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UTA In The News — Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

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New York Times cites UT Arlington research

UT Arlington research that aims to help veterans overcome difficulties encountered when returning to college was featured in a story that ran in Sunday's New York Times and Texas Tribune. Alexa Smith-Osborne, a social work assistant professor, and Hanli Liu, a bioengineering professor, are collaborating on the research, which they believe will help veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.

Students featured in 9/11 anniversary story

Two UT Arlington students -- Ghadir Qaddura and Alex Vasquez -- are featured in a Dallas Morning News collection of vignettes describing how college students feel on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Species in transition

A roundworm with a mix of male, female and hermaphrodite offspring is offering researchers at UT Arlington a look at a species in transition from one mode of reproduction to another, and several other websites reported. Andre Pires da Silva, a UT Arlington assistant professor of biology, and his research team examined influences on the reproductive activity of the Rhabditis, a nematode worm about 1mm long.

Nursing instructor quoted in 9/11 story

Without a direct terror strike on the U.S. homeland, and with the death of Osama Bin Laden, it might be easy to assume America is a safer nation since the 9/11 attacks. Some experts say anyone who believes the U.S. is smothered in a blanket of security does so with more hope than certainty, CNBC reported. However, some experts, like Susan Cherry, a nurse and clinical instructor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, said health-care systems are better prepared to handle disasters. "The major shift has been from disaster preparedness to disaster management. There's more advanced planning and training now to handle patients. Plus, we have better health-care equipment, including drugs and vaccines to fight biological attacks."