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December 2015

  • UTA medical anthropologist explores reproductive travel in ‘Fertility Holidays’
    Medical Anthropology

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, global, humanities, liberal arts, medicine, science

    A UTA medical anthropologist explores the growing number of North Americans traveling to Central Europe for low-cost medical treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, to create a particular kind of family.

  • UTA bioengineering chair wins $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers in battle
    Brain health

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research

    Bioengineering Chair Michael Cho has won a $1.24 million Navy grant to determine how shockwaves injure the brains of soldiers in battle.

  • UTA engineer developing more precise lung cancer imaging, radiation results
    Better imaging

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, medicine

    A UTA assistant professor in Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering is working to develop a new, personalized respiratory-motion system that leads to a clearer, more precise image of the tumor to be destroyed.

  • UTA physicists offer hope for macular degeneration sufferers
    Laser gene therapy

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: biology, faculty, genetics, global, labs, medicine, physics, research, science

    UTA physicists have devised a gene therapy delivery platform that offers new hope for patients with photo degenerative diseases like macular degeneration.

  • UTA education alumna Shanna Peeples named 2015 Texan of the Year finalist
    Alumni honors

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, education, faculty

    UTA education alumna Shanna Peeples, an Amarillo high school English teacher, has been named a finalist for The Dallas Morning News 2015 Texan of the Year honor.

  • UTA honors legacy of Texas Senator Chris Harris
    Leadership and vision

    Saturday, December 19, 2015

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, engineering, nursing, politics, staff, urban and public affairs

    UTA remembers Texas Senator Chris Harris as a leader who saw the University’s potential, ignited growth and set the University on a track to Tier 1 status.

  • Student earns master's degree from UTA while living in Papua
    Going the distance

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    News Topics: education, students

    Amber Harrington chooses UTA for Master of Education degree based on the strength of the University's distance education program.

  • National Academy of Inventors names three UTA top researchers as Fellows
    Outstanding faculty

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    News Topics: awards, faculty, innovation, science

    Three more UTA faculty have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, bringing the total number of UTA Fellows to 13, the highest number for a Texas university and the second-highest number in the nation.

  • UTA celebrates record number of graduates with December 2015 commencement ceremonies
    Success stories

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    News Topics: commencement, staff, student life, students

    More than 6,500 students are earning their degrees this week from The University of Texas at Arlington. The number puts UTA on a path to break all previous commencement records. UTA awarded 10,585 degrees during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • UTA physicists are analyzing space weather effects in the polar regions to improve the accuracy of satellite-tracking systems
    Space physics

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    News Topics: innovation, research, science, weather

    UTA physicists are analyzing space weather effects to help improve the accuracy of satellite tracking systems. Current tracking models can yield an error of up to 30 percent during geomagnetic storms.

  • UTA study explores adult learners’ motivations for pursuing engineering degree
    Degree dedication

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    News Topics: education, engineering, faculty, students

    UTA College of Education professors explore adult learners’ motivations for transferring from a community college to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering.

  • UTA Student Athletes leading on the court, in the classroom and in the community
    Student impact

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    News Topics: alumni, student life, students, volunteer

    UTA student athletes are winning on and off the court. The Sun Belt Conference named UTA’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee the winner of its Community Service Initiative for the month of November.

  • Armstrong, Dasgupta named to Analytical Scientist Power List 2015
    Recognition of Excellence

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    News Topics: awards, research, science

    UTA professors Daniel W. Armstrong and Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta are ranked among the Top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science by the monthly journal The Analytical Scientist.

  • New federal grant could build techniques that free big data analysis systems of bugs
    Testing big data

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    A National Institute of Standards and Technology grant will help software engineers design a system to check big data analysis systems for bugs. Jeff Lei, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, will lead the research effort.

  • UTA research could help transportation agencies determine best toll price
    Managed lane efficiency

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    News Topics: economics, engineering, innovation, research, sustainability, transportation

    A North Central Texas Council of Governments project led by a UTA multidisciplinary team will investigate which toll price point can move regional traffic most efficiently on managed lanes.

  • UTA research that predicts lake levels, moves water could yield better information for water providers
    Saving energy

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, environment, innovation, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer is working with North Texas' large water providers to build a tool that will allow them to make better decisions for their customers. D.J. Seo's team is using hindcasting to analyze decades of past data for better conclusions.

  • UTA civil engineers using high-tech tools to evaluate sustainable structural life of Arlington sewer pipelines
    Sustainable infrastructure

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research, robotics, sustainability

    The civil engineering department chair, Ali Abolmaali, is leading a UTA/city of Arlington team that will use robots and sonar to evaluate 47 miles of large-diameter sewer pipe to prioritize which pipes need fixing first.

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Editorial touts growth

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Star-Telegram editorial said new spring 2016 enrollment figures at UTA point to strong continued growth. Enrollment showed a 6 percent increase from a year ago with total campus and online students hitting 50,661.

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