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UTA In The News — Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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UTA part of NASA project

Controlled Environments magazine reported The University of Texas at Arlington is one of four U.S. institutions selected by NASA to develop improved methods for oxygen recovery and reuse aboard human spacecraft, a technology the agency says is crucial to enable the human journey to Mars and beyond.

International acclaim

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, Congoo News reported. The TPC has been used worldwide for more than three decades in a variety of applications in particle detection and discovery. The Aldo Menzione Prize is awarded to distinguished scientists who have contributed to the development of detector techniques with outstanding achievements.

Movable workplace cubicles

KDAF/CW33 interviewed George Siemens, executive director of the UT Arlington LINK Lab, about movable workplace cubicles. “Flexibility and adaptability. We should be able to move our physical space around to address the knowledge work that we’re engaged in,” Siemens said. “Whether it be brainstorming, when we have openness, we have the opportunity of serendipitous encounters with other people and ideas.”

Difference-making awards

UT Arlington administrator Michele Bobadilla is among the honorees being recognized in May when the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas presents its Mentors & Allies awards, Dallas Morning News business columnist Robert Miller reported. The awards honors people and companies for making a difference in women’s lives. Bobadilla co-founded University Crossroads, a program that has provided thousands of students with free SAT math preparation classes.

UTA nursing grad honored

Alaska News reported on the 2015 ASC Women Leaders to Know in the ambulatory medicine core industry. The list of 136 leaders include UT Arlington alumna Angie Blankinship, an executive at the Northstar Healthcare Surgery Center-Dallas. Blankinship earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at UTA.

UT alum appointed president, CEO

Nephros, Inc., a commercial stage medical device company, has appointed UT Arlington alumnus Daron Evans as president and chief executive officer of its Board of Directors, CNN Money, Bloomberg, IStockAnalyst and other business news organizations reported. Evans received his master's degree in biomedical engineering from a joint program at UT Arlington and UT Southwestern Medical School.