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UTA In The News — Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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National nod to UTA men's basketball reported that the UTA men’s baskeball team could bust March Madness brackets this year. The team has received national recognition in recent weeks, including a salute on from basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale.

Fact-checking bots

NeimanLab article about the rise of fact-checking bots in 2017 mentioned Claimbuster, an automated fact checking project led by UTA Computer Science Engineering Associate Professor Chengkai Li, in collaboration with journalism experts and computer scientists from Duke, Stanford and Google Research.

Psychology research

The Hour, Business Insider, WFAA ABC 8, The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), My San Antonio and many other media outlets reported on research into “bromosexual” relationships - friendships between gay and straight men -  by Eric Russell, a UTA Ph.D. student in experimental psychology. 

Supreme Court justice visits UTA

The Star-Telegram reported that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer was set to speak at the UTA Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition. Breyer also spoke with Kris Boyd on KERA’s Think ahead of his UTA lecture.

Cultivating study habits

U.S. News and World Report quoted Ron Elsenbaumer, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at UTA, in a piece about disciplines that college-bound students should adopt.

Shelton's new role

Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has been named director of UTA’s Center for African American Studies, Fort Worth Business reported.

Sonnet-reciting robot

Dallas Observer, Topix and Singularity Hub reported on UTA’s interdisciplinary work with the robot NAO and Shakespeare.

Transportation grants

Public Now reported on three U.S. Department of Transportation grants won by UTA researchers in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering.

Trump's cabinet selections

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed President-elect Donald Trump’s new cabinet selections, and their Texas connection, with KRLD 1080 AM.

Lamster letter to Carson

Housing Wire reported on an open letter to Ben Carson from 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. President-elect Donald Trump has selected Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Online nursing programs

The Center for Online Education ranked UTA No. 19 on its list of ‘Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs."