UTA In The News — Friday, May 22, 2020
The University of Texas at Arlington is waiving some fees for summer 2020 semester, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. A University spokesperson said “the effects of the pandemic include significant economic impacts, and we hope the temporary elimination of these fees will help our students."
Fall 2020 outlook
UT Arlington will welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus in the fall to the “greatest extent” possible, FOX 4 reported. A University spokesperson said the fall semester will likely include in-person and online teaching. Officials will evaluate decisions based on the ongoing status of the pandemic.
staying safe as texas reopens
UTA's Erin Carlson, associate clinical professor and director of graduate public health programs, participated in a panel discussion, hosted by The Dallas Morning News, about the impact of Covid-19 on the Dallas area. The discussion centered on what doctors know about Covid-19 symptoms and its health impacts and how to stay safe while eating out, shopping and traveling this summer.
students adapting to COVID
UTA student and current Miss Grapevine Jaelene Luper was featured in The Dallas Morning News in an article about college students adjusting to life during the pandemic. During this time, Luper has organized a virtual canned food drive and is preparing for the Miss Texas competition.
Associate Professor Xinbao Yu and Professor Laureano Hoyos, both of UTA’s Civil Engineering Department, are working on a three-year, $210,333 TxDOT contract to measure the performance of new technology that could strengthen riverbanks and eliminate harmful erosion around bridge supports, Scienmag reported.
UT Arlington’s Doug Garner joined the Sports Philanthropy Network podcast to talk about inclusion and the growth and challenges of adaptive sports. Garner has contributed 27 years of work to the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and is currently head coach for UTA’s Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team.