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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Science magazine features biologist's research

Matthew Walsh, a new assistant professor of biology at UT Arlington, was featured in an article in the August issue of Science magazine about research exploring links between evolution and ecology in a number of different settings. As a postdoctoral fellow, Walsh worked on a study led by David Post at Yale University that examined the implications that the presence of a fish called an alewives has on the Daphnia, commonly known as the water flea.

Accelerated pavement testing machine, center noted

Using a $1.12 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, civil engineering professor Stefan Romanoschi has developed an accelerated pavement testing machine for a new pavement testing center at The University of Texas Arlington, Action News reported. Action is the industry voice for the National Asphalt Pavement Association. The machine and center will test various pavement materials' stability and longevity.

Classroom excellence praised

Seven faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington are among 65 educators to be honored this year by the University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence in the classroom, The Dallas Morning News Education Notes reported. The professors, who will share $1.8 million in awards, were chosen based on recommendations from department chairs, deans and committees. They are Elisabeth Cawthon, history; Christopher Conway, modern languages; Jonathan Davis-Secord, English; Victoria Farrar-Myers, political science; K.J. “Jamie” Rogers, engineering; Kathleen Tice, education; and Nilakshi Veerabathina, physics.