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News Topic research was found in 96 news releases in the year 2016.

November 2016

  • New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights
    Openness in adoption

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    A new adoption study led by researchers with the UTA School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute reveals a need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights.

  • UTA researchers earn TxDOT contract to use unmanned aerial systems to inspect highways, railroads
    Aerial inspection

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    UTA's new agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation will use unmanned aerial vehicles to allow for easier, more efficient and less costly inspection of roads and bridges. The contract will inspect roads and bridges on U.S. Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 82 in North Texas.

  • UTA researchers discover mechanism behind immunosuppressive effects of drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers
    Solving immune response

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA biochemists have demonstrated the mechanism behind how thiopurine drugs suppress immune response. This knowledge could lead to an improvement of those drugs, which are commonly used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers.

  • UTA researcher looks to use new algorithms to improve precipitation maps
    Better forecasts

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, innovation, research, weather

    A UTA civil engineering researcher will use a suite of new algorithms to improve the National Weather Service's rainfall measurement tools. The research will in turn provide better forecasting for runoff, creeks and streams, and reservoirs. The project is being funded through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant.

October 2016

  • UTA Computer Science and Engineering professor to use data mining to benefit individual diagnosis, treatment for cancer patients
    Precision medicine

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research, science

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor will develop big data mining tools using a National Science Foundation grant that will use large amounts of complex patient data to better aid doctors in determining what medical action is necessary. The research also could lead to discovering paths in which certain diseases might be remedied.

  • UTA breaks ground for new $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building
    SEIR groundbreaking

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, innovation, medicine, mental health, nursing, physics, research

    Texas elected officials and numerous university supporters and faculty joined UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari to break ground Thursday, Oct. 27 on UTA’s new $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will be the signature research facility for life and health science research at UTA.

  • UTA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AWARDS SIX iC2C GRANTS FOR PIONEERING IDEAS THAT ADDRESS HIGH-PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES
    Innovative research

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, health and fitness, liberal arts, research, sustainability

    The UTA College of Liberal Arts has awarded six seed grants to innovative research projects that address concerns such as symptom relief and healing for disabled veterans, the HPV health crisis among America’s youth, and the effects of climate change and social conflict issues.

  • UTA researchers use artificial intelligence to assess, enhance cognitive abilities in school-aged children
    Computer learning

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, research

    UTA researchers, led by Professor Fillia Makedon, will use artificial intelligence and advanced computational models to help experts assess learning difficulties in children at a very early age, leading to help for these children. The project uses the latest technology in computer vision, machine learning and data mining.

  • UTA partners with oil and gas company Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study in the area of the Alpine High oil and gas resource play
    Ensuring groundwater quality

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    Chemists from The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study of groundwater and surface water in the newly discovered Alpine High resource play in West Texas.

  • UTA biologist to expand study of invasive zebra mussels in Texas Lakes
    Protecting Texan Lakes

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    A professor emeritus in biology from UTA who is an esteemed expert in freshwater and marine invertebrates is expanding his research into the spread of invasive zebra mussels into Texas lakes.

  • UTA launches Massive Online Open Course on the practical application of new technologies like social media in K-12 teaching and learning
    New media for K-12 education

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, humanities, research

    Researchers and professors at UTA recently launched a Massive Online Open Course or MOOC to train educators on the practical application of emerging technologies like social media in K-12 teaching and learning.

  • UTA chemists receive donation from Dallas-based environmental philanthropist to develop strategies to limit shale gas industry’s ecological impacts
    Environmental research

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists have received a donation from Dallas-based environmental philanthropist Trammell S. Crow to develop strategies to limit shale gas industry’s ecological impacts.

September 2016

  • TMAC receives $2.6 million award to transition defense industry companies
    Business assist

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    News Topics: business, economics, education, employment, manufacturing, research

    A federal grant received by UTA's TMAC is aimed at helping defense industry contractors steer away from that shrinking defense industry dollar and retrofit their businesses to more productive, sustainable and profitable uses.

