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UTA In The News — Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

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The mayors of Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston Thursday announced their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. “Building in the urban core will cost more than between cities,” said Steve Mattingly, a University of Texas at Arlington civil engineer who conducted a feasibility study for bringing bullet trains into Dallas-Fort Worth when speaking to the Fort Worth Business Press earlier this year.

Scientists searching for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn't overlook F-type stars in favor of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins, according to new research from University of Texas at Arlington physicists that was reported on the Space Exploration Network and One News Page websites. The study by Professor Manfred Cuntz and doctoral student Satoko Sato appeared in The International Journal of Astrobiology.

A UT Arlington alumna has been named to one of Parkland Hospital’s top administrative posts, The Dallas Morning News reported. Sharon Phillips, employed in various positions at Parkland since 1985, is the hospital’s new executive vice president and chief of population health. Phillips earned her MBA at UT Arlington.