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COS faculty members receive promotions in rank, emeritus status
COS faculty members receive promotions in rank, emeritus status

The College of Science recently had seven faculty members promoted in rank, as well as one retired faculty member who was awarded professor emeritus status by UTA.

Deng named to National Academy of Sciences Committee on Solar and Space Physics
Deng named to National Academy of Sciences Committee on Solar and Space Physics

Yue Deng, UTA professor of physics, was selected to join the prestigious committee, which supports scientific progress in solar and space physics and advises the U.S. government in planning programs in these fields.

Math department honors memory of doctoral student who was a friend to all he met
Math department honors memory of doctoral student who was a friend to all he met

Mr. Amaya, a UTA doctoral student in mathematics and graduate teaching assistant at UTA for the past year, was beloved by friends, faculty, staff and students. He died September 22 when he was swept into a flooded creek on the west side of campus during a torrential rainstorm. He was 23 years old.

UTA inaugurates $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building
UTA inaugurates $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building

The University of Texas at Arlington inaugurated its new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building on September 28 with a ribbon-cutting and open house. The state-of-the-art facility will contribute to pushing the University forward as a leading health science research and teaching institution.

UTA researcher to use North Texas Genome Center to shed light on role of ‘jumping genes’
UTA researcher to use North Texas Genome Center to shed light on role of ‘jumping genes’

A biology researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington will be using the high-tech tools provided by the North Texas Genome Center to shed light on the role of ‘jumping genes’.

Professor appointed to prestigious National Science Foundation ADVANCE office, HSI program
Professor appointed to prestigious National Science Foundation ADVANCE office, HSI program

A University of Texas at Arlington mathematics professor has accepted a one-year position in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Education and Human Resource Development as Program Director of the ADVANCE and Hispanic-Serving Institutions or HSI programs.

UTA professor studies potential barrier materials to improve safety, reliability of nuclear waste repositories
UTA professor studies potential barrier materials to improve safety, reliability of nuclear waste repositories

Nuclear waste repositories are designed to be secure for millions of years. Identifying the most appropriate barrier materials to isolate nuclear waste is vitally important.

Biology senior works in University of Cambridge lab as part of summer research program abroad
Biology senior works in University of Cambridge lab as part of summer research program abroad

UTA senior Michael Oladugba spent his 2018 summer break at the University of Cambridge studying mutations in the DNA of fruit flies as part of the UT System’s Summer Research Academy Abroad program.

UTA biochemists study enzymes to provide keys for drug development in cancer, bacterial infection and neurodegenerative disease
UTA biochemists study enzymes to provide keys for drug development in cancer, bacterial infection and neurodegenerative disease

UTA biochemists are mapping the function of specific enzymes which may facilitate development of new drugs to fight bacterial infection, cancer and potentially neurodegenerative diseases like autism, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.

Lopez honored for work in promoting STEM education in underrepresented communities
Lopez honored for work in promoting STEM education in underrepresented communities

Professor of physics Ramon Lopez is named a recipient of the 2018 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Education Award by a national organization focused on introducing underserved populations to STEM studies and careers.