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UTA In The News — Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Discovery News features python genome work

A recently published UT Arlington study to map the genome of Burmese python was featured by several national and international news outlets, including Discovery News, the International Business Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post and the Mother Nature Network. Todd Castoe, assistant professor of biology, led the research team from four countries and said scientists sequenced the python’s genome to learn more about its amazing evolution: "We'd like to know how the snake uses genes we all have to do things that no other vertebrates can do." KERA/90.1 FM, Dallas' NPR affiliate, also featured an interview with Castoe about his work.

Former Maverick traded to Rangers

Former UT Arlington baseball star Michael Choice was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, and many other news outlets reported. “It’s something I’ve always dreamed about, playing at home,” said Choice, who grew up in Fort Worth attending Rangers games.

Architecture assistant professor offers newspaper article analysis

The Examiner website announced an upcoming Dallas Latino Cultural Center program by Norma Figuerosa, an assistant professor in the UT Arlington School of Architecture. The presentation makes a critical analysis of newspaper articles published in Puerto Rico from 1945 to 2011 that featured female architects.

Art director rides bike for environment, joy

The Green Source DFW website profiled Joel Quintans, art director in University Communications at UT Arlington, who often bikes the nearly 40 mile trip from his home in Dallas to campus. Quintans, who owns 24 bikes, said he enjoys riding far more than driving and values the environmentally friendly aspects of riding. “Most of my bikes are vintage pieces of art, so a good bike can definitely last a lifetime,” he said.