UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Coral disease project
A U.S. National Science Foundation-supported study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington provides a new framework for identifying coral identifying coral disease resistance traits and examines the processes behind species survival, the NSF website reported. Biologist Laura Mydlarz and collaborators at UTA, Mote Marine Laboratory and the University of the Virgin Islands measured species' immune responses after controlled exposures to white plague disease, an infectious pathogen responsible for coral mortality. The story also ran in ForeignAffairs.co.nz.
Rebecca Deen, a UT Arlington associate dean, said Democrats and Republicans have been mobilizing their bases using public education debate as a motivating factor, KRLD 1080 AM reported. Deen also talked about voter apathy in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Tarrant County prediction
Thomas Marshall, a UT Arlington political science professor, said Tarrant County has traditionally voted Republican and this mid-term election is no exception, the Fort Worth Report reported in an overall election story.
Top races outlined
Rebecca Deen, an associate dean at UT Arlington, advised that the governor’s race and attorney general’s race were among the top items to keep an eye on in a Texas Standard advance story about Tuesday’s mid-term election.
Term limit exception
Thomas Marshall, a political science professor at UT Arlington, said the city of Arlington’s term limit extension proposal on Tuesday’s ballot seems like a self-serving decision and very rushed, KERA 90.1 FM and the Texas Standard reported. The measure passed. Prior to the election, Marshall also said it looked generally like a Republican victory because of the inflation rate, KXAS NBC 5 reported.
Souvik Roy, a UTA assistant professor of mathematics, is developing a data-driven mathematical framework to analyze the progression of esophageal cancer through a National Science Foundation grant, Clinical Oncology Daily reported.
Maria Konsta-Gdoutos, UT Arlington civil engineering professor and associate director of the Center for Advanced Construction Materials (CACM), is leading an international project to decarbonize concrete production and promote its use as a renewable energy generator, U.S. Fed News and newsR reported.
Blood moon explained
Levent Gurdemir, University of Texas at Arlington astrophysicist and planetarium director, outlined how to view and enjoy the full “Blood Moon,” which was visible over the North Texas skies early Tuesday morning, WFAA ABC 8 reported.
EPA/UTA sustainability exercise
The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to use The University of Texas at Arlington as a blueprint on how to design work sessions for campus sustainability, U.S. Fed News reported.
The University of Texas at Arlington will celebrate Homecoming Week 2022 beginning Monday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 12, U.S. Fed News reported.