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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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International prize winner

David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics at The University of Texas at Arlington and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Aldo Menzione Prize for his invention of the Time Projection Chamber, Phys.org reported. The TPC has been used worldwide for more than three decades in a variety of applications in particle detection and discovery.

Lasers, nanoparticles used to reach cancer cells

A group at The University of Texas at Arlington, led by Assistant Professor of Physics Samarendra Mohanty, has used low-power near-IR lasers and crystalline magnetic carbon nanoparticles to perform photothermal delivery of impermeable dyes and plasmids (self-replicating DNA molecules) into live human prostate cancer cells, BioPhotonics.com reported.

Costas recounts sports experiences

As the special guest Monday night at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series, Bob Costas reflected on his experience covering the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL and other sports over his 40-year career, Dallas Cowboys.com reported. Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Branding Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson moderated the​ event, held on the UTA campus just up the road from AT&T Stadium. The item also appeared in the Dallas Sun.

UTA places first in recycling contest

Solid Waste & Recycling magazine reported on RecycleMania 2015, in which UT Arlington placed first in the large division of the competition. RecycleMania is a waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities across 49 states and Canada.

UTA grad named director

Energy industry expert Roger K. Ihne has been elected director of the Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies’ Board of Directors, Business Energy.net and many other media organizations reported. Ihne earned a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA from UT Arlington.