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UTA In The News — Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

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American Physical Society bestows Instrumentation Award

International Business Times (AU Edition) reported that University of Texas at Arlington physicist David Nygren, a member of the National Academy of Science, and Veljko Radeka of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, have been honored with new American Physical Society's instrumentation award for their lifetime contributions in particle physics. 

Early prediction of Alzheimer’s disease

BioNews Texas reported that Heng Huang, a professor in the UTA Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has won a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the possibility of predicting whether a person is predisposed to develop Alzheimer’s disease by analyzing complex genomics data.

Improving health care

UT Arlington and University of Washington researchers are developing a glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner, and reported.

Appreciation for architecture

KLIF/570 AM program, The Modernist, interviewed Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News and professor in practice in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Policy, about the built environment, urban planning and more. The national program aired locally on KLIF/570 AM.

Media's impact on society

The Dallas Morning News published an opinion piece by Bart Weiss, associate professor of film at UT Arlington and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest, about the effect that media is having on society after the Fairness Doctrine. “After the doctrine was repealed in 1987, the airways changed forever, getting loud, angry, and heavily unbalanced,” Weiss wrote.

Search for the next House Speaker

KOGO/600 AM (San Diego) and WTKS/1290 AM (Savannah, GA) interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who abruptly withdrew from the U.S. House Speaker’s race last week. Saxe said it simply came down to a nose count and McCarthy didn’t have the votes. “I think he’s a very reputable man and he looked at it and said, ‘I don’t have the votes.’”

Sea star sickness

A unique student research project that includes UT Arlington biology doctoral student Lauren Fuess may help solve the mystery of a massive sea star die-off along the West Coast,