UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

SCOTUS Look Ahead

Multiple outlets have republished a piece originally from The Conversation by Morgan Marietta, chair of the Department of Political Science, previewing the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term.

Chicano Identity

Xavier Medina Vidal, associate professor of political science and director of UTA’s Center for Mexican American Studies, spoke with Spectrum News on what it means to be identified as a Chicano in today’s society.

Math and Medicine

A UTA research team will use a federal grant to develop algorithms to better predict which patients will need additional treatments, the American Association for the Advancement of Science reports. Suvra Pal, associate professor of mathematics, says the work will help better focus efforts on those who need it the most.

Pools and Home Values

Two Texas cities made the list of the best American places to own a swimming pool, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Salil Sarkar, UTA professor of finance and real estate, says whether a pool adds value to a home depends on the neighborhood.

Cooling Solutions

Dereje Agonafer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was awarded a nearly $3 million Department of Energy grant to help develop energy-efficient cooling solutions for data centers, Cooling India reports.

Fire Safety

Chan Kan, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, is leading a project to develop and test a smart cart that could replace humans who conduct fire hazard checks in nuclear power facilities, News ES Euro reports.