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2020 News

Jin receives $472K NIH grant for study of how to improve accuracy of stress tests
Jin receives $472K NIH grant for study of how to improve accuracy of stress tests

A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a study designed to improve the accuracy of stress tests to better diagnose heart disease.

Chen says collaboration is key to high impact discoveries in cancer research
Chen says collaboration is key to high impact discoveries in cancer research

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist who specializes in developing nanomaterials for highly selective cancer treatments and bioimaging techniques is collaborating with several international, multi-institutional research teams on high-impact discoveries and publications.

Physics doctoral student wins NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Physics doctoral student wins NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

A doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Arlington has earned a prestigious fellowship to help fund her dissertation research.

Math alumnus wins national award for research in undergraduate math education
Math alumnus wins national award for research in undergraduate math education

An alumnus in mathematics from The University of Texas at Arlington has been honored with a national award for his accomplishments in research in undergraduate mathematics education.

UTA chemists discover new compound with promising anticancer properties
UTA chemists discover new compound with promising anticancer properties

An international team of chemistry researchers led by The University of Texas at Arlington has published a study which details the discovery of a compound that shows great promise as a weapon in the fight against cancer.

Walsh studying evolutionary effects of nuclear testing on preserved water flea eggs
Walsh studying evolutionary effects of nuclear testing on preserved water flea eggs

A researcher of The University of Texas at Arlington could soon uncover the evolutionary effects of nuclear testing by resurrecting decades-old crustaceans.

UTA physicists find debris from supernova remnant has hardly slowed four centuries later
UTA physicists find debris from supernova remnant has hardly slowed four centuries later

An international team of astronomers led by The University of Texas at Arlington has recorded debris being ejected from the site of an exploded star at speeds exceeding 20 million miles per hour — more than 25,000 times the speed of sound in Earth’s atmosphere.

Asaadi receives prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award
Asaadi receives prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award

Jonathan Asaadi, assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been selected to receive the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award to support his research efforts in high energy physics.

Psychology researchers looking to facilitate the development of novel ideas in collaborative innovation
Psychology researchers looking to facilitate the development of novel ideas in collaborative innovation

Psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are leading a series of studies to develop and test a model designed to improve the relationship between collaborative creativity and the decision-making process.

UTA biologists publish genomic studies to aid in conservation of lizard, toad species
UTA biologists publish genomic studies to aid in conservation of lizard, toad species

Biology researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have published two new genomic studies which could aid in conservation efforts of two North American lizard species and a Central American toad.

Castoe co-authors publications on animal hosts of COVID-19 and its evolutionary origins
Castoe co-authors publications on animal hosts of COVID-19 and its evolutionary origins

Todd Castoe, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has co-authored two papers regarding issues involving the COVID-19 virus and its origins.

Boutte using $1.25 million grant to study cell wall metabolism, antibiotic tolerance in mycobacteria
Boutte using $1.25 million grant to study cell wall metabolism, antibiotic tolerance in mycobacteria

A biology researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is studying how mycobacterial cells regulate cell wall metabolism and how this knowledge can pave the way for creating more effective drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Psychology student named to prestigious UT System Archer Fellowship Program
Psychology student named to prestigious UT System Archer Fellowship Program

A psychology student at The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected for a prestigious program that brings talented undergraduate and graduate students to Washington, D.C. to live, learn and intern in the nation’s capital.

College of Science students earn departmental awards, scholarships
College of Science students earn departmental awards, scholarships

College of Science students were recently honored by their respective departments for their superior achievements in academics, research, and teaching with awards for the 2019-20 academic year and scholarships for 2020-21.

Retiring from full-time status, Paulus reflects on illustrious 51-year career at UTA
Retiring from full-time status, Paulus reflects on illustrious 51-year career at UTA

As a distinguished professor of psychology, former dean, associate dean, and department chair, Paulus helped shape much of that history. His achievements as an administrator, teacher, researcher and mentor have contributed greatly to the College’s growth and success.

Liu publishes two books on vortex science and turbulence research utilizing Liutex
Liu publishes two books on vortex science and turbulence research utilizing Liutex

Chaoqun Liu, distinguished professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published two new books on vortex science and turbulence research.

UTA alumni educate, care for community during pandemic
UTA alumni educate, care for community during pandemic

Through the Mavericks on the Front Lines series, we’re highlighting how students and alumni from The University of Texas at Arlington are playing critical roles in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Microbiology, pre-med graduate has heart for helping those in need
Microbiology, pre-med graduate has heart for helping those in need

Sierra Lee feels her purpose in life is to serve others, and she has certainly done a great deal of serving during her time at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Ghose using $2 million CPRIT grant to establish cancer research lab at UTA
Ghose using $2 million CPRIT grant to establish cancer research lab at UTA

With $2 million in support from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), The University of Texas at Arlington has added an emerging leader in cancer biology to its faculty and fortified its cancer research enterprise.

Physics doctoral student earns prestigious Department of Energy science research grant
Physics doctoral student earns prestigious Department of Energy science research grant

A graduate student from The University of Texas at Arlington is one of only 62 students nationwide to be selected for the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.

UTA, College of Science announce recipients of awards for teaching, research, advising
UTA, College of Science announce recipients of awards for teaching, research, advising

College of Science faculty and staff members were recently honored for their excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service during the 2019-20 academic year with awards and recognition at the College and University levels.

Chen lab publishes study of new method to activate nanoparticle in targeting cancer cells
Chen lab publishes study of new method to activate nanoparticle in targeting cancer cells

An international team led by physics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington has published a study on their use of nanoparticles to create a highly selective cancer treatment method which targets tumor cells without damaging nearby healthy cells.

