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UTA In The News — Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Cancer research

The University of Texas at Arlington received more than $6 million in new grants in 2016 to fund its integrated cancer research program and improve the patient experience, D Healthcare Daily reported. 

Self-driving technology

UTA has been named one of nine Texas locations for groundbreaking research in developing self-driving vehicle technology, WFAA ABC 8 and Mass Transit magazine reported.

Filmmaker featured

Wolf, a movie by Ya’Ke Smith, the UTA Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, was featured on the blog livingbeyondachildhoodtrauma. The movie is about a preacher who preys on a teenage boy. Smith will give filmmaking tips at a film festival in Denton on Sunday, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Trump impact

Roger Meiners, a UTA professor of economics, was interviewed about the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting the 20,000 mark on KDFW Fox 4. He attributed the increase in part to a perception by investors that business will be better and more jobs will be created under President Trump’s administration.

Student-athlete featured

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association has selected UTA student-athlete Abby Dunkin for the 2017 U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Dunkin was also a member of the gold-medal winning 2015 Para Pan Am Games team.

December graduate

The story of Phyllis McGeath, a December 2016 UTA graduate who dedicated her degree to the memory of her son, a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan, was carried on several news outlets, including KXTV ABC 10 in Sacramento, Calif., WFMY CBS 2  in Greensboro, N.C., and liftable.com.

Renowned architect

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs will host a lecture featuring renowned architect Gordon Gill, bubblelife.com reported.