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News Releases by Traci Peterson

Media Contact Traci Peterson was found in 39 news releases in the year 2010.

December 2010

  • UT Arlington planetarium to premier NASA funded show

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    The Planetarium at The University of Texas at Arlington is using NASA funding to explore the mysteries of Earth’s closest and most important star in “Magnificent Sun,” an original feature film set to premier Thursday. The 45-minute planetarium show is the third in a series developed by Manfred Cuntz , a UT Arlington associate professor of physics, and the planetarium staff over the past three years. Funding for “Magnificent Sun” came from a $ 30,000 public outreach supplemental grant from NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Physics program. Cuntz’s research, conducted with solar physicist David Hathaway of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., focuses on the structure of the solar surface, particularly convective patterns.

November 2010

  • Popular sustainability master’s program coming to Dallas

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington is responding to the popularity of a new sustainability-focused master’s program by expanding it to Dallas. Starting Jan. 4, the Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Science in Sustainability will be offered at The Universities Center at Dallas, 1901 Main St. The program, which is 36-hours and non-thesis, can be completed in one year. Classes address sustainability across a variety of academic and professional disciplines.

  • Longtime Arlington doctor and UT Arlington alumnus establishes endowed scholarships

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Dr. Ignacio Nunez’s parents taught him the value of a good education long before he was a successful Arlington doctor or a UT Arlington Distinguished Alumna.

  • Associate dean gains national attention as part of defibrillation research team

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    A UT Arlington associate nursing dean is co-author of a new, nationally-noted paper that raises questions about the effectiveness of in-hospital use of automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. The findings from the research team that included UT Arlington professor Beth Mancini and other researchers say that while AEDs improve survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, similar use in a hospital setting does not lead to an improved rate of survival. The work is published in the Nov. 17, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is available online.

  • UT Arlington saving millions by reducing energy use on campus

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington has saved nearly $3 million in energy and maintenance costs through a recently completed program aimed at upgrading equipment to make the campus more environmentally friendly.

  • UT Arlington kicks off Smart Care to test technologies, improve health care

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    The UT Arlington College of Nursing and College of Engineering have received $634,500 in federal funds to kick off Smart Care – a discovery and demonstration center for technologies to help senior citizens, people with disabilities and injured veterans live healthier and longer in their own homes.

  • UT Arlington nursing students to get live lesson in preparedness Friday

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing will stage a disaster preparedness demonstration for its students from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, at the Campus Recreation Fields Complex, near Fielder Road and Mitchell Street.

October 2010

  • Sally Ride Science Festival at UT Arlington set to bring 900 to campus

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    About 900 parents, teachers and middle school girls from Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and other area cities are expected at The University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday to take part in the Sally Ride Science Festival. The Festival, presented by ExxonMobil and Sally Ride Science, will feature a day of fun and educational activities designed to get girls excited about science.

  • UT Arlington faculty conclude that previously unknown fault caused Haiti quake

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    A new study co-authored by UT Arlington College of Science Dean Pamela Jansma, earth and environmental sciences professor Glen Mattioli and researchers at several other universities presents strong evidence that the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake was caused by a previously unmapped fault and not one experts first suspected.

  • AT&T gift to help UTeach Arlington address shortage of math and science teachers

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    A new UT Arlington program committed to bolstering the ranks of math and science teachers has received $150,000 in support from AT&T. UTeach Arlington began this fall as a joint project of the College of Science and the College of Education and Health Professions. The aim is to address the state’s ongoing shortage of secondary school math and science teachers by recruiting and inspiring UT Arlington science majors who are also interested in earning their teaching certification.

  • UT Arlington biochemist to study endocrine disrupting chemicals

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $444,000 grant to a UT Arlington researcher looking for chemicals in the environment that could interfere with normal hormone functions, causing problems with reproduction, behavior and development and fueling cancer growth.

  • Sally Ride invites girls to explore hands-on science at UT Arlington

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    A street fair filled with hands-on exhibits, workshops with local scientists and an appearance by Astronaut Barbara Morgan will all be part of the Sally Ride Science Festival Oct. 30 at The University of Texas. The event, presented by ExxonMobil and Sally Ride Science, is one of several held each year across the country to bring science to life and inspire upper elementary and middle school girls to think about the vast range of careers in science.

