human learning.  

Alumnus in the spotlight

Tony Ramirez, who holds an MBA from UTA, has been appointed vice president of economic development for the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso, the Las Cruces Sun-News and El Paso Inc reported. 

New position

Becky Morrison, who obtained her master’s degree in nursing from UTA, has joined East Tennessee State University’s Johnson City Community Health Center, the Johnson City Press reported. 

Immigration information

Immigration experts will conduct an information session at the Center for Mexican-American Studies located at UTA Swift Center on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm, Voice of the Mainland blog reported. 

Trump cabinet

UTA Political Scientist Allan Saxe discussed President-elect Trump’s possible cabinet selections on WREC 600 AM in Memphis.