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UTA In The News — Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

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Higher education funding

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari praised state lawmakers for approving higher education budget increases in The Dallas Morning News’ Points from Austin. In a more in-depth Dallas Morning News article about what UTA and other North Texas universities received, Karbhari said the lawmakers’ commitment allows higher education to serve a growing population, ensure economic development and sustain research.

UTA part of revitalization

Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion was named one of Texas’ Great Public Spaces, Dallas CultureMap reported. UTA's growth and development were mentioned as catalysts for Arlington’s downtown revitalization efforts.

Link between disease, depression

Jody Greaney, a UTA assistant professor of kinesiology, is leading a study to understand the link between cardiovascular disease and depression, Targeted News Service reported.

Rehab glove

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, Science & Technology Research News reported.

Robotics in steelmaking

Daejong Kim, a UTA associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was awarded a grant from POSCO—one of the world’s largest steelmakers—to help fund a one-year feasibility study into using intelligent robot systems for inspection and maintenance of steelmaking facilities, South Korea Daily Report reported.

Biodiversity explored

Luke Frishkoff, UTA assistant professor of biology, explored how human land use expedites biodiversity loss in a paper recently published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, Ecology Daily News reported.

Student receives scholarship

UTA student Casey Matsler was one of several students awarded a 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship, WSIL ABC 3 in Illinois, PR Web and other media outlets reported.

Alumnus named managing principal

Cody Cartusciello has been promoted to managing principal of EYP Architecture & Engineering’s Dallas office, Building Enclosure reported. Cartusciello received his master’s degree in architecture from UTA.