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UTA In The News — Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Rehab glove

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming, Science and Technology Research and Targeted News Service reported. UTARI is partnering with Neuro Rehab VR and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the $224,893 National Science Foundation grant to use robotic-assisted, virtual reality-based therapy for stroke patients.

Women in Technology honoree

Fillia Makedon, UTA professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will be honored at the Dallas Business Journal’s annual Women in Technology Awards on May 14.

Helping musculoskeletal disease

Marco Brotto, a UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation professor, will use a series of grants totaling approximately $6.575 million during the next five years to attack a variety of debilitating musculoskeletal diseases, Health & Medicine Business News reported.

Architecture forum

Adrian Parr, dean of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is scheduled to be part of a roundtable forum about urban life on April 2 that The Dallas Architecture Forum is sponsoring, Architectural Digest and Dallas Uptown BubbleLife reported. Mark Lamster, CAPPA professor and architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News, will moderate the forum. Architecture deans from across the state will participate.

Collaborative farming

Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the UTA Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, will use a $299,310 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program to explore how to solve the problem of getting products to market through collaborative transportation and aggregation, opening avenues for cost savings and easier delivery, Infosurhoy.com reported.

Stop robocalls

Roger Meiners, UTA chair and professor of the Department of Economics in the College of Business, wrote an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal about a possible tax on robocalls to help address the blight of the annoyances.