UTA In The News — Monday, May 13, 2019
Senator at commencement
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, spoke about adaptability and technology to graduates at Friday's joint commencement ceremony for the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the School of Social Work, KXAS NBC 5 reported.
Women in science
Lori Glaze, who leads NASA’s Planetary Science division, was featured in a profile on the women driving science at the space agency, IT-Online and SpaceCoastDaily.com reported. Glazed earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at UTA. Her division focuses on space missions and research that seek to answer questions fundamental to how our solar system formed and evolved, and whether there are other worlds that could, or could have in the past, supported life.
UTA artist has presidential client
Former President George W. Bush mentioned Sedrick Huckaby as his art teacher on the KTVT CBS 11 broadcast of the 2019 Byron Nelson golf tournament at Dallas’ Trinity Forest Golf Club. Huckaby is an associate professor in the Art and Art History Department. Bush mentioned Huckaby at about the 1:15 mark of the broadcast.
One of the longest-serving professors at UTA retired with the end of final exams of the spring 2019 semester, KRLD 1080 AM reported last week. Allan Saxe, a political science associate professor, has taughtat UTA since 1965.
UTA engineering ranked No. 82 of 199 campuses around the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report as reported by Michigan Watchdog and several other media websites. The criteria included 10 indicators such as recruiter assessment scores, acceptance rates, student-faculty ratios, research activities and the percentage of instructors in the National Academy of Engineering.