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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Going green is cool

KXAS/NBC 5 featured the popular bike and car-sharing programs run by UT Arlington’s Office of Sustainability in its Green Week report Monday night and this morning. Meghna Tare, campus sustainability director, and students talked about the University’s role in encouraging sustainable transportation options. Eleonor Hernandez, manager of the Maverick Bike Shop, said: “It’s kind of cool to be green nowadays.”

Let there be lights

Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, has agreed to foot the bill for police traffic controls at the Interlochen lights display in Arlington again this year, KDFW/FOX 4 reported. The city cut a $5,000 expense for the event last year and Saxe stepped in to help. He said he enjoys the yearly light show and was glad to support it.

Improving bone health

The website MedicalXpress reported on a recently published study of the parathyroid hormone by Rhonda Prisby, an assistant professor of kinesiology at UT Arlington. Prisby and her colleagues from Canada and France found that parathyroid hormone, also known as PTH, could cause small blood vessels in bones to redistribute themselves closer to the surface of the bone, promoting bone mass growth. Her results could improve treatments for difficult to heal bone fractures and arthritis.

An international perspective

UT Arlington ranks No. 32 on a list of U.S. doctoral institutions with the most international students, according to a table posted at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website. UT Austin was No. 14. UT Dallas was No. 37. A story in the Chronicle said the number of international students enrolling in American colleges and universities was heavily reliant on two countries: China and Saudi Arabia.