UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Split over health care
Even during a pandemic, Americans are split on the government’s role in health care, the Dallas Observer reported. Thomas Marshall, a UT Arlington political science professor, said health care wasn't a partisan issue until the 1990s, when then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton lobbied for universal health care coverage for all Americans. Since then, the issue has become increasingly divisive, Marshall said.
Using machine learning on bridges
Suyun Ham, a UT Arlington civil engineering assistant professor is using a Department of Transportation grant to better assess a bridge’s structural health combining machine learning with traditional monitoring measurements, Health & Medicine Business Daily reported.
Two in architecture receive awards
Kathryn Holliday and Bradley Bell won Texas Society of Architects 2020 Honor Awards recently, Education Daily Report reported. Holliday, professor and founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, won the award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers. Bell, associate professor and director of the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, won the award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward J. Romieniec.
Using plastic pins on slopes
Sahadat Hossain, a UT Arlington civil engineering professor, has received a two-year, $987,140 contract from the Texas Department of Transportation to investigate the use of recycled plastic pins to repair deep-seated failures on embankments and the areas around highway bridges, 7thSpace.com reported.
Grant to help students
The University of Texas at Arlington will receive more than $2 million from a federal Student Support Services grant to help students succeed in and graduate from college, Targeted News Service reported.
COVID hits basketball team
The UT Arlington men’s basketball team has paused team activities after multiple players tested positive for COVID-19, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. UTA confirmed that the program had three players test positive on Tuesday afternoon. Those players will be in isolation for a minimum of 10 days. The players were not identified.
UTA alumnus named to list
Nafees Alam, a UT Arlington alumnus, was named to Fort Worth’s 2020 Entrepreneur of Excellence list, Fort Worth Magazine reported. Alam started DRG Concepts, a restaurant startup and management company.
UTA chosen as early voting site
Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved UT Arlington as an early voting site for the November election, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.