UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

Voter attitudes

Jason Shelton, UTA sociology professor, spoke to USA Today about the attitudes and potential decisions of Christian voters in the upcoming presidential election. “A lot of folks are feeling the weight of the future of the country like they have not seen in the course of their lives. And they could be voting in a way they have never voted before,” he said

UTA-Princeton collaboration

UTA doctoral students Daniel Palmquist and Vijay Gopal, along with postdoctoral researcher Davide Vigano, will study, collaborate and conduct experiments with the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory group, thanks to a Department of Energy grant, Mirage News reported. The $108,940 grant will enable the researchers to gain the technical know-how to perform state-of-the-art femtosecond laser diagnostics in plasma flows.

Alumni feature

UTA architecture alumni Fred Ortiz was featured by the El Paso Times and KXAS NBC 5. Ortiz is currently a director of sports at the HKS Inc. architecture firm and one of his newest works, Globe Life Field in Arlington, is in the spotlight this week as it hosts the World Series.

Design and inclusion

Austin Allen, UTA associate professor of landscape architecture practice, was featured by ArchDaily in a piece discussing ways in which landscape architects can design with empathy and end dismissive behavior toward people of color.