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UTA In The News — Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

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Amino acids

An article about UTA Chemistry Professor Daniel Armstrong’s study of the function of D-amino acids in the brain was published in Chemical & Engineering News.

Award-winning video

Governor Greg Abbott's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 34th Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards, which recognizes media that accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities. UTA Senior Video Producer Teresa Schnyder was honored for her video highlighting UTA's selection by the U.S. Department of State to host Ethiopian adaptive sports advocates.

Professor named fellow

John Garrigus, UTA professor of history, has been appointed a National Humanities Center fellow, the center reports. His work as a fellow during the 2017-18 academic year will focus on the Haitian Revolution.

PhD student article

Dionel Waters, a UTA doctoral education student, published an article about the key to having crucial conversations with stakeholders in this month’s edition of Instructional Leader, a widely circulated publication of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.  The article appears on Page 9. 

Agreement analyzed

Brent Sasley, a UTA associate professor of political science and expert on the Middle East, was quoted in a Texas Tribune story about Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision to sign a deal with disputed Israeli settlements. Sasley called the move a public relations win for settlement backers that might play well politically in Texas.

Hervey named AP All-American

UTA forward Kevin Hervey received honorable mention recognition in the Associated Press selection of All-American teams, the Star-Telegram reported. Hervey, who plans to return to next year, is UTA’s second ever AP All-American. 

UTA alumnus appointed CEO

Randy Rogers has been appointed the new CEO of Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss., according to mhanewsnow.  Rogers holds an MBA and a master’s in healthcare administration from UTA.

Gubernatorial appointee

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Kenneth Sheets to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, according to Sheets, an attorney, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UTA.

Alumnus featured

Chief Master Sgt. Paula C. Shawhan of the U.S. Air National Guard was featured in and Shawhan holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from UTA.

UTA on Texas Live! committee

UTA will be one of several area organizations represented on the Community Advisory Committee of Texas Live!, the entertainment center being built around the new Rangers stadium, Fort Worth Business reported.

Driverless technology

Driverless shuttles are coming to the Arlington entertainment district and may extend to other parts of the city such as UTA, the Star-Telegram reported.