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UTA In The News — Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

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Transportation research grants

Professors in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering have won three U.S. Department of Transportation grants in a national competition to work on improving transportation, Informed Infrastructure, Inside Unmanned Systems, Oregon's Herald and News and D Magazine reported.

Basketball first

The UTA men’s basketball team dominated headlines Thursday night as it defeated No. 12-ranked Saint Mary’s College of California, 65-51 USA Today, the Star-Telegram, NBC Sports, SB Nation’s Mid-Major Madness, The Score, CBS Sports, The New York Times and many other media outlets reported. It was the first time in program history that that UTA has beaten a Top 25 team.

Brain injury research

The UT System reported on the annual UT System Office of Federal Relations’ Research and Policy Conference. Michael Cho, professor and chair of UTA’s Bioengineering Department, was quoted in the article about his traumatic brain injury research.

CAPPA planner quoted

Shima Hamidi, director of the Institute of Urban Studies and an assistant professor of planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was quoted in a The Texas Tribune article on bus ridership in Texas. The article also appeared on Houston's KHOU.com website.

Tweeting habits

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed President-elect Donald Trump’s tweeting habits with WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM.

Tops in elementary education

Education Week reported that UTA was one of five schools to earn an A+ for its elementary education reading instruction efforts.

COB makes list

Metro MBA reported that the UTA College of Business was named one of the best business schools by Princeton Review.

Business alum on board

Alumnus Kevin Robbins has been named to the Mannatech board of directors, KWWL NBC 7 in Waterloo, Iowa, reported. Robbins earned a business administration degree from UTA.

LGBT activist remembered

The Star-Telegram and Dallas Voice reported on the death of LGBT activist and former Maverick David Mack Henderson. Henderson founded what is now GSA@UTU, the first campus LGBT alliance in Texas. Becki Clesse, student and president of GSA@UTA was quoted in the Dallas Voice article.