UTA In The News — Monday, March 16, 2020

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A student at The University of Texas at Arlington is confirmed to have COVID-19, President Vistasp Karbhari announced over the weekend. The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, WFAA, NBC 5 and CBS 11 reported along with other cases in Tarrant, Dallas and Collin counties.

COVID-19 & the working class

The spread of coronavirus illustrates how inequality complicates public health, The Dallas Morning News and KERA reported. Some advice to slow the spread of coronavirus can be difficult to follow, such as staying home from work or going to the doctor for symptoms. Erin Carlson, who directs the graduate public health program at The University of Texas at Arlington, explains, “If you do not have health insurance, if you do not have paid sick leave, that’s a very difficult thing to actually do."

COVID-19 & politics

Political campaign techniques are being upended as people attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Houston Chronicle reported. Rebecca Deen, associate professor of political science at The University of Texas at Arlington, commented about digital campaigning and ideological divides over the seriousness of COVID-19.

Land use & the environment

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recognized ten land use case studies that address social, economic, and environmental challenges, reported Planetizen. Adrian Parr, dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, and Amruta Sakalker, a UTA graduate research associate, were recognized for their case study about bridges that connect the city of Dallas and the Trinity River.