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UTA In The News — Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

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Congressional recognition

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, highlighted UTA’s success in making higher education affordable and accessible for more students in a U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor hearing concerning student-centered reforms broadcast on C-SPAN. Watch here.

Neighborhood safety

Seungmug Lee, an associate professor of criminal justice at UTA, said if one home in a neighborhood has a security system, others are less likely to be targeted for burglary, The Dallas Morning News reported in a piece about the use of doorbell cameras to identify burglars in North Texas.

Germ study

Cara Boutte, a UTA assistant professor of biology, received a three-year, $300,000 award for her work studying mycobacteria, a type of germ that is hard to kill and has had a huge impact on human health, Dallas Innovates reported.

Connective parks

Diane Jones Allen, UTA’s director of the landscape architecture program in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is one of the guests on a panel about connective parks at the Dallas Architecture Forum. The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Dallas Black Dance Theater, CandysDirt.com reported.

Refugee mental health

Diane Mitschke, associate professor in the UTA School of Social Work, said the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder is especially high in refugees in a WFYI 90.1 FM in Indianapolis piece on the challenges refugees face in getting mental illness health care.

Weather preparedness

Wednesday evening, the DFW metroplex braced for a severe storm that never came, The Dallas Morning News reported. UTA was among other area schools and universities that cancelled classes and events in anticipation of potentially hazardous weather in an effort to err on the side of safety.