UTA In The News — Monday, October 12, 2020

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Halloween in the era of COVID

Families are being urged by local health officials this year to take proper precautions to keep Halloween from causing another rise in COVID-19 cases, KTVT CBS 11 reported. Though the evening usually includes candy and friends, Erin Carlson, UTA associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, says we may need to get creative with our traditions.

UTA Theatre

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in the arts and entertainment world, but that's not stopping UTA’s Theatre Arts program from carrying on, staging plays as well as dance and vocal performances that people can watch remotely, Patch.com reported. Anne Healy, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, said the plan to stream student shows online is a “convergence of live theater and media.”

State elections

Texas has long been viewed as an impenetrable Republican stronghold, but according to some political science experts Democrats could have a shot at turning the Texas House blue, The Dallas Observer reported. According to Thomas Marshall, UTA political science professor, “That’s about 50/50. I think there are certainly some chips on the table. The question is: Can either party win the table?”

Women in STEM exhibit

UTA’s Minerva Cordero, professor of math and senior associate dean of science, wants more women to be represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields, the Dallas Art Dealers Association reported. To help give a more accurate picture of what a person in STEM looks like, the Dallas-based Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN Initiative and the American Association for the Advancement of Science teamed up to create an exhibit featuring eight life-sized 3D-printed statues of women in STEM. A statue of Cordero represents North Texas.