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UTA In The News — Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

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BBC interview

Christopher Scotese, a retired professor of earth and environmental sciences, was interviewed by the BBC about the hypothesis that in 250 million years there will only be one supercontinent on Earth, incorporating all the world’s landmasses. "Fifty million years from now, Australia will be in collision with southeast Asia to a much larger degree," Scotese predicted. He has produced an animation illustrating his predictions as time lapses

Fidgeting to better health

Paul Fadel, professor of kinesiology and director of clinical translational science at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was cited as a member of the research team that found that fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease, ScienMag and Science Codex reported. 

Senior exercise programs

Exercise programs offered through UTA’s Center for Healthy Living and Longevity are drawing rave reviews from their target demographic: adults 65 and older, Hypertension Natural Treatment reported. Participants in the studies cite improvements in cardiovascular fitness, decreases in blood pressure, and a more independent lifestyle.

History professor teaches at institute

David Narrett, UTA history professor, taught at “From Colonists to Revolutionaries,” a professional development institute sponsored by Humanities Texas and The University of Texas at San Antonio last week, Deer Park Broadcaster reported.

ASEE mentions UTA student work

Sampath Vengate, a recent UTA master of science in aerospace engineering graduate, used existing UTA research to design, build, and test a UAV that uses mass actuation — weights that move back and forth within the wings to change the center of gravity from side to side — to turn while airborne, Homeland Security Newswire and ASEE First Bell reported. 

Hands-on learning

UTA students are participating in the Real Confidence™ University Portfolio Challenge II, gaining hands-on learning experience in public and private commercial real estate investing, FinancialBuzz reported.