UTA In The News — Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, Feb 11, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

NAE election

Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, Arlington-TX.gov reported. He is one of only two faculty members from Texas universities selected this year.

Data in agriculture

A University of Texas at Arlington team will use a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to prepare graduate and undergraduate students for data-based careers in agriculture-related fields, Dallas Innovates reported. Jianzhong Su, chairman of the Department of Mathematics, will lead the UTA project in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Nationally ranked

OnlineMasters.com ranked UTA’s civil engineering program among the best offering a master’s degree, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Border flexibility

Cristina Salinas, UTA assistant professor at the Center for Mexican American Studies, talked about the history of flexibility at the southern border in her new book, Managed Migrations – Growers, Farmworkers and Border Enforcement in the Twentieth Century, with San Antonio’s KSTX 89.1 FM listeners on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Victims' recovery

The type of treatment and counseling that victims of violent crimes receive can affect their long-term outcomes, Psychiatry Advisor reported. Rachel Voth Schrag, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work, was quoted about how rape crisis centers can help rape victims in the road to recovery.

New Ranger

Hunter Pence from the world champion San Francisco Giants signed to a Texas Rangers minor league contract, The Dallas Morning News reported. Pence played college baseball at UTA.