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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Examining Sea Stars

A study led by a UT Arlington graduate student examining sea stars dying along the West Coast provides new clues about the starfish's immune response and its ability to protect a diverse coastal ecosystem, reported. Lauren Fuess, a Ph.D. candidate in quantitative biology, and her team looked at the wasting disease responsible for the largest die-off of sea stars ever recorded. 

Marketing expert

A paper in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Retailing explains why people decide to customize their food orders and the implications for retailers and customers alike, Science Daily reported. Adwait Khare, a UT Arlington assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business, is part of the team that wrote “To Choose or to Reject: The Effect of Decision Frame on Food Customization Decisions.”

Civil Rights movement

A collaborative project among The University of Texas at Arlington, TCU and the University of North Texas that tells the history of the civil rights movement by those people who experienced it will lend a voice to those who need to be heard, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said.

Solar energy storage

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found a way to improve solar technology, Energy Manager Today reported. They have developed an energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it’s dark. The UT Arlington technology was mentioned in a story about how University of California Riverside chemists have found a way to boost solar photovoltaic efficiencies.

A good shock

Arlington can help restore the Tulsa Shock's past luster as it moves into UT Arlington's College Park Center next year, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said. The university has a proud history of support for women's athletics. The team will help downtown by bringing crowds to College Park in summer months when many students are gone, the editorial said.

Art lecture

Beth Wright, UT Arlington professor of art and art history, is giving two lectures at the Arlington Museum of Art about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and his work, FW Weekly reported. Her lectures will contemplate why that artist isn't compared equally with the great contemporaries of his time like Monet and Cézanne.

Dan Kiley Landscapes

Landscape architect Dan Kiley is the subject of a retrospective in Dallas, The Dallas Morning News' Mark Lamster reported. Lamster is a professor in practice in the UT Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Policy as well as being the News' architecture critic. Design professionals know Kiley, who died in 2004, as the figure who effectively introduced the language of midcentury modernism into the American landscape. “Dan Kiley Landscapes” continues through Sept. 18 at Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway.

Alum in the spotlight

Donald L. Jernigan, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Florida's Adventist Health System, was one of the CEOs listed in the 50 great health systems, Becker's Hospital Review reported. Jernigan received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from UT Arlington.