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UTA In The News — Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

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BPA worries

New work by UT Arlington biochemists brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound Bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth, the websites Business Standard,, Bio-Medicine and Health Canal reported. Subhrangsu Mandal, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry, and Linda Perrotti, assistant professor of psychology, as well as members of both professors’ labs were co-authors on a paper published by the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Mandal said: "We can't immediately say BPA causes cancer growth, but it could well contribute because it is disrupting the genes that defend against that growth.”

Building a relationship

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in Jordan has announced that it is one of four Jordanian institutions to sign initial agreements Monday with The University of Texas at Arlington in a first step towards establishing student and education exchanges and research collaborations, Jordan and the Italian news site La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno said. Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, attended the signing ceremony.

Talking art

The website Art This Week featured a videotaped conversation between Jeff Gibbons, who received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Stephen Lapthisophon, a visiting assistant professor of art and art history at UT Arlington. Lapthisophon, whose work has been exhibited worldwide, is a multimedia artist and writer whose art addresses questions of language, history and cultural memory.

Green sense for tomorrow's leaders

Meghna Tare, UT Arlington's sustainability director, said going green makes good economic sense for educational institutions -- but there's also a moral dimension to educating tomorrow's leaders in a green, eco-friendly environment, the website SmartBrief said. The story quoted a recent Triple interview with Tare.