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UTA In The News — Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey help

Nick Fang, a UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, helped keep Texas Medical Center hospitals safe during Hurricane Harvey, The Dallas Morning News reported. Fang, a noted expert on storm water management, co-designed a storm alert system that helped many of Houston’s most critical institutions survive.

Hot ticket

The upcoming Maverick Speakers Series lecture by UTA alumnus Lou Diamond Phillips and the accompanying film festival were featured as a “Hot Ticket” in the new edition of 360West magazine. Phillips will appear Sept. 7 at Texas Hall. The film festival continues Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a showing of La Bamba in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.

Internships needed

Erick Jones, UTA’s George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, wrote an article in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about how graduate research internships could fill a STEM workforce gap. He said underrepresented minorities are a critical domestic population to consider for filling these jobs.

Movin' Mavs

Steven Walgenbach, captain of South Africa’s under-23 wheelchair basketball team, recently secured a scholarship to play at UTA for the Movin' Mavs, CAJ News Africa reported. 

Event helps children

Superheroes Unite!, a family-friendly event that unites superheroes and sidekicks to honor kids with cancer while raising money for children’s cancer research and treatments, will host a walk on the UTA campus on Saturday, Sept. 9, dfwchild.com reported.  

Alumnus honored

Edmond Robert Jones died on Aug. 28, The Oklahoman reported. The 71-year-old Jones held a degree in economics from UTA.