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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Hispanic recruitment

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari discussed efforts to recruit Hispanic students and ensure they succeed in an interview with Latino Leaders. “For us, diversity is not a question. It is a way of being,” he said. 

Jordan/UTA ties

The Jordan Times interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari on efforts to strengthen the relationship between UTA and Hashemite University in Jordan. “We are planning to increase the number of Jordanian students admitted in our university. We are also planning more exchange programs with the Hashemite University faculties and staff,” Karbhari said. 

Nursing dean joins board

Anne Bavier, dean of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, has joined the board of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

Changing Russian relationship

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WDRC 102.9 FM in Hartford, Conn., about the United States' changing relationship with Russia following the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the campaign-hacking incident. 

Center cited

UTA’s Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center was cited for its expertise on the Texas Rat Snake in articles about the two-headed rat snake at Cameron Park Zoo by WDAM Channel 7 in Hattiesburg, Miss., and many other media websites.

UTA hosts MLK banquet

The MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet will be hosted in UTA's Bluebonnet Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 13, The Dallas Morning News and the DFW Child “Things to Do” reported. 

Hoops team winning

Kevin Hervey picked up his 15th career double-double and UTA Mavericks basketball earned its 11th straight victory with an 84-69 win over Appalachian State in a Sun Belt Conference contest Monday night, USA Today and many other media outlets reported. Following this success, the basketball team secured a No. 2 ranking in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major poll. 

Digitizing effort

UTA doctoral student John Harris will give a speech at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library on the UTA-led Endangered Archives program in Cuba to digitize birth, death and baptismal records from the 18th and 19th centuries to aid historical research, the Courier-Journal reported. 

Gubernatorial appointment

UTA alumnus Brian Brumley was appointed to the State Board of Social Worker Examiners by Gov. Greg Abbott, East Texas Radio reported. Brumley earned his master’s in science in social work from UTA.