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UTA In The News — Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

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UTA cites concern

UTA was one of nearly 600 colleges and universities that have united behind a letter expressing concern about President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, The Washington Post reported.

Flu detector

Men’s Health,, Yahoo! Canada, La Informacion in the Dominican Republic, Health Medicine Network, MedGadget, mHealthIntelligence, KGUN ABC 9 in Tucson, Ariz., iTechPost, Digital Journal and Occupational Health & Safety reported on UTA Materials Science and Engineer Professor Perena Gouma’s development of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus.

Driverless cars

The Dallas Morning News, the City of Fort Worth and Sustainable City Network reported that Arlington is one of five locations chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a proving ground for autonomous vehicles. Some streets in and around UTA will be in the test site.

Arts vital

Bart Weiss, UTA associate professor of art and film, was quoted in a Dallas Observer article about potential budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. “Art adds culture that makes us richer as a community,” Weiss said. “Most parts of the world believe in supporting arts programs.”

Academic performance

A new study from UTA and partners at Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University examined the impact of friends and parents on a student's academic performance, and University Herald reported. Christopher Kribs, a UTA mathematics professor, is one of the study's contributors.

Iranian sanctions impact

WTKS 104.1 FM in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn. interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about proposed Iranian sanctions.