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UTA In The News — Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Trinity River district

Nan Ellin, dean of the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, wrote that the Trinity River could be a game-changer for North Texas in a special column in the Star-Telegram.

Property values

Health Medicine Network and ScienMag reported that a national meta-analysis led by Shima Hamidi, a UTA assistant professor of urban planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, found that property value increases when located next to a transit station. Hamidi also is director of CAPPA's Institute of Urban Studies.

Heart patients' help

A new study by UTA researchers provides a noninvasive technique for measuring oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, Physician’s Weekly reported.

Heat reduction

UTA’s Seong Jin Koh, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is conducting research for the Office of Naval Research to reduce heat in semiconductors and transistors that could extend devices’ energy life without having to recharge them, Aerospace & Defense Technology reported.

Continued support reported that Texas State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, noted his continued support of UTA in a statement on his appointment to the House Committee on Higher Education, among others.

Trump talk

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed on WTKS 104.1 FM in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., about the continued issues with President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

Men's team victory

The UTA men’s basketball team knocked off first place Arkansas State to move to within one half game behind the three teams now tied for first in the Sun Belt Conference, according to Star Telegram.

Women's team wins

The Star Telegram reported that the Lady Mavs basketball team defeated Arkansas State for the first time in UTA’s Sun Belt Conference history.