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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Robots that fact-check

The Austin American-Statesman conducted a Q&A with Chengkai Li, an associate professor in the UT Arlington College of Engineering, about his ClaimBuster project which uses “computational power to do tasks that are tedious and time-consuming for fact-checkers.” Li hopes to play a role in the 2016 election, saying, “ClaimBuster will speed the process of finding important factual claims and leave the journalists with more time for assessing the validity of claims.”

STEM Academy partnership

WFAA Channel 8 reported on a new partnership between UT Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District that will enable 100 students chosen from junior highs throughout the district to attend a new STEM Academy opening this fall.

Sleep apnea relief

Sleep Review and World Sleep Foundation reported on a new system being developed by researchers at the UT Arlington Research Institute and UNT Health Science Center that could make it easier for people with sleep apnea to get a good night’s rest.

Survivor's story

The Huffington Post wrote an article about Esperance "Espy" Mfurakazi Nasezerano, an alumna and survivor of the Gatumba Refugee camp, who organized the Eleventh Annual Gatumba Memorial at UT Arlington. Richard Millsap, UT Arlington political science lecturer, was also quoted in the article saying, “It was the first time in history since the Rwanda/Burundi violence spilled over into Zaire in 1994 that the victims of war have had an opportunity to gather together as one people, rather than ethnic groups."

Architectural showcase

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) reported that alumnus and award-winning architect Mark Harris has been invited to showcase at the Architecture Biennale festival in Venice, a major recognition of his talent.

Bringing his A game

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that UT Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane will join the USA team at the 27th PGA Cup this September. Deane was named UT Arlington golf coach in June.

Sex assaults on campuses

The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on UT System Chancellor William McRaven’s aim to prevent and respond to sexual assault across system campuses. The article originally appeared in The Washington Post.