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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Pain relief

J.-C. Chiao, the UTA Janet and Mike Greene and Jenkins Garrett Professor of electrical engineering, discussed his team's invention of a wireless implant that could ease chronic pain without pills, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. NBCDFW.com published a web version of the story.

Trump talk

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Political Science, will join Krys Boyd, host of  “Think,” for a special discussion Thursday about the Republican National Convention, KERA.org reported. The program begins at 1 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.   

Cruz control

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, said U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, missed an opportunity to reconcile the party when he took the stage at the Republican National Convention and refused to endorse the party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump, KLIF 570 AM, WBAP 820 AM and KTRH 740 AM in Houston reported.

GOP divide

Tom Marshall, a UTA political science professor, said the Republican Party is a very divided party in a Star-Telegram story about high-profile Texans not supporting presidential nominee Donald Trump. “It was a very crowded, fragmented field and he rolled over everyone, one by one, until he was the nominee,” Marshall said.

Academic plaza

Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA assistant vice provost for faculty affairs, told academic librarians at their annual conference how her library is realizing its vision of an academic plaza within the library through an extensive U.S. Department of Education grant, Library Journal reported.

AP editor to step down

Kathleen Carroll, the Associated Press' senior vice president and executive editor, plans to step down at the end of the year, the Associated Press, USA Today and many other websites reported. The veteran journalist started at The Dallas Morning News when she was a college student at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Pokemon Go

Abigail Sims, a UTA biology major in the teaching program, was part of a story about Pokemon Go, a treasure hunt played through an augmented-reality app in which players use their smartphones to search for animated creatures in the physical world, the Star-Telegram reported.