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UTA In The News — Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

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Market Wired, Bloomberg Business, Yahoo! Finance, Spoke and various other media outlets reported that Civitas Learning has announced that UTA is among the most recent institutions to join a community of nearly 100 colleges and universities now collaborating with the Austin-based education technology firm. The community of forward-thinking colleges and universities are using data science and design thinking to understand, streamline, and improve outcomes on the complex pathways students take through higher education.

UTA Institute helps Mineral Wells

Alan Klein, assistant director of UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, presented a four-phase plan to revitalize downtown Mineral Wells, the Mineral Wells Index reported. IUS students, including doctoral student Ahoura Zandiatashbar, worked with city officials and a city-appointed steering committee to construct the plan, which was shown to an audience of about 200 at the fifth annual Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community luncheon.

Better imaging

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, Prostate Cancer News Today reported. UTA bioengineering professor Hanli Liu contributed to the study.

Debate evaluated

KLIF 570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about the latest Republican presidential debate. Saxe deemed Ted Cruz the winner, and said the audience’s behavior was not good for the debate.

Children's handwriting

Top of Mind with Julie Rose interviewed Dr. Kathryn Pole, an assistant professor in the UTA College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, about her research on children’s literacy and handwriting.

The Rebound debuts reported that “The Rebound”, a wheelchair basketball story, will makes its official debut tomorrow at the Miami International Film Festival. The film follows the players of the Miami Heat Wheels, including UTA student and Movin’ Mav player Orlando Carrillo, who are now competing in the NWBA's Championship Division.

Student politics

The UTA Progressive Student Union held their second Donald Trump Piñata Bash prior to Super Tuesday, allowing students to take out their political frustrations, Fight Back! News and Before it’s News reported.