  • UTA researchers developing novel model to help data center service providers guarantee service-level objectives
    Guaranteed service

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    UTA computer science engineer receives National Science Foundation grant to mesh data center service level objectives with actual resources needed by computer consumers.

  • UTA enzyme research opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis
    New hope for arthritis

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    UTA enzyme research that opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Biology Chair Clay Clark led the project.

  • TxDOT implementation contract with UTA aims to reduce pavement cracking, improve slope stabilization
    Road improvement

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineering professor is implementing a system for the Texas Department of Transportation that will help reduce cracking in highway pavement and stabilize highway slopes when soil begins to shift.

  • UTA researcher using nanotechnology to target inoperable tumors from the inside out
    Tackling tumors

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    A UTA professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department is working on research through a National Institutes of Health grant that would create better nanotechnology to treat inoperable cancer tumors.

  • UTA study finds abnormalities in drinking water in Eagle Ford Shale region
    Groundwater study

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, environment, research, science

    An initial UTA study has found abnormalities in drinking water in the Eagle Ford Shale region, indicative of some contamination from industrial or agricultural activities in the area. The research, led by Professor Kevin Schug, was published recently in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • UTA researchers to develop new method, device for controlling blood pressure levels automatically
    Blood pressure control

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    UTA researchers are using a National Institutes of Health grant to develop a new method and device for automatically controlling blood pressure levels in cardiac care environments that use targeted electrical stimulation rather than drugs.

  • Second annual bionorthTX summit expected to attract 400 Life Sciences leaders
    Leading in life sciences

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    News Topics: research

    bionorthTX, the region’s leading life sciences industry association, will hold its annual iC3 Life Science Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at UTA's College Park Center. More than 400 industry, government and university leaders are expected to attend the event.

  • UTA to design new models for networked group learning and online work settings for the third generation of internet, or Web 3.0
    Solutions for Web 3.0

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, faculty, liberal arts, research

    UTA is designing new models for networked group learning and online work settings for the third generation of internet, or Web 3.0. The project will bring together world leaders in the areas of language technologies, human-computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work and computer supported collaborative learning and education.

  • UTA researchers’ papers find proven concept of using light to image and potentially treat PTSD
    Bright light

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research, science

    A UTA bioengineering professor shows the benefits of near infrared light treatment on brains traumatized through post traumatic stress disorder, suffered many times by U.S. veterans. The interdisciplinary team includes representatives from the College of Science, the College of Engineering,

August 2016

  • UTA chemists to develop a new class of catalysts to transform cheap, widely available hydrocarbons into molecules used in key industrial processes
    Developing new catalysts

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists are developing novel ways to use metal ions to activate simple hydrocarbons present in natural gas or petroleum products to produce more complex molecules valuable to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

  • UTA awards four 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants for innovative ideas that address high-priority issues in society
    Interdisciplinary research

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, humanities, nursing, research, robotics, science, urban and public affairs

    UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly.

  • UTA engineer working to develop bioinks for use in 3-D printing of tissues, organs
    Printing 3-D tissues

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    Kyungsuk Yum, a UTA assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, has received a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used for printing 3-D tissue and organs.

  • UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process
    Protecting air quality

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. The study was published today in "Science and the Total Environment."

  • UTA physicists to upgrade Titan supercomputer software for extreme scale applications such as biology and materials science simulations
    Enabling supercomputing

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA physicists have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials science simulations.

  • UTA signs agreement with leading Korean energy institute to promote joint development of clean energy technologies
    Clean energy

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, research, science

    UTA and The Korea Institute of Energy Research have joined forces to develop clean energy technologies that improve the lives of citizens worldwide. South Korea’s government recently unveiled a plan to invest about $36.6 billion in developing renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power and eco-friendly power plants, by 2020.

  • Office of Naval Research grant will allow UTA researchers to mimic performance of multiple shipboard systems while testing batteries
    Shipboard testing

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor received an Office of Naval Research grant to purchase a machine that will allow him to use simulations to test how well a battery will perform as part of a full shipboard system.

