UTA In The News — Friday, April 30, 2021

Friday, Apr 30, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Fort Worth mayor’s race

Thomas Marshall, a UT Arlington political science professor, said money is rolling into Fort Worth mayor’s race because it’s a contested race, unlike the last decade, the Fort Worth Report reported in a story about the mayoral race. “ … and we’re going to see a lot more of it in the runoff,” Marshall said of the race that’s almost assuredly headed for a runoff.


Campuses optimistic

Most North Texas colleges and universities are optimistic about returning to campus in the fall, including UT Arlington, The Dallas Morning News reported. Many students still may prefer remote learning during the pandemic, so colleges will continue offering online accommodations. But officials at many campuses — including UNT, UT and UT Arlington — expect to conduct most classes in person.


Ramadan ideas

Yassmin Slaimi, a UT Arlington junior, said exchanging gifts during Eid gives that American holiday feeling in a College Magazine story about different ways to have a great Ramadan.


Drone competition

Students from The University of Texas at Arlington, UT Dallas and UT El Paso will demonstrate their own autonomously flying unmanned aerial systems at a drone showcase April 29-May 1 at UTA’s Maverick Stadium, Mirage News reported.


Fish pain

An international, multidisciplinary team that includes faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington has published a paper in the journal Philosophical Psychology that wades into the debate about whether fish feel pain, Mirage News, StudyFinds and eBioTrade.com reported.


Curb appeal counts

A joint study by The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Alabama reveals that homes with attractive curb appeal sell for an average of 7% more than similar properties with a drab exterior, Jioforme.com reported. UT Arlington’s Sriram Villupuram, a senior author on the study and associate professor of finance and real estate, said in REALTOR Magazine quantifying this value has been difficult. According to experienced investors, multi-family homes can also benefit from a little landscaping.