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UTA In The News — Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Mysterious subject: UTA professors to study dark matter

Members of the Center for Excellence in High Energy Physics at UT Arlington will use a new $2.5 million federal grant to further their studies at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe and the Fermilab Tevatron near Chicago and on the planning of a new linear collider, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.  “We are quite happy that we got this grant because it is validation that our peers — we were reviewed by other universities and professors — thought we were doing a good job,” said Physics Professor Kaushik De, center director.

Looking out for kids

KRLD/1080AM reported on UT Arlington clinical assistant professor of nursing Sharolyn Dihigo’s research into ways that primary care providers can quickly and accurately assess teenagers who may be suffering from depression and get them the help they need.  "We don’t have enough child psychologists, child psychiatrists or people trained in mental health to handle all of the mental health disease that is out there,” said Dihigo, who is also interim director of the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Women and business

Rachel Croson, dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, was one of two guests during a live web chat about women and business success on the Dallas Morning News website yesterday. Croson said that when she was at the National Science Foundation, time was spent thinking about interventions that could get more women involved in science. "We distinguished between interventions that 'fixed the women' and those that 'fixed the system.' We quickly realized that we needed both,” she said.

Filling a demand

UT Arlington is poised to offer a new master of construction management degree in the fall to help meet industry demands, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The 30-credit-hour-degree will be geared toward students who already have undergraduate degrees in fields including civil engineering, science and mathematics, architecture, engineering technology, construction management and business.

Hazards of drilling

An Odessa American story about the hazards of working in the drilling profession featured Darrel Canada, who teaches industrial safety at UT Arlington’s Division for Enterprise Development, and R. Dean Wingo, a consultant at UT Arlington who retired in 2012 as OSHA’s assistant regional administrator for the five-state region including Texas.