UTA In The News — Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Depression and diabetes in Latino communities

Micki Washburn, UTA assistant professor of social work, has published a new study in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities investigating community-based stigma toward depression and diabetes among people from Latino backgrounds, Mental Health News Daily reported. The research findings indicated a need for increased health literacy related to depression and type 2 diabetes, as well as an ongoing need to reduce stigma toward those experiencing symptoms of depression.

UTA alumnus leads UAE space agency

An alumnus of UTA’s Department of Electrical Engineering has been appointed as the director-general of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, MSN reported. Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi will lead efforts to develop space sciences and associated advanced technologies, establish related regulations and policies and promote the nation’s capabilities.

Climate change and extreme weather

Climate scientist Arne Winguth, professor and chair of UTA’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, predicts that threatening weather events could substantially increase if current global-warming trends continue, Targeted News Service reported. Winguth cites this summer’s record-breaking heat waves and the rapid intensification of Hurricane Ida as examples of the effects of climate change on atmospheric changes.

Campus Pride Month

The University of Texas at Arlington’s LGBTQ+ Program is commemorating LGBTQ+ History and Campus Pride Month this October with events celebrating the diversity of sexual and gender identities, Mirage News reported. A variety of both in-person and virtual programs will include guest speakers, lunch and learns, giveaways and more.