  • UTA engineering researcher to develop tools to better analyze complex patient data
    Big data

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research

    An assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering is the fourth UTA professor to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant. Junzhou Huang will employ multiple methods to access and analyze very large, complex patient data. This research could ultimately allow scientists and doctors to make better clinical predictions and work toward cures for diseases.

  • UTA researchers lead project with UT Southwestern and MD Anderson Cancer Center to develop new device to deliver photo-induced cancer therapy to patients
    Developing cancer therapy devices

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA physicists are leading a multidisciplinary project with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in a single, portable device.

  • UTA aerospace engineering graduate first to successfully flight test unmanned aerial vehicle with mass-actuated controls
    Weighted flight

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, students

    A UTA team has designed, built and flight tested an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses a mass actuation system or weights that move back and forth within the wings to maneuver the aircraft. The findings were disclosed in a paper that was presented at a recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference.

  • UTA researchers study how fluctuating hormones affect female vulnerability to cocaine addiction
    Understanding addiction

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, psychology, research

    UTA's Linda Perrotti is studying how fluctuating estrogen levels make females increasingly sensitive to the rewarding effects of cocaine and ultimately, vulnerable to cocaine addiction. Compared to men, women experience higher levels of craving and relapse during periods of abstinence and take larger amounts of cocaine during bouts of relapse.

  • UTA chemists devise cheaper, faster, more accurate, automated method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs
    Innovations in analytical chemistry

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research

    Chemists at UTA have invented a method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs that is faster, cheaper, more accurate and more precise than Karl Fischer titration, the method currently recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and widely used worldwide.

July 2016

  • UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
    Leading on cancer

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    Researchers at UTA and UT Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues. The projects will employ big data analysis and physics models to improve technologies used to deliver therapy and ultimately improve patient care.

  • Office of Naval Research grant fuels efforts to improve safety, reduce manufacturing costs of aircraft composite parts
    Composite testing

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    Andrew Makeev, a UTA professor of aerospace engineering, received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase equipment that will allow his team to better understand material properties including defect formation in composites as a function of manufacturing process. The ONR grant is part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

  • UTA taps seasoned administrator and academic leader as new dean of the College of Engineering
    Crouch named new COE dean

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, staff, students

    The University has appointed Peter E. Crouch as the new dean of the College of Engineering. In past posts as dean, Crouch has led significant enrollment growth, established strong partnerships with businesses leaders, elevated the colleges’ national rankings, helped secure millions of dollars in federal research support, has led international expansion efforts and enhanced online offerings.

  • UTA researchers use text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence on potential mergers and acquisitions of startups in the high-tech sector
    Improving Business Intelligence

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    News Topics: business, computer science, research

    UTA researcher Gene Moo Lee has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry.

  • New dean of UTA College of Education is Purdue expert in special education, faculty development and technology literacy
    Education leader

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, research, students

    Teresa Taber Doughty, a nationally recognized leader in special education and associate dean of learning at Purdue University, joins UTA as dean of the College of Education on Aug. 1.

  • Leading esophageal cancer researcher to join UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    Cancer researcher appointed

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, research

    Zui Pan, a noted Ohio State University College of Medicine esophageal cancer researcher who has earned national recognition for her work toward discovering biomarkers for the disease, joins The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation in August as an associate professor of nursing.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to investigate walkability of downtown Dallas
    Friendlier streets

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    Students from CAPPA’s Institute of Urban Studies are embarking on an analysis of pedestrian traffic in downtown Dallas. The student researchers will evaluate characteristics including density, block size, noise levels, parks and landscapes, building uses, active storefronts and other aspects in the downtown area.

June 2016

  • Electric motor FSAE car to make competitive debut at 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 9-10
    Battery powered

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, manufacturing, research, student life

    The 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend, scheduled July 9-10 on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, will feature a student-designed, all-electric vehicle for the first time in competition. Dozen of college teams will compete for bragging rights that weekend in formula-style cars.

  • UTA marketing study shows lenient return policy may increase sales
    Retail policies

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: business, research

    New meta-analysis by UTA marketing researcher Narayanan Janakiraman shows return policies that offer consumers more monetary rewards are likely to increase their consumer purchases.

  • UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships
    Nursing scholar excellence

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, research, science, students

    Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

  • UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology
    New technology

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering professor says a new technology he's working on could greatly enhance transmission speeds by easing the limitations inherent in current electrical technology, make cameras and infrared technology less expensive, and improve sensing instruments.

  • UTA researchers find strangers reach mutual understanding mainly through talking and asking questions, not from non-verbal communication
    Power of verbal

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, research, science

    UTA psychologists have discovered that when two strangers meet for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances. The research was published recently in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies’ students propose major changes for Dallas’ Fair Park
    Urban partners

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, urban and public affairs

    Students from the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Institute of Urban Studies produced a study showing how Fair Park might become a more neighborhood-friendly amenity that could draw more visitors and increase revenue.

  • UTA researcher to digitize history of slaves, other endangered documents in Cuba
    Digitizing history

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    A UTA historian will scour the oldest cities in Cuba to digitize details of the lives of Africans and Afro-Cubans. David LaFevor is leading the two-year project, which is supported in part by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.

May 2016

  • UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions
    Weather data

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, sustainability, weather

    A UTA civil engineer has released a cell phone app that encourages people to report flash flooding in area creeks and waterways. At the same time, the engineer has been installing innovative wireless sensors to improve high-resolution modeling of urban water systems.

  • UTA study examines academic experiences of Latino students at HBCUs
    Diversity in education

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: education, research

    A UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies explores the academic and interpersonal experiences of Latinos at HBCUs. The research was published recently in The Journal of Higher Education.

  • UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
    Cooperative control

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, transportation

    A UTA aerospace engineer has received an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft. The research ultimately could be used on any unmanned platform.

  • Texas cancer research grant helps UTA recruit promising young biology researcher, expand health science focus
    Health science focus

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research

    The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UTA an $823,067 grant to recruit star cell biology researcher Mark Pellegrino from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Pellegrino will join the UTA as an assistant biology professor in August.

  • UTA School of Social Work researcher earns distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
    Women's health research

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: research, social work

    Eusebius Small, a UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, will use a Fulbright award to study factors that contribute to HIV incidence in young women in Sierra Leone.

  • UTA prepares Titan supercomputer to process the data from quadrillions of proton collisions generated in the new Large Hadron Collider experiments
    Leadership in physics

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA physicists are preparing the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support the analysis of data generated from the quadrillions of proton collisions expected during this season’s Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiments.

  • UTA faculty member receives $308,000 grant to fight coronary disease in women
    Heart health

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology has received a $308,000, four-year grant from the American Heart Association to study the root causes of a heart condition that damages tiny coronary arteries in women.

  • Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills
    Veterans aid

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    News Topics: business, research, student life, students

    A Small Business Administration grant to the College of Business will create the Veterans Business Outreach Center that will provide UTA veterans with skills needed to start entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • UTA researcher to employ scanning laser to measure microtexture of aggregates in Texas pavement
    Data-driven discovery

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA professor of computer science and engineering is leading a project that uses scanning lasers to evaluate the materials making up Texas roads. The project results could lead to safer, more durable roads.

  • UTA scientists examine global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change
    Global warming

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    News Topics: environment, geology, research, science

    UTA scientists are leading a team examining global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences.

April 2016

  • UTA biologists study imperiled lizard to develop conservation plan
    Conservation plan

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile’s numbers have been dwindling dramatically. The work is being supported by a two-year grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

  • UTA research demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling
    Water quality

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    New research by Professor Kevin Schug demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time. The results were published today in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • UTA leads $7.3M national initiative to create next-generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms
    Space physics

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: physics, research

    Physicist Yue Deng is leading a $7.3 million national initiative to develop a next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting, satellite tracking during storms.

  • UTA student team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for concept to reduce stormwater runoff, impacts of climate change
    Sustainable environment

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, environment, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs student team wins national EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for designing plan to reduce stormwater runoff in future UTA construction projects.

  • Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    Teaching Excellence

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, science

    Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

  • NASA awards UTARI researcher $1 million to develop better models for rotor spar fatigue, composite materials
    Computational composites testing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    NASA awards UTA Research Institute scientist $1 million to develop computational methods that will test the strength and life of composite rotor blade assemblies for aeronautics sector.

