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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Chemical imbalances researched

Health Canal, Phys.org and MyArlingtonTX reported that UTA biochemists are advancing research into chemical imbalances associated with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome. Brad Pierce, a UTA assistant professor of biochemistry, is principal investigator on the project, supported by a three-year, $333,810 National Institutes of Health grant through the agency’s Academic Research Enhancement Award Program.

Aerospace research reviewed

The work of UTA’s Luca Maddalena was highlighted on the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ High Speed Air Breathing Technical Committee website under a 2015 year-in-review report. Maddalena, an associate professor in the Mechancial and Aerospace Engineering Department, and his team were awarded a $1.01 million federal research grant last year to build the country’s only university-based, arc-heated, hypersonic-testing facility for thermal protection systems.

Netanyahu in bubble

In a Liberal Magazine (Israel) article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s relationship with President Barack Obama, UTA associate professor of political science Brent Sasley was quoted saying, "Netanyahu operates in a bubble when it comes to the United States.”

English language changes

The Conversation published an op-ed by Laurel Stvan, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Linguistics & TESOL, which addressed how the English language, from titles to pronouns, is in the process of adapting to new cultural attitudes about gender. Alternet also carried the op-ed.

State of the Union review

Allan Saxe discussed tonight’s State of the Union, the presidential candidates and the difference between Democrats and Socialists with WBAP 820 AM radio hosts.