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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Bionic ballplayers

Major League Baseball players' use of steroids has been driven by the changing business of baseball, a UT Arlington assistant professor and a colleague argue in a Chicago Tribune opinion piece. Sarah Rose, UT Arlington assistant professor of history, and Joshua Salzmann, assistant professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University, wrote that winning the battle of salary arbitration and free agency in the 1970s ushered the infusion of huge television contracts and led to big-money player contracts, as well. The authors said that led to players seeking ways to preserve and enhance their bodies for that big-time money.

A formula to predict medical reactions

A UT Arlington team has used mathematical modeling to develop a computer simulation they hope will one day improve the treatment of dangerous reactions to medical implants such as stents, catheters and artificial joints, BioNews Texas, Fierce Health Hit, Medical Xpress and Medical News Today reported. Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering in the UT Arlington College of Engineering, and Jianzhong Su, chairman and professor in the UT Arlington College of Science’s mathematics department, are working together to develop a way to predict foreign-body reactions in medical settings.

Gatzke acknowledged

The Dallas City Council approved rezoning land on which the West Dallas Community Center sits from single family to mixed use, the Latinos in Architecture blog reported. The article noted the involvement of Don Gatzke, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture, in the rezoning and master-planning effort.

JFK exhibit highlighted the "Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK” exhibit produced by the UT Arlington Library's Special Collections. The display features 80 photographs from Fort Worth Star-Telegram's historic archives documenting the former president's visit to Fort Worth before his assassination.