UTA In The News — Friday, June 26, 2020
UTA alumna Tatiana “Ladymay” Mayfield, a jazz composer, vocalist, pianist and the first Black American to earn a master’s degree in jazz composition from UTA, was featured in a piece by The Dallas Morning News.
Over the weekend, a group of volunteers led by Sedrick E. Huckaby, UTA associate professor of art and art history, will paint an anti-racism message onto a downtown Fort Worth street, KXAS NBC 5 reported. The words “END RACISM NOW” will be painted in black and white over all lanes of traffic in the 800 block of Main Street, immediately north of the Fort Worth Convention Center. “We are in the middle of a very pivotal moment. It is a time where we can re-examine our national priorities, and this project is a way of creatively inviting people to join,” Huckaby said.
Amelia Earhart Fellow
Katiyayni Balachandran, UTA doctoral student in aerospace engineering, was named one of 35 Amelia Earhart Fellows for 2020 by the Zonta International Foundation, 7th Space and other media outlets reported. Balachandran is the sixth UT Arlington student selected to receive the honor, joining Mousumi Ahmed, Jennifer Goss, Laura Henderson, Monica Hew and Wendy Okolo.
Erin Carlson, UTA associate clinical professor and director of graduate public health programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, spoke to Fort Worth Weekly about the importance of practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.