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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Cancer treatment

UTA physics Professor Wei Chen and a team of international collaborators have proposed a new concept that will potentially treat cancer cells without damaging the normal cells around them, Daily Heralds and Science Daily reported.

iTunes expert

David Arditi, UTA associate professor of sociology, said Apple may be phasing out iTunes because it sees the financial upside of subscription-based streaming, NBC News reported. The company announced Monday it is ending the platform, which has served as the home for users’ music, television and podcast libraries since its inception in 2001.

HOBY Seminar

Juniors from more than 100 North Texas high schools will come to the UTA campus June 7-9 for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, Mirage News reported. The program is internationally renowned and is aimed at providing leadership training, service learning and motivation-building experiences for high-achieving students.

Digital learning

George Siemens, UTA professor of psychology, has received a grant from The Boeing Co. to construct an integrated data infrastructure that will centralize digital learning and engagement tools, Defense & Aerospace Daily reported. Siemens’ work is aimed at enabling a deeper understanding of both learning environments and the personalized learning frameworks that workers will need to prosper.