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UTA In The News — Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Autism link

Priscila Caçola, a UTA assistant professor of kinesiology, has published a new study that recommends that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked, Science Daily, HealthCanal, Medical Express, United Press International and many other media reported.

Student debt column

Thomas Adam, UTA history professor, wrote an op-ed column in The Conversation about the historical roots of the student debt crisis that was published in the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as many other prominent national media.

Gas-to-liquid technology

ASEE First Bell, Buffalo News Online, EIN NewsDallas Innovates and many other media ran stories about the opening of the Conrad Greer Lab, which will further develop technology developed at UTA to convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of energy.

Understanding faiths

An interfaith event hosted by UTA earlier this year was mentioned in KERA 90.1 FM and Star-Telegram stories about community leaders who are trying to promote understanding between faiths across Dallas-Fort Worth. Linah Mohammad, a UTA student, did the KERA story.

UTA study cited

A Dallas Morning News editorial about the need to improve regional transit options mentioned that new DART board member Jon-Bertrell Killen has made suggestions gleaned in part from a recent UTA study linking transportation costs and poor public transit to Dallas’ lack of economic mobility. 

COB sponsors event

UTA’s College of Business sponsored this year’s Fort Worth Business Press CFO Awards Luncheon Wed. June 28, Fort Worth Business reported. 

Transferring science

Part of a collection of scientific specimens at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will be transferred to UTA, where they will be available to researchers, the Beaumont Enterprise and many other media reported. 

Career center mentioned

UTA’s Lockheed Martin Career Development Center was cited in an article in D Magazine about how manufacturing is thriving in North Texas. Lockheed Martin is planning to add 1,800 jobs in the area. 

Wheel of Fortune contestant

UTA student Bianca Dozier was featured last night on KTVT CBS 11’s popular program Wheel of Fortune, where she mentioned that she has just returned to school at UTA and that her daughter is learning her ABCs from watching the show.

Lego teacher

Shawn Fox, a UTA mechanical engineering major, was in charge of teaching a group of fourth- to sixth-graders at the Lego Robotics camp at the Discovery Science Place, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

Alumna named principal

UTA alumna Jairia Diggs was named the new Providence Elementary School principal, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported. Diggs received her bachelor’s degree from UTA.