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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Collaboration for health

A team of advanced mathematicians from UT Arlington is collaborating with UT Southwestern Medical Center and PCCI, a major scientific partner, to develop clinical prediction models using Bayesian modeling approaches, and other media reported. The National Science Foundation grant project is one of three prestigious grants awarded to UTSW exceeding $30 million.

A heavier Earth?

Space noted research by Ben Harris, UT Arlington assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, that suggests the Earth is heavier than thought, perhaps due to an invisible belt of dark matter.

Bolen's contributions

The Star-Telegram highlighted the many contributions of late Fort Worth Mayor Bob Bolen that included bringing the former UT Arlington Advanced Robotics Research Institute to Fort Worth. The city’s longest-serving mayor, known for working 60-hour weeks during his tenure in 1982-91, died early Monday. He was 87.

A notable discovery

Cure Cervical noted research by Brad Pierce, UT Arlington assistant professor of chemistry/biochemistry that found enzymes that regulate human biology have characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer.

Malaria knowledge expanded

Oregon Public Broadcasting website,, published a report about malaria that included research and comments by Daniel Sledge, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science. The report initially appeared on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

Premiere plans

Natalie Gaupp, UT Arlington playwright-in-residence, is among eight Dallas-area playwrights who will have the world premiere of their new short plays at the first YOLO Solo Festival, Jan. 21-26 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, reported.