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UTA In The News — Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

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Flexible transistors

LabManager, ECNMag.com and KurzweilAI.net reported that Weidong Zhou, an UTA electrical engineering professor, has collaborated with University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers to pioneer a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of flexible plastic.

Energy partners

Dallas Innovates reported that UTA has partnered with Reliant, an NRG Company, to provide students and faculty with the latest in mobile charging technology – two NRG Street Charge® solar charging stations.

Opera themes

Wayne Gay, UTA Department of English lecturer, examined themes of race, discrimination and gender in the new Dallas Opera Production of Show Boat in a Dallas Observer article. Gay says despite the sometimes controversial subjects, “Show Boat continues to entertain, to inform in unexpected ways, and to force audience members to think.”

Exoplanet finds

A team of astronomers, led by UTA Physics Lab Coordinator Suman Satyal, has delved into the starlight of a nearby red dwarf star revealing  the potential for a small, rocky, Earth-like exoplanet, FreeRepublic.com reported.

JFK legacy

UTA was mentioned in a Star-Telegram about President John F. Kennedy’s legacy and effect on North Texas. UTA researchers found that among the many modifications to the President's’ Hotel Texas suite, was the installation of a direct telephone line to Moscow.

Student struggles

KXAS NBC 5 interviewed David Dunn, UTA communications-broadcasting senior, as part of their autism awareness programming. Dunn says he’s struggled socially with autism, but his ability to be hyper-focused has helped his career.

Digitizing anger

The Star-Telegram published a UTA-produced video highlighting a campus interdisciplinary team that is working on pinpointing brain signals associated with anger, which could lead to creating a tool that would help domestic violence offenders control their anger