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UTA In The News — Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

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UT Arlington’s College of Engineering and the College of Science have formed a new partnership with the Arlington Independent School District to form a free, dual-credit academy for high school students who want to study science, technology, engineering and math, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. One hundred 7th and 8th grade students will be recruited in January for the STEM Academy that will open at Martin High School in August 2015. The program eventually will include 400 students across grades 9 through 12.

WTOP 103.5 FM (CBS Radio) in Washington, D.C. mentioned a UT Arlington study in its article about injury prevention and the use of a Comprehensive Muscular Activity Profiler. The system works by monitoring the activity of nerves and muscles while a patient is in motion. It can identify both the specificity and the sensitivity – basically, which tissue is damaged and which is not – at a 92 to 96 percent accuracy rate, according to the 2008 study led by Robert Gatchel, a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UT Arlington.

WFAA/Channel 8 (ABC) interviewed Joshua Key, a UT Arlington public administration and economics graduate student, about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and his efforts to return home to Texas. Key has a ticket to leave Monrovia, Liberia tonight. He hopes his airline is still flying as many carriers are not. Key was midway through an economics internship at the U.S. Embassy in Liberia when a state of emergency was declared to try to slow the spread of Ebola.

According to a study from The University of Texas at Arlington, a poll of college students revealed that most had no idea what a female condom was, let alone that it might be something they could use, The Health (India) reported. Charla Markham Shaw, associate professor of communication, and Karishma Chatterjee, an assistant professor of communication studies, co-authored the study, which was published in June.