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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Funding finalist

UTA-linked startup RC21X has been selected as a finalist for the Stadia Ventures Accelerator to earn a slot in the Spring 2017 Cohort and an investment of up to $100,000, Digital Journal reported. RC21X uses the General Systems Performance Theory developed by George Kondraske, director of UTA’s Human Performance Institute, to monitor brain performance.

Regain trust

Ardeshir Anjomani, professor of city and regional planning at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Urban Affairs, wrote an op-ed article for The Jordan Times on the need for the country’s government to regain public trust. 

Politicized government

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WREC 600 AM and WFLA 970 AM in Tampa, Fla., about President Trump's and Vice President Pence’s positions on Europe. Saxe also discussed the politicized government bureaucracy on WBAP 820 AM.

Indian slavery

Andres Resendez, the author of “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America,” was interviewed on KERA’s Think program Friday. Resendez was in Arlington to participate in the symposium “Indians at the Center: Rethinking U.S. History and Geography,” sponsored by the UTA Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Regional fair

North Texas students showcased their scientific works at UTA’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, KRLD 1080 AM and KTVT CBS 11 reported. 

Engineering events

UTA is hosting a series of events on-campus during National Engineers Week, Public Now reported. 

Safety symposium

UTA's OSHA Education Center will discuss lessons from the field during a safety symposium on preventing ladder-related injuries on March 2, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News reported. 

Training summit

UTA will host the International Code Council’s Training & Certification Summit May 22-26, Plumbing Engineer and The Virginia Engineer reported. 

Men's team wins

The UTA Mavericks men’s basketball team beat Georgia Southern for its seventh straight win, USA Today, Miami Herald, Star-Telegram and many other media reported. Kevin Hervey tied a career high with five 3-pointers and had his 11th double-double of the season.

Engineering honors

UTA alumni Brendon Wheeler and Steven Eubanks were featured in a Fort Worth Business article as awardees during this year’s Texas Society of Professionals Engineers Week Banquet. Wheeler won the Mid-Cities Chapter Young Engineer of the Year and Steven Eubanks won the Richard Van Trump Award. 

Magnolia award

UTA alumna Elizabeth Bigler was recently awarded The Construction Industry Association’s 2016 Magnolia award, Citybizlist reported. Bigler graduated from UTA with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.