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UTA In The News — Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

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In a case of serendipity, researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington started out trying to develop new security-related radiation detection and stumbled upon a potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, according to the IEEE Spectrum, BioNews Texas and Nanowerk. In the research, which will be published in the August edition of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, Wei Chen, professor of physics at the UT Arlington, was exposing copper-cysteamine (Cu-Cy) nanoparticles to X-rays when he found that it could also be an effective and efficient photodynamic cancer therapy.

The University of Texas at Arlington has announced a new unmanned vehicle systems undergraduate certificate for students interested in careers in one of the nation’s most exciting engineering fields, the website Unmanned Systems Technology reported. The program is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the UT Arlington Research Institute, which received Federal Aviation Administration approval early this year for unmanned aircraft system test flights at the Institute’s Fort Worth campus.

In a study that puts Rice University tops in Texas, Seattle-based PayScale Inc. ranked U.S. colleges and universities based on the total income graduates will earn after 20 years in the workforce, minus what they would have earned as high school graduates and the cost of college, according to the Houston Business Journal. UT Arlington was ranked eighth in Texas.

Stacy Alaimo, a professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington, will discuss her new book project regarding ocean ecologies during DePaul University’s Earth Week events, according to eNews Park Forest (Ill.).