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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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UTA named to top group

UTA was named in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Reuters, Dallas Business Journal, Austin Business Journal, Education Dive and more than 100 other media sites reported. With this new classification, UTA joins a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard, MIT and Johns Hopkins in the highest research or R-1 category.

Better cold therapy

UTA and UT Austin researchers are leading the effort to better understand the risks and rewards associated with cryotherapy treatment, Yahoo Finance reported. The scientists will develop what are believed to be the first formal protocols for effective and safe use of cold therapy, and a state-of-the-art cryotherapy device that can stimulate blood flow to keep tissue healthy and minimize potential side effects.

Structural problems

Simon Chao, a UTA structural engineer in the Civil Engineering Department, said the destruction that a Red Oak ISD elementary school sustained during a recent tornado should have never happened, Fox 4/KDFW reported. Chao said school districts should ensure that the walls in their schools are built properly.

Landfill mining

Sahadat Hossain, a UTA civil engineering professor, was interviewed on KDFW FOX4’s Fox4ward segment about his work with the city of Denton on landfill mining. Hossain’s research will recycle already buried refuse to recycle it or decompose it further to produce methane gas, which can be used to power Denton homes. Hossain said the research could become a standard for cities across the globe as they could greatly increase the life of their landfills. 

Iowa caucuses

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by KLIF 570 AM and WBAP 820 AM on the results of the Iowa caucuses. “Ted Cruz had a terrific organization on the ground, and he also appealed to the evangelicals,” Saxe said. “But the real winner was Marco Rubio, who came in third, very close to Trump.” Saxe was also interviewed by KRLD 1080 AM yesterday prior to the caucuses.