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UTA In The News — Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

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Expert opinion

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Political Science Department, said it's possible but unlikely that Donald Trump will win a presidential nomination, reported. Deen's comments were featured with others from Norman Ornstein, scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Robert Schlesinger, managing editor for opinion, US News & World Report; and Froma Harrop, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist.

National Endowment for the Arts grant

Bart Weiss, a UTA associate professor of art and film, was named a National Endowment for the Arts grant winner, The Dallas Morning News reported. Weiss will receive $10,000 for the Video Association of Dallas, which puts on the Dallas Video Festival. The festival, which Weiss runs, will celebrate its 29th season in 2016. The NEA gave out $165,000 in Art Works grant, $1.02 million to the state and distributed $27 million nationwide.

Concrete pipe exhibit

American Concrete Pipe Association members will open 2016 with the Pipe School and companion trade exhibit and networking activities centered at The University of Texas at Arlington, site of major research advancing concrete drainage products, Concrete Products reported. The four-day ACPA Pipe School starts Jan. 4, 2016.

Women in Texas history

Stephanie Cole, UTA associate professor of history, explored women’s work experience at a Voices of Pensacola presentation yesterday, In Weekly reported. Her presentation was titled, “From Rosie the Riveter to ‘I Dream of Jeannie’: Women at Work and in the American Imagination, 1940 to 1970.” Her most recent publication, “Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives,” has been nominated for the Liz Carpenter Prize for the best book in Texas women’s history.

Healing glove

Researchers from UTA and the University of Washington are developing a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner, reported. Hand surgeon Dr. Christopher Allan of the University of Washington and Muthu Wijesundara of the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute have received $117,959 from the UW Coulter Translational Research Partnership to support the REHEAL Glove research.

Shared values

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the 16th annual U.S. India Chamber of Commerce reception, the governor's website reported. He said the state's mission is to connect people to opportunity to help business grow. Those values are shared in people like Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He advises students to strive for what others may consider impossible. "Never be scared of stretching beyond your bounds because your abilities are limited only by what you believe are constraints."