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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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Innovation Day

KDFW Fox 4, the City of Arlington and KTVT CBS 11 reported on UTA’s Innovation Day, including student competitions and a “Shark Tank”-style competition. KRLD 1080 AM also interviewed Teri Schultz, director of UTA’s Office of Technology Management, about the event.

Measuring oxygen

Medical Xpress reported that Mark Haykowsky, professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, has used a novel noninvasive technique to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients.

Mental health forum

UTA’s School of Social Work, Tarrant County MHMR and Speak Your Mind Texas hosted a public forum on the importance of early intervention for mental health, the Star-Telegram and KXAS NBC 5 reported. A Star-Telegram editorial also highlighted the forum.

IVF cost

Research by Amy Speier, a UTA assistant professor of anthropology, was mentioned in a article about the high-cost of in vitro fertilization or IVF. According to Speier, IVF tourists travel to where the procedure is inexpensive and laws limiting it are liberal.

Flu detection

Mexico's Diario Puntual and Sociedad Digital reported on Professor Perena Gouma’s development of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus. Gouma is a professor in the UTA Materials Science and Engineer Department. She also is lead scientist in the Institute for Predictive Performance Measurement at the UTA Research Institute.

Lizard research

Anole Annals and Before It’s News reported on new research into the sexual dimorphism of the anoles lizard. Todd Castoe, assistant professor in the UTA Department of Biology, is part of the research team that published findings in The American Naturalist.

Fake news impact

Julian Rodriguez, a lecturer in the UTA Department of Communication, discussed the dissemination and impact of “fake news” with KUVN Univision 23.

Debate analyzed

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed last night’s town hall debate between Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz with KLIF 570 AM.

Elementary school grants

The American Institute of Architecture Students reported that UTA is one of five schools nationwide to receive a grant to fund elementary school initiatives.

Alumna named chief people officer

Tire Business, Modern Tire Dealer and Tire Review reported that alumna Rebecca Sinclair has been hired as the chief people officer for American Tire Distributors, Inc. Sinclair earned her masters in business administration in international business at UTA.

CAPPA student interviewed

KERA 90.1 FM interviewed Raha Pouladi, a doctoral student in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, about the effect President Trump’s travel ban has had on her family. Pouladi has an ailing grandfather in Iran and has had to alter spring travel plans.