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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Professors to study motor proteins

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study a new model for how motor proteins behave in the body, The Dallas Morning News Education Notes reported. Alan Bowling, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is the lead investigator. Samarendra Mohanty, a UTA assistant professor of physics, and Subhrangsu Mandal, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are co-principal investigators.

Running in local races costly, professor says

Local congressional district political races are the ones raising the most in campaign dollars, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate political science professor, said, "It takes much more money for candidates to introduce themselves to voters, and that takes a lot of dollars in big population, highly competitive races."

Professor offers advice for Turkey and Israel

It's time to end the "cold war" between Turkey and Israel, Brent Sasley wrote with Michael Koplow in a Christian Science Monitor opinion piece. Sasley is a UT Arlington political science assistant professor.

Government procurement conference this week

UT Arlington will host its 16th annual government procurement conference Wednesday at the Arlington Convention Center, a Dallas Morning News Robert Miller column reported. Businesses interested in finding out about available contracts and how to find success in the public sector attended.

Students are paying their way

Students are taking on more of the financial burden of college tuition, a KRLD 1080 AM story reported. Currently two-thirds of UT Arlington students rely heavily on earning their own money. “They work. They may have one, two, or three different jobs,” UT Arlington spokesperson Kristin Sullivan said. “Often they have a campus job and they may supplement with outside income. They have scholarships. They have grants.”