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UTA In The News — Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Pain help reported on research by UTA professors Yuan Peng and J.-C. Chiao that demonstrates that electrical stimulation of the deep brain structures under the cortex could ease chronic pain. Their results were published in the leading neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

Divisive election

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Star-Telegram article about Texas Democrats' hope that a divisive Donald Trump will have an effect on voter turnout. “It is such a splinter hyper-election season that predictability is almost impossible,” Saxe said.

Environmental influences

Savvy Auntie reported that UTA researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do.

Property taxes

Arlington residents concerned about higher property taxes will have an opportunity to voice their opinions when the Texas Senate Select Property Tax Reform and Relief committee make a stop at UTA on April 27, Arlington Voice reported.

Primary results

WOOD 1300 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, about divisions in the Republican party following the New York primary results. “[Republicans] have to unify themselves,” Saxe said.

Alumnus appointment

The Goss-Michael Foundation has announced the appointment of Michael Mazurek as its new director, The Dallas Morning News reported. Mazurek earned his master’s in fine art intermedia from UTA.

Alumna awarded

The Weatherford Democrat reported that alumna Virginia Lynch has been recognized for her efforts in forensic nursing, receiving the John R. Hunt Award in February at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Las Vegas. Lynch earned her master’s degree from the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Paycheck cities

UTA was mentioned in a article about the top ten cities where your paycheck goes furthest. Arlington ranked number four, boasting a high median income and low healthcare costs. The article also appeared on