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UTA In The News — Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

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Wendell Nedderman

Dr. Wendell Nedderman, who was president of UTA for 20 years, died on Wednesday, May 8, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, CBS 11 DFW and the Fort Worth Business Press reported. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said Nedderman set the foundation and trajectory for the transition from a small college to one of the largest and best-reputed universities in Texas.

Scholarship partner

UTA has entered a partnership with Radium, a company that specializes in bringing advanced utility to blockchain, Bitcoin Exchange Guide reported. They are collaborating to deliver scholarships to two top students every semester for the next five years. Sajib Datta, senior lecturer and graduate advisor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will be responsible for effectively supervising the students.

Ultracapacitators research

David Wetz, professor of electrical engineering at UTA, is conducting a study for the Office of Naval Research to assess the suitability of ultracapacitators in applications demanding high transient power, European Passive Components Institute reported.

Coral disease

A team of researchers, including UTA professor and associate chair of biology Laura Mydlarz, is conducting an investigation to learn about the pathology of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease ravaging the coral of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John Tradewinds reported.

Architecture book

Kathryn Holliday, associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at UTA, has assembled and published more than 60 essays by the pioneering Dallas architecture critic David Dillon in a new book, Texas Standard reported.

Predatory journals

Peace Williamson, director of Research Data Services in UTA Libraries, spoke with The Scientist about the presence of predatory journals on PubMed. Williamson said her investigation into the matter does not spark concern about predatory journals, but rather the process of how low-quality content is making it onto PubMed.