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UTA In The News — Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Oil reformulation

Pranesh Aswath, professor in UTA’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recommends that reformulating lubricating oils for internal combustion engines could significantly improve the life of the oil and engine in a new study, Phys.org reported. Aswath also is UTA’s vice provost for academic planning and policy.

Women in Technology

UTA’s Fillia Makedon, an expert and leader in machine learning and assistive technologies, was among 25 women named by the Dallas Business Journal as winners in the sixth annual Women in Technology Awards. Makedon, a Jenkins Garrett professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, and her fellow honorees were recognized at a reception May 14 at the Westin Galleria Dallas.

Architect remembered

I.M. Pei, internationally renowned architect, died yesterday at age 102, KRLD 1080 AM reported. Kate Holliday, associate professor in UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, said Pei contributed greatly to Dallas’ skyline, designing Dallas City Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall and a couple of skyscrapers. Holliday also is the director of UTA’s David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture. Mark Lamster, CAPPA professor in practice and architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News, wrote an obituary profile on Pei for the newspaper.

Industry panel

Ali Abolmaali, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, was part of a panel examining interactions between industry and academia that are working well, with a focus on why and how they function, All Together reported.

Salute to nurses

Omar Sandoval, who works with the nephrologists and endocrinologists at UT Physicians Multispecialty-Bellaire, was honored at the Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses Luncheon, Scienmag reported. Sandoval earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing at UTA.

Former coach in tournament

Stuart Deane, former UTA golf coach, is competing in the 2019 PGA Championship this week at New York’s Bethpage Black Golf Course, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.