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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Making history

The UTA men's basketball team defeated UT Austin for the first time in program history, the Star-Telegram, The Daily Texan, The Daily Progress and many other media reported. The Mavs stunned the Longhorns last night in Austin with the final score: 72-61.

Aerial inspection

UTA civil engineering professor Anand Puppala will lead a collaborative effort to use unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect highways and railroads remotely and develop guidelines for how to safely complete the task, reported. 

The business of Black Friday

Traci Freling, a UTA assistant professor of marketing, said that strong discounts fueled shopping on Black Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported. 

New cabinet takes shape

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selections on KLIF 570 AM

All aboard

UTA is considering sharing the cost to extend Arlington’s MAX bus service through 2017, the Star-Telegram, KLIF 520 AM and WBAP 820 AM reported. 

Hate incidents

UTA senior Nashwa Zafar helps foster dialogue on campus to quell hate incidents, KERA 90.1 FM (NPR) reported. 

Documentary features UTA esports team

UTA’s winning esports student team is featured in a free documentary online, “A New Hero: the Rise of College Sports,” Guidelive reported. 

Alumnus in the spotlight

Michael Ahart, who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in professional accounting from UTA, was recently honored as the 2016 Fleet Executive of the Year, Fleet Financials reported.

Holiday concert features alumni

Eric and Emily Baker, who both earned their bachelor’s in music education from UTA, are vocalists featured on a Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale “Sounds of the Season” concert, the Odessa-American online reported.