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UTA In The News — Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

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Targeting cancer cells without typical side effects using new ruthenium complexes

A team of UT Arlington researchers has identified two ruthenium-based complexes they believe could pave the way for treatments that control cancer cell growth more effectively and are less toxic for patients than current chemotherapies, reported. Fred MacDonnell, UT Arlington professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been researching a new generation of metal-based antitumor agents along with a team from the City of Hope Comprehensive Center in Duarte, Calif. Their aim is to find new therapies to complement widely used platinum-based therapies.

Bateman provides history lesson behind Independence Day

KLIF 570 Radio interviewed Oliver Bateman, a UT Arlington assistant professor of history, about Independence Day and some of the inaccuracies and myths associated with the nation's birthday.

Hunter weighs in on money matters for college students

Shakeela Hunter, director of the UT Arlington Student Money Management Center, said college students shouldn't obtain credit cards in college, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo!Finance and many other media outlets reported. Hunter's comments were part of an advice column on college student finance. "Continue to budget expenses while in college, save for emergencies and do not obtain or use credit cards while in college," Hunter said. "You don't need to build credit while in college."

Texas officials try to slow zebra mussel migration

Texas officials are trying to slow the zebra mussel migration into other lakes and waterways, The Associated Press reported in the Houston Chronicle, KTVT CBS 11, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Albuquerque Journal and many other media outlets. "It's big-time money," said Bob McMahon, a UT Arlington biologist who developed monitoring and risk assessment programs for the mussel with funding from by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It's by far the most costly aquatic freshwater invasive species that's ever been introduced into United States waters." McMahon was quoted in a similar story in the Plano Star-Courier.

Artists to present Oak Cliff mural plans, talk with prospective volunteers at public meeting July 12

Carlos Donjuan and fellow members of the Sour Grapes art collective will be getting colorfully creative this summer on the Jefferson Boulevard bridge, The Dallas Morning News Oak Cliff blog reported. Donjuan was selected for the city-funded public art project. Artists will present Oak Cliff mural plans and talk with prospective volunteers at a public meeting 7 p.m. July 12 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. Donjuan is a UT Arlington adjunct assistant professor of art and art history.

So What’s Video, Anyway?

So What's Video, Anyway? was the topic of Bart Weiss' guest column in KERA's Art & Seek. Weiss is artistic director of VideoFest and an associate professor of film at UT Arlington. Video is all electronic moving imagery, Weiss says in the column.

Arlington Fourth of July Parade winners

The UT Arlington float placed third in the professionally built category in the Arlington Fourth of July parade, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.