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July 2017

  • UTA ranked among best for Native American students
    STEM excellence

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, diversity, faculty, liberal arts, student life

    The premier publication for prospective Native American college students has again ranked The University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s best universities for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to study science, technology, engineering and math.

  • UTA biologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study effects of predators on the evolution of Daphnia water fleas
    Evolutionary biology

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    Matthew Walsh, an assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program. His project is titled “CAREER: Does behavioral plasticity promote or constrain adaptation? A test using resurrection,” and will address a long-standing question in evolutionary biology.

  • UTA researcher’s book looks at quality-of-life concerns associated with urban sprawl
    Costs of Sprawl

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, health and fitness, research, urban and public affairs

    A new book, co-authored by UTA's Shima Hamidi in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, empirically shows how badly sprawl affects health and other quality-of-life outcomes.

  • UTA mechanical engineer publishes findings that show brain damage that could occur from blast-induced cavitation
    Neural knowledge

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, medicine, research

    UTA published research findings in Scientific Reports that shows a link between battlefield blasts, bubbles in the brain and neuronal damage. Ashfaq Adnan led the published research, which stems from an Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance grant.

  • Study by UTA professor shows many parents in the dark about concussions
    Parents in the dark

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    Despite the large volume of information about sports related concussions on the Internet, many parents and guardians of young athletes have a limited understanding of concussions, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UTA engineering professor earns lifetime achievement award from ICCES
    Faculty honor

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, innovation, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences honored UTA's Kenneth Reifsnider for his lifetime achievement in his pioneering contributions to science and applications of composite materials.

  • UTA-linked startup TissueGen, recognized with “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award
    Biotech startup

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UTA-linked startup TissueGen received the "Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough" award for its patented ELUTE® fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to help with Dallas Love Field study on north entrance
    Development opportunity

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, economics, employment, environment, research, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA study will investigate ways to optimize the land to the north of Love Field in Dallas. Shima Hamidi, the Institute of Urban Studies executive director and an assistant professor in urban planning, will lead the project.

  • Maverick Speakers Series 10th anniversary season
    Tickets available

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, College Park Center, Maverick Speakers Series

    Two outstanding UTA alumni - a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and a highly respected American economist - will return to their alma mater to join an exceptionally strong lineup for the 10th anniversary season of UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series.

  • UTA biology student Kyle O'Connell receives prestigious NSF doctoral dissertation grant funding
    Evolutionary biology

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Kyle O'Connell, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the NSF's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program, which typically awards funding to between 100 and 200 projects nationwide each year. O'Connell's faculty advisor is Matt Fujita, assistant professor of biology.

  • 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend to bring in teams from across the country
    Start your engines

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, engineering, faculty

    Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9.

June 2017

  • Cawthon appointed Dean, UTA College of Liberal Arts
    Cawthon named dean

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, communications, faculty, history, humanities, liberal arts, music

    Elisabeth Cawthon, current interim dean, has been named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington. A seasoned administrator, Cawthon has already made a tremendous impact on the UTA campus.

  • UTA 2017 interdisciplinary research grants focus on cancer, drug testing, helping youth
    Interdisciplinary Research

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, biology, engineering, nursing, research, robotics, science

    UTA has awarded three seed grants for interdisciplinary research projects that propose new ways to treat skin cancer, provide for more rapid and cost-effective evaluation of chemotherapy drugs, and to develop innovative programs to reduce the mental health risks of homeless youth.

  • UTA study shows that Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder have similarities but also sharp differences
    DCD-Autism Connection

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    News Topics: nursing, research

    UTA researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked.

  • Official Greer Lab opening marks conversion process’ increased product yield, commercial viability
    Gas to liquid

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, environment, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The Conrad Greer Lab, made possible by a Greenway Innovative Energy gift, will convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of fuel.

  • UTA bioengineering assistant professor named Fellow of the American Heart Association
    Faculty Honor

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

  • University of Texas at Arlington researchers use supercomputers to study snake evolution, function
    Data-driven discovery

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    UTA researchers are using supercomputers to study the genomes of snakes and lizards to answer critical questions about these creatures’ evolutionary history. The Castoe biology lab recently published three papers in leading journals outlining their new results.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to develop solution that ensures user experience with data center optimization
    Efficiency experts

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, Internet, research

    Two UTA computer science and engineering researchers will start a National Science Foundation project that employs a mathematical solution to allow a better computer user experience while balancing computer network resources.

  • UTA drives entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Texas 
    Discovery to market

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, business, chemistry, computer science, diversity, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, health and fitness, history, humanities, medicine, mental health, research, robotics, science, social work

    Research, innovation and entrepreneurship combine at UTA to produce start-up companies, patented innovations and business collaborations that enhance the local economy

  • UTA researchers launch online course to provide scientific understanding of how the digital age is affecting our lives and how yoga can be restorative
    Yoga in a digital age

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, which is open and free for interested students around the globe.

  • UTA-led interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
    National security

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, politics, research

    A UTA-led interdisciplinary, multi-institution team will use highly sophisticated algorithms to combat bots and the spread of fake news across the worldwide web. Researchers are hopeful the seed grant will lead to a much larger one that could help corral the proliferation of fake news across the Internet.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among the best for excellence and affordability
    Affordable excellence

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, education, nursing, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s commitment to providing the highest quality education at an affordable cost is gaining national recognition as new rankings list two UTA graduate programs among the best for excellence and affordability.

  • UTA, Arlington ISD create new pathway to baccalaureate
    Partnerships and pathways

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District signed an agreement providing a seamless transition to a four-year university degree for traditionally underserved students at Arlington Collegiate High School.

  • Cell phone application now available on iPhones
    Flash flood app

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer's iSeeFlood app is now available for iPhones. The data weather watchers send in will help better forecast and predict where flash flooding takes place in urban areas.

  • UTA civil engineering professor to lead city of Arlington project evaluating manholes
    Sustaining infrastructure

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering associate professor will lead a team to evaluate the conditions of 350 of the city of Arlington's manholes. The information will be used to help prioritize the rest of the city's manholes.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop power-scalable compact semiconductor laser
    Powerful little lasers

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security. Weidong Zhou is using a High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design the laser.

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Neutrino research

Monday, July 24, 2017

UTA scientists will play an important role in the development of a 10-year, $1.4 billion international project named Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), Star-Telegram, Perfscience, myinforms.com and KNBN NBC 21 in Rapid City, S.D., reported. The focus of the experiment will be on subatomic particles known as neutrinos. 

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