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UTA In The News — Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

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Alternative fuel

International Business Times (AU) reported that UTA chemists and engineers made hydrocarbons by cooking carbon dioxide and water at 180 to 200°C under high pressure, along with a catalyst and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The story also appeared in Energy Options and OneNewsPage. Their work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Real-time tissue analysis

Science Codex, NewsWise, HealthNewsDigest, Health Canal and ScienceDaily reported that researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue analysis during prostate cancer surgery. UTA bioengineering professor Hanli Liu contributed to the study.

Sleep apnea help

Healthworks Collective mentioned UTA in a list of breakthrough sleep apnea technologies. UTA and UNT Health Science Center researchers have developed a user-friendly system that alerts the individual whenever there’s an airflow leak in their PAP, or positive airway pressure machine.

Not so affordable housing

A new study by Shima Hamidi, an assistant professor in UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, found that 48 percent of HUD properties across 15 metropolitan areas spend more than 15 percent of their incomes on transportation, Enterprise Community reported.

Museum curator from UTA

Dallas ISD’s The HUB reported that Marvin Dulaney, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of History, will serve as curator for the new Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum and is set to discuss the museum’s collection at an upcoming ribbon cutting. Gilliam was a Dallas school district trustee and civil rights pioneer.

Super Tuesday talk

KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about Super Tuesday and the race for the presidential nomination. Saxe predicted that Hillary Clinton will win Texas and eventually the democratic nomination. Saxe also said that Texas is Ted Cruz’s to lose.

Digital tech advantage

George Siemens, executive director of the UT Arlington LINK Lab, appeared on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition, to talk about taking advantage of digital technology and avoiding its distractions.

Students named Best in Show

Fort Worth Business reported that UTA students Elena Chudoba and Andrew Czap were awarded the Student Best of Show for their “Patriot Paddles” packaging campaign at the 2016 ADDY awards.

UTA alum named new VP

Alumnus Marc Sullivan has been appointed a new vice president of development and operations for student housing development company Domus Development, MHN reported. Sullivan earned his master’s degree in real estate from UTA.

UTA employee wins contest

Sgt. Clayton Anders, a Texas National Guard and UTA facilities employee, has won a sweepstakes to pay off his Christmas bills from the Army & Air Force Exchange in Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported.

UTA-City of Arlington partnership

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the decision to build the Dallas Cowboy’s world headquarters in Frisco instead of Arlington mentioned the City of Arlington’s partnership with UTA. The article also appeared in InvestorPoint and WFAA.com.

UTA sponsors Main Street Arts Fest

The Gilmer Mirror reported on the 31st Main St. Arts Fest, which kicks off April 14 in Fort Worth. UTA is an official sponsor of the event.