UTA In The News — Monday, May 3, 2021
Nursing student wins Tu Futuro scholarship
Yalitza Marlin González, who will study nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington, won Univision Contigo’s Tu Futuro scholarship, Univision 23 reported. González said it has been her dream to help other people since she was little and looks forward to a career as a nurse.
Fort Worth’s mayoral election
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington chair and associate professor of political science, spoke to CBS 11 News about the top candidates in Fort Worth’s mayoral race. Deen predicted the announcement of a runoff election, taking a cue from the high number of candidates.
Barriers to voter turnout
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington chair and associate professor of political science, spoke to KERA 90.1 about low awareness of local elections and how the timing of mayoral races can create a barrier to voter turnout.
Arlington’s next mayor
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington chair and associate professor of political science, spoke to CBS 11 News about Arlington’s mayoral race and how attorney and former police officer Jim Ross has managed to increase his name recognition prior to election day.
Arlington’s mayoral candidates
Brent Boyea, associate professor of political science, spoke to Fort Worth Star-Telegram about how the large number of candidates in Arlington’s mayoral race will likely result in a runoff election.
Major gift to Liberal Arts
Abbe D. Patton (’75 BS, Political Science) created a $1 million bequest to benefit UTA’s College of Liberal Arts, U.S. Fed News and Targeted News Service reported. Additionally, Patton established a $100,000 endowed scholarship in support of the Women’s and Gender Studies program.
Students from multiple departments in the College of Engineering competed in a drone showcase at UTA’s Maverick Stadium, U.S. Fed News reported. David Wetz, professor of electrical engineering, discussed how working in a multidisciplinary team provides valuable career experience to students.
Fabian Romo, UTA Movin’ Mavs alumnus, is on the watchlist for the U.S. men’s national wheelchair basketball team as it prepares for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo, The Fort Bend Star reported.
Shotgun skeet olympian
Austen Smith, mechanical and aerospace engineering student, will represent America in the women’s shotgun skeet at the Tokyo Olympics, WHNT-TV reported.
Lukashenka’s succession plan
Brian Whitmore, assistant professor in the McDowell Center for Global Studies, speculates that Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is laying the groundwork for Moscow’s takeover of Belarus in an article for the Atlantic Council.