  • UTA scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain
    Alleviating pain

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, psychology, research, science

    UTA professors Yuan Peng and J.-C. Chiao have demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the deep brain structures under the cortex could ease chronic pain. Their results were published in the leading neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

March 2016

  • Ironman heart transplant recipient, renowned sports cardiologist duo to kick off Moritz Speaker Series
    Moritz Speakers

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, faculty, global, health and fitness, lectures, medicine, nursing, research

    The UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation presents the Moritz Speakers Series, strengthening UTA's dedication to educating the community about health and wellness.

  • Study finds gestational surrogacy often misunderstood, unevenly judged
    Labor of love

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, community service, faculty, genetics, research, science

    Research by Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, is compiled in what is the first book-length ethnographic examination of gestational surrogacy in the United States.

  • UTA chemists devise safer, “greener” and more efficient system to synthesize organic compounds used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household chemicals
    Green chemistry

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research

    Science Dean Morteza Khaledi has discovered a safer, cheaper, "greener" and more efficient system for the synthesis of organic compounds used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household chemicals.

  • UTA researcher shows affordable housing not so affordable when transportation costs soar
    Transportation impacts

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A faculty transportation planning expert and smart-growth advocate has shown the real impact transportation costs have on affordable housing. Shima Hamidi's findings are published in the journal Housing Policy Debate. She directs UTA's Institute of Urban Studies.

  • UTA earns international attention for Liberal Arts research, digital humanities initiatives
    Expanding views

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, communications, exhibitions, faculty, film, global, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, music, politics, religion, research, robotics, theatre, visual arts

    Ritu Khanduri, seen here with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, is just one of the standout Liberal Arts faculty members attracting international attention for emerging research and digital humanities strategies.

  • Artiman Ventures brings the vision of Silicon Valley startups to UTA
    Startups

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, innovation, research, student life, students

    Silicon Valley investment group Artiman Ventures will hold a two-day session at UTA on April 7-8 to brainstorm with faculty, students and local entrepreneurs on how to help move new technologies to the marketplace.

  • UTA researcher would transform sensor network into device with supercomputer power
    Computing power

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    Ioannis Schizas, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is creating a low-cost framework through an NSF grant to create a low-cost sensing system that will generate supercomputer power for applications in surveillance and defense, healthcare applications or structural monitoring for bridges and buildings.

  • Two UTA professors receive $376,000 NIH grant to combat hypertension among African-Americans
    Health insights

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, science

    Kinesiology faculty members David Keller and Paul Fadel have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to gain insight into hypertension among African-Americans and in other populations.

  • UTA names technologist and business development expert Jeff Campbell director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
    New hire

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    News Topics: research

    UTA has named technologist and businessman Jeff Campbell as the new director of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies. He brings more than 20 years of success in product design and development, engineering and operations management, as well as business development and sales.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop safer lithium ion batteries through better understanding of heat flows within materials
    Battery safety

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a CAREER grant to Ankur Jain, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Jain will study how heat flows in materials within a lithium ion battery so that those batteries can be used safely in more applications.

February 2016

  • UTA biologists provide first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations
    Environmental stressors

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, environment, genetics, research, science

    UTA biologists have provided the first evidence that constant environmental stress causes organisms to program behavioral changes in future generations. The results were published in "The Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

  • Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new UTA laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology
    Alternative fuel

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, research, science, sustainability

    A generous gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow UTA researchers to build a new lab that will scale up their gas-to-liquid technology that can provide high-grade fuel that is cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.

  • AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu joins UTA faculty, named to College of Engineering Hall of Achievement
    Big data

    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, global, innovation, research

    AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu has been inducted into the UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement and joins the computer science and engineering faculty. He will remain at AT&T while serving as a resource for UTA as it bolsters its expertise in data-driven discovery and cyber security.

  • Engineering researcher wins Naval Research support to measure when and how battlefield blasts injure brain neurons
    Neuron damage

    Friday, February 26, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    An engineering researcher is designing a computational model that will measure the impact of battlefield shockwaves on neurons inside the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is conducting the Office of Naval Research project.

