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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Experts on development gather at UT Arlington

Experts on growth and economic development told attendees at a UT Arlington-sponsored conference Tuesday that Dallas-Fort Worth weathered the recession better than most metropolitan areas, but regional issues and differences still must be overcome, The Dallas Morning Morning News reported. The gathering, “Stronger Together: An Interactive Conversation About Our Region,” was also sponsored by the newspaper and sprang from a continuing project between the University and members of the Creative Class Group led by founder Richard Florida. Among the most significant needs, Florida said, is more funding for area colleges so they are “phenomenally well-endowed and funded.”

Roundworm research noted

U.S. News and World report featured an article on research into the nematode, or roundworm, being performed by UT Arlington assistant professor of biology Andre Pires da Silva. Da Silva and Diane Shakes, associate professor of biology at William & Mary, are collaborating on research into a species of roundworm that produces females, hermaphrodites and a small number of males. Their research could lead to new methods of roundworm population control, which could help with disease prevention worldwide.

Fitness camp this summer

The Fitness Adventures 101 camp being held at the UT Arlington Maverick Activities Center this June was featured in The Dallas Morning News’ Parents Guide to Summer: Sports & Fitness. The camp is being put on by the kinesiology department and is a fun way for kids to learn about health, wellness and nutrition.