Yannika Lemons, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted to the Center for Popular Economics 2015 Summer Institute “Confronting Capitalism & Climate Crisis: Economics for Achieving Justice, Equity, and Sustainability.” She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Summer Institute.
Dr. Yekang Ko’s article, “Factors affecting long-term mortality of residential shade trees: Evidence from Sacramento, California,” was published in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. The abstract notes that the researchers “found that higher mortality during the establishment phase was associated with greater number of trees delivered and with planting in low and high net property value properties (compared to those with medium net property value). For the post-establishment phase, trees with small mature size those planted in backyards and those in properties with very unstable homeownership were more likely to die.”
Alumnus Sam Greif (’08 MPA) will be the new Fire Chief for the City of Plano, CBSDFW reports. The site notes that he will begin his new position August 3rd. He is currently Assistant Chief of Operations with the Fort Worth Fire Department.
Congratulations to Jesica McEachern, a student in our Master of Public Administration program, who will be the city administrator for the City of Bridgeport! She is currently city secretary of Bridgeport and she will start her new position in June. McEachern, who will graduate from the MPA program this semester, says “I owe this promotion in part to the MPA education I received from UTA.”
Congratulations to Professor Richard Cole who has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist position this summer at Griffith University in Nathan Queensland, Australia!
Congratulations to Megan Topham, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, on being accepted into a summer program in Vienna, Austria, offered by the European Regional Science Association & the European Real Estate Society. The program’s theme this year is “Developers, Planners and the City.”
Great to hear that our MPA program placed No. 12 in the Spring 2015 ranking of Public Administration graduate programs on GraduatePrograms.com! Rankings are based on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students. Thank you students!
Congratulations to Jennifer Sloan on being awarded a scholarship to attend the National Community Development Association (NCDA) national conference June 23-27 in Arlington. Jennifer is a PhD student in Public and Urban Administration. Student scholarship recipients will attend conference sessions, help support conference logistics and implementation, and participate in networking opportunities.