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UTA In The News — Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Changing student

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote an op-ed in The Evololllution about the changing face of the “traditional” college student in the 21st century. “While the 'traditional' student of the last century … still exists, this definition by any stretch does not fit a large percentage of the current undergraduate population at universities,” he wrote.

Cancer leader

UTA has raised its cancer research profile with $6 million in grants, the Star-Telegram reported. The article featured Baohong Yuan, UTA associate professor of bioengineering, who is working on deep-tissue imaging technologies around cancer. The article also delved into entrepreneurship on the UTA campus. 

O'Leary has Canada aspirations

Kevin O’Leary was interviewed by WFAA ABC 8 in advance of his speech at the UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series about his ambitions to lead Canada. “I am going to be prime minister of Canada. Not want to be. I don't do things and fail,” he explained.

Saxe on Trump

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was featured on KLIF 570 AM about President Trump’s decision not to attend the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and his accusations of “fake news.”

Crowdsourcing opportunities

Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, wrote an op-ed in Triple Pundit about the opportunities for innovation in education from crowdsourcing or groups of people coming together to solve a common problem.

Negative portrayals

Barbara Tobolowsky, an associate professor in UTA’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department, was featured in a Times Higher Education article about negative portrayals of academics and higher education in popular culture. Tobolowsky is co-editor of a new book titled  Anti-intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education

Nighttime heart attachs

Beth Mancini, associate dean of undergraduate nursing programs at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was interviewed in about how heart attacks in hospital are deadlier at night and on weekends. "We're literally talking about a difference in seconds, which makes a significant impact," Mancini said. 

Keynote speaker

UTA’s Minerva Cordero will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Edward W. Powers Women in STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Workshop and STEM Lecture Series at Youngstown State University, EIN News and reported. Cordero is the associate dean of the College of Science and a professor of mathematics at UTA. 

Faux archeological dig

Ashley Lemke, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, supervised a group of UTA students at a faux archeological dig in northeast Texas, The Dallas Observer reported.