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UTA In The News — Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

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President, alumnus featured

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

Mental health days

KTVT CBS 11 interviewed Jim Quick, a distinguished professor of leadership and organizational behavior in the UTA College of Business, about company culture regarding mental health days.

FabLab work

CBS News, Fox News with Bret Baier, Health Medicine Network, Fox News Health and many other media outlets reported on the UTA FabLab’s work to make a prosthetic arm for the son of a UTA associate professor. The story originally aired on KTVT CBS 11.

Better lasers and MyInforms reported that Weidong Zhou, a professor in the UTA Electrical Engineering Department, has received a five-year, $3 million High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design a smaller, more efficient laser.

Breakthrough award

UTA-linked startup TissueGen received the "Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough" award for its patented ELUTE® fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers, ScienMag, Health Medicine Network, MyInforms and reported.

U.S. Pledge views

Kappa Delta Pi published a blog about Mohawk Indian students’ views on the U.S. Pledge of Allegience by Leisa Martin, an assistant professor of social studies education at UTA.

Opposition research

WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about Donald Trump Jr.’s reported meetings to obtain opposition research on Hillary Clinton.

Comic convention

The Fort Worth Business Press reported on the upcoming ArlingCon, held at UTA’s University Center. The event is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual comic convention.

Alumna named assistant principal

Frisco-Online reported that alumna Chelsea Winbush has been named assistant principal at Clark Middle School in Plano ISD. Winbush earned a master’s degree from UTA.

New associate vice chancellor

Alumnus David Darling has been named associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WisBusiness reported. Darling earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at UTA.