UTA In The News — Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, Jan 06, 2020 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Ranked first in US

A guide to the nation’s top online college programs has ranked five from UTA—including four in the College of Education—as No. 1 in the nation in their respective fields, U.S. Fed News reported. Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s curriculum and instruction, math education, science education and educational leadership online master’s programs as best in the nation. All are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Longer-lasting concrete pipes

Ali Abolmaali, chair of the UTA Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded a $653,000 contract by the Texas Department of Transportation to test longer-lasting concrete pipes embedded with polypropylene fibers for strength and durability, Fluid Handling International reported.

Mother-daughter duo earn UTA degrees

The road to graduation for Ndeye Ndaw was one that started in Senegal and ended at UTA with a master’s degree, the Dallas Morning News reported. Ndaw graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work alongside her daughter, Awa Sy, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Both were able to attend UTA because Sy’s dad, Cheikh Sy, a student in UTA’s College of Engineering, won the Diversity Immigrant Visa program.

Sexual violence in the workplace

UTA’s James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor Emeritus, was featured in a Reuters article, also republished in other media outlets, discussing sexual violence in the workplace. A recent study estimates almost one in 18 women and one in 40 men have experienced sexual harassment in and related to the workplace. According to Quick, workplace-related sexual harassment also can affect co-workers who witness the behavior, the victim’s loved ones and the victim’s children.

UTA alumnus’ role at NASA

UTA alumnus Brian Prejean, a 2018 graduate of the Ph.D. kinesiology program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, is a human performance scientist collaborating on a project for NASA’s Human Physiology, Performance, Protection and Operations lab, Targeted News Service reported. Prejean works at KBR Inc., an engineering company that provides contractual services to NASA, and collaborates with engineers to develop exercise equipment for long-duration spaceflights.