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UTA In The News — Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

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UTA reaches mega status

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

New liberal arts dean

Elisabeth Cawthon has been named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington Voice reported. A seasoned administrator, Cawthon had already been serving as interim dean. 

Interdisciplinary projects

UTA has awarded three seed grants for interdisciplinary research projects that propose new ways to treat skin cancer, provide for more rapid and cost-effective evaluation of chemotherapy drugs, and to develop innovative programs to reduce the mental health risks of homeless youth, Health Medicine Network and Public Now reported.

The House

Barbara Tobolowsky, a UTA associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, commented on the new film “The House” for Inside Higher Ed. Tobolowsky said the film references the difficulty of paying for college, a topic that doesn’t appear in most films or television series. 

Chromatography column

Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, wrote an article for Chromatography Online on intact protein ion transmission in triple-quadrupole mass spectrometers.

Study links maladies

UTA researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked, Psych Central reported.

Alumna writes musical

UTA alumna Holly Reed wrote the lyrics and music for “Come Find Me,”  a Christmas musical presented July 1, at the Brookfield Theatre, Broadwayworld Connecticut reported. Reed earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts at UTA. 

Health care award

UTA alumna Kylie Culp earned the Northwest Texas Health Care System Surgery Department Clinical Excellence Award, Amarillo.com reported. She has been at the hospital for two years.