UTA In The News — Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday, Mar 20, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Google certificate graduate
Meti Kebede is the first graduate of UT Arlington’s new Google Career Certificate program, a UT System initiative that will award up to 10,000 students with the certificates, Spectrum News 1 reported. Kebede, a UTA junior who aspires to be a data scientist, said the program gives her job-ready skills. At UTA, the program is open to transfer students.
Landscape architecture plan

Diane Jones Allen, director and professor of UT Arlington’s Landscape Architecture program, was interviewed on the Greater Greater Washington podcast Talking Headways about the American Society of Landscape Architect’s recently published Climate Action Plan. Allen led the panel crafting the plan.

All about neutrinos

Alan Chodos, a UT Arlington research professor, has co-authored Ghost Particle: In Search of the Elusive and Mysterious Neutrino, a book dissecting what has been learned about neutrinos and how science might harness them for all forms of applied science, Forbes reported. Chodos co-wrote the book with noted science journalist James Riordon. The Forbes article also appeared in Business News.

Parks superintendent

James Adams, a UT Arlington alumnus, will be the new superintendent of the 4,000-plus-acre Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, Mirage News and U.S. Fed News reported. Adams received his master’s in public administration from UTA. Located near Strawn, Texas, Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is Texas’ 90th state park and the first in more than 25 years.

Kalpana Chawla birthday celebrated
Astronaut Kalpana Chawla’s birthday, March 17, 1962, was celebrated last week in profiles commemorating her life, Hindustan Times and India’s The Economic Times reported. Chawla, a UT Arlington master’s graduate in aerospace engineering, died aboard the Columbia space shuttle when it was destroyed in an accident on Feb. 1, 2003. Chawla was the first Indian-born woman to fly in space.

Artificial intelligence
North Texas universities are gearing up for the AI revolution by readying students for the jobs of tomorrow, Dallas Innovates reported. The magazine story highlighted many artificial intelligence measures offered at UT Arlington.

Linda Wang, UT Arlington assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has earned a five-year, $503,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to optimize supply chain management to allow for flexibility from forces outside the supply chain, such as policy changes that can cause major disruptions, U.S. Fed News reported.

UTA senior profiled
Naq Tahir may be only 21 years old, but the senior at UT Arlington has his sights set on a bright future in technology, State News Service reported in a profile about the student.

Telling stories
When it comes to telling stories, we all have one to tell. But for some, storytelling is a calling, a mission, a way of life. Such is the case for Camden, New Jersey-born Rahim Handy, who now runs Clear Motion Films, a video production company in Texas that is dedicated to telling stories of self-improvement and social change, Augusta (Ga.) Headlines reported. Handy, who is a UT Arlington alumnus, said what most inspired him was his experience in the UTA’s film program.