UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024 • Brian Lopez : contact

Tarrant County cyber attacks

Days after it was revealed that the Tarrant County Appraisal District was hit with a ransomware attack, it emerged that hackers demanded $700,000. Jingguo Wang, a professor of information systems and operations management in the College of Business, spoke with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Fort Worth Report about what this means.

Bridge collapse

With the Francis Scott Key Bridge having collapsed in Maryland, Nur Yazdani, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department, spoke with WFAA about bridge structure and building.


Several news outlets covered Education Career Day on campus, where over 60 school districts came to hire prospective teachers as the state continues to deal with teacher shortages. This included WFAA, KLIF-AM, Telemundo, NBC 5, and WBAP.

District Administration wrote about The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Education receiving a new federal grant that will equip future teachers with the expertise to support students who have disabilities and high-intensity needs. The publication spoke with UTA special education Associate Professor Ambra Green about the grant and UTA’s role.

Tu Futuro scholarships

Two incoming UTA students received “Tu Futuro–UTA” scholarships, which will pay for their college tuition all four years. Univision covered the story.

Solar eclipse

The Dallas Morning News wrote about the UTA Library Special Collections exhibit on the upcoming solar eclipse.


BroadwayWorld, a New York-based theater news website, wrote about Bonnets, the UTA Department of Theatre Arts and Dance’s upcoming play.


UTA researchers have created a method to determine the clinical potency of psilocybin and psilocin in the hallucinogenic mushroom species psilocybe cubensis. MSN spoke with Kevin Schug, the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, about his research. Schug said it’s important to ensure product safety, identify regulatory benchmarks and determine appropriate dosing.

DUNE project

Dallas Innovates reported that UTA physicists will help unlock the mysteries of the universe with DUNE neutrino detectors. The news organizations interviewed Jaehoon Yu, professor of physics, and Jonathan Asaadi, associate professor of physics, who are leading UTA’s involvement with the project.