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UT Arlington In The News - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Story claims competition makes North Texas great

Competition has driven economic success in North Texas, a D CEO Magazine article says. The article says differences among North Texas communities sharpen their strengths. The piece says that some challenges -- like water supplies, transportation and air pollution -- need a regional response. The article, written by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Mitchell Schnurman, quotes a Richard Florida/University of Texas at Arlington study that touts regional cooperation as a key to future success in North Texas.

Robot technology could lead to better quality of life

UT Arlington researchers have teamed with colleagues at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the Dallas Autism Treatment Center, Texas Instruments and Hanson Robotics of Plano to use robots to improve early detection of autism, Medical Xpress reported. They hope the technology will lead to a better quality of life for children with autism.

History chair sits on panel addressing legacy of Robert Smalls

C-SPAN3's American History TV broadcast a May 12 panel discussion that included W. Marvin Dulaney, associate professor and chair of the history department at UT Arlington. The discussion, hosted by the Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston, SC, focused on the legacy of Robert Smalls, an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. Smalls, a Republican, served South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms. His example and persuasion helped convince President Lincoln to accept African-American soldiers into the Union Army.