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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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New COE dean named

Peter E. Crouch joins The University of Texas at Arlington this month as the dean of the College of Engineering and as a professor of electrical engineering, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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Physics postdoc in WSJ

Benjamin Jones, postdoc in physics at UTA, was featured in The Wall Street Journal for his work on the search for the “sterile nuetrino” at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, which resulted in the conclusion that this elusive particle probably does not exist. Jones was one of the study’s lead data crunchers.

Dallas walkability

Researchers at UTA are taking steps to help make Dallas more appealing for pedestrians, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. 

Cancer therapy device

UTA physicists are leading a multidisciplinary project with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and UT 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, Sciencemag.com and Mdtmag.com reported.

Huang gets NSF CAREER grant

UTA researcher Junzhou Huang is developing computing tools that will employ multiple methods of accessing and analyzing very large, complex patient data, Sciencemag.com and other websites reported. Huang, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, received a National Science Foundation Early CAREER grant to perform the research.

Patrick good choice

In an editorial, the Star-Telegram called Diane Patrick, Arlington and Euless’ new Tarrant County College trustee, the right choice at the right time, adding that the former legislator’s knowledge of Arlington and UTA will help TCC Southeast grow and flourish hand-in-hand with UTA to meet Texas’ 60x30TX plan.