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News Topic research was found in 73 news releases in the year 2017.

September 2017

  • Computer science and engineering researcher teams with industry to provide facial recognition technology
    Computer vision

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    A UTA researcher is working with a global firm to improve a facial recognition system. Applications could include security and self-driving cars.

  •  UTA and Lumen Learning organize Massive Online Open Course on open education, costs and learning outcomes
    Future of education

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, education, research

    UTA has partnered with Lumen Learning for a Massive Online Open Course or MOOC that aims to introduce graduate students, faculty and learning designers to open education concepts and equip them to use these resources within their own institutions.

  • UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human gene
    Cancer Link

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, health and fitness, medicine, nursing, research, science

    University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer.

  • Computer science and engineering researcher earns grant to allow third-party users to tap into location-based data
    Data sharing

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, Internet, research

    A highly competitive National Science Foundation EAGER grant will allow a UTA computer science and engineering professor to answer what type of data analysis is available if access is given and user information is gathered from location-based services.

August 2017

  • UTA researcher’s data on Brays Bayou helps Houston area prepare, initiate effective emergency plans
    Bayou connection

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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

    A UTA civil and environmental engineer is using his radar-based flood warning system on a Houston bayou to provide data for emergency planners.

  • Equipment grant will allow UTA researchers to safely send, receive high-speed data
    Securing data

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, Internet, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering professor will use an equipment grant from the Department of Defense to significantly upgrade researchers’ ability to send and receive encrypted high-speed data securely through optical cables.

  • UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system
    Finding fake news

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering researcher and his team will use a National Science Foundation grant to further develop a tool that automatically checks claims that have not been checked before against knowledge databases and report if they are truthful.

  • UTA researchers working to develop new tool for non-invasive neuromodulation of human brain
    Making (brain) waves

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, research

    A UTA bioengineering professor is leading a multi-institution team to develop a tool to be used for non-invasive, neuromodulation of the brain using infrared light. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health research grant.

  • Donors establish endowed chair to promote research and innovation in business and engineering
    Endowed chair

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: business, engineering, innovation, research

    A gift from a local couple will create an endowed UTA chair that will promote research, innovation and development in business logistics, supply chain management, systems engineering and operations management.

  • UTA astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet may exist in star system only 16 light years away
    Potential new earth

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: physics, research

    UTA astrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The researchers published their findings today as “Dynamics of a probable Earth-Like Planet in the GJ 832 System” in The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Undergraduates find “transformative experience” through UTA’s sponsorship of new undergraduate research programs
    Transformative experience

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    News Topics: research, staff, students

    Peter Zotor studies biochemistry at UTA and plans to attend medical school. One of the first cohort of 21 undergraduates who received $3,000 to pursue undergraduate research over the summer, he described the new UTA-sponsored Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program as a “transformative experience.”

  • UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
    Aerial computing

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering researcher is leading a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution project that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

  • Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
    Pipe behavior

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, sustainability

    The Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation have issued a grant to a UTA civil engineering professor that will model large-diameter water transmission pipes in various types of soil. Results could lead to modeling standards in the industry.

  • UTA chemistry professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry
    International recognition

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UTA, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical chemistry field.

  • UTA psychologist Robert J. Gatchel wins American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement
    Lifetime achievement award

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: awards, psychology, research

    Robert J. Gatchel, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to design robot-based vocational assessment, training
    Automated training

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor is designing iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks.

  • UTA professor of chemistry and biochemistry named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary
    International Honor

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, research, students

    Krishnan Rajeshwar, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Szeged in Hungary, in recognition for his outstanding achievements in support of the mission of the University.

  • UTA team brings robotic main inspections to Ennis
    Budding collaboration

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that Ellis County city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, which UTA's robot is using to inspect several miles of its pipes.

  • UTA researcher seeks to minimize risks for unmanned aerial systems over populated areas
    Flying safely

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research

    Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in urban areas.

  • Office of Naval Research grant to allow UTA researcher to study configuration, integration challenges of high-power, intermittent load power sources
    Battery tester

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor will study the configuration and integration challenges the U.S. Navy will face as it attempts to operate high-power, intermittent loads on its future ships.

  • UTA biologist works with internationally recognized museums on the evolution of vision
    International collaborations

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    News Topics: biology, exhibitions, research

    A UTA biologist is working with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum in London – the two most-visited natural history museums in the world - on a research project which uses frogs as a model to investigate the evolution of vision.

