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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Ensuring groundwater quality

Forbes reported that UTA chemists have partnered with Apache Corp. to conduct water studies in the newly discovered Alpine High resource play in West Texas. The article stated that the collaborative approach is a great situation for all.

Biology research

MyArlingtonTX profiled Mark Pellegrino, assistant professor of biology in the UTA College of Science. Pellegrino's research on mitochondrial stress is of growing interest because of the implications for multiple conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections.

Critical talk

Heather Snow, UTA associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, appeared on KERA 90.1 FM’s program “Think” alongside a panel of local experts to discuss what constitutes sexual assault.

Tumor treatment

Yahoo! (Taiwan) reported that UTA physicists are the first to demonstrate a new potential cancer treatment using microwaves to target deeply situated tumors.


Bart Weiss, UTA associate professor of film, appeared on WFAA ABC 8 to promote the 29th annual Dallas VideoFest. Weiss also serves as artistic director for the festival. 

Early voting

UTA Political Scientist Allan Saxe discussed the potential for fraud during early voting with Atlanta's WGST 640 AM. Saxe said that the opportunity for fraud increases as the government tries to make it easier to vote. Saxe also discussed the final debate with WBAP 820 AM.

Social isolation

James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy at UTA, said there is a certain amount of social isolation that occurs as you rise through an organization in a Fast Company Online article about how to keep your work hours in check as a worker is promoted at a company. Quick also is a professor at Alliance Manchester Business School, which is within The University of Manchester, England.

iC3 summit and MS News Now reported that Gradalis Inc., a Dallas-based biotechnology company, will participate in the 2nd Annual iC3 Life Sciences Summit. The event, hosted by bionorthTX, will be held at UTA’s College Park Center.

Alumnus recognition

Bangladesh News 24 hours reported that Bangladesh’s ruling Awarmi League has launched a new webpage to profile alumnus Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Joy, who earned his UTA bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, is one of the country’s foremost technology advocates.