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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Healing help for the Hand

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on two new technologies from the UT Arlington Research Institute that aim to improve hand function. The ReHeal Glove delivers topical therapies to severely burned hands and the Rehab Glove improves hand function after stroke or surgery.

Harnessing Big Data

UTA computer science and engineering professor Heng Huang’s work on a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant could change the way scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said.

Taking on a new look and name

The WNBA announced plans to unveil the new team logo and name of the Dallas-Fort Worth franchise Nov. 2 at UTA, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News reported. The WNBA team will play its home games at UTA’s College Park Center.

FW Opera presents JFK: 5 Decades of Progress

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the Fort Worth Opera is hosting a five-part symposium, “JFK: 5 Decades of Progress,” which will present panels of experts discussing events and issues of the 1960s in anticipation of JFK, the opera. The first of the five events, “Space Race: Advances in U.S. Science and Transportation Technology,” will be presented on The University of Texas at Arlington campus Thursday.

Eye on Film

KERA’s Art & Seek interviewed Ya’Ke Smith, UTA's Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, about his short "One Hitta Quitta," and online violent videos that play a prominent role in the film.

Smart Care

The UTA Smart Care apartment was mentioned in a article about the home becoming the healthcare center of the future. The Smart Care apartment uses smart technology to enhance independent living by the elderly and disabled.

Alumnus in the spotlight

UTA alumnus and gold-medal Olympian Lanny Bassham was highlighted on

Alumnus named finalist for Burleson Fire Chief

The Burleson Star reported that UTA alumnus Ken Freeman, Fort Worth's current deputy fire chief, has been named a finalist in the search for Burleson Fire Chief.