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UTA In The News — Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Tracing tumor growth

UT Arlington biochemists have found that the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been found to promote breast cancer tumor growth, BioNews Texas, Fars News Agency, Bio Science Technology and Forensic and Scientific Services reported. 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.

Huerta exhibit

Visitors to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth will see a little more of UT Arlington this year. Work by Department of Art & Art History Professor Benito Huerta has replaced a painting from Assistant Professor Sedrick Huckaby in the museum’s atrium area and will hang there until February 2015. Selected works from Huerta, the director of The Gallery at UTA, will also be on display beginning in July.

Micro-windmills hold power and possibilities

One UT Arlington research project takes energy harvested from miniscule windmills to use for power on smartphones, Cisco Systems IOE Blog reported. UT Arlington researchers J.-C. Chiao and Smitha Rao devised the system. Dave Evans, chief futurist at Cisco Systems, wrote about other alternative energy sources in the blog post as well.

Connecting to research

A UT Arlington undergraduate student, Emmanuel Fordjour, is on the fast track through his groundbreaking research on one of the most urgent drug-resistant health threats, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Fordjour was named a winner of the Washington D.C.-based Council on Undergraduate Research's 2014 Posters on the Hill competition.

Smith recommends "Evolution of a Criminal" at SXSW

San Antonio-born filmmaker and UT Arlington Assistant Professor Ya'Ke Smith recommended a Houston-based film titled "Evolution of a Criminal," which is being shown at South  By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Smith's own film "Wolf" screened at SXSW two years ago.

Lauster's work on display at Dallas gallery

Darryl Lauster's work is being exhibited at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Dallas Art News reported. Lauster is an assistant professor of sculpture at UT Arlington.

Tare pens article on fostering sustainable growth

North Texas is fostering sustainable growth in many different ways as the area continues to grow, a Triple Pundit column says. Meghna Tare, UT Arlington's director of sustainability, wrote the article.

UTA noted in report about livable communities research

Western Michigan University launched its new Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities last week, MLive reported. UT Arlington is part of the livable communities research.

Women's History Month attracts Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks

UT Arlington is featuring a lecture series focusing on extraordinary women as part of Women's History Month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.