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UTA In The News — Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

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UTA-GPISD collaboration

KXAS NBC 5 reported on a new partnership between UTA and Grand Prairie school district. The education and leadership preparatory program will allow GPISD students to begin taking dual credit classes at UTA, preparing them for careers after college.

Recycled material

Scienmag reported that UTA researchers have earned a Texas Department of Transportation contract to use geocells filled with recycled material that could improve Texas highways.

Sun Belt leader

KTVT CBS 11 reported that the UTA men’s basketball team is marching toward the NCAA Tournament. The team is currently leading the Sun Belt Conference.

Arts and gentrification

The London School of Economics US Centre featured a blog post co-authored by Nicole Foster, an adjunct assistant professor in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. The post explores the author's research into arts industries and gentrification. James Murdoch, a CAPPA doctoral student, and Carl Grodach, a former UTA professor, partnered in the research.

Online degree ranks fourth

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.

Regional fair

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that the upcoming Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held Feb. 20 at UTA.

Alum named soccer coach

Alumnus Charles Nobles has been named the head women’s soccer coach at McMurry University, KTXS ABC 12 reported. Nobles earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UTA.

Alumna honored

Alumna Joan Holt was named the Harvey Weil Professional Conservationist of the Year by the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. Holt earned her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from UTA.