UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Veterans’ services ranked
James Kumm, UTA executive director of military and veteran services, said the University has made a concerted effort in reaching out and serving UTA’s student veterans, WBAP 820 AM reported in a story about a recent Military Times’ Best for Vets list that ranked UTA No. 4 nationally for veterans.
Thomas Marshall, a UT Arlington political science professor, said leading candidates in political races often view debates as a wasted of time and resources, the Fort Worth Report reported in a story about debates.
U.S. News & World Report has placed UT Arlington among the top institutions in the nation in categories for student access and success, according to its 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, U.S. Fed News reported. UTA tied for fifth in the nation for campus ethnic diversity, reflecting its long-standing status as home to one of the most diverse undergraduate student populations in Texas. Federally designated as both a Hispanic- and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, UTA is a leader in inclusive and equitable programming to support students from diverse backgrounds.
Matthew Robison, UTA assistant professor of psychology, is leading a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory project to explore new tests and approaches that will both remove biases and improve military aptitude tests, U.S. Fed News reported.
UTA University Crossroads honored
UTA’s University Crossroads received the North Texas Commission’s Social Impact Award, Benzinga.com reported. University Crossroads has been helping students navigate the road to higher education by providing services that focus on college awareness, readiness, access, career exploration and financial literacy.
Ukraine counteroffensive a game-changer
Ukraine’s counteroffensive effort that surprised Russian troops and sent them retreating out of the northeastern region of the country has created new momentum for its defensive efforts in the grueling seven-month war, WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville, Tenn., reported. Brian Whitmore, a UTA assistant professor of practice and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, called the development “potentially a game-changer. It really showed what Ukrainian armed forces can do. It reinforces the argument that we need to continue supporting Ukraine continue providing weapons, this is just not going to wait. Ukraine is not just fighting for itself. It's fighting for democracy.”
Predictive tool developed
Paul Davidson, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is leading a $379,500 U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory-funded grant to build a predictive tool that will help determine the lifespan, durability and safety of composites used in aircraft manufacturing, JEC Composites reported.
New development vice president
Marie Schultz will lead The University of Texas at Arlington in securing philanthropic resources as its new vice president for development and alumni relations, U.S. Fed News reported.