UTA In The News — Monday, May 11, 2020
fall 2020 semester
The University of Texas at Arlington is exploring options to bring faculty, staff and students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, while observing public health and safety guidelines, WBAP And KERA reported. Detailed plans are under development and will be announced at a later date.
The American Concrete Institute Foundation’s Concrete Research Council announced eight research projects to receive grants, the Technology Publishing Network reported. The projects include Shih-Ho Chao’s, a UTA civil engineering professor, research with full-scale experiments on double-beam coupling beams under simulated earthquake forces.
A Dallas hair salon has become key in the stay-at-home-order debates after its owner, Shelley Luther, was arrested and sentenced to jail, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Rebecca Deen, department chair and associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, commented “Many folks see this as government overreach against personal/business liberty. Those themes are good ways of mobilizing Republican voters in Texas, historically.” The article describes the move by Luther as a staged stunt since a GoFundMe page was already set up for her before she reopened her salon.