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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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God particle

Researchers from UTA’s Center for Excellence in High Energy Physics played a key role in unearthing the Higgs Boson or “God Particle” in 2012, Dallas Innovates reported. “The UTA team contributed to many aspects of the ATLAS experiment,” said UTA physics professor Kaushik De. “We have contributed to detector technology, to supercomputing technology, to software expertise, to new techniques in data analysis.” Dallas Innovates is a new, online news source is supported by the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine and covers the innovation ecosystem in North Texas.

Fair Park's future

UTA's David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture co-sponsored a Dallas Architecture Forum at Fair Park on Tuesday aimed at discovering what to do next with the park, The Dallas Morning News reported. The Dallas City Council is considering a proposal to form the Fair Park Texas Foundation, a nonprofit that would take control of Fair Park from the city. The expectation is that the foundation would do what others have long promised but failed to deliver: “put the park in Fair Park,” as the catchphrase goes.

Political insight

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was cited in a Texas Tribune article that mentioned Ted Cruz’s prior Texas Senate race against David Dewhurst, where he also challenged his opponent to a debate. "It was important because people didn't know Ted Cruz that well," recalled Saxe. "He was solicitor general in Texas, but it was a position that a lot of people didn't even know existed."

Medicine and history

Trevor Engel, a UTA undergraduate majoring in History and minoring in Disability Studies and German, wrote an invited post for Fugitive Leaves, the blog of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which examines how museums such as the Mütter defined how the medical world, as well as laymen, view disabled bodies.