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UTA In The News — Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

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Housing crisis

Mark Lamster, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News and a professor in practice of architecture at the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, wrote an open letter in the Dallas Morning News to Ben Carson about how to solve the housing crisis. Carson is President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Sonnet-reciting robot

Julienne Greer, a UTA assistant professor of theatre arts, is working with researchers at the UTA Research Institute on an interdisciplinary research program examining Shakespeare and robots, the Star-Telegram reported.

New appointment

The Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move section reported on the appointment of Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, as director of UTA’s Center for African American Studies.

Transportation grants

ASEE First Bell reported on UTA's recent award of three U.S. Department of Transportation grants. 

Trump's choice for Secretary of State

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, was quoted in a CBS DFW online story about Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chairman and CEO, and President-elect Donald Trump’s frontrunner for Secretary of State. Saxe also appeared on WTOP 103.5 FM in Washington, D.C. and KRLD 1080 AM to discuss Tillerson.

Citizen's survey

Public Now reported that Haltom City has partnered with UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies on a Citizen’s Survey. The results will be used for city planning purposes.

Remembering Glenn

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed his personal experience with the late John Glenn on WBAP 820 AM. Saxe met Glenn when he ran for president in 1984. The station also interviewed Saxe on what happens now that the election is over.

Student winner

UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs student Julia Green was one of three winning proposals in the Texas Central bullet train design contest, Texas Architect Magazine reported.

Deportation plans

WTKS 104.1 FM in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor for political science, about lobbyists pressuring President-elect Donald Trump about his plans for deportation.

Diversity efforts

A Star-Telegram letter to the editor thanked UTA for its efforts towards diversity and the importance of facilitating the higher education of international students.