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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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REHEAL glove

Scientists at the UTA Research Institute are developing the REHEAL glove, a specialized glove that can deliver medicine to an injured hand to help speed up healing time and make the process less painful, KERA/90.1 FM reported. “What we’re trying to do is distribute delivery and extraction fluid throughout the glove. That way it is easy to address each and every area of the hand,” principal research scientist Muthu Wijesundara said.

ClaimBuster

Poynter.org and NeimanLab reported that UTA College of Engineering associate professor Chengkai Li’s ClaimBuster project was among 20 winners to receive support from the Knight Prototype Fund, which supports early-stage media and information projects. ClaimBuster helps journalists fact-check statements by politicians in real time.

Lots of early voters

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed high early voter turnout in the recent election with KRLD/1080 AM. Saxe said real estate taxes and hunting/fishing regulation were among the reasons voters turned out in record numbers.

Election talk

Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about yesterday’s election results. “Local governments usually work very well and efficiently, and [it’s] difficult for citizens to get angry,” he said. “It operates so efficiently that most just do not recognize its operations.”

Downtown boost

KXAS/NBC 5 reported that the City of Arlington broke ground at “101 Center”, a planned mixed-use development in downtown Arlington. Mayor Jeff Williams said he hopes this area will keep UTA graduates in the city. Paris Rutherford, principal of Dallas-based Catalyst Urban Development and chairman of the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs advisory council, was also quoted in the piece.

UTA tops in auto education

Mount Shasta, The Bulletin, The Walton Sun, The Star and various other media outlets reported that UTA was named a 10 top college for careers in the auto industry. The article originally appeared on BestRide.com.