Political science professor says Davis has "a good shot"
The Washington Post's
She The People blog interviewed Victoria Farrar-Myers, UT Arlington
professor of political science, about state Sen. Wendy Davis’s campaign
for governor. “She’s got a shot because she’s got a good story, and
she’s got a shot because she’s got the national party willing to spend
the money necessary and provide the infrastructure that’ll be necessary
to pull off a grassroots campaign that frankly [President] Obama showed
us can work and can beat any candidate against all odds,” Farrar-Myers
Bullying and biology
interviewed Lauri Jensen-Campbell, UT Arlington associate professor of
psychology, as part of the station’s week-long look at bullying.
Jensen-Campbell and her team conducted a two-and-a-half year study on
the effects of bullying in teens. “We found, over that period, that kids
who were bullied had increases in health problems and more severe
health problems,” Jensen-Campbell said. “This was backed up by changes
in biological markers such as inflammation. So they were showing greater
amounts of inflammation.”
Researchers successfully test model for implant device reactions
A team from The University of Texas at Arlington has used mathematical
modeling to develop a computer simulation they hope will one day improve
the treatment of dangerous reactions to medical implants such as
stents, catheters, and artificial joints, Surgical Products
magazine reported. Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering in the UT
Arlington College of Engineering, and Jianzhong Su, chairman and
professor in the UT Arlington College of Science’s mathematics
department, are working together on a way to predict foreign body
reactions in medical settings.
Improving the treatment of dangerous reactions to medical implants
reported on a study co-authored by UT Arlington researchers that found
that microbes facilitate the persistence and spread of invasive plant
species by changing soil chemistry.
UTARI research could prove beneficial to injured soldiers, others
KTVT/CBS 11 reported
on assistive robotics and other research under way at the UT Arlington
Research Institute to better help injured military veterans and others
who’ve lost the use of their arms.
"Fixing" public schools
NPR’s All Things Considered
noted a Harvard economics professor’s efforts to impact poor children
in public schools. Roland Fryer, a 2011 winner of a MacArthur “genius
grant,” earned his undergraduate degree from UT Arlington.
Oozeball participants get down and dirty for a good cause
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a picture gallery of UT Arlington’s Oozeball, an annual scholarship fundraiser.