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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Infrastructure expert

Anand Puppala, distinguished teaching professor of civil engineering and associate dean for research in the UT Arlington College of Engineering, provided analysis for a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about hundreds of flights being delayed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport after one of its four main runways shut down because of a nearby sinkhole. “It is most likely a pipeline break or leak that could have triggered it,” Puppala said. “With the water we’re getting, it is causing the ground to move and it could cause significant shifts or changes which can cause a collapse in the soil.”

Smart Care

Starting this fall, a senior citizen will move in to a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth. And from the moment they step foot onto the ceramic tiles, they’ll be monitored — helping researchers and nurses at UT Arlington determine the best ways to prevent falls, monitor bedsores, even changes in pulse, Dallas NPR affiliate KERA 90.1 FM reported in its Breakthroughs series. The Smart Care apartment is a collaboration among the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Engineering and Lakewood Village Senior Living Community.

Mental health

The key to successful treatment of teen mental health illness is to identify symptoms early and start treatment, wrote Sharolyn Dihigo, clinical assistant professor, director of the DNPprogram and lead teacher for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (PNP) in the UT Arlington Graduate College of Nursing, for The Conversation. Teens believe their feelings and emotions are just as important as their grades, diet or physical activity, she wrote.

Technology academy

eSchool News reported on Gian-Luca Mariottini, a UT Arlington assistant professor of computer science and engineering, who launched the Technology Education Academy, a pilot 12-week, after-school program funded by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and in collaboration with the Arlington Public Library and Arlington school district.

New bites

Texadelphia, a Texas-based cheesesteak shop, is set to open in the UT Arlington College Park District, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted.