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UTA In The News — Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

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Comey testimony

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of UTA’s Department of Political Science, discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on KERA 90.1 FM’s Think talk show with Krys Boyd.

Comey impact

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, also discussed Comey’s testimony with WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM.

Powerful lasers

Laser Focus World reported that Weidong Zhou, a professor in UTA’s College of Engineering, has received a 5-year, $3 million grant to develop a high-power semiconductor laser.

UTA heart research

In a question-and-answer discussion with D Healthcare Magazine Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, said UTA received some of the $11 million in AHA active research dollars for projects.

Rubik's Cube champ

UTA senior Anthony Brooks’ skills with a Rubik’s Cube will be featured on the new Fox reality-competition series, “SuperHuman”, the Star-Telegram and DFW.com reported. UTA produced a video highlighting the business administration student’s speedcubing expertise.

Planetarium makes list

The Planetarium at UTA was mentioned in a Vacation Idea article on the 14 best things to do in Arlington.

Former instructor authors book

The Private Letters of Lucki Cinders, a new book by Anne L. Gibson, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., the Buffalo, N.Y., News, the Starkeville, Miss., Daily News, the Sweetwater, Texas, Reporter and many other media outlets reported. Gibson was a UTA French literature instructor for many years.

Former prof dies

Jan Swearingen, a former UTA English professor, died last week in Bryan, Texas, The Eagle reported. She had recently retired from Texas A&M University. She also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona.