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News Releases by Louisa Kellie

Media Contact Louisa Kellie was found in 59 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    Research excellence

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Kytai Nguyen, a professor in the Bioengineering Department at UTA, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

  • UTA professor of renaissance art reattributes an Old Master Drawing in the Uffizi in Florence to Flemish artist Denys Calvaert
    Solving art mysteries

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    Mary Vaccaro, a UTA professor of renaissance art, has proved that a drawing in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was the work of Denys Calvaert (c.1540-1619), an Antwerp-born artist who settled in Bologna during the Renaissance. This discovery was published as a cover article in the leading art journal The Burlington Magazine.

  • Dasgupta receives 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for contributions to analytical chemistry
    Research excellence

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the UTA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named recipient of the 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium’s highest award, the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry.

November 2016

  • 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 researchers study the ideal physical, mental states for focusing attention and exercising self-control
    Studying how we focus

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    Researchers at UTA are studying the ideal physical and mental states to help children and adults pay attention and practice self-control, by combining computer-game testing with a simultaneous ongoing analysis of heart-rate and skin activity.

  • New MOOC teaches professors to replicate the connectedness that engages, retains students within an online environment
    Humanizing online education

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Researchers at UTA are launching a Massive Open Online Course on Nov. 14 to help online instructors of college and university courses replicate the sense of connectedness and community that helps engage and retain classroom-based students within an online environment.

October 2016

  • 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 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 physicists first to demonstrate new potential cancer treatment using microwaves to target deeply situated tumors
    Fighting cancer

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    News Topics: physics

    UTA physicists are the first to demonstrate a new potential cancer treatment using microwaves to target deeply situated tumors. The study was the cover article this month in "The Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology."

  • 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

  • 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.

  • UTA advances toward Tier 1 status, graduates more than 200 Ph.Ds, increases research expenditures by nearly 9 percent to $85 million
    Toward Tier 1

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    UTA continues to move steadily toward Tier 1 status, graduating more than 200 doctorates for the third year in a row and generating research expenditures in excess of $85 million, up nearly nine percent from the year before.

  • 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 proves that inexpensive semiconducting organic polymers can harvest sunlight to split carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels
    Solar fuels research

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry

    UTA chemists are the first to prove that inexpensive semiconducting organic polymers can harvest sunlight to split carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels. The research study was published recently in the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry journal "ChemComm."

  • 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 mathematicians to improve curricula for future high school mathematics teachers, benefitting socio-economically disadvantaged students
    Improving STEM education

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    News Topics: education

    UTA mathematicians are conducting research to refine and supplement curriculum materials used in college mathematics courses designed for students who plan to become high school math teachers. Over the long-term, the project will impact the learning experiences of hundreds of thousands of socio-economically disadvantaged students across the country.

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 physicist Ramon Lopez awarded 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award for his work advocating science education at the national level
    Advocating science education

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, physics, science

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been named the winner of the 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award by the Space and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union. The AGU’s Carrington Award is presented in recognition of significant impact on students’ and the public’s understanding of science through education and/or outreach activities.

  • 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 faculty and alumnus celebrated as “Tech Titans” in 2016 awards
    Innovators in science and education

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, computer science, science

    Three faculty and a graduate of UTA won Tech Titans Awards for excellence and leadership in technology fields in 2016, announced at a recent celebratory gala. UTA professors won the the Tech Titans Inventors Award and Tech Titans of the Future University Award and a UTA alumnus was named Tech Titans Corporate Company CEO of the year.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

June 2016

  •  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.

  • 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.

May 2016

  • 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 biologist shows that environmental favorability, tolerance of stress drive the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters
    Protecting biodiversity

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, science

    A UTA biologist has shown that environmental favorability and tolerance of stress drives the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters. The research was published recently in the leading journal "The American Naturalist."

  • 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.

  • UT System approves design for UTA’s next-generation Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building
    SEIR building

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    The UT System Board of Regents approves design of the new 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will enable UTA to serve more students and expand its health science focus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UTA researcher finds that by age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the development of self-control
    Childhood behavior

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, psychology, science

    UTA researcher Jeffrey Gagne has found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers’ self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack.

  • 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.

  • NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
    Health science

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, humanities, science

    Kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant to thwart cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.

March 2016

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

February 2016

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 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.