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UTA In The News — Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Older coral sturdier

New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, the website redOrbit reported.  Jorge H. Pinzón C., a postdoctoral researcher in the UT Arlington Department of Biology, is lead author on a study published in PLOS ONE this week. Co-authors are Laura Mydlarz, UT Arlington associate professor of biology, Joshuah Beach-Letendre, a former masters student in the Mydlarz lab, and Ernesto Weil, professor in marine sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.

Structural engineer quoted

A Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go update on problems with the $60 million Allen ISD football stadium featured Shih-Ho “Simon” Chao, an associate professor of engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. He discussed FRP, a material used to strengthen surfaces. “If you pull it, it’s very hard to break it,” Chao said.

Women in the workplace research

Rachel Croson, dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, will be one of the leading researchers on gender and women in the workplace who will present research at a Sept. 4-5 conference at Carnegie Mellon University, according to an announcement on the Bloomberg Businessweek, Pittsburgh Business JournaliStockAnalyst and several other websites.

Architecture dean honored

Donald Gatzke, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture, has won the Texas Society of Architects’ 2014 Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward Romieniec, FAIA, the society’s website reported. The announcement said Gatzke “has been a great leader, educator, mentor, and friend, not only to his students and staff at UTA, but also to the professional members of the AIA Fort Worth chapter and TxA.

Marching band takes challenge

UT Arlington’s Maverick Marching Band was featured on KDFW/FOX4 for taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness of the disease. After soaking themselves, they challenged other area bands to do the same.