UTA In The News — Friday, April 5, 2024

Friday, Apr 05, 2024 • Brian Lopez : contact

Solar eclipse

CBS 11 was at the UTA Planetarium and the UTA Library's Special Collections on Friday morning doing a live segment on the various solar eclipse offerings the University has.

Jeff Carlton, executive director of communications and media relations, spoke about UTA's "Solar-bration" event and what the planetarium offers. Nila Veerabathina, professor of instruction in physics, explained how the moon, despite being smaller than the sun, will cover the sun.

Kim Breuer, associate professor of instruction in the Department of History, spoke with CBS 11 about the ancient celestial maps in the Special Collections Library. Breuer also had her article on solar eclipses and how ancient societies interpreted them published in Astronomy.com and Scientific American.

KLRD ran a segment on the "Solar-bration" event on April 8, highlighting the University as a place to watch the solar eclipse. The station also featured the planetarium‘s recent outreach efforts, as elementary school students have been attending to learn more about the eclipse.

As the solar eclipse is bringing thousands to North Texas, Sriram Villupuram, associate professor of finance and real estate, spoke with the Fort Worth Report about the economic impact of such an event.

Cancer treatment

Kytai T. Nguyen, the Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering at UTA, spoke with Azad News Agency about a new method that could revolutionize lung cancer treatment.