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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Tiny houses

UTA architecture students are putting the finishing touches on two tiny houses they’re building as part of a design-build program called Parallel Construction, the Star-Telegram reported.

Education options

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote that meeting today’s students when and where they need their education produces a better Texas workforce in a Texas Tribune TribTalk op-ed column. He said UTA has adopted many different options for distance learning that help meet this challenge.

Piper professor

Bob Woods, a longtime UTA mechanical engineering professor and founder of the UTA FSAE racing team, has been named a 2017 Piper Professor by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. ScienceMag and Public Now reported

Chief appointed

UTA Police Chief Kim Lemaux has been appointed to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement by Gov. Greg Abbott, reported.

AI discussion

George Siemens, executive director of UTA’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab or LINK Lab, was interviewed for an Intel video that talked about artificial intelligence and the role it will play in society’s future. 

Preventing pollution

UTA’s Division of Enterprise Development’s Zero Waste Network and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will co-sponsor a two-day workshop for businesses on preventing pollution while employing lean business practices May 23-24 at the Butler Center for Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas Online reported.

Admin week

The University of Texas at Arlington treated hundreds of administrative staff to lunch during Administrative Professionals Week, KXAS NBC 5 reported.

Alum joins KAGS-TV

Austin Trung Nguyen, a UTA alumnus, has joined KAGS ABC 23 in Bryan, Texas, as a reporter, KAGS-TV reported. Nguyen worked at UTA News before interning at KTVT CBS 11 in Fort Worth and WFAA ABC 8 in Dallas.

Jordan recommendations

A staffing plan needs to be set in place to fill positions in Jordan, with priority to women until employment gender equality is reached in the firm, a Jordan Times op-ed said. Lynn Malkawi, a UTA alumnus, wrote the article.

University Crossroads helps sponsor

UTA’s University Crossroads was listed as one of the sponsors of the May 9 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Campus carry survey

A study by a UTA doctoral student says that the majority of college professors are not fans of campus carry laws, Accuracy in Academia reported. Joslyn Krismer, the UTA doctoral student, reported in the study that more than 70 percent of those polled said having campus carry would have a negative impact on free and robust exchange of ideas. 

UTA on committee

Officials broke ground recently on the $250 million Texas Live! project in Arlington, reported. UTA will serve as a member of the project’s Community Advisory Committee, which will provide advice and assistance with the implementation of the Texas Live! Community Benefits Plan. 

Students run for seats

Breton Hawkins, 19, a UTA student, is running for the Place 6 Mansfield school board seat, the Star-Telegram reported. In another story, Brenden Leavitt, a 21-year-old UTA student, is running for the Keller City Council, Place 6 seat, the Star-Telegram reported.