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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Marketing messages

Elten Briggs, an associate professor of marketing in the UT Arlington College of Business, was interviewed by KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) about Blue Bell’s return to stores and their tactics to engage fans. “Putting very limited messages out there amongst people that are very motivated to go see them – that’s a pretty decent strategy in this case," said Briggs.

Sea stars dilemma

Lauren Fuess, a Ph.D. candidate in quantitative biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, was interviewed by KERA 90.1 FM about a study she led examining sea stars dying along the West Coast. "Sea stars are extremely important in maintaining ecosystems,” said Fuess. “So if you pull the sea stars away, you can see up to 50 percent loss of the number of species in these ecosystems."

Robotic glove reported on a new robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation developed through the Texas Medical Research Collaborative at the UT Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth.

Planning for underground freight

Underground Construction Magazine reported on a new committee led by the UT Arlington Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education to oversee the planning and design for a potential cost-effective and efficient freight pipeline.

UTA partner retires

UT Arlington was mentioned in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the announcement of Arlington Chamber of Commerce CEO Wes Jurey’s plans to retire. UT Arlington is a longtime partner of the Arlington chamber, playing integral roles in several initiatives during Jurey’s tenure.