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UTA In The News — Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Producing teachers

UTA signed a memo of understanding with Grand Prairie school district to help address a critical shortage of teachers -- especially those with bilingual or English-as-a-second-language training, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Folk arts fair

The International Folk Art Alliance in Sante Fe, N.M., will have a sister market at UTA June 16-17, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The annual market features Santa Fe artists and is nationally known. This is the first expansion for the event, which has been around 14 years.

Science-engineering fair

North Texas students will be showcasing their scientific works today at University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Star-Telegram and Dallas Innovates reported.

Tops among Latinos

UTA is one of four universities from The University of Texas System and 18 Texas institutions of higher education named among the top 50 schools for Latinos by Latino Leaders Magazine, the Valley Star in the Rio Grande Valley reported.

Men's basketball on rise

USA Today and several other websites listed the UTA men’s basketball team as one of the bubble teams that would get into the NCAA tournament. The article also said the team could upset a number of other teams within the tourney. 

Game-winning shot

Erick Neal drilled a 35-footer with two seconds left and UTA maintained sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference with a 68-67 win at Georgia State Saturday, the Star-Telegram and many other media outlets reported. The last-second shot video also was featured on the SB Nation website.

Project honors friend

Hannah Flenniken, a UTA student, talked about the Blue Box Project, a plan which collects needed items for women in need, in honor of her friend, Rebecca Read, who was killed in an auto accident last year, KXAS NBC 5 reported.

Jobs fair

UTA students will meet potential employers at the Spring 2017 All-Majors Job Fair Wednesday, reported.

Shark Tank star

Kevin O’Leary, star of the show Shark Tank, talked before a UTA audience about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, Press Progress and The Canadian reported. O’Leary, who spoke at UTA as part of the Maverick Speakers Series, is running for the conservative leadership in Canada.

Alum hired

Mohr Partners has hired Travis Mason as director of corporate services, PR Web reported. Mason is a UTA graduate with a bachelor's degree in economics and finance, and an MBA in finance/real estate.