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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Fighting disease

Todd Castoe, a UTA associate professor of biology, is using a National Institutes of Health grant to find ways to finish off a disease that has stubbornly resisted all attempts to eradicate it, reported.

Art professor exhibit

Benjamin Terry, a UTA art professor of practice in painting, is exhibiting A Romantic Gesture at Dallas’ Galleri Urbane, Wall Street International magazine reported. The WSI article says the exhibit, on display through March 29, is a response to the long-distance relationship that Terry and his fiancé have endured over the last year.

UTA alumna profiled

UTA alumna Wendy Okolo was profiled in about being the first black woman to earn a doctorate in aerospace engineering from UTA. The article originally appeared in Nigeria’s

Comparing credit cards

Abdul Rasheed, UTA’s Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management, provided with expert information about comparing credit cards.

Philippines fair

UTA is one of several universities participating in the Education USA Fair in the Philippines Feb. 28-March 1, reported. UTA will conduct a session on acing college applications at the fair.

The Music Man

UTA’s departments of theatre arts and music are producing The Music Man through March 2, reported.

Boarding houses

Rooming and boarding houses—typically at the cheapest end of the rental spectrum—are disappearing in Dallas, and housing officials fret that a tipping point is fast approaching in one of the country's busiest home-flipping markets, The Dallas Morning News reported. The story quoted a UTA report presented to the Dallas City Council in November that found roughly two in five households in Texas rent, accounting for more than 3.5 million homes.