UTA In The News — Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Rehab glove

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, Dallas Innovates reported.

Recycled asphalt

UTA researchers wrote a piece about reclaimed asphalt pavement, or RAP, and using geocell-reinforced RAP material for future roads in Geosynthetic Magazine. Anand Puppala, a UTA distinguished professor in civil engineering and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, and Aritra Banerjee, a UTA research associate and adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, were part of the team that wrote the article.

Architecture roundtable

Adrian Parr, dean of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is scheduled to be part of a roundtable forum about urban life on April 2 that The Dallas Architecture Forum is sponsoring, the Park Cities People and many other publications reported. Mark Lamster, CAPPA professor and architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News, will moderate the forum. Architecture deans from across the state will participate.

New center started

Meghna Tare, UTA chief sustainability officer, and many dedicated stakeholders have received certification for a Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development North Texas from the United Nations University, Green Source DFW and Natural Awakenings Dallas reported.

Snake genomics

In a new paper, a team of biologists led by Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology at UTA, generated and analyzed the most complete chromosome-level genome for a snake: the prairie rattlesnake, Targeted News Service reported.

Safety certification

Ray Gonzales, Bee County, Texas, road administrator, said he will seek UTA’s help in certifying county employees for safety who are involved in road construction, the Beeville Bee-Picayune reported.