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UTA In The News — Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

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Sustained growth

Spring enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington has topped 36,000 students residing in Texas for the first time at its campus in Arlington, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The University's global census of campus-based and online degree programs reached 47,977 students.

Bioengineering research leads to novel polymers

Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington bioengineering professor, was mentioned as part of a team that has developed novel polymers using “click chemistry,” MED Device Online reported. The polymers show promise in applications ranging from connective tissue replacement materials to drug releasing nanoparticles. Jian Yang, a Penn State University and former UT Arlington professor, is leading the research. Nguyen’s expertise is in artificial platelet design.

Workplace safety

The Fourth Biennial 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference was held recently in Houston, attracting more than 2,200 participants, Well Servicing Magazine reported. The purpose of the conference is to make worksites a safe and healthy place. Vistasp Karbhari, president at The University of Texas at Arlington; and Lisa London, assistant vice president of the UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development; both made opening remarks at the conference.

New leader

Lynne T. Waters, associate vice president for external affairs and university relations for the University of Hawaii System, has been appointed by The University of Texas at Arlington as vice president for university communications, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

Work email etiquette

A new management study says that the tone of an after-hours email from a supervisor can affect how disruptive the email is to an employee's time after work, Business News Daily reported. Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington associate professor of management, teamed with colleagues from TCU and Texas A&M to complete the study, which will be published in the Academy of Management Journal.