Treating peripheral artery disease
Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington bioengineering associate professor, is
working to develop ways to more effectively treat peripheral artery
disease, a malady that affects about 8 million Americans, eZanga, the Hispanic Business Journal and Nanowerk
reported. Her American Heart Association grant is studying a new method
that could use injected nanoparticles to recruit stem cells from the
patient's blood to build stents in that patient's failing blood vessels.
School anti-bullying efforts
A new UT Arlington study finds that students attending schools with
anti-bullying initiatives may be more likely to be a victim of bullying
than children at schools without such programs, the Boston Globe
reported. Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and
criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead author of the study, said
students may use the programs to learn how to bully their peers and hide
the abuse from adults.
Water wells and natural gas fracking
Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas, said results from a UT
Arlington study on water wells near fracking sites show further evidence
of water contamination using the technology, a San Antonio Express-News editorial page column said.
Christian film industry
North Texas could be poised to become the hub for Christian film industry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The article quoted Ya'Ke Smith, local director and UT
Arlington art and art history assistant professor. "Faith-based
companies can directly tap into that audience because (the audience) is
here.” The Star-Telegram article also was published the Fort Mills (S.C.) Times, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, the Kansas City Star, the Sacramento Bee and many other news organizations.
Alumni recognized by The Dallas Morning News
Aubrey Hooper, who is pursuing a doctorate degree in urban and public
policy at UT Arlington, is one of three DeSoto school board members
under 30, The Dallas Morning News
reported. The article says that a 2010 National School Boards
Association survey found just 4.6 percent of respondents were younger
than 40. And less than 1 percent were younger than 30.
Maverick Speakers Series kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 24
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will kick off
the Maverick Speakers Series on Tuesday night at Texas Hall, the Dallas Voice
reported. Vargas has been at the forefront of the immigration debate.
He will discuss his work with his organization, Define American, and the
ongoing dialogue about immigration reform.
Houston Business Journal chats with wireless industry guru, UT Arlington alum
David Black, a UT Arlington electrical engineering graduate, was
interviewed about his nearly 40 year career in the tech field by the Houston Business Journal. Black is president and chief executive officer of Insource Technology Corp. and is a guru in the wireless industry.
Drone uses in journalism
The future of drone use appears to be wide open with many applications beyond traditional military uses, the Providence Journal
reported. One of those drone uses is in journalism, the article said,
quoting a study from UT Arlington researchers. They studied a case of
drones capturing images of a red stream flowing into a Dallas river. The
footage led to indictments of owners of a meat-packing plant for
dumping pig blood into a creek.