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UTA In The News — Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Marketing technology

Students in an MBA program at The University of Texas at Arlington are creating business plans for some U.S. Navy patents with a goal of moving new technology into the market, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Students enrolled this fall at the university’s Fort Worth and Frisco campuses will present their commercialization plans to a panel of professors, business leaders, venture capitalists and angel investors.

Tech Titans

The Dallas Business Journal also profiled J.C. Chiao, Jenkins Garrett professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington and recent winner of the Tech Titan Technology Innovators Award. In addition to his UT Arlington position, Chiao is an adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His research achievements are multidisciplinary, covering electrical and mechanical engineering, optics, nanotechnology, wireless technologies, biotechnology and medicine. Resonant Sensors Inc., which was founded by UT Arlington professor Robert Magnusson and alumna Debra Wawro in partnership with the University in December 2004, was also a Tech Titan finalist, the Business Journal said.

Gallery anniversary

The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a huge exhibition of work from artists Tre Arenz, Connie Arismendi, Frances Bagley and many more, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Benito Huerta, gallery director, says the selection process included a list of artists who had exhibited there and others "who were fairly new on the art scene when they were originally shown here but are now making an impact on a national level."

Nutrition research

A Men’s Health piece on “Five Nutrients You’re Not Getting Enough Of” mentions the work of UT Arlington chemistry professor Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta. The story said when University of Texas at Arlington researchers tested 88 samples of table salt, they found that half contained less than the FDA-recommended amount of iodine.

Arlington eating

Slowly, the middle child of the Metroplex, Arlington, is seeing some unique and fun concessions settle into the old part of the city, the Dallas Observer’s City of Ate blog reported. Obviously the sports stadiums have aided in this growth, but record enrollment at UT Arlington is also a big factor, the newspaper said.