UTA In The News — Monday, June 7, 2021
National model for transfer students
After collaborating on a national task force aimed at reducing obstacles for transfer students, The University of Texas at Arlington is leading an effort in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to implement some of its best practices and recommendations, Patch.com and U.S. Fed News reported.
Look out for clause
A Fort Worth family lost their dream home after the home builder exercised a little-known clause in the contract, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Sriram Villupuram, UT Arlington finance and real estate associate professor, said he has “not come across a scenario where a home builder is kicking out a current buyer and putting the home back on the market for a higher price.” He said the market right now favors sellers and not buyers. The story also ran in the Charlotte Observer and Yahoo! News.
Legislature wraps up
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department, said Texas Democrats are trying to influence election reform proposals before they become law, KTXA CBS 21 reported. Democrats walked out of the Texas legislative session as it expired, delaying election reform proposals from becoming law. She also said in the interview that Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s decision to enter the Republican Primary to face incumbent Ken Paxton for Attorney General should surprise no one. The interviews also ran on KTVT CBS 11.
DFW area ripe for initial public offerings
The initial public offering (IPO) market is drawing interest and the DFW region is ripe for more of those to occur, The Dallas Business Journal reported. Sriram Villupuram, UT Arlington associate professor in finance and real estate, said there can be a continuing benefit to a local area, including keeping more talent here when they graduate from local universities.
Two doctoral students in kinesiology, Andrew Oneglia and Damsara Nandadeva, have each recently received highly competitive American Heart Association predoctoral fellowships to continue their cardiovascular research, Mirage News, Targeted News Service and U.S. Fed News reported.
UT Arlington’s Integrative Vascular Physiology Laboratory recently received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the neural and vascular mechanisms of elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk in African American women, U.S. Fed News reported.
UTA student receives initial fellowship
Neemekh Mudvari, a UT Arlington senior, is one of several recipients of the inaugural Texas Rangers’ Charley Pride Fellowship Program, Patch.com reported. The new Fellowship Program honors the late country music legend, who had a strong connection to the Texas Rangers organization for more than 50 years. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation said the program will offer college students a 10-week internship opportunity with the team's front office.
Autonomous vehicle program
Edwin Olsen, May Mobility’s CEO, talked about Arlington’s RAPID system, which uses autonomous vehicles in The University of Texas at Arlington and downtown Arlington areas, New York’s WPBS 16 reported. The City of Arlington is partnering with May Mobility, Via and UT Arlington on the program.