  • UT Arlington professor works with Russian researchers to unravel Neanderthal disappearance

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    A UT Arlington anthropologist is gaining national recognition for a theory that climate change following massive volcanic eruptions drove Neanderthals to extinction and cleared the way for modern humans to thrive in Europe and Asia.

  • UT Arlington serving up lecture series on food and literature

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Food in literature and culture will be the focus of the UT Arlington Department of English’s annual Rudolph Hermanns Lecture Series Oct. 13-15. Eight scholars and professionals from across the country will be on hand for the three-day event.

  • Tickets on sale now for UT Arlington production of “Cabaret”

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Doomed romances and personal identity in a changing world take center stage in “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical presented by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Oct. 15-16 and 21-24.

September 2010

  • UT Arlington astronomers take a fresh look at previously suggested planet

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Work by a team of University of Texas at Arlington astronomers could significantly broaden astrophysicists’ search for planets in other solar systems by changing the way they think about the orbiting bodies.

  • Artist brings view of war, world to UT Arlington campus

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Internationally renowned artist Alfredo Jaar will offer insight into his award-winning work during a special presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in the Architecture Building, Room 204.

  • UT Arlington researchers find 19 million-year-old genomic fossils of hepatitis B-like viruses in songbirds

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    Biologists from The University of Texas at Arlington have uncovered virus fragments from the same family as the modern Hepatitis B virus locked inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch.

  • UT Arlington receives almost $1.5 million to prepare science, math teachers

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.45 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant to The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education and Health Professions and College of Science to support the education and certification of new science and math teachers. The colleges will work with the Arlington, Dallas, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Fort Worth school districts on the five-year project, placing the teacher candidates in early field experiences with mentor teachers in the four districts.

  • UT Arlington assistant provost for Hispanic success receives national recognition

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named UT Arlington administrator Michele Bobadilla one of nine National Latina Leader award recipients for 2010, the group announced during its annual convention in Dallas this week

  • UT Arlington professors awarded $1.3 million to develop nanomaterials for homeland security

    Thursday, September 23, 2010

    The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded more than $1.3 million to a team of UT Arlington researchers who will spend the next five years exploring ways to develop various nanoparticles for radiation detection. Their research could lead to a new type of radiation detector that would help reduce the threat of nuclear materials being brought into the country illegally and used in terrorism.

  • UT Arlington chemistry professor taking science to Big Tex

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    A UT Arlington chemistry professor and his students will leave their lab for the State Fair of Texas this weekend, bringing with them fun experiments they hope will get students excited about science. The first-time exhibit is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of Diversity in Science in the United States or DISCUS, a program started by assistant professor Kevin Schug.

  • UT Arlington associate vice president among Outstanding Women in Texas Government

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    UT Arlington administrator Michele Bobadilla was one of four women across the state to be honored with Outstanding Women in Texas Government awards this week.

  • UTeach Arlington on its way to producing more secondary math and science teachers

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    UTeach Arlington, which teams faculty from the College of Science and the College of Education and Health Professions, is patterned after the UTeach program at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1997, that program has shown success in graduating more math and science teachers by recruiting students within those majors during their freshman and sophomore years. For those who have an interest in becoming certified to teach, UTeach provides education-related courses and classroom experience and mentoring earlier than in past programs.

August 2010

  • American Chemical Society honors UT Arlington professor with prestigious national award

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    UT Arlington chemist Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta is being honored by the world’s largest scientific society for pioneering advances in the field of chromatography, a process used in water quality studies, air pollution monitoring, drug development and more. The American Chemical Society this week named Dasgupta the recipient of its 2011 Award for Chromatography. Award winners are chosen based on nominations from peers and expert reviewers in their field. Dasgupta will receive $5,000 along with the chromatography award, which is sponsored by SUPELCO Inc.

  • Renowned jazz musician Adonis Rose to perform at UT Arlington to raise scholarship funds

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Adonis Rose will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 9, at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Lone Star Theater to raise money for two scholarship funds at the University, including one that bears his name.

