UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

New speaker

Thomas Marshall, UT Arlington political science professor, said the presumptive Texas House speaker, Beaumont’s Dade Phelan, is regarded as a cautious politician who won’t “throw bombs just to do it,” the Dallas Observer reported.

Broken hip can be devastating

Kathryn Daniel, a gerontological nurse practitioner and associate dean for academic affairs in nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, said when someone breaks a hip, “it’s often devastating and expensive and drastically changes the course of their life,” The Dallas Morning News reported in a story about the importance of hip health.

Skip large family gatherings

As Thanksgiving nears, COVID-19 cases are soaring in North Texas, the Dallas Observer reported. Erin Carlson, an associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said big family gatherings are simply not worth it this year because of that spike. She offered safety tips to people who will have such gatherings.

Food waste to energy

Melanie Sattler, a UT Arlington environmental engineering professor, is helping the North Central Texas Council of Governments determine how much more energy can be generated by diverting food waste from landfills to anaerobic food digesters, AZO Life Sciences, Scienmag, Bioenergy Insight and U.S. Fed News reported.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

UT Arlington is hosting some of the events during Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 16-20, Patch.com reported.

Construction decisions during pandemic

Mohsen Shahandashti, UT Arlington assistant professor of civil engineering, is using a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant to identify challenges that impact workforce decision-making processes in the transportation construction industry during the pandemic, Texas Contractor reported.

Tarrant County still probably Republican

Thomas Marshall, UT Arlington political science professor, said it could take several more years and arduous work for Democrats to eventually hold Tarrant County offices, San Antonio’s Spectrum News 1 reported. “I think we’re looking at 2024 or 2028 even before we see that down ballot demographics kick in,” Marshall said.

UT Arlington students’ films featured

Films by UT Arlington students are some of the films featured on DADA.org’s website. The films also will be featured on KERA’s Frame of Mind on Nov. 19. Bart Weiss, UT Arlington associate professor of film, is host for Frame of Mind. The work of UT Arlington student filmmakers Faheem Rashid and Erin Spence is featured.