UTA In The News — Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Social media & voting

Mark Tremayne, UT Arlington associate professor of communication, spoke to KERA about how political groups are getting creative by using the internet, particularly social media, to engage with younger voters. He cited a UTA study conducted in 2016 that looked at how to increase young Hispanic voter participation through social media.

Voter turnout

Rebecca Deen, chair of UTA’s Political Science Department, was featured in an article in the Dallas Observer about voter turnout, saying the more people who turn out to vote, the better Democrats will perform.

Cancer research

Wei Chen, UTA physics professor, was recognized by the International Association of Advanced Materials for developing nanomaterials for cancer treatments and bioimaging techniques, Health & Medicine Business Daily reported. He was selected as a fellow in recognition of his original and significant research in the fields of materials science, engineering and technology.

UTA Police

The International Association of Chiefs of Police honored UT Arlington’s Police Department with the Leadership in Victim Services Award for its creation of a Crime Victim Services Unit, U.S. Fed News reported. The unit, created in 2018, advocates for the rights of victims and emphasizes educating them about various options and services available on campus or in the community.