  • Work from internationally known artists in Private Collections II show at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Visitors to The Gallery at UTA will get a peek at some of Dallas and Fort Worth art collectors’ private treasures in September when Private Collections II, the gallery’s next exhibit, opens. The show, which will run from Sept. 8 – Oct. 16, features twenty museum-quality works from four area collectors. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sept. 17, at the gallery in the UT Arlington Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • UT Arlington professor honored for scientific achievement and work with underrepresented minority students

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science will award UT Arlington physics professor Ramon Lopez its 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award, the group announced this week. He was one of five honorees from across the country recognized for their “exemplary scientific achievement, teaching, and mentorship of underrepresented minority students.”

  • UT Arlington, Hertz offer students more sustainable transportation options

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington is offering students an Earth-friendly option for getting around town this fall by becoming part of a unique nationwide car sharing program. Connect by Hertz is a pay-as-you-go car membership club. Students or faculty will pay as little as $8 an hour or $62 a day to use one of two cars parked at conveniently located lots on campus. The cost includes gas, insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, gps navigation and other features.

  • UT Arlington professors to help Fort Worth ISD teachers enhance history lessons

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    University of Texas at Arlington history professors will share their expertise to improve the teaching of American History as part of a three-year, $1 million grant to the Fort Worth Independent School District.

  • UT Arlington to sponsor free SAT/PSAT prep classes in Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington is co-sponsoring a series of free SAT/PSAT math preparation classes this fall to help local high school students prepare for the important exams.

  • UT System honors seven outstanding UT Arlington faculty for teaching success

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    These three University of Texas at Arlington mathematics professors are among seven talented, dynamic UT Arlington faculty honored by the UT System Board of Regents this week with Outstanding Teaching Awards. In its second year, the program rewards faculty members who deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction through a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Awardees also are recognized for showing a promising future of excellence in all aspects of instruction.

  • National Science Foundation committee praises UT Arlington chemist's life-saving work

    Monday, August 2, 2010

    UT Arlington chemistry Professor Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta’s work with arsenic detection is an outstanding representation of research that furthers knowledge, discovery and learning, says a committee of experts appointed by the National Science Foundation. Dasgupta used NSF funds to develop an analyzer for arsenic in drinking water that could help the millions of people at risk of exposure from naturally-occurring arsenic contamination in South and East Asia. The instrument is less expensive and more effective and environmentally-friendly than current methods.

July 2010

  • North Texas middle-school students at UT Arlington to study science and math, meet astronaut

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Forty-eight North Texas middle-school students are building their knowledge and confidence in natural science, engineering, mathematics and technology on the UT Arlington campus this week as part of the free ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.

  • New UT Arlington center focuses on healthier, longer lives

    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Studies aimed at keeping senior citizens active, reducing childhood obesity and decreasing incidence of sometimes-deadly conditions such as hypertension are some of what’s planned at the new Center for Healthy Living and Longevity. The endeavor, which university officials recently approved, will be led by the College of Education and Health Professions’ Department of Kinesiology.

June 2010

  • Chemistry professor, Hungarian company join forces to give undergraduates marketable lab experience

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    An assistant professor in The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has teamed with a Hungarian company to allow undergraduate students worldwide to gain valuable experience in hydrogenation, a chemical process widely used in the pharmaceutical, food, petrochemical and materials industries.

  • Research on patient room design brings international recognition for nursing professor

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    “An Empirical Examination of the Safety and Efficiency Implications of Patient Room Handedness” took home the Best International Research Project award this month at the 2010 Design & Health International Academy Awards at the University of Toronto in Canada. Researchers’ examination of hospital rooms designed for right or left-handed health-care workers and whether other standardization of the rooms is needed drew praise from judges.

  • New program offers sustainability know-how to North Texas professionals

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies–Sustainability Track will be offered at the University’s Fort Worth Center. UT Arlington faculty and administration have worked together to design a program that meets the increasing demand for individuals with advanced sustainability analysis and evaluation skills, said Megan Topham, graduate adviser for the Master’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • UT Arlington nursing professor named national fellow for innovative contributions to her field

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    The director of The University of Texas at Arlington’s pediatric nurse practitioner program has been named a fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.