UTA In The News — Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday, Nov 18, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Back to the moon

Julio Cesar Benavides, a professor of instruction in UT Arlington’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, said the Artemis program offers NASA the chance to team with local companies in unexplored areas on the moon, The Dallas Morning News reported on a story exploring how NASA is working toward putting people back on the moon.

Online education podcast
Peggy Semingson, a UT Arlington associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, explored the future of learning and online education in a Faculty Factory podcast, which is produced by Johns Hopkins University.

Reaching Tier 1
Longtime Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said helping UT Arlington reach Tier 1 status was one of the top achievements during her time in Washington D.C., KTVT CBS 11 reported in a story highlighting the three-decade career of the Dallas lawmaker.

Center toolkit
Researchers at UTA’s Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars created a Transportation Equity Toolkit to look at disparities in transportation and mobility, Insight Into Diversity reported.

National student award
University of Texas at Arlington graduate students won a national Student American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for their work on the Bottom District, a historic Freedmen's town next to the Trinity River in Dallas, U.S. Fed News reported.

Credit help
Yibing Du, a UTA clinical assistant professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate, talked about the pros and cons of annual fee credit cards in a question-and-answer column for Money Geek. In another Money Geek column, he talked about credit mistakes people often make.

Checking hemoglobin levels
Researchers at UT Arlington, in collaboration with Austin-based Shani Biotechnologies, have created a point-of-care device that can accurately measure hemoglobin levels and perform pulse oximetry in individuals with dark skin, Health Medicine Network reported.

Health disparities
Tiffany Kindratt, an assistant professor of kinesiology and director of UTA's Health Survey Research Lab, is focusing her health disparities research on a group of Americans who often are overlooked because of how the U.S. government collects information on race and ethnicity, Targeted News Service reported.

New technique
UT Arlington physicists developed a new technique that can measure the properties of the topmost atomic layer of materials without including information from the underlying layers, Ceramic Tech Today reported.