UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

All about snakes

Snakes Todd Castoe, UTA professor of biology, discussed the “arms race” between snakes and their prey in a question-and-answer column with The Fort Worth Report.

New COVID stats

Hispanics are no longer the population group most affected by COVID-19 in Dallas, a status it held since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, Al Día reported. Erin Carlson, associate professor in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said, “It's very exciting, and it shows that something has really worked quite well in the education and messaging that has gone out to the Hispanic population, both locally and nationally.”

Heat affecting mass transit

North Texas transit authorities slowed down trains when temperatures soared, KERANews.org reported. Stefan Dancila, a UTA associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said that extremely hot temperatures can cause rails to buckle creating a risk of derailment.

Benito Huerta profile
It’s rare that an artist is able to conceive of the arc of their own work as a project of decades while they are in the middle of it. Benito Huerta is this kind of artist, Arts and Culture Texas reported in a profile of Huerta upon his retirement. Huerta is a UTA professor of art and art history, and director/curator of The Gallery at UTA.
Monkey Pox low risk
Erin Carlson, associate professor in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said the rise of Monkey Pox in North Texas is still very low, KXAS NBC 5 reported. She said now is the time for students heading back to school get a COVID-19 vaccination, though.

Four-star general appointee
Lt. Gen. Michael Langley, a graduate of Fort Worth’s Western Hills High School and The University of Texas at Arlington, is poised to make history as the first Black four-star general in the U.S. Marine Corps, The Washington Informer, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder and the Military Times reported.