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UTA In The News — Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

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College completion panel

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari participated in a panel of three higher education leaders hosted by The Texas Tribune to discuss how the state can elevate college completion rates, The Daily Texan reported. Karbhari said measuring student success with four- and six-year degree completion rates ignores nontraditional students, adult learners and community college transfers, who make up approximately 50% of UTA’s student population.

Israel analysis

Brent Sasley, UTA associate professor of political science, analyzed the key takeaways from Israel’s recent national elections in a piece for The Washington Post. Notably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu survived potential criminal indictments and increased his party’s share of parliamentary seats.

Healing glove milestone

The revolutionary bioengineered healing glove created at the UTA Research Institute has completed another key step on the road toward commercialization, Dallas Innovates reported.

Movin' Mavs

The UTA Movin’ Mavs were featured by KTVT CBS 11 as this week’s The Ones for Texas. The team began as a recreational sport in 1976; now, it has eight intercollegiate national championships.

Architectural hurdles

Mark Lamster, associate professor of practice in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, commented on one Dallas architect's plans to save the aging Hall of State at Fair Park in an article for The Dallas Morning News. This is the first in a series of articles by Lamster as the city of Dallas wrestles with the hurdles of restoring Fair Park’s Hall of State.