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UTA In The News — Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

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UTA defined by excellence

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was featured as a Trailblazer making the DFW area a national innovation hub in the American Way Magazine supplement Spotlight. “This is a University that is being defined now by excellence and being defined by the impact that it’s going to have on the community,” Karbhari said. His comments appear on page 6.

New compounds

UTA chemists are developing new methods to synthesize groups of chemical compounds to provide faster, less expensive routes to produce the compounds for subsequent use in medical drug discovery and development, Health Medicine Network, News Medical Life Sciences, Public Now, My Informs, Follow News, IT Industry News and ScienMag reported. Junha Jeon, UTA assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, leads the project.

UTA hypersonic-testing facility

The University of Texas at Arlington will install the first U.S. university-based, arc-heated, hypersonic-testing facility for thermal protection systems, Aerospace America reported in a 2016 year in review article. Luca Maddalena, a UTA associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is leading the effort to build the facility.

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Losing weight

Becky Garner, assistant professor of public health in UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was featured in a CBSDFW.com report on how best to lose weight as a family.   

UTA researchers featured

UTA researchers have been included in the multidisciplinary teams chosen by the Aviation Development Directorate, NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and the Navy’s Office of Naval Research as Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence, The Stone Rocket reported. 

Alumnus named fire chief

UTA alumnus Doug Fowler has been named South Padre Island’s new fire chief, Valley Morning Star reported.

Alumna named chief data officer

UTA alumna Katherine Draughton has been promoted to chief data officer of The University of Southern Indiana, USI reported. She earned her bachelor's degree from UTA.