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UTA In The News — Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Big data and text-mining

A UTA researcher has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to help startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry, Communications of the ACM, Scientific Computing, Science Daily and other websites reported. Gene Moo Lee, UTA assistant professor of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, and co-researchers published their research in the leading journal Management Information Systems Quarterly.

Trump and the Republican National Convention

Rebecca Deen, UTA chair and associate professor of political science, offered insight to the GOP presidential nomination of Donald Trump on KERA’s Think program yesterday. Deen’s discussion starts about the 15:20 mark of hour two.

Clinton's running mate

KTSA 550 AM in San Antonio interviewed Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, about who Hillary Clinton might select as a running mate. Saxe said Clinton could bring in someone who would appeal to younger people and the ideological left of the Democratic Party.

Cancer radiation therapies

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues, Health Canal reported.

Jones talks innovation and technology

The nationally televised program, “Business First AM,” interviewed Erick Jones, a UTA professor of industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering, about the Supply Chain Tech Conference taking place this week in Chicago. In addition to discussions about innovation, education and careers, Jones said the conference offers leaders a look at how companies can drive profits with new technology.

The big screen

Ya’Ke Smith, the UTA Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, talked to KERA’s Art & Seek about his work on David Simon’s new television show for HBO.

Alumna named CISO

Roopangi Kadakia, who most recently served as web services executive in NASA’s Office of the CIO, has been appointed chief information security officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, reported. She will start in the new role on July 24. Kadakia earned her master's degree in social work from UTA.

Alumna named principal

The Marshall (Texas) ISD board named Nakeisha Pegues principal at J.H. Moore Elementary School, the Marshall News Messenger reported. Pegues earned her bachelor’s degree from UTA.

National crisis grows

Anne Bavier, dean of the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, discusses the need for more well-trained healthcare educators in an opinion column for D Healthcare magazine.