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UTA In The News — Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

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UTA Science Ambassadors

UTA Science Ambassadors performed fun science demonstrations for homeless children from Vogel Alcove in Dallas, KDFW Fox 4, WBAP 820 AM, KLIF 570 AM and CBSDFW.com reported. The science program aims to interest young children in science and encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. 

IVF holidays

Amy Speier, UTA assistant professor of anthropology, was interviewed by the BBC Radio 4 program “Thinking Allowed” about her study on IVF holidays in the Czech Republic. According to Speier, IVF tourists travel to where the procedure is inexpensive and laws limiting it are liberal.

Student receives prestigious grant

Kyle O'Connell, a doctoral student in biology at UTA, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation's prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program, Phys.org reported.

Texas Autocross coming

Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on the UTA campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9, ArlingtonTx.gov reported.

Specimens coming to UTA

The University of Louisiana-Monroe’s reptile and amphibian specimens are heading to UTA, the Washington Post reported.

Alumnus hired

UTA alumnus David Lee has been hired as senior project manager for Dallas architecture firm th+a, CityBizlist reported. Lee earned his Master of Architecture at UTA.

Alumnus named branch manager

UTA alumnus Brian Burke has joined PacWest Machinery as branch manager for western Washington, Pacific Builder and Engineer reported. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in business from UTA.