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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Addressing infrastructure issues

The Star-Telegram editorial board offered UTA Civil Engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain’s use of plastic pins to alleviate soil shifting as a solution to Texas’ growing infrastructure problem. Hossain’s research is cost-effective and could provide a long-term solution for infrastructure issues. The Washington Times, Austin American-Statesman, The Eagle and various other outlets also reported on the editorial.

Improving patient care

D Healthcare Daily reported that researchers at UTA and UT Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues. The projects will employ big data analysis and physics models to improve technologies used to deliver therapy and ultimately improve patient care. DOTmed.com and MyArlingtonTX also reported on the research.

Spouse's speech

The Dallas Morning News reported on former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in support of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, says that while this year’s democratic platform is farther left than in Bill Clinton’s era, he is able to be flexible. “The Clintons are very much like political chameleons,” said Saxe.

History professor celebrated

Alusine Jalloh, UTA associate professor of history and founding director of the Africa Program, was celebrated for his achievements and service in a The Patriotic Vanguard column. The column highlights people who have been working to change things for the better in Sierra Leone purely out of love for their country.

Engineering faculty member recognized

Daniel Darrouzet, a UTA civil engineering adjunct faculty member, was highlighted in a Preston Hollow Advocate article about authors in the neighborhood. Darrouzet recently self-published a book of short-stories about fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Alumna named director

The city of Georgetown has named UTA alumna Michaela Dollar as the city’s new economic development director, Community Impact and Georgetown.org reported. Dollar earned a master’s degree in communication from UTA.

Alumna recognized for service

UTA alumna Cheryl Fisher, the longest, tenured employee of the Smith County Juvenile Services Department, was recognized by the Smith County Commissioners Court for 30 years of service, KYTX CBS 19 (Tyler) reported. Fisher earned a degree in criminal justice from UTA.