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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Optimizing data for pain management

A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients' pain, PhysOrg reported. Jay Rosenberger, an associate professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, is leading the team, which will work for three years on the $374,998 NSF grant titled: "Statistics-based Optimization Methods for Adaptive Interdisciplinary Pain Management."

Cooling electrons for energy efficiency

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington has developed a method to cool electrons to extremely low temperature without external power, a development that may enable electronic devices to work with extremely low power, according to Electronics360. The UT Arlington team – lead by Seong Jin Koh, an associate professor at the Material Science Department – discovered a process to lower the excitation of electrons by passing the particles through a quantum well.

Album receives great review

A new AfroBop Alliance album containing a composition by Dan Cavanagh, UT Arlington associate director of jazz studies and associate professor of music, received four and a half out of five stars in a review from Downbeat Magazine, which is known for its critical review process. Cavanagh’s arrangement was based on a Wayne Shorter composition called “This is for Albert.”

College Radio Day celebration scheduled

UT Arlington’s UTA Radio was featured in a RadioWorld report on plans for College Radio Day celebrations Friday. The station will kick off its annual Rocktober concert series. “We think it’s a good way to reach out to our student body with the music we play and give local bands an outlet they might not normally have,” Program Director Lance Liguez said.

Frame of Mind receives acclaim

A story in Brief, a publication of promaxbda, focused on the creation of a unique promotional opening for Frame of Mind, a 13-week series featuring independent films by Texas directors organized by UT Arlington Associate Professor of Film Bart Weiss. Promaxbda is the leading association for promotion, marketing and design professionals in the media marketing industry.

Coping with scalp psoriasis

Melodie Young, a nurse practitioner and adjunct clinical faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, was quoted in an Everyday Health story about ways to cope with scalp psoriasis.

Understanding Gandhi today

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Satish Dhupelia, and Prasad Gollanapalli, managing trustee of the Gandhi King Foundation, will present a free program called “Understanding Gandhi in Contemporary Context” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at UT Arlington’s Nedderman Hall, The Dallas Morning News reported. Thursday marks the 145th birthday of Gandhi.

UT Arlington graduate takes top Aflac job

Teresa L. White, a UT Arlington graduate, has been named president of Aflac U.S., according to Insurance & Financial Advisor. White has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the university and is the former chief operating officer of Aflac U.S. operations.