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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Enhancing lives

Researchers at UT Arlington believe robots hold a key to early diagnosis in children with autism, The Guardian reported. Dan Popa, UT Arlington electrical engineering associate professor, is collaborating with Hanson RoboKind, the Dallas Autism Treatment Centre, Texas Instruments and National Instruments for a project that has children with autistic disorders associating with a two-foot robot named Zeno.

Remembering Tijerina

Angel Jose Gutierrez, UT Arlington political science professor, was interviewed extensively on Radio Bilingue about Reies Tijerina, who died recently at the age of 88 in El Paso. Tijerina was one of the pre-Chicano movement leaders. Gutierrez, one of the cofounders of La Raza Unida, and others remembered what Tijerina meant to the movement.

Improving the environment

UT Arlington’s car-sharing program was featured in Southeast Green.com. The University is partnering with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, as part of its commitment to creating a more sustainable campus for students, faculty and staff.

Less is more

BuzzFeed featured a story about 10 words and phrases you wish you used less, which quoted UT Arlington Linguistics Associate Professor Laurel Smith Stvan. Some of the words and phrases were: Sorry, Really Quick, Just, I Think and No Worries.