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UTA In The News — Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Crow donates to CLEAR

Trammell S. Crow recently donated $150,000 to the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at The University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas Innovates reported. "This new donation will help CLEAR expand their reach into new services, such as strategies for environmental remediations or best practices to improve the environmental management of these industrial companies," said Frederick MacDonnell, chair of UTA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Converting carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels

Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst, Science Daily, Science Magazine, Solar Thermal Magazine, Healthy Space and Health Medicine Network reported. 

New biology research

UTA Biologists have demonstrated that removing water molecules can deactivate caspase-3 enzymes, which opens new doors for treatment of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, which have been linked to overactive enzymes, News-Medical.net reported.

College Choice ranking

Several news outlets, including WTOL/Channel 11 in Toledo, Ohio, WMBF/Channel 10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and KXXV Channel 25 in Waco reported College Choice’s ranking of UTA as one of the top 50 colleges in Texas.

Promotion exam scrutinized

Officials in the University of Texas System police force are scrutinizing a promotion exam after 99 percent of those taking the test failed, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Houston alert system error

Officials with the alert service system who were trying to alert students at a college in Houston about a gas leak accidentally alerted other universities across the state, including UTA, Big Country Homepage and KVUE/Channel 23 in Austin reported.

Presidential debate preview

UTA Political Scientist Rebecca Deen will appear on Think on KERA FM 90.1 on Monday to discuss the next presidential debate.