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UTA In The News — Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Partnerships key success

RadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, has published a study that found public-private partnerships are the key to making telemedicine sustainable, Pharmacy Choice, United Press International,, Health Medicine Network and many other media outlets reported.

Facial recognition

Vassilis Athitsos, associate professor in UTA’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, is assisting a large tech corporation in evaluating existing facial recognition technologies and how they can be improved, Dallas Innovates and Scienmag reported.

Bike sharing

Shima Hamidi, director of UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies, was interviewed by WFAA ABC 8 about bike sharing initiatives in Dallas. Hamidi said that while bikes from docking stations are typically for recreation, station-less bikes could be more functional and part of a larger transportation system if planned correctly.

Lifetime achievement

Diane Woodend Jones, vice chair of the UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs advisory board, was honored by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation’s Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award, Informed Infrastructure reported.  

UTA supplying workforce

The Dallas Morning News mentioned UTA as one of the North Texas universities that awarded more than twice as many bachelor’s degrees last year as in 2000. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is attempting to land the new Amazon headquarters, which could potentially hire 50,000 workers during the next few years. 

Low student debt

UTA ranks fifth in Texas for the lowest average student loan debt per borrower, Lendedu reported. 

Scholarship winner

UTA announced that Neha Mehar of Marietta is a Maverick Academic Scholarship recipient for the 2017-18 academic year, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

Rising professional

UTA alumnus Jonathan Wells was named one of tED Magazine’s 30 under 35 as a rising professional in the electrical industry. He earned an MBA at UTA taking evening and weekend courses. 

Named to association

UTA alumna Roberta Lynn Deutsch was named to the International Nurses Association and will be highlighted in the upcoming publication of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, PR Buzz reported. Deutsch earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from UTA.