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News Topic science was found in 43 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • Dasgupta receives 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for contributions to analytical chemistry
    Research excellence

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, science

    Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the UTA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named recipient of the 2016 Eastern Analytical Symposium’s highest award, the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor named an AAAS Fellow
    High honor

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, science

    A UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Frank Lewis' key contribution to that sector has been to add additional self-learning mechanisms to neural network controllers for mainly aircraft and robot systems.

November 2016

  • UTA researchers discover mechanism behind immunosuppressive effects of drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers
    Solving immune response

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA biochemists have demonstrated the mechanism behind how thiopurine drugs suppress immune response. This knowledge could lead to an improvement of those drugs, which are commonly used to treat autoimmune disorders and cancers.

October 2016

  • Ford Motor Co. names UTA mathematics professor ‘legendary woman’
    Legendary woman

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, science

    Minerva Cordero-Epperson, a University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Science, has been named one of the Ford Motor Company’s Mujeres Legendarias for 2016. Ford honored Cordero-Epperson for excellence in teaching and a decades-long commitment to increasing diversity in STEM programs.

  • UTA Computer Science and Engineering professor to use data mining to benefit individual diagnosis, treatment for cancer patients
    Precision medicine

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research, science

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor will develop big data mining tools using a National Science Foundation grant that will use large amounts of complex patient data to better aid doctors in determining what medical action is necessary. The research also could lead to discovering paths in which certain diseases might be remedied.

  • UTA partners with oil and gas company Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study in the area of the Alpine High oil and gas resource play
    Ensuring groundwater quality

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    Chemists from The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study of groundwater and surface water in the newly discovered Alpine High resource play in West Texas.

  • UTA biologist to expand study of invasive zebra mussels in Texas Lakes
    Protecting Texan Lakes

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    A professor emeritus in biology from UTA who is an esteemed expert in freshwater and marine invertebrates is expanding his research into the spread of invasive zebra mussels into Texas lakes.

  • UTA chemists receive donation from Dallas-based environmental philanthropist to develop strategies to limit shale gas industry’s ecological impacts
    Environmental research

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists have received a donation from Dallas-based environmental philanthropist Trammell S. Crow to develop strategies to limit shale gas industry’s ecological impacts.

September 2016

  • UTA enzyme research opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis
    New hope for arthritis

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    News Topics: research, science

    UTA enzyme research that opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Biology Chair Clay Clark led the project.

  • UTA study finds abnormalities in drinking water in Eagle Ford Shale region
    Groundwater study

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, environment, research, science

    An initial UTA study has found abnormalities in drinking water in the Eagle Ford Shale region, indicative of some contamination from industrial or agricultural activities in the area. The research, led by Professor Kevin Schug, was published recently in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • UTA researchers’ papers find proven concept of using light to image and potentially treat PTSD
    Bright light

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research, science

    A UTA bioengineering professor shows the benefits of near infrared light treatment on brains traumatized through post traumatic stress disorder, suffered many times by U.S. veterans. The interdisciplinary team includes representatives from the College of Science, the College of Engineering,

August 2016

  • UTA chemists to develop a new class of catalysts to transform cheap, widely available hydrocarbons into molecules used in key industrial processes
    Developing new catalysts

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists are developing novel ways to use metal ions to activate simple hydrocarbons present in natural gas or petroleum products to produce more complex molecules valuable to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

  • UTA physicist Ramon Lopez awarded 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award for his work advocating science education at the national level
    Advocating science education

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, physics, science

    Ramon Lopez, UTA physics professor, has been named the winner of the 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award by the Space and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union. The AGU’s Carrington Award is presented in recognition of significant impact on students’ and the public’s understanding of science through education and/or outreach activities.

  • UTA awards four 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants for innovative ideas that address high-priority issues in society
    Interdisciplinary research

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    News Topics: art, awards, humanities, nursing, research, robotics, science, urban and public affairs

    UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly.

  • UTA faculty and alumnus celebrated as “Tech Titans” in 2016 awards
    Innovators in science and education

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, computer science, science

    Three faculty and a graduate of UTA won Tech Titans Awards for excellence and leadership in technology fields in 2016, announced at a recent celebratory gala. UTA professors won the the Tech Titans Inventors Award and Tech Titans of the Future University Award and a UTA alumnus was named Tech Titans Corporate Company CEO of the year.

  • UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process
    Protecting air quality

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    UTA chemists have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. The study was published today in "Science and the Total Environment."

  • UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation launches interdisciplinary PhD in kinesiology degree
    Kinesiology PhD Launched

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, science, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in the fall, in response to soaring demand for healthcare scientists and faculty.

  • UTA signs agreement with leading Korean energy institute to promote joint development of clean energy technologies
    Clean energy

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, research, science

    UTA and The Korea Institute of Energy Research have joined forces to develop clean energy technologies that improve the lives of citizens worldwide. South Korea’s government recently unveiled a plan to invest about $36.6 billion in developing renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power and eco-friendly power plants, by 2020.

July 2016

  • Four UTA professors named finalists for 2016 Tech Titan Awards
    UTA innovators

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, engineering, science

    Tech Titans has named four UTA professors finalists for the 2016 Tech Titans awards. The prestigious honor recognizes the educators’ outstanding innovations in science and engineering, and for developing successful new educational models supporting undergraduate research.

June 2016

  • Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders, UTA researchers find
    Teenage anxiety

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, science

    UTA researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.

  • UTA nursing Ph.D. students awarded prestigious national scholarships
    Nursing scholar excellence

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, health and fitness, research, science, students

    Four nursing doctoral students have been named inaugural UTA Jonas Scholars with support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nursing faculty.

  • UTA researchers find strangers reach mutual understanding mainly through talking and asking questions, not from non-verbal communication
    Power of verbal

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    News Topics: psychology, research, science

    UTA psychologists have discovered that when two strangers meet for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances. The research was published recently in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

May 2016

  • UTA biologist shows that environmental favorability, tolerance of stress drive the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters
    Protecting biodiversity

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    News Topics: biology, science

    A UTA biologist has shown that environmental favorability and tolerance of stress drives the disparity between common and rare species in freshwaters. The research was published recently in the leading journal "The American Naturalist."

  • UTA scientists examine global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change
    Global warming

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    News Topics: environment, geology, research, science

    UTA scientists are leading a team examining global warming events from millions of years ago to gain insight into present-day climate change. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences.

April 2016

  • UTA biologists study imperiled lizard to develop conservation plan
    Conservation plan

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, research, science

    UTA biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile’s numbers have been dwindling dramatically. The work is being supported by a two-year grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

  • UTA research demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling
    Water quality

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, research, science

    New research by Professor Kevin Schug demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time. The results were published today in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."

  • Two UTA professors named Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
    Teaching Excellence

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: awards, chemistry, research, science

    Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

  • UTA researcher finds that by age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the development of self-control
    Childhood behavior

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, psychology, science

    UTA researcher Jeffrey Gagne has found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers’ self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack.

  • UTA scientists demonstrate that electrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain
    Alleviating pain

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, psychology, research, science

    UTA professors Yuan Peng and J.-C. Chiao have demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the deep brain structures under the cortex could ease chronic pain. Their results were published in the leading neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

  • NIH awards $1.7 million to UTA professor to fight chronic kidney disease
    Health science

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    News Topics: health and fitness, humanities, science

    Kinesiology professor Paul Fadel has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant to thwart cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease.

March 2016

  • Study finds gestational surrogacy often misunderstood, unevenly judged
    Labor of love

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, community service, faculty, genetics, research, science

    Research by Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, is compiled in what is the first book-length ethnographic examination of gestational surrogacy in the United States.

  • UTA alums receive NSF small-business grant to spur K-12 STEM interest through technology
    STEM education startup

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    News Topics: business, engineering, manufacturing, robotics, science

    A team of UTA engineering and business school graduates is designing a hands-on, reconfigurable robots education tool that will stimulate STEM learning in kindergarten through 12th grades. The project is funded through the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research program.

  • Two UTA professors receive $376,000 NIH grant to combat hypertension among African-Americans
    Health insights

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    News Topics: nursing, research, science

    Kinesiology faculty members David Keller and Paul Fadel have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to gain insight into hypertension among African-Americans and in other populations.

February 2016

January 2016

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.

  • UTA hosts 150 leading international physicists working to explain the origins of the universe
    Origins of the universe

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    Some 150 leading international physicists convene at UTA Jan.12-15, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.

  • UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
    Enzyme mapping

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, medicine, mental health, research, science

    UTA biochemists are advancing research into chemical imbalances associated with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.