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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Communicating about the female condom

Most college students don't know what a female condom is, according to a study from The University of Texas at Arlington, The Huffington Post reported. Charla Markham Shaw, associate professor of communication, and Karishma Chatterjee, an assistant professor of communication studies, co-authored the study, which showed that once students knew about female condoms, they actually liked the idea of using them.

Engineering professors awarded $610k grant by NSF ABI

UT Arlington computer science and engineering professors Heng Huang and Chris Ding have been awarded a $610,392 grant by the NSF ABI (Advances in Biological Informatics) program to fund a three-year project focused on designing an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly, the websites BioNews Texas and PhysOrg reported. The project is expected to yield methods of analyzing data that will aid in biomedical science and engineering, systems biology, clinical pathology, oncology and pharmaceuticals.

The future of international media outreach

Andrew Clark, an associate professor in the department of communication at The University of Texas at Arlington, was quoted in a Radio World story about the future of U.S. international media outreach. He said problems exist, but concluded: “International broadcasting is not defunct. It has a crucial role to play around the world.”

New role for UT Arlington alumni

The board of directors of Horizon Air has named UT Arlington alum David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today, MarketWatch and several other outlets reported. Campbell holds a master's of business administration in management from UT Arlington.