UTA In The News — Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday, Jul 30, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Developmental coordination disorder

Priscila Tamplain, associate professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, spoke to The Washington Post about the impact of developmental coordination disorder on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The disorder, first recognized in the 1930s, is just beginning to gain attention from clinicians.

COVID-19 vaccines & the Delta variant

Erin Carlson, associate clinical professor and director of graduate public health programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, spoke to Univision 23 and encouraged the public to receive COVID-19 vaccines to protect against the severe symptoms of the Delta variant.

Youth library

Fort Worth’s newest public library takes its name from Reby Cary, the late Fort Worth educator who became the first Black professor at The University of Texas at Arlington in 1969, Fort Worth Magazine reported. Reby Cary Youth Library, the city’s first designed specifically for children, will open August 14 with a celebration.

Invasive zebra mussels

A multi-institution team of researchers that includes a biology professor from The University of Texas at Arlington received funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to analyze the impact of zebra mussels on Texas lakes, Killeen Daily Herald reported. Zebra mussels are a destructive, invasive species that can spread across Texas by hitching a ride on boats and trailers.

AI institute

Representatives from The University of Texas at Arlington will assist the launch of the National AI Institute for Advances in Optimization in collaboration with partners at The University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California and the Georgia Institute of Technology, AI Business and Techregister reported. The institute will research approaches to predict and quantify uncertainties by fusing AI and mathematical optimization.