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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Humboldt winner for third time

Zdzislaw Musielak, University of Texas at Arlington physics professor and researcher, was interviewed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his nearly unprecedented third win of the international Humboldt Research Award. Musielak’s work in the discovery of planetary systems and exploration of dark matter, dark energy and black holes earned him the latest award.

Rehab glove helps stroke patients

Helio and Medical Design Technology reported on a new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient’s hand, potentially bringing stroke victims relief. The glove, a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology, is being developed through the Texas Medical Research Collaborative at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth.

Earth science professor comments featured

KBCW 44 (San Francisco), KKTV CBS 11 (Colorado Springs, CO), KFDM CBS 6 (Beaumont, TX) and many other media outlets reported on an Environmental Protection Agency incident that sent a million gallons of toxic sludge from an abandoned mine into Colorado's Animas River. UT Arlington Earth and Environmental Sciences professor and chair Asish Basu was interviewed for the piece, saying, “All these metals, in excessive amounts, are dangerous to human life.”

UTARI robot

Jonathan Kretz, director of business development and marketing at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute demonstrated the Baxter Robot’s mimicking and mirroring application for RCWireless.com.

Baseball team in promo

The UT Arlington baseball team was featured in a promotional spot for the KTVT CBS 11 weather team.

UTA grad lands job

BlueInGreen, LLC, a water treatment company, has hired product manager Tanya LeBlanc, reported the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, the Stamford Advocate and many other media outlets. LeBlanc earned her master’s degree in business from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Principal named

Alumna Catherine Rodriguez has been promoted by the Rio Rancho Public School District to principal of Eagle Ridge Middle School, reported the Albuquerque Journal News.

UTA student plight

KERA 90.1 FM’s American Graduate Initiative profiled Denzel Bailey, who will be starting his senior year at UT Arlington this fall. While he lives in residence halls during the school year, summertime can be a tough time for a homeless college kid.

Grad-to-be featured

Despite being born with cerebral palsy, José María Joey Salas will be soon be graduating from UT Arlington, reported El Hispano News.