  • UTA Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh researchers to develop automated seat cushion to aid in ulcer prevention
    Smart technology

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, manufacturing, medicine, research, science

    Muthu Wijesundara, UTA Research Institute's principal research scientist, is working with researchers at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a smart seat cushion that will help relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users.

  • UTA researchers devise one-step process to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels
    Renewable fuels

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, energy, engineering, research, science

    UTA chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • UTA Health Pilot Program Tackles Obesity Through Nutrition Literacy and Soccer
    Fighting obesity

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, nursing, research, students

    A new College of Nursing and Health Innovation pilot program connects families with soccer and nutrition literacy in an effort to address the obesity problem facing certain children.

  • UTA Social Work Professor named Fellow of UK’s Royal Society for Public Health
    Royal recognition

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, research, social work

    Vijayan Pillai, a UTA School of Social Work professor and internationally recognized expert in women’s rights and reproductive health in developing countries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom.

  • 150 students from across the U.S. converge on UTA through Feb. 21 for medical hackathon to propose solutions for cancer
    Student researchers

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, genetics, health and fitness, humanities, innovation, medicine, mental health, nursing, psychology, research, science, social work, student life

    Some 150 students from universities round the U.S. will converge on UTA Friday Feb. 19 for a three-day, medical hackathon to propose solutions for cancer. The Colleges of Science, Engineering and Nursing and Health Innovation sponsored the event.

  • UTA to host first regional 60X30TX Conference
    Access and Success

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, education, faculty, research, staff, student life, students, sustainability

    UTA and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to jointly host the April 5 conference: "Access, Success, Texas." The event marks the first comprehensive regional gathering of North Texas leaders to discuss ideas on how to meet the targets of the state’s 60X30TX educational goals.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop conductive bioelastomers for more effective, safer tissue engineering
    Tissue repair

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    Yi Hong, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to create conductive, single-component and biodegradable elastomers that will help advance biomedical applications like tissue repair.

  • UTA researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells
    Solar fuel cells

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    UTA's Krishnan Rajeshwar has developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into useable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas.

  • UTA electrical engineers develop device to diagnose cancer rapidly at the cellular level, improve early detection
    Medical diagnostics

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research

    A UTA electrical engineer has developed a cancer detection device that uses nanotextured walls to diagnose disease early and at the cellular level. His findings are published in Nature's Scientific Reports.

  • New digital humanities project to map historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas
    Digital humanities

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, history, humanities, Internet, liberal arts, research

    UTA researchers supported by a new College of Liberal Arts initiative are creating a data-driven, digital map of historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas to help others investigate online and better understand history.

  • UTA enrollment rises to record 38,650 Texas-based students
    Enrollment record

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, employment, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    Spring 2016 enrollment reached a record 38,650 Texas-based students, up 6 percent from a year ago. Total enrollment in online and campus degree programs is 50,661 and will climb throughout the spring and summer.

  • UTA named elite Research - 1 university in Carnegie Classification
    National recognition

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, research, staff, student life, students

    UTA has achieved Carnegie "highest research activity" status, joining a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the R1 category.

  • UTA engineers pursuing applications for new ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in the medical field, consumer arena
    Laser efficiency

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, Internet, research

    Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, is working to develop a new ultra-thin semiconductor laser that could be integrated into consumer electronics to increase speed and capacity of the chips.

January 2016

  • UTA and UT Austin researchers are designing safer cryotherapy devices to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage
    Safer cold therapy

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, sports

    UTA researcher Matthew Brothers is developing the first formal protocols for effective and safe use of cold therapy and a state-of-the-art cryotherapy device to minimize risk of tissue and nerve damage.

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.

  • UTA hosts 150 leading international physicists working to explain the origins of the universe
    Origins of the universe

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Some 150 leading international physicists convene at UTA Jan.12-15, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.

  • UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
    Enzyme mapping

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, medicine, mental health, research, science

    UTA biochemists are advancing research into chemical imbalances associated with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.