Math alumna receives service award from Association for Women in Mathematics
Math alumna receives service award from Association for Women in Mathematics

An alumna in mathematics from The University of Texas at Texas at Arlington was recently honored for her volunteering efforts to help promote women in mathematics.

In COVID-19 hotspots, Mavericks are making a difference
In COVID-19 hotspots, Mavericks are making a difference

Across Texas and beyond, thousands of Mavericks show how The University of Texas at Arlington improves communities through the spirit and hard work of its students and alumni. We are showcasing those efforts through our Mavericks on the Front Line series.

Physics doctoral student and alumnus publish study on orbital stability of exomoons, submoons
Physics doctoral student and alumnus publish study on orbital stability of exomoons, submoons

A team of physics researchers led by a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington has published a new study into the stability of the orbits of exomoons and the possibility that moons could have moons of their own.

Chemistry student Orr among four Mavericks selected for prestigious NSF program
Chemistry student Orr among four Mavericks selected for prestigious NSF program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected three graduate students and one recent alumnus from The University of Texas at Arlington to participate in its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

UTA community making a difference during COVID-19 pandemic
UTA community making a difference during COVID-19 pandemic

Across Texas and beyond, thousands of Maverick heroes are providing essential support and care during the COVID-19 pandemic — and proving how The University of Texas at Arlington community is a force for good.Here are three more stories: an emergency medicine physician, a gatekeeper for COVID-19 testing, and a social work student caring for the homeless, each showing how Mavericks are making a difference.

Biology doctoral student wins two awards for coral research at national conference
Biology doctoral student wins two awards for coral research at national conference

Winning one award at a national conference is impressive but one doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington recently earned two awards for his research about coral reefs.Bradford Dimos, a third-year Ph.D. student in biology, received a pair of awards at the annual meeting of The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, held in Austin in January.

Doctoral student in physics co-authors pair of studies on mathematical functions
Doctoral student in physics co-authors pair of studies on mathematical functions

A doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Arlington is co-author of two recent publications on non-standard Lagrangians, a mathematical function which helps describe the movement of objects.

Dias lab’s research using “coinage” metals produces three journal cover publications
Dias lab’s research using “coinage” metals produces three journal cover publications

Chemistry researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have published a trio of studies which could prove useful in the production of pharmaceutical drugs. Each of the studies was featured in cover articles in leading chemistry journals.

Jorgensen leading NSF project to boost students’ success in mathematics while exposing them to geoscience
Jorgensen leading NSF project to boost students’ success in mathematics while exposing them to geoscience

A federally funded project led by mathematics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington is seeking to improve students’ success in college math classes and expose them to geoscience with the goal of boosting the number of students majoring in earth and environmental sciences.

Chen among four UTA faculty named to National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members
Chen among four UTA faculty named to National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members

Wei Chen, professor of physics, is one of four faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington to be included in the National Academy of Inventors 2020 class of Senior Members.

College of Science coronavirus update from Dean Khaledi
College of Science coronavirus update from Dean Khaledi

Dean Morteza Khaledi delivers a message on how the College is working to help students as the University transitions to online instruction for the rest of the semester, along with contact information for academic advisors and departments.

Doctoral student in chemistry earns prestigious Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research award
Doctoral student in chemistry earns prestigious Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research award

A doctoral student in chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a prestigious grant from a scientific honor society to help fund her research.

UTA research team leads effort to improve testing and treatment for osteoporosis
UTA research team leads effort to improve testing and treatment for osteoporosis

A new multisite study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington details a series of biomarkers in the blood—and a screening to detect them—that could lead to better diagnoses and treatments for osteoporosis.

UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells
UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells

A study led by environmental researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests a disconnect between the perception of groundwater contamination and the extent to which that contamination is attributable to oil and natural gas extraction.

Hadavand leading portion of upgrade to particle collider experiment
Hadavand leading portion of upgrade to particle collider experiment

An assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington is supervising part of an upgrade to the ATLAS experiment, the largest general-purpose particle physics project at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland.

College to offer option of a minor in Data Science starting in Fall 2020
College to offer option of a minor in Data Science starting in Fall 2020

The UTA College of Science will offer a minor program in Data Science starting in Fall 2020. The program is primarily intended for science or STEM majors, but students in other disciplines can also benefit from this new minor.

Hunt discusses North Texas pollen season and how it is affected by climate change
Hunt discusses North Texas pollen season and how it is affected by climate change

Andrew Hunt, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor and associate chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, says his current research interest is determining the relationship between asthma/allergies and environmental exposures.

Physics student earns award for his high energy astrophysics research at state conference
Physics student earns award for his high energy astrophysics research at state conference

Joshua Osborne, who is now working on his Ph.D. in physics at UTA, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2019 Texas Section meeting of the American Physical Society.

NASA selects team of UTA physics researchers for $1.3 million heliophysics project
NASA selects team of UTA physics researchers for $1.3 million heliophysics project

Dan Welling, Yue Deng, and Ramon Lopez, from left, will investigate how differences in Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres affect the planet’s response to space weather.

UTA biology researchers publish study on how land use affects biodiversity of stream organisms
UTA biology researchers publish study on how land use affects biodiversity of stream organisms

Ph.D. student William Budnick, associate professor of biology Sophia Passy, and postdoctoral researcher Katrina Pound co-authored the paper with colleagues in Europe and Canada. Budnick served as lead author, despite dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Nam using National Institutes of Health awards to study enzymes and enzymatic reactions
Nam using National Institutes of Health awards to study enzymes and enzymatic reactions

Kwangho Nam, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects which examine enzymes and enzymatic reactions.