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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Easier transfer lauded

A Star-Telegram editorial on making college credits easier to transfer, praised UTA and Tarrant County College’s Early Transfer Identification Program. The program streamlines the process, helping students take only classes relevant to their degree.

Using recycled materials

ScienMag reported that Anand Puppala, a professor in the UTA Department of Civil Engineering, has received a $360,000 TxDOT interagency contract to test the performance of using recycled materials in geocells to improve Texas highways.

Gestational surrogacy

KXAS NBC 5 interviewed Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, about the love behind gestational surrogacy. Jacobson researched the motives of surrogates in her book “Labor of Love.”

Mining documentary

“Remember Wilberg,” a documentary produced by the UTA Art + Art History Department, will premier at the Emery High Auditorium, The Salt Lake Tribune and Emery County Progress reported. The documentary tells the story of the Wilberg Mine Disaster.

Heart failure insight

Health Canal reported that a new UTA study provides insight into different forms of heart failure. Mark Haykowsky, Moritz Chair of Gerontology Nursing Research in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was the senior author of the study.

Solid waste training

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that Denton’s solid waste department hosted the second International Solid Waste Training. The two-week program incorporated UTA researchers, including UTA Civil Engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain, who also is director of the UTA Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability.

Political rhetoric

KLIF 570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about the negative rhetoric in politics.

Carlon honored

Yahoo! Sports reported that Pete Carlon, former UTA athletic director, was honored during the men’s basketball game on Saturday for his 35 years of dedication and service to UTA.

High ranking

UTA ranked ranked fourth on the College Choice list of 50 best online master’s in education degree programs, StreetInsider, Ticker Tech and various other media outlets reported. 

Men's team in first

USA Today, the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle reported that the UTA men’s basketball team has moved into first place in the Sunbelt Conference after Monday night’s win against Arkansas-Little Rock.

Alumnus named vice provost

Virginia Tech has named alumnus G. Don Taylor as the vice provost for learning systems innovation and effectiveness, Virginia Tech News reported. Taylor earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UTA.