July 2017

  • Associate professor receives international recognition
    Teaching the teachers

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty, research

    One of the oldest and most esteemed international organizations in the field of literacy recognized a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor for her innovative and impactful work in literacy education.

  • UTA professor receives grant to develop device to fight osteoporosis
    Fighting Osteoporosis

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

    A faculty member in UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to design a revolutionary device that could stimulate bone growth and ultimately be used as a weapon against osteoporosis.

  • UTA physics graduate’s journey to success took him from Africa to UTA
    Alumni success story

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, physics, research

    Last Feremenga, a native of Zimbabwe who received his doctoral degree in December, used skills he honed at UTA while analyzing massive quantities of data from the Large Hadron Collider high energy physics experiment in Switzerland to land a job as a data scientist at a top technology company.

  • UTA biologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study effects of predators on the evolution of Daphnia water fleas
    Evolutionary biology

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research

    Matthew Walsh, an assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program. His project is titled “CAREER: Does behavioral plasticity promote or constrain adaptation? A test using resurrection,” and will address a long-standing question in evolutionary biology.

  • UTA researcher’s book looks at quality-of-life concerns associated with urban sprawl
    Costs of Sprawl

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, health and fitness, research, urban and public affairs

    A new book, co-authored by UTA's Shima Hamidi in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, empirically shows how badly sprawl affects health and other quality-of-life outcomes.

  • UTA mechanical engineer publishes findings that show brain damage that could occur from blast-induced cavitation
    Neural knowledge

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, medicine, research

    UTA published research findings in Scientific Reports that shows a link between battlefield blasts, bubbles in the brain and neuronal damage. Ashfaq Adnan led the published research, which stems from an Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance grant.

  • Study by UTA professor shows many parents in the dark about concussions
    Parents in the dark

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: health and fitness, nursing, research

    Despite the large volume of information about sports related concussions on the Internet, many parents and guardians of young athletes have a limited understanding of concussions, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UTA engineering professor earns lifetime achievement award from ICCES
    Faculty honor

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, innovation, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences honored UTA's Kenneth Reifsnider for his lifetime achievement in his pioneering contributions to science and applications of composite materials.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to help with Dallas Love Field study on north entrance
    Development opportunity

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

    A UTA study will investigate ways to optimize the land to the north of Love Field in Dallas. Shima Hamidi, the Institute of Urban Studies executive director and an assistant professor in urban planning, will lead the project.

June 2017

May 2017

  • UTA’s AbeXXa Biologics named one of 40 "Best University Startups 2017" by National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
    Fighting cancer

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    News Topics: awards, biology, faculty, research

    AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, was named one of the 40 “Best University Startups 2017” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, a Washington-based association of startup officers from the top research universities in the United States.

  • UTA educator awarded grant to focus on community college transfer students in STEM fields
    NSF CAREER award

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA assistant professor received the first National Science Foundation CAREER award for the College of Education. Her research will lead to better outcomes for community college transfer students in the STEM fields.

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • UTA researcher focuses international attention on how patients’ doubts about never getting better influences chronic pain treatment success
    Easing chronic pain

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    News Topics: psychology, research

    Robert Gatchel, UTA psychology professor, has focused international attention on how a chronic pain patient’s irrational doubts about never getting better can influence both his reactions to pain and even treatment outcomes. Chronic pain costs the U.S. up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, and is considered a problem of epidemic proportions.

  • American Scientific Publishers give UTA physicist Wei Chen Best Paper Award
    Fighting cancer

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    American Scientific Publishers, a publisher of scientific journals and books in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, has given Wei Chen, a UTA physics professor, a Best Paper Award for a journal article cited 364 times to date. The article opened a new field of research using light and nanoparticles to fight cancer.

  • UTA team wins Brain Bowl neuroscience quiz show
    Winning team

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    News Topics: research, science, students

    A UTA team has won the 2017 Brain Bowl organized by University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, beating out teams from Trinity University and the defending champions University of Texas at Dallas.

April 2017

  • UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program
    Makerspaces

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    News Topics: education, research, student life, students

    A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies. UTA's makerspace is the FabLab, which opened in 2014 and has been a leader in connecting maker services to campus needs.

  • Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding to support doctoral studies
    NSF funds for graduate school

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Two UTA College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.

  • UTA history professor awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    Fellowship Award

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

    Patryk Babiracki, an associate professor in the UTA Department of History, has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experience Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Babiracki will spend 18 months in Berlin working on his fellowship.

  • prestigious NSF grant to further research into ecological drivers of eye and brain size evolution in fish
    Student excellence

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    News Topics: research, science

    Shannon Beston, a third-year UTA Ph.D. student in biology, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation among populations of killifish, Rivulus hartii, found in the waters of the Caribbean off the island of Trinidad.

  • UTA, UT Southwestern researchers’ findings challenge current approach to rare pediatric neurological disorder
    New views on disease

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, research, science

    Researchers at UTA have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy. The journal JAMA Neurology published this research.

  • Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, keynote speaker at UTA’s ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference tomorrow as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Energy expertise

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, environment, faculty, research, science

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is inaugural speaker at UTA’s “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas, as part of Earth Day Texas. This free event is chaired by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab.

  • UTA Nursing Professor receives $308,000 NIH grant
    NIH grant awarded

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

    A cardiovascular exercise scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $308,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study exercise intolerance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF.

  • UTA History professor named fellow of National Humanities Center
    History Fellow

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

    John Garrigus, a professor in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center. Garrigus' research will explore 18th century events in Haiti.

  • UTA assistant professor awarded American Physical Society’s Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics
    Leading in physics

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    News Topics: awards, physics, research

    The American Physical Society has awarded Benjamin Jones, UTA assistant professor of Physics, the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, which is widely considered the most prestigious dissertation award in the field.

March 2017

  • UTA partners with five universities to develop software tool to help instructors provide students with personalized feedback to improve learning
    International collaborations

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    News Topics: research

    UTA researchers have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course. The tool uses data from video engagement, assessments, student information systems, electronic textbooks and discussion forums.

  • UTA biologist concludes that the body’s own immune system regulates bacterial communities in the intestine to promote health
    Developing new oral vaccines

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    Researchers at UTA and University of Utah have concluded that the body’s own immune response regulates the composition of bacterial communities in the intestine that improve health and help fight off infections.

  • UTA biologist quantifying coral species’ disease susceptibility by examining immune traits
    Saving coral reefs

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologist Laura Mydlarz is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches.

  • UTA graduate programs ranked among nation’s best
    Highly ranked

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    News Topics: architecture, business, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, nursing, research, science, social work, urban and public affairs

    Graduate programs in each of The University of Texas at Arlington’s eight schools and colleges are ranked among the nation’s best according to 2018 assessments by U.S. News and World Report, a recognized leader in higher education rankings.

  • Vickery Meadow requests strategic plan from UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies
    Redevelopment

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: research, urban and public affairs

    UTA's Institute of Urban Studies, a research center within the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is formulating a strategic plan for a community in northwest Dallas called Vickery Meadow. The city of Dallas hopes the plan will foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and area redevelopment.

  • Student senior design project yields patent on smart bandage
    Undergraduate research

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine, research, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington and Raytheon teamed up to secure a patent for a smart bandage device that a student engineering design team developed years ago.

February 2017

January 2017

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA’s Innovation Day 2017 to showcase student “Shark Tank”- style competition, student and faculty startup pitches
    Building the innovation ecosystem

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, research, robotics

    UTA will feature a high school and college student “Shark Tank”-style competition, student and faculty startup pitches and posters, and a showcase of community startup companies and services for entrepreneurs at its annual InnovationDay@UTA, 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 6, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., in Arlington.

  • UTA launches new programs to promote undergraduate research, student success
    Helping students succeed

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, research

    UTA has developed a new program that allows students to use their federal work-study hours to work as undergraduate research assistants, developing valuable skills that will enhance their education and workforce readiness.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.

  • National initiative focused on increasing the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups launched at UTA
    Diversity in Higher Ed

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, research, science

    This weekend UTA hosted the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.

  • UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
    Phishing emails

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    News Topics: business, computer science, Internet, research

    UTA researchers have shown in a new study that people are overconfident when they are actually dealing with phishing attacks in the business world. The study found that many people thought they had made correct judgment on an email, yet they did not.

  • UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
    Partners in health

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, health and fitness, mental health, research, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health issues.

  • UTA marketing classes provide options for St. Alban’s growth
    Marketing effort

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, student life, students

    Students in the UTA College of Business' Marketing Department offered leaders at a neighboring church intricate, practical and valuable marketing concepts and ideas on how to grow their congregation.