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UTA In The News — Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

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Brain injury

KCBS/740 AM (Los Angeles) interviewed Michael Cho, professor and chair of UTA’s Bioengineering Department, about research that examines how brain injury from shockwaves could be caused by microcavitation, potentially changing the way doctors look for brain injuries suffered in battle.

Vital pipes

The city of Arlington recently teamed with The University of Texas at Arlington to embark on a high-tech examination of 48 miles of large-diameter sewer pipelines, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The project, which will start next month and last three years, will tell city officials much about the lifetime of vital sewer pipes and give the officials a way to isolate smaller areas for replacement. 

Hall of Achievement

The Fort Worth Business Newsmakers column noted that Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, has been named to The University of Texas at Arlington’s Engineering Hall of Achievement and appointed a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 

Nancy remembered

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, told KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) that Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her love and loyalty to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, as well as the legacy of her “Just Say No” to drugs campaign. Mrs. Reagan passed away Sunday at the age of 94.

Alumna noted

The Fort Worth Business Newsmakers column noted that UTA alumna Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, has been named to the advisory board for Frost’s Tarrant County region. Biggins was vice president of operations at Texas Health Fort Worth, an adjunct faculty member at UTA and assistant clinical professor in hospital administration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Political commentary

Over the next nine months, “the big challenge for the Republicans is to keep up the momentum seen in the primaries,” UTA associate professor of political science Allan Saxe commented to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The article was carried by several other media organizations, including the Miami Herald. KXAS/NBC 5 also interviewed Saxe about the election race.