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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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New imaging system explored

A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineer has received a National Science Foundation grant to use light and sound to produce an accurate image of a patient’s deep tissue, according to Baohong Yuan, an assistant professor of bioengineering, received a $407,163 NSF Early Career Development grant for his hybrid imaging system, which overcomes the challenge of getting accurate images in deep tissue.

Seeking Utopia

Kenneth Roemer, an English professor at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Toronto Standard story about the largely leaderless, grassroots group known as the Citadel that is designing a fortress compound 2,000 to 3,000 acres in size that will support 3,500 to 7,000 "patriotic American families" in Northern Idaho. Roemer, the former president of the Society for Utopian Studies, said the Internet and today’s television and radio feed the attitudes that spawn such groups.

Engineering honors

The Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) has named UT Arlington graduate Benjamin Pylant the Young Engineer of the Year, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Pylant received his Master of Business Administration degree from UT Arlington in 2009. The award is presented to individuals under than 34 years old, who exhibit outstanding contributions to public welfare and advancing the profession of engineering.

Celebrating past leaders

Several media outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, featured a story that quoted UT Arlington associate professor of political science Allan Saxe speaking about Marion Brooks, a trail-blazing African-American physician and a leader in the civil rights movement in Texas. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.