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UTA In The News — Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Graduations set for College Park Center

Several high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at UT Arlington's new College Park Center, a 7,000-seat arena that can host such activities, KXAS Channel 5 and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The center also will be the home of the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. The first UT Arlington basketball game at the new center is expected to be Feb. 1. Major speakers who visit the University also could hold their events there. "Our vision is for the College Park Center to become a destination point for people from Arlington and surrounding communities, including Fort Worth and Dallas," said John Hall, UT Arlington's vice president for administration and campus operations.

Prosthetic research

Mario Romero-Ortega, a UT Arlington associate bioengineering professor, was featured in a story onKUVN 23 Univision about his neural interfacing research. The project -- funded by a Department of Defense grant -- could lead to a better prosthetic that would allow amputees better range of motion and feeling in their artificial limbs.