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UT Arlington In The News - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Facing the fiscal cliff

Roger Meiners, UT Arlington’s John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law, was featured in a segment on KDFW/FOX 4’s Sunday morning news program, discussing the so-called fiscal cliff. Meiners said it’s likely that President Obama and legislators won’t be able to reach an agreement until 2013. He said: “I think we'll in fact go into January without a change, let the screaming and yelling get even bigger and that is more likely then to generate a compromise at the other end. But, in any event, higher taxes are coming.”

Twisting tiny particles

Recently published research by UT Arlington physics assistant professor Samarendra Mohanty was featured in the Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast online. Mohanty and his research team have created a fiber-optic tool that can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles, giving scientists the ability to manipulate single cells for cancer research and twist and untwist individual strands of DNA, for instance.

Engineering professor honored

Khosrow Behbehani, chairman of the UT Arlington College of Engineering bioengineering department, recently was honored for his contributions to the development of respiratory therapy devices in chronic pulmonary diseases, the Arlington Citizen-Journal reported. He is the seventh UT Arlington faculty member to be elevated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow.

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