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UTA In The News — Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Under the direction of Sergio Espinosa, a UTA associate professor of music, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving will perform on Sunday, May 28, at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA international music and arts festival, Oak Cliff BubbeLife reported.

Nancy Rosenberg England, a UTA English lecturer, will discuss comedic film adaptations in a talk titled “Dracula Film Spoofs: Funny and Loving it” at the World Dracula Day Symposium, the Plano Star-Courier reported. The symposium will take place on the Flower Mound campus of North Central Texas College. 

UTA student Umesh Bhandari was one of several students from around the country honored as a 2017 Dream Award Scholarship recipient, KTIV NBC 4 in Sioux City, Iowa, and WTVM ABC 9 in Columbus, Ga., and several other media outlets reported. The awards support students who have successfully finished their first year of college but need financial help completing their degrees. 

Uma Datla has joined RSP Permian Inc. as its chief accounting officer, KEYC CBS 12 in Monkato, Minn., WVIR NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va., WDAM ABC 7 in Hattiesburg, Miss., and several other outlets reported. Datla holds a master’s degree in professional accounting from UTA. 

Tobi Jackson has been elected president of the Fort Worth school district Board of Education, Fort Worth Business reported. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree from UTA.

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, described comparisons of President Trump to Richard Nixon as “way overboard” in an interview on WBAP 820 AM.

The 2017 Special Olympics will be held on the UTA campus through Sunday, KTXS ABC 12 in Abilene reported.

CultureMap Dallas noted that UTA is one of the area campuses with a kiosk featuring the products of Bobaddiction, a trendy tea with chewy tapioca pearls.