UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 27, 2022
All about snakes
Snakes Todd Castoe, UTA professor of biology, discussed the “arms race” between snakes and their prey in a question-and-answer column with The Fort Worth Report.
New COVID stats
Hispanics are no longer the population group most affected by COVID-19 in Dallas, a status it held since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, Al Día reported. Erin Carlson, associate professor in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said, “It's very exciting, and it shows that something has really worked quite well in the education and messaging that has gone out to the Hispanic population, both locally and nationally.”
Heat affecting mass transit
North Texas transit authorities slowed down trains when temperatures soared, KERANews.org reported. Stefan Dancila, a UTA associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said that extremely hot temperatures can cause rails to buckle creating a risk of derailment.