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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Geotextiles research

Anand Puppala, associate dean for research and civil engineering professor in the College of Engineering, showed in a new report the advantages of using geotextiles to mend a bridge site in Cleburne, Texas, NewsRx Science Daily reported.

UTA Records

Dallas Style and Design featured a profile on WoodWired, a musical duo that released its first album through UTA Records. Cheyenne Cruz, a UTA Department of Music lecturer in clarinet, is part of WoodWired.

Softball coach profiled

Peejay Brun, UTA’s softball coach, was profiled in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about her challenges with Tourette syndrome and being gay.

Distant crocodile

A newfound animal, Scolomastax sahlsteini, an extinct, distant cousin of today's crocodiles and alligators, is the latest ancient creature to emerge from Arlington’s Archosaur Site, National Geographic and Australia’s National Geographic reported. The site was discovered in 2003 by a group including Derek Main, then a UTA graduate student.

Elusive frog discovered

UTA researchers, along with those from the University of Delhi, the Wildlife Institute of India and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, have discovered Micryletta aishani, a new elusive frog that breeds during the monsoon but then goes into hiding the rest of the year, India’s DailyHunt and Research Matters reported.

Using light

Hanli Liu, a UTA bioengineering professor, is using a NASA grant to study the use of near-infrared laser light on the brain in an effort to improve astronauts’ cognitive and memory function during space missions, Photonics.com reported.