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UTA In The News — Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

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National stage

Enrollment growth and the opening of the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research, or SEIR, building are helping place UTA on national stage, an op-ed article in the Star-Telegram said. Former Arlington mayor Richard Greene wrote the op-ed. Greene also is a professor in practice in UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Responsible extraction

Kevin Schug, UTA's Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry and director of the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab, cowrote an op-ed in The Dallas Morning News about responsible shale extraction and CLEAR’s focus on studying the environmental implications from a neutral, objective and agnostic perspective.

Smart seat cushion

New Atlas, Dallas Innovates, MedicalNewser,, Infosur, TechojasIranian Students News Agency, Smart Huangiu of China, Sina of Hong Kong, Udaipur Kiran, Devdiscourse, Daily News and Analysis and Gadgets Now of India and TD News of Tunisia, all featured UTA’s recently patented smart seat cushion that can help ward off ulcers caused by long periods of sitting in wheelchairs. Muthu Wijesundara, chief research scientist at UTA’s Research Institute, was co-inventor of the technology, which also can be used to create prosthetic liners that accommodate changes in body volume to maintain a comfortable fit.

Special education summit

Nearly 150 public school superintendents and special education administrators discussed Texas' changing views on how to serve children with disabilities at the Texas Special Education Policy and Resource Summit this week at College Park Center, Targeted News Service reported. The summit, hosted by UTA’s College of Education, provided an opportunity for leaders in the education sector to determine the policies and educational needs of children with disabilities. 

Kavanaugh hearing

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by Cincinnati's 700 WLW AM about the possibility that Christine Blasey Ford will testify against Judge Brett Kavanaugh this week in Washington, D.C. He said that it was likely Kavanaugh would testify on Monday while Dr. Ford would speak on Thursday.

Alumna joins Dallas Housing Authority

UTA alumna Myriam Igoufe has joined the Dallas Housing Authority as director of Housing Services for DHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program, Dallas Business Journal reported. Igoufe is a recent UTA doctoral graduate in urban planning and public policy.