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UTA In The News — Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Helping hand

KXAS/NBC 5 reported that researchers at UTA’s FabLab are turning to 3-D printing technology to develop a prosthetic hand for Garrett Clark, son of UTA broadcast communication associate professor Andrew Clark. "It's just amazing. And it's great to work at an institution where we've got cutting-edge technology like this," Clark said. The story has appeared on eWallstreeter and the Dallas Sun.

Civil engineering expert

Ali Abolmaali, Dr. Tseng Huang Endowed Professor and UTA Civil Engineering department chair, was quoted in an ASTM International piece on a new standard supporting the sustainability and resiliency of concrete pipes that are reinforced by synthetic fibers. “Although these pipes are buried underground – where they’re not seen and seldom thought of – they help provide a safe and healthy environment for the public,” said Abolmaali.

Theatrical history

Brandi Andrade, senior lecturer in the UTA Theatre department, examined Dallas' significant theatrical history and the relationship between William Inge, Margo Jones, Audrey Wood and Tennessee Williams in a TheatreJones article.

Gates Foundation awards $2 million to UT System

The Dallas Business Journal reported that the University of Texas System will get a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support innovative higher education initiatives. UTA is among the seven UT institutions that will try to innovate on degree programs in areas of high employment demand.