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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Brain injuries

KTVT CBS 11 interviewed Michael Cho, UTA professor and chair of the Bioengineering Department, about his research efforts in understanding brain injuries in hundreds of thousands of military veterans. “If we are successful we should have a clear understanding of the physiological mechanisms that are responsible for causing this micro-sized damage to the brain,” Cho said.

Cartoons and politics

Fifteeneightyfour, the Cambridge University Press blog, reported that a post by UTA cultural anthropologist Ritu Khanduri, which tackled the complex global history and tension between cartoon and politics, was the number two most read blog post of 2015. Khanduri’s original post can be read here.

Constitutional questions

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by KFAB 1110 AM (Omaha, Neb.) about the constitutional questions that are brought up as a result of President Obama using executive orders to add new gun ownership background checks and regulations. Saxe said the executive order will have little effect on gun sales.

Alumna in the spotlight

Alumna Lori Glaze was interviewed by Women in Astronomy as part of a series discussing the recent NASA Discovery Program mission selections for further refinement. Glaze is the principle investigator for the DAVINCI Mission, managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Glaze earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from UTA.