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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Laser gene therapy

Medical News Today and International Business Times (Australia) reported that UTA physicists have developed a new platform that uses ultrafast near-infrared lasers to deliver gene therapy to damaged areas of the retina to enable vision restoration in patients with photo-degenerative diseases.

Innovation Ecosystem

North Texas needs a Tier One university to sustain its growth, and UTA and UT Dallas are much closer to Tier One status than many people think, writes Jeremy Vickers in a guest column published by Dallas Innovates. The new, online news source is supported by the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine and covers the innovation ecosystem in North Texas.

Jeb Bush's rhetoric

UTA associate professor of political science Allan Saxe discussed GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s recent change in rhetoric with KTRH 740AM (Houston). “He’s trying to be more vigorous. He’s very animated now,” said Saxe. 

Online graduate education

UTA ranks number two on the list of the Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Education programs, released this week by Value Colleges, U.S. News University Directory reported. UTA offers two online master’s in education degrees, one in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, while the other offers curriculum and instruction in literacy studies, math education and science education.

Alumnus in the spotlight reported that American men’s wheelchair basketball player Paul Schulte has announced his retirement from the United States men’s national team. Schulte earned his degree in mechanical engineering at UTA and played university ball for the Movin Mavs.

Student coding contest

UTA student Cameron Moreau is among 21 semi-finalists in Pearson’s third annual Student Coding Contest, eCampusNews reported. The 2015 contest places an emphasis on recruiting college students and teams to develop original groundbreaking learning applications that integrate with Pearson Application Programming Interfaces or APIs.