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UTA In The News — Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Law-enforcement partnership program

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial praised the "Hometown Recruiting Program" as one that benefits everyone involved. UT Arlington, the Arlington school district and the Arlington Police Department introduced the program last week. It offers students who decide to pursue a college degree and are considering a future in law enforcement an opportunity to get a head start on their career.

Student's work recognized nationally

University of Texas at Arlington student Emmanuel Fordjour was named a winner of the Washington D.C.-based Council on Undergraduate Research's 2014 Posters on the Hill competition,, Newswise and Bio-Medicine reported. Fordjour's work centered on ways to help fight Clostridium difficile infection or CDI. Fordjour is one of just 60 undergraduate scholars from across the United States selected from a field of 600 applicants. In April, the winners will present their research to members of Congress, Congressional staffers and staff from government agencies.

Biochemists find link between plastics chemical, breast cancer

UT Arlington biochemists have found that the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been found to promote breast cancer tumor growth, Science Codex, Health and Beauty News, Medical Xpress, BioSpace, News Health Max and Limitless reported. The findings are the latest to raise concerns about the ubiquitous chemical, which is used in everything from plastic bottles to CDs and paper cash receipts. In new research published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the UT Arlington scientists said the findings help provide an understanding of how the commonly used synthetic hormone-like compound promotes cancer growth.

Former student rising in film industry

A former UT Arlington student-turned-director talked with Fandor about his latest film projects. Daniel Laabs was a 2011 SXSW Grand Jury prize winner.