UTA In The News — Monday, November 7, 2022

Monday, Nov 07, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Blood Moon explanation

Levent Gurdemir, University of Texas at Arlington astrophysicist and planetarium director, said a full “Blood Moon” will be visible over the North Texas skies early Tuesday morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Gurdemir talked about what makes this moon different and special.

Chamber economic development discussed

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce wants to step up its economic development. To do that, the chamber is raising $3 million this year and is creating partnerships to increase its odds of attracting new businesses to the area, The Fort Worth Report reported. Sriram Villupuram, a UT Arlington associate professor of finance and real estate, said cities with a diversified portfolio of industries do better during economic downturns. Chambers do have a role in economic development, he added.

Using robots

Fillia Makedon, a distinguished professor in the UT Arlington Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is developing a robotic system that helps people with spinal cord injuries perform everyday tasks, and she's involving members of the UTA Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team in the effort, News-Medical and Targeted News Service reported.

Research fellowship

The National Academy of Sciences has selected Ricardo Sanchez-Murillo, a UT Arlington associate professor, as an early career research fellow in its prestigious Gulf Research Program, Targeted News Service reported. Sanchez-Murillo, a tracer hydrologist and associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, received a two-year fellowship to support research that will advance scientists' ability to predict and prepare for ecosystem changes in the Gulf of Mexico. His research will focus on the aftermath of hurricane landfalls and passages in the region using a method he calls baseflow isotope tempestology.

Greener concrete

CHASM, a U.S.-based carbon nanotube materials innovation company, has been working in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington Center for Advanced Construction Materials to research the development and effectiveness of advanced construction materials that produce a greener, smarter, scalable and cost-effective concrete, Agg-Net and World Cement reported.

Scholarship winner

Tawney Palmer, a UT Arlington student, received a scholarship at the 6th Annual Panhandle Great 25 Nurses event, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.