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UTA In The News — Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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D Magazine: DFW Is Still Class-Divided, But It’s Getting Better

D Magazine’s Frontburner and The Atlantic reported on The Atlantic Cities project, which is currently exploring the divide of class and wealth in American cities. The featured article was on Dallas-Fort Worth. It was aided by research from Michael Seman, a doctoral candidate at UT Arlington’s School of Urban and Public Affairs. “It is important to think of the DFW region as geographically expansive with a robust, integrated economy,” Seman said. The Atlantic Cities is co-founded by Richard Florida, founder of the Creative Class Group and a Visiting Distinguished Research Scholar in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs.

UT Arlington receives largest gift in history

Chemical and Engineering News and Laboratory Equipment reported that a new $7.5 million gift from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to The University of Texas at Arlington will support one of the most significant installments of advanced scientific equipment in the U.S., propelling the university to new heights of discovery and innovation.

Makedon leading team in rheumatoid arthritis research

UT Arlington researchers are creating individualized, patient-centered rehabilitation software systems that will promote and support physical therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis,RxPG News reported. Fillia Makedon, Jenkins Garrett Distinguished Professor and chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department is leading a cross-disciplinary team that will use remote monitoring of people with rheumatoid arthritis to increase compliance and proper physical therapy. The work is funded by a National Science Foundation grant.