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UTA In The News — Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Snake genomes explored

A UTA research team led by Todd Castoe, assistant professor of biology, has been exploring the genomes of snakes and lizards to answer critical questions about these creatures' evolutionary history, Science Newsline, R&D Magazine, Science Daily, Phys.org and several other media outlets reported.

Optimizing networks

Two UTA computer science and engineering professors, Hao Che and Hong Jiang, are working on an NSF-funded project to provide the best possible computer user experience and optimize network resources, Scienmag reported.

Adult learners

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote a column for Evolllution.com asking whether higher education is doing enough to serve returning adult learners.

Grammar peculiarities

Laurel Stvan, UTA associate professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics and TESOL, talked about the peculiarities of grammar and language on KUHF 88.7 FM and the station’s website, Houston Matters.

Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Roger Meiners, UTA professor and chair of the Department of Economics, talked about Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods on The Attitude with Arnie Arneson show on WNHN 94.7 FM in New Hampshire. The interview starts at about the 33-minute mark. Meiners initially wrote a column about the mega-deal for The Conversation website.

Bernard Harris camp

Underprivileged children enjoyed a day exploring science at the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp on the UTA campus, WFAA ABC 8 reported.

Featured speaker

Michelle Reed, UTA’s open education librarian, is one of the featured speakers at an August conference for the Association of College Research Libraries in Pennsylvania, reported PaLA.org, the blog of the Pennsylvania Library Association's College & Research Division.

Cross Timbers

Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center at UTA is one of the presenters at the ninth annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Networking and Teaming Conference today in Fort Worth, Fort Worth Business reported. 

New Movin' Mav

South African Steven Walgenbach received a UTA scholarship to play for the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, CAJ News reported.

PGA Championship berth

Stuart Deane, the UTA director of golf, earned a berth in the PGA Championship next month in North Carolina, The Dallas Morning News and FollowNews.com reported.