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UTA In The News — Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Business of recycling

Sahadat Hossain, professor in UTA’s Civil Engineering Department and director of the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability, said the business of recycling isn’t working economically in the U.S. in an interview on WFAA ABC 8 about large American cities attempting to go zero waste. Hossain compared costs of current practices and found it is cheaper to put waste in a landfill than to recycle it. Austin's KVUE ABC 39 also carried the story.

Watson named associate dean

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reported that Sonja Watson, director of UTA’s Women’s & Gender Studies program and an associate professor of Spanish, has been named as associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts.

New data analytics

Gautam Das, a UTA computer science and engineering professor, will use an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research, or EAGER, from the National Science Foundation to show that it is possible to perform data analytics with only local views, Scienmag reported. Das’ project would then develop techniques to tap into that data and allow third-party clients to leverage the technology to develop location-based services applications for the public.

Harvey impact

Taylor Hughlett, a UTA College of Science meteorology lecturer, was quoted in a Cleburne Times-Review article about the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Hughlett said the hurricane was unusual in the way it developed. The Gainesville Daily Register, Journal Express in Knoxville, Iowa, and various other outlets also carried the article.

Using rainy day funds

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, told KRLD 1080 AM and San Antonio's WOAI 1200 AM that he thinks it’s appropriate for Texas lawmakers to use rainy day funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

First Bell features Fang

ASEE First Bell carried a Dallas Morning News article on UTA engineering professor Nick Fang’s work to help protect Houston's Texas Medical Center from Hurricane Harvey.

Hypoxia link

Health Medicine Network reported that UTA researchers have established a link between hypoxia and a molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer.

Well-educated graduates

Well-educated graduates from UTA are just one of the reasons the Star-Telegram editorial board gave for Amazon to name the DFW-metroplex as the home of the company’s second headquarters.

Photographers featured

Kenda North and Scott Hilton, two photography faculty members in the UTA Art + Art History Department, are the featured speakers at an upcoming Dallas Center for Photography event, the Dallas Observer reported.

Frame4Frame Festival

FYI Denton reported that UTA venues will host events as part of the Frame4Frame Festival.

Latino alumnus featued

UTA alumnus Eduardo Castañeda was highlighted in a D CEO Magazine article about the efforts of Dallas’ Latinos in Architecture group to mentor in the community. Castañeda earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from UTA, and joined the Latinos in Architecture group while a student here.