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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Coral reef lab damaged

WFAA ABC 8 reported that a St. Thomas-based lab used by Laura Mydlarz, UTA associate professor of biology, to research coral reefs was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Houston's KHOU CBS 11, Tyler's KYTX CBS 19 and True Viral News also carried the story.

Low debt

MarketWatch reported that UTA is among the top universities in the nation for graduating students with the lowest debt. President Vistasp Karbhari said UTA helps students keep costs low with creative financial aid packages and success skill classes to encourage on-time graduation. MyInforms also carried the story.

Flood warning system

KXAS NBC 5 reported that Nick Fang, a UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, created a flood warning system that helped protect Texas Medical Center during Hurricane Harvey. Fang said it’s unlikely for a storm to cause the similar damage in DFW.

Bike share

KDFW FOX 4 reported on the launch of UTA’s new Bike Share Program. President Vistasp Karbhari said the program brings sustainability to the campus in just one more way.

Debt history

Thomas Adam, UTA history professor, was interviewed by KJZZ 91.5 FM in Phoenix about the historical roots of the student debt crisis.

Scholarship winners

The Kilgore News Herald reported that several local students received the Maverick Academic Scholarship and joined UTA’s largest incoming freshman class in history this fall.

Elementary named for alumnus

The Altus Times in Oklahoma reported that Crockett Elementary in Midland has been renamed after alumnus General Tommy Franks. Franks earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UTA.

New coordinator

Alumna Lori Elliott has been named Humanities Program Coordinator for the Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, the Greenwich Sentinel in Connecticut reported. Elliott earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UTA.

Multimedia project

KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa reported on UTA MFA student Marcela Reyes’ new multimedia project to make undocumented immigrants more visible.

Photography business started

Study Breaks profiled UTA senior Allie Norado and her passion for photography. Despite being a CLIS-Russian major, Norado has started her own photography business.

Contest winners

California's Mammoth Times, Benzinga, BioSpace and various other media outlets reported that UTA students won a total of $2,500 from Texas Trust Credit Union during a recent Snapchat contest held by the company.