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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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TMAC receives $2.6 million

TMAC, which has a regional office on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, has received a $2.6 million award from the Office of Economic Adjustment to accelerate the profitable growth of small- and mid-sized defense industry companies across the Lone Star State who are facing a shrinking defense budget, Scienmag.com reported.

Sewer robot

MyArlingtonTX reported that the American Society of Civil Engineers has recognized a new Arlington project to examine sanitary sewer lines with the help of a multi-sensor robot as one of 15 Infrastructure Game Changers, a designation that highlights trend-setting projects nationwide that address pressing infrastructure needs. The robot evaluations are made possible by a partnership between UTA and Arlington Water Utilities.

Potential cancer treatment

Nanowerk, Scienmag.com and Flagstaff Today reported that a team of physicists at UTA are the first to demonstrate a new potential cancer treatment using microwaves to target deeply situated tumors.

Debate discussion

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Political Science, appeared on "Think" on KERA FM 90.1 to discuss the second presidential debate.

'Dwarf' planet

UTA Physics Professor Manfred Cuntz was quoted in a The Christian Science Monitor article about the newly discovered 2014 UZ224, a small dwarf planet orbiting our sun. Cuntz said understanding these objects provide “important clues about the origin and formation process of the solar system.” The article also appeared in International Business Times.

TxDOT implementation contract

Scienmag.com reported that UTA Civil Engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain has received a $1.2 million Texas Department of Transportation contract to implement a system to improve sub-base repair of rads that would reduce pavement cracking and thus improve pavement maintenance.

Trump comments about women

KUVN Univision 23 interviewed UTA students about their reaction to Donald Trump’s latest comments about women. UTA Political Scientist Allan Saxe was also interviewed for the piece.

Your job and those sleepless nights

James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the UTA College of Business, was quoted in a Monster.com article about what to do when your job is keeping you up at night. Quick said that social isolation can occur when someone rises through an organization.

Best online colleges

AffordableCollegesOnling.org ranked UTA among the Best Online Colleges in Texas, University Chronicle, Benzinga, SFGate.com (San Francisco), Tucson News Now (Tucson, Ariz.),  Houston Chronicle, My San Antonio and various other media outlets reported.

Embracing challenge

Kytai Nguyen, UTA bioengineering professor, has won the inaugural Elsevier’s Materials Today Embracing Challenge Award, Scienmag.com and News-Medical.net reported.

Data centers

Scienmag.com reported that Hao Che, an associate professor in the UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department, has earned a three-year, $799,950 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a model that will make it possible for service providers to guarantee service-level objectives without unneeded resources.

Presidential debate

UTA Political Scientist Allan Saxe discussed the latest presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with KFAB 1110 (Omaha, Neb.). Saxe also commented on the historical precedence of this election with WFAA ABC 8.

Dakota Access pipeline

UTA student Victoria Guevara organized a demonstration opposed to the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, Dallas Morning News reported.