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UTA In The News — Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Parking, security app

A group of engineering students and UTA Industrial Engineering Professor John Priest are working with the MetroLab Network to develop an app to feed information to students about open parking spots, Dallas Innovates reported. The app also is aimed at improving student security. The MetroLab Network works to solve urban issues by partnering university researchers with city and county officials.

United fallout

Elten Briggs, an associate marketing professor in the UTA College of Business, was interviewed on WBAP 820 AM about United Airlines treatment of a customer on an overbooked flight. Briggs said that any apology would need to be followed by policy changes so customers know they are protected. KLIF 570 AM also aired the interview.

Robotics event

KDFW FOX 4 reported on the UTA Research Institute’s National Robotics Week Event. The event drew hundreds of middle school and high school students for interactive robotic demonstrations.

Language talk

My Informs reported that Colleen Fitzgerald, professor in UTA’s Department of Linguistics and TESOL and director for the National Science Foundation's Documenting Endangered Languages Program, will be a plenary speaker at the Symposium on American Indian Languages at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

UTA host

UTA served as a recent host site for a Challenged Athletes Foundation mobility clinic, WTTG FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., reported. One young amputee athlete, Elias Brown, said he was considering attending UTA to play wheelchair basketball.

NIH focus

3Dprint.com reported on the recent focus of the National Institutes of Healths concerning 3D printing technology, including UTA’s research into materials for 3D printed pediatric blood vessels.

Hazelwood Act

WFAA ABC 8 reported on Texas lawmakers' consideration of a bill that would limit who qualifies for the Hazlewood Act, a state benefit providing free tuition to veterans, their spouses and dependents. The report cited an increase in benefit claims at UTA and other Texas colleges.

Conference sponsor

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering is among the sponsors for the Expanding Your Horizons conference, which focuses on growing STEM education for young women, Public Now reported.

Movin' Mavs champs

Spain's Actually Yes reported on Ricardo Lucien’s recent championship win with the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team. After four consecutive defeats, Lucian led the team to its first national championship title in 11 years. Japan's Center Pole also reported on the team’s win.

Draft watch

The Dallas Wings held its WNBA Draft watching party at UTA’s College Park Center, Dallas Morning News' SportsDay reported. The team began playing home games on UTA’s campus in 2016.

Alumnus serving in Navy

The Ellis County Press reported that UTA alumnus Arun Mohan, a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and Midlothian native, is serving on one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines as an electronics technician.

UTA alumnus named VP

EStormWater reported on alumnus Matt Childs' appointment as vice president of sales in charge of the North American market for HawkeyePedershaab Inc. Childs earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from UTA.

Graduate named as project manager

Alumnus Jason Bass has joined MWM DesignGroup as a project manager, Texas Contractor reported. Bass earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from UTA.

UTA theater

CultureMap Fort Worth mentioned UTA Maverick Theatre Company’s MavPlays in it’s list of nine best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend.

Communication award

The Office of University Communications received a Barbara Jordan Media Award from the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities for a video about UTA hosting adaptive sports advocates from Ethiopia.