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UTA In The News — Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Nan Ellin, dean of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, published an Op-Ed article in The Dallas Morning News about the potential to leverage the Trinity River, Interstate 30 and the Trinity Railway Express Service to create a linear district and convert the DFW Metroplex into a regional powerhouse. 

Perena Gouma, UTA professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was featured on NBCNEWS.COM for her development of a hand-held monitor that can detect the flu virus instantly by identifying three biomarkers in your breath. 

Marvin Dulaney, author, lecturer and former chair of the University of Texas at Arlington history department, will discuss the opening of the National Museum of African American History at 11:30 a.m. today in the Helen Giddings Solarium at the African American Museum at Fair Park, The Dallas Morning News reported. 

Kenton Ramsby, UTA assistant professor of African-American Literature, was interviewed by KERA’s program “Art and Seek” about “I am not your negro,” a film that reminds us about writer James Baldwin’s significance 30 years after his death. 

Representatives from UTA testified at the hearing where The Texas Senate Education Committee took an early step to eliminate a rule that forces universities like UTA to set aside a portion of tuition revenue to fund scholarships for the needy, The Eagle reported. 

UTA’s All Majors Job Fair Wednesday provided an opportunity for students and alumni to connect with local employers, the Star-Telegram reported. The fair showcased about 110 potential employers. 

College Choice included UTA in the ranking of the top 20 most affordable online bachelors in nursing degrees, PR Newswire and many other media reported. 

UTA alumnus Brad Frazier has been named Senior Vice President of Sales-Premium Select Service and Channel Point at Aimbridge Hospitality, Hotel Online reported.

UTA alumna Darcy L. Knapp-Fricks has been recognized as a Professional Of The Year for 2017 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions in the fields of real estate, agriculture, investments and self-storage, Benzinga and many other news media reported.