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UTA In The News — Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

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Earth-like planet

UTA physicists may have discovered an earth-like planet orbiting Gliese 832, a Red Dwarf system 16 light years away, several international news outlets, including England’s Daily Mail, Spain’s Muy Interesante and Finland’s Tekniikan Maailma, reported.

Solar eclipse event

KTVT CBS 11 and WFAA ABC 8 reported on the planned viewing of the solar eclipse at the UTA Planetarium. The Planetarium is among the top places in the DFW metroplex to watch the solar eclipse, several news outlets, including the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, KRLD 1080 AM and CultureMap Fort Worth, reported. 

Nursing alumna article

Judy Back, co-founder of Innovative Infusions LLC, co-wrote an article in Becker's Hospital Review about considerations for opening an in-office infusion center. Back holds a UTA bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Alumnus promoted

Charles Cotton has been promoted to transportation director of the Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated school district, the Houston Chronicle reported. Cotton holds a UTA master’s degree in education leadership and policy studies.

Adjunct hired at OBU

Jessica Rohr has been hired as an assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, the Pawhuska Journal-Capital. Rohr holds a UTA doctorate in linguistics. She also has been an adjunct instructor at UTA.

New director hired

Wayne Snell has been hired as director of neighborhood services for the city of Lewisville, the Lewisville Leader reported. Snell holds a UTA master’s degree in public administration.

New coach

A new era for the UTA softball program begins with the appointment of Peejay Brun as the Mavericks’ head coach. Brun brings 19 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Mavericks program, including six as a head coach.