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UTA In The News — Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

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Tel Aviv embassy

Brent Sasley, a UTA associate professor of political science and expert on the Middle East, was quoted in a Vox article about President Donald Trump’s decision to have the U.S. embassy in Israel remain in Tel Aviv.

Dallas' appearance

Kevin Sloan, UTA assistant professor in practice for the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, wrote a Dallas Morning News commentary about the City of Dallas’ appearance and how it reflects the city’s values.

Welch Foundation grant

Erie News Now, WFLX FOX 29 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and many other media outlets reported that UTA was among Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex universities receiving more than $9 million in grants from The Welch Foundation.

Tobacco free

The University of Texas System is now tobacco free, KTVT CBS 11 reported. UTA became a tobacco-free campus in 2011.

40 under 40 honoree

Alumnus Ross Korkmas, chief operating officer at Medical Center of South Arkansas, has been named as a 40 under 40 honoree by Arkansas Business, the El Dorado News-Times reported. Korkmas earned a master of health care administration degree from UTA.

World Class Leader

OA online reported UTA student Whitney Squyres was recognized with the World Class Leader in Education Award by the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees. Squyres is working on her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.