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UTA In The News — Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Phillips' early acting

Lou Diamond Phillips’ time at UTA was mentioned in a Corpus Christi Caller-Times article about the actor's early days at Flour Bluff High School. Phillips will open UTA’s 2017-18 Maverick Speakers Series on Sept. 7. 

Upcoming eclipse discussed

South Carolina’s public broadcasting network SCETV and discussed the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse with UTA space physicist Ramon Lopez. 

Bone growth

Rhonda Prisby, a UTA associate professor of kinesiology, has received a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to design a device that could stimulate bone growth, Orthopedic Design & Technology reported. 

Spotting fake news

Three UTA professors are working together to develop an algorithm to spot fake news, North Carolina’s Rocky Mount Telegram reported. The article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News. 

ADHD help

Boston Commons High Tech Network reported that UTA researchers have partnered with Yale University to use artificial intelligence to assess ADHD in youth. 

Trump talk

Houston’s KTRH 740 AM and Dallas’ KFXR 1190 AM interviewed UTA political scientist Allan Saxe about congressional approval of President Trump’s proposed border wall. Saxe also discussed the administration’s decision to remove Reince Priebus as chief of staff with KTVT CBS 11 and WBAP 820 AM.

Emergency exercise

WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM reported on UTA’s emergency preparedness exercise. The drill will involve UTA PD, Arlington Police and Fire, as well as other affiliated agencies. 

Trumpet performance

Eric Baker, chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department at Odessa College, will play trumpet in the last installment of Hot Summer Nights Aug. 4 at Noel Plaza, the Odessa American reported. Baker received his bachelor of music degree in music education from UTA.