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July 2016

  • UTA education researcher named Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow
    Educational leadership

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    Yi “Leaf” Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows. Her research focuses on community college transfer students’ persistence and degree completion.

  • 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 researchers devise new system to measure dry blood samples used in infant HIV screening, testing for metabolic disorders
    New testing technique

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry

    UTA researchers have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, which is routinely used for infant HIV screening and testing for metabolic disorders. The research was recently published in the leading journal "Analytical Chemistry."

  • 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.

  • Four UTA professors named finalists for 2016 Tech Titan Awards
    UTA innovators

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, engineering, science

    Tech Titans has named four UTA professors finalists for the 2016 Tech Titans awards. The prestigious honor recognizes the educators’ outstanding innovations in science and engineering, and for developing successful new educational models supporting undergraduate research.

  • 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.

  • Zakaria, Cousteau, Kristof and WuDunn open 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series at UTA presented by Overture DFW
    Maverick Speakers Series

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Internationally renowned journalists, an environmentalist and television venture capitalist headline UTA’s 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series.

  • 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.

  • July 2 All-Star Football Classic highlights increasing commitment and engagement of UTA to Native American students and faculty
    More than a game

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    High school graduates from Native American tribes across the U.S. and Canada will gather at UTA for a week filled with academic activities, friendship and competition that culminates with the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic July 2 at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

  •  UT System honors three UTA faculty members with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching awards

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty

    Three UTA faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom. Honorees are nominated based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees.

  • Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders, UTA researchers find
    Teenage anxiety

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, science

    UTA researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.

  • U.S. news coverage of Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender, emotions over competency, new UTA study shows
    Gender, politics and media

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: communications, liberal arts, politics

    National news coverage of U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender and emotions over competency, according to a new study led by UTA communication researcher Dustin Harp.

  • 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, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.

  • 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.

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Big data and text-mining

Friday, July 22, 2016

A UTA researcher has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to help startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry, Communications of the ACM, Scientific Computing, Science Daily and other websites reported. Gene Moo Lee, UTA assistant professor of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, and co-researchers published their research in the leading journal Management Information Systems Quarterly.

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