UTA In The News — Monday, November 13, 2023

Monday, Nov 13, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Mexico could elect female president
Mexico will elect its first female president in 2024, barring any surprises between now and then, The Conversation reported in an article written by Xavier Medina Vidal, UTA associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, and Christopher Chambers-Ju, assistant professor of political science.

Driverless cars future
A Dallas Observer article asked if future cars will ever drive themselves. Stephen Mattingly, UTA professor of civil engineering and transportation expert, said he is hopeful for a driverless future but doesn’t think the technology for autonomous vehicles is quite where it needs to be right now for the public to fully accept them.

MavPitch winners
The Maverick Entrepreneur Program and Award Fund at UT Arlington distributed $117,000 to 10 projects from student entrepreneurs at the MavPitch competition’s grand finale event, Dallas Innovates reported.

Hispanic Outlook ranks UTA high
UT Arlington’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs was ranked No. 6 by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine in the architecture and related services category, BollyInside reported. The University also received recognition for its high number of degrees granted to Hispanic students and its total enrollment among four-year institutions.