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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Community outreach

Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor of kinesiology in UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was interviewed by KTVT CBS 11 about Developmental Coordination Disorder, a neurodevelopmental condition that impacts fine and gross motor skills. Caçola oversees the Little Mavs Movement Academy, which helps children improve their motor skills while having fun.

Student success insight

George Siemens, executive director of UTA’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge or LINK Lab, was quoted in a MarketWired article about the Civitas Learning Summit. Siemens said that, “by bringing powerful insights to bear on the challenge of student success and completion, higher ed institutions are dramatically improving college access and success.” Financial Buzz, Yahoo! Finance and many other media outlets also picked up the article.

Creative Conversation

Dallas Innovates reported on the fifth annual Creative Conversation, which brings together artists and architects in the Dallas area. Bang Dang, an adjunct professor in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was part of the panel.

Lockheed Martin gift

Fort Worth Business reported on Lockheed Martin’s $1.5 million gift to enhance UTA’s strategic approach to career development. The university announced the naming of the the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center on March 20.

Domestic violence prevention

Rambler Newspapers reported that Beverly Black, the Jillian Michelle Smith Professor in Family Violence Research in the UTA School of Social Work, spoke about the need for not only intervention, but also prevention, for intimate partner crime against women at a fundraiser for domestic violence victims.

Higher ed budget

Texas Monthly’s BurkaBlog looked at the Texas Senate’s budget plans for higher education. The plan, according to author R.G. Ratcliffe, includes a $15 million cut to UTA’s state funding.

Shorthorn awards

The Pittman Report, North Dallas Gazette and reported on The Shorthorn’s 97 awards for excellence in reporting, editing, photography and more. The Shorthorn is UTA’s student-run news agency.

Esports winners

GuideLive, PC Games, Circa and Public Now reported on the UTA ESports team win in the 2017 Heroes of the Dorm collegiate video game tournament. The five UTA students have won free tuition for the remainder of their college career.

CAPPA scholarship

Marone Abraham, a student in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was one of 88 students to receive a Greenbuild scholarship. Abraham is minoring in environmental sustainability and homes to make buildings more energy-efficient and resilient.

Intern experience

Liberty Schmidt, a mechanical and aerospace engineering senior at UTA, wrote a post for the Society of Women Engineers Region C blog about her experience as an intern with Spirit Aerosystems.

Big Event

More than 1,000 volunteered around the City of Arlington during UTA’s Big Event, Public Now reported. The Big Event is a day dedicated to public service and outreach.