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UTA In The News — Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

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Rangers ballpark architect

The new Texas Rangers ballpark in Arlington set to open in 2020 will be designed by Dallas-based HKS, the same company that designed AT&T Stadium, the American Airlines Center, and UTA's College Park Center, WFAA 8, The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal reported. A Star-Telegram editorial endorsed the announcement. Ralph Hawkins, a UTA Distinguished Alum, is chairman emertius of HKS, Inc.

Sasley on U.S.-Israel relations

Brent Sasley, UTA associate professor of political science, wrote a series of op-ed articles on changes in U.S.-Israel relations for National InterestHaaretzTexas Jewish Post and Jewish Insider.

Saxe on Streep comments

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WREC 600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) about Meryl Streep’s comments regarding President-elect Donald Trump. 

Addressing race, ethnicity

Carlos Donjuan, visual artist and senior lecturer at UTA, served on a panel addressing issues of race and ethnicity this past weekend at the Winspear Opera House, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Athletics' balance sheet

A Texas Tribune report showed what local universities make or lose in athletics, the Denton Record Chronicle reported.

University Crossroads

UTA's University Crossroads program provided a backpack giveaway at The Halftime Back To School Festival at Fair Park this past weekend, KBFB 97.9 The Beat reported.

Run fundraiser

Runners raised more than $120,000 for Safe Haven of Tarrant County in a 5k run that started at UTA, KTVT Channel 11 reported. 

New chemical compounds

UTA chemists are developing new methods to synthesize groups of chemical compounds to provide faster, less expensive routes to produce the compounds for subsequent use in medical drug discovery and development, Pharmaceutical Processing reported. Junha Jeon, UTA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, leads the project.

Nursing student quoted

UTA nursing student Davida Batts was featured on a KTVT/CBS 11 story about the recent outbreak of mumps. Batts has to be sure she's had the mumps vaccine because of her major at UTA so she had a blood test done to determine whether she had the vaccine.

Volunteer of the month

Alex Nervo, a UTA student, has been named January 2017 volunteer of the month, Public Now reported. Nervo works within the Arlington Teen Court Program. Nervo also volunteers at his local church, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and is an election clerk.