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UTA In The News — Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Relationships explained

Eric Russell, a UTA Ph.D. student in experimental psychology, wrote an article for The Conversation on the science behind why so many women want to befriend gay men, citing his different research studies at UTA. “I believe that evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish,” he explained.

Preservation movement

Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News and professor in practice at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public affairs, wrote an opinion piece in The Dallas Morning News on this week’s votes by the Landmark Commission to protect several historic buildings and sites in Dallas. “Feb. 1, 2016, should go down as one of the most significant dates in the history of the Dallas preservation movement,” he commented. 

Medical training video game

A FierceHealthIT article on online medical quiz games mentioned research by UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Baylor Scott & White Health and the University of Texas at Dallas to develop a video game simulation that helps doctors and nurses learn how to work together.

Electromagnetic fields

Erick Jones, a UTA professor of industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering, participated in a study led by UT Dallas that demonstrated that energy from cellphone towers amplifies pain in amputees, Science Daily and Stone Hearth News reported. This is one of the first studies to look at the effects of electromagnetic fields in a nerve-injury model. 

App challenge

Taylor Johnson, a UTA assistant professor of computer science and engineering, and David Levine, a UTA senior lecturer of computer science and engineering, judged Townview School of Business and Management students during the annual Congressional App Challenge reception at El Centro Community College, Dallas ISD’s The HUB reported. Congressman Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, also attended the event.

Video journalist alum

KVDA/Telemundo 60 (San Antonio) has named UTA alumnus Jairo Lozano as the station's newest video journalist for Noticias 60 Telemundo, Hispanic PR, TVNewsCheck and MikeMcGuff reported. Lozano earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from UTA. 

UTA alum noted

UTA alumna and astronaut Kalpana Chawla was noted in a NYSEPost article on the Columbia Space Shuttle explosion. Chawla completed her master’s of science in aerospace engineering at UTA in 1984. Feb. 1 marked 13 years since the shuttle tragedy.

Goodtimes Chorus

The Goodtimes Chorus will deliver singing valentines to support a voice scholarship fund at UTA, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.