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UTA In The News — Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

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UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a free Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, PublicNow reported.

Detecting bots

A UTA-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the Internet that create and spread fake news, American Society for Engineering Education’s First Bell reported. Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Communication, are on the team.

Santa Fe art event

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is coming this weekend to The Green at College Park on the UTA campus at the northwest corner of Mitchell and Center streets, KTVT CBS 11, KERA’s Art & Seek and Mansfield Magazine reported.

Farewell recital

David Cooper, principal horn on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2013, is leaving to become the principal horn for Germany’s Berlin Philharmonic, The Dallas Morning News reported. Cooper will give a farewell recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UTA’s Irons Recital Hall, 700 Greek Row Drive. Accompanied by pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, he'll play works by Mozart, Schumann, Eugène Bozza, Alfred Desenclos and Georges Barboteau. The recital is free and open to the public.

Scholarship winners

Nida Garcia and Cae’Nae Smith, graduates of Fort Worth’s Dunbar High School, received $2,000 scholarships each from Eberstein Witherite LLP, WWBT NBC 12 in Richmond, Va.; KLPC NBC 7 in Lake Charles, La., and many other media outlets reported. Both plan to enroll at UTA. Garcia will major in biology. Smith will major in nursing.

Bike repair, parking

UTA’s bike repair stands were highlighted in a story about campus bikes, where to park them and how to fix them on the website.