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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Best startup

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer has named AbeXXa Biologics, a UTA faculty startup, one of 40 “Best University Startups 2017,” Scienmag and Dallas Innovates reported. 

Cooling computers

Data Center Knowledge reported about various methods for cooling computers, including a UTA project led by Seong Jin Koh, a UTA professor of materials science and engineering. Koh developed a computer chip that contains nanoscale structures that enable electron cooling at room temperature.

Architecture jury

Josh Nason, UTA assistant professor of architecture, served on a jury panel for Texas A & M University’s Department of Architecture’s 2017 Celebration of Excellence, Texas A & M Today reported.

NLN convention

Anne Bavier, dean of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and president of the National League for Nursing, talked about NLN’s upcoming convention in San Diego, WECT NBC 6 in Wilmington, N.C., KPLC NBC 7 in Lake Charles, La., and WSFA NBC 12 in Montgomery, Ala., reported. 

UTA lecturer at symposium

Nancy Rosenberg England, a UTA English lecturer, will discuss comedic film adaptations in a talk titled “Dracula Film Spoofs: Funny and Loving it” at the World Dracula Day Symposium, The Dallas Morning News reported. The symposium will take place on the Flower Mound campus of North Central Texas College. 

Donating papers

Educator and business consultant Froswa Booker-Drew donated her college papers and collections to UTA’s Center for African American Studies, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Impeachment talk

In an interview on WBAP 820 AM, Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said the impeachment of President Trump was unlikely at this time because neither the house nor the senate have reached that threshold. 

Alumnus obit

UTA alumnus Elijah E.C. Renshaw died on May 19, the Terrell Tribune reported.