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UTA In The News — Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Cancer link found

UTA researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer, Health Canal, Public Now, Medical Xpress, Science Codex and 15 Minute News reported.

Largest freshman class

The Star-Telegram, KXAS NBC 5 and the City of Arlington reported on UTA’s newest freshman class, the largest in university history.

Nygren honored

David Nygren, UTA’s Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics, has been honored with the 2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award for his pioneering work in radiation detector developments and for enabling major discoveries in diverse areas of science, 15 Minute News reported.

Bike-share program

KXAS NBC 5, KSKY 660 AM and KTVT CBS 11 reported on the launch of UTA’s new bike-share program. Thirty bikes will be located at seven stations across campus.

Robot interaction

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions reported that UTA researchers have been working with their senior residents to study engagement with robot NAO using sonnets from Shakespeare. The interdisciplinary research team includes UTA’s Department of Theatre Arts, School of Social Work and the UTA Research Institute.

Trump talk

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, spoke with KLIF 570 AM about President Donald Trump’s recent deal with Democrat legislators on the debt ceiling and Hurricane Harvey relief.

Harvey impact on coral reef

Laura Mydlarz, a UTA associate professor of biology, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about Hurricane Harvey’s impact on coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Mydlarz said hurricanes can cool sea water that has grown too warm for coral.

UTA part of attraction

UTA was mentioned in a Dallas Business Journal article about the City of Arlington’s economic attraction for major companies.

DART-UTA partnership

DART Daily reported on a new partnership that will allow select UTA undergraduate students to participate in experiential learning opportunities with DART.

NSF grant for UAS

Public Now reported that UTA is among four universities awarded a total of $1 million by the National Science Foundation for unmanned aerial systems research.

Frame4Frame Festival

Fort Worth Magazine reported that UTA is one of several venues for the second annual Frame4Frame Festival.

Alumnus' business recognized

Alumnus Andrew Feghali’s company Aeroblaze Laboratory will be recognized at the annual TechFW IMPACT Awards luncheon, Dallas CityBizList reported. Feghali earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree of business administration from UTA.

Student work featured

KERA’s Art+Seek profiled a new project from UTA MFA student Marcela Reyes. The multimedia artist has a new project to make undocumented immigrants more visible.

Student airs DACA concerns

Mariaelena De La Cruz, a UTA graduate student and DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, spoke with KDFW FOX 4 about her concerns about deportation now that the program has been rescinded. De La Cruz is studying social work at UTA and hopes to be a drug abuse counselor.