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UTA In The News — Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

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Latino student campaign

UTA has started a campaign to encourage college-ready Latino students to apply to the university that includes a series of “ApplyUTA” events where students and their families can meet directly with faculty and staff about recruitment, admissions and financial aid, the Star-Telegram, KUVN Univision 23 Dallas and Hoy Dallas reported. “We serve the community and we want to help these students enter the university,” said Maria Martinez-Cosio, assistant vice provost for faculty development and associate professor at UTA. 

New cancer-therapy device

Mingwu Jin, UTA assistant professor of physics, is leading a multidisciplinary project with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in a single, portable device, Nanowerk, Scienmag, Pharmacy Choice, News-Medical, Tek-think and Tebbook (Iran) reported. Jin’s other recent collaboration with UT Southwestern about heavy ion therapy was featured on the front page of The Texas Tribune

Sketching urban environment

James Richard, UTA associate professor of landscape architecture, led a cadre of landscape architects around downtown Jacksonville, Texas, to document the urban environment and hone their sketching skills, the Jacksonville Daily Record reported. Richards was in Jacksonville as the keynote speaker for the state convention of the American Society of Landscape Architects. 

Trump falling

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed on WTKS 1290 AM in Savannah, Ga., and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., on Donald Trump’s falling poll numbers. “What she (Hillary Clinton) has in her favor now is a lot of money. She has a ground game in place, she has hired a lot of people, and she also has a lot of volunteers in place. This is where money is making a real difference.” 

Campus carry reaction

UTA students have expressed concern about the possible effects of the new campus carry law on the Arlington campus, WFTL 850 AM in West Palm Beach, Fla., reported. One student interviewed said about his peers that “we can be a little arrogant and they jump in too quick” in an argument situation. 

Weights in wings

Sampath Reddy Vengate, a recent UTA master of science in aerospace engineering graduate, used existing UTA research to design, build and test an unmanned aerial vehicle 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, leading scientific trends outlets New Atlas (Gizmag) and Trendhunter reported.