The Dallas Morning News profiles Romanoschi's research on the durability of pavement
A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering professor is
addressing Texas’ $6.3 billion annual tab for roads and its interest in
being more environmentally friendly, The Dallas Morning News
reported. Stefan Romanoschi and his research team have devised a
pavement testing machine that accelerates the deterioration of road
materials, and with a $1.12 million grant from the Texas Department of
Transportation, they will test the durability of pavement mixes that
include recycled materials.
CNN Headline News puts a spotlight on Smith's new film, "Wolf"
CNN Headline News
interviewed filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith, a UT Arlington assistant professor
of art and art history, about “Wolf,” the film Smith wrote and directed
about child sex abuse in the church. Smith said he felt that this is the
right time to tell the story and at screenings people come to him and
say, “Thank you for telling my story.”
KTVT includes Jensen-Campbell in special about bullying
interviewed Lauri Jensen-Campbell, a UT Arlington associate professor
of psychology, about child bullying. CBS 11 is focusing on the growing
trend of child bullying during their special series this week, “Take a
Stand Against Bullying.” Jensen-Campbell and her team have researched
child bullying in hundreds of middle school students. They discovered
that the children that had been bullied had lower levels of cortisone.
Their research of younger children who had been bullied revealed
symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. “The more severe the
bullying or the more chronic the bullying, we’re seeing them reporting
symptoms associated with PTSD and also greater symptoms of depression
and anxiety,” Jensen-Campbell said.
Fort Worth Business Press spotlights Hawkins' $1.5 million gift to UTA School of Architecture
HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins has committed $1.5 million to support The
University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, the Fort Worth Business Press
reported. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have promised the funds, which
will be used in part to develop a strategic vision for the school’s
future. The gift was previously reported by several other media outlets.
Popa's use of robots to study autism in children spotlighted
reported on a humanoid robot being used by UT Arlington researchers to
treat children with autism. “Autism seems to be a good application for
these kinds of robots,” said Dan Popa, associate professor of electrical
engineering at UT Arlington. “[Children with autism] have a hard time
relating to adults, but they seem to be very interested in interacting
Texas Secretary of State to visit UT Arlington
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade stops at The University of Texas
at Arlington on Tuesday, Sept. 4 as part of her mission to encourage
Generation Y to get out the vote during the upcoming elections, the
Texas Daybook reported. The item was carried by The Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, El Paso Times and other news sites.
Texas Entrepreneur Networks notes Romero-Ortega honor
Mario Romero-Ortega, a UT Arlington bioengineering associate professor,
was named the 2012 Tech Titan Technology Innovator of the year, the Texas Entrepreneur Networks
reported. Romero-Ortega was honored for his work in developing better
prosthetic arms that can allow injured military veterans and other
amputees greater movement and may restore the sense of touch.
The New York Times
mentioned UT Arlington’s $10,000 degree program in a story about the
progress that UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Board of
Regents Chairman Gene Powell have made in their “Framework for Advancing
Excellence.” The article also was published by The Texas Tribune.
Musielak quoted in Seattle Times story about the WaveRider
The Seattle Times
noted research by Dora Musielak, adjunct professor of physics at UT
Arlington, in a story about the hypersonic aircraft WaveRider. Musielak,
whose research focuses on high speed propulsion, said aircraft like the
WaveRider are crucial to commercial planes one day flying nonstop at
high speeds from one side of the earth to the other. “It is always a
dream to see an airplane fly faster,” Musielak said, noting that there’s
still an enormous amount of hypersonic development work ahead. “Once
the military proves out the concept, hypersonic transport becomes a step
closer to reality.”
Mancini quoted in Pharmacy Choice story about wireless patient monitoring
Beth Mancini, professor and associate dean in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, was quoted in a Pharmacy Choice
story about the wireless ViSi Mobile Patient Monitoring System cleared
by the Food and Drug Administration. “The way the majority of ambulatory
patients in general care hospital settings around the world are
monitored today is inadequate and may put patients at risk,” Mancini
said. “Wireless continuous monitoring of key vital signs holds the
promise to substantially change this and allow early education of
patient deterioration and enable rapid response by constantly monitoring
all vital signs.”
The Scientist features stem cell research by Shen
In a story about the importance of stem cell age, The Scientist
cited a study by Jinui Shen, a UT Arlington post-doctoral associate in
bioengineering, which found that aging female mice transplanted with
MSCs from young donors had prolonged life span by 15 to 20 percent.
Wallace quoted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about manufacturing jobs in North Texas
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
quoted Debboreh Wallace, a manager at the Texas Manufacturing
Assistance Center at The University of Texas at Arlington, in a story
about the increase in manufacturing jobs in North Texas. “You’re seeing
more and more help wanted ads,” Wallace said. “There’s definitely a
surge going on,” she said, but the pipeline of experienced manufacturing
personnel is dry as “new graduates don’t realize manufacturing is an
option.” Bloomberg Businessweek also published the article.
Sessumes and TMAC Metroplex Region profiled in Dallas Business Journal
For Mark Sessumes and his team at TMAC Metroplex Region — based at The
University of Texas at Arlington — providing the most cost-effective
solution, best quality and improved productivity for customers is their
highest priority, the Dallas Business Journal
reported. “We work with manufacturers and others to help them implement
techniques and culture to achieve profitable growth, and that leads us
into innovation,” said Sessumes, the metroplex director. “For us,
innovation is finding solutions to problems, helping our customers be
more profitable and to help grow their business. That’s what leads us
into the technology arena.”
Butler quoted in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about guaranteed internships
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
quoted Cheri Butler, associate director of the Career Center at UT
Arlington, in a story about large schools, such as the University of
Pittsburgh, guaranteeing internships. “I think it is a bold and unusual
move for a large university to guarantee an internship,” Butler said.
UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards announced
The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
recently honored faculty members for extraordinary classroom performance
and innovation in undergraduate instruction, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Each winner received $25,000. North Texas academic award winners
include Elisabeth Cawthon, Christopher Conway, Jonathan Davis-Secord,
Victoria Farrar-Myers, K.J. “Jamie” Rogers, Kathleen Tice and Nilakshi
Veerabathina, all of UT Arlington; and Joseph Michael Izen and Clint
Peinhardt, both of UT Dallas.
Flo Rida concert set for Oct. 19 at College Park Center
CNBC.com, Reuters, The Dallas Morning News, DigitalMediaNet.com, New Jersey Herald, Sacramento Bee and several other media organizations noted the Flo Rida concert planned for Oct. 19 at UT Arlington College Park Center.
Passion Pit concert set for Sept. 14 at College Park Center
Building on its splashy inaugural concert with Drake, UT Arlington nabs
another high-profile act for its first big show of the fall at the
relatively intimate College Park Center, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted, in a mention of the Passion Pit concert slated for 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at College Park Center.