The University of Texas at Arlington is taking advantage of an online virtual world, NBCDFW.com
reported. Second Life, the 3D online world that Linden Lab launched
nine years ago, brings UT Arlington students as close to real-life
experience as possible. They use digital avatars to move around in the
world. Nursing students can practice in a virtual hospital what they
might see in a real-life hospital. They can talk to users who can be
from anywhere in the world.
Gone are the days of audio and video-based baby monitors –– if University of Texas at Arlington researchers have their way, CBSDFW.com
reported. They’ve secured a patent for a wireless sensor that detects
carbon dioxide exhaled by sleeping babies. Parents can buy monitors that
detect movement, but this device will directly tell the parent if their
child stops breathing. “If anything happens, for instance the baby
stops breathing, the carbon dioxide concentration will vary, then the
system will issue an alert through the wireless system to warn the
parents,” said J.-C. Chiao, an electrical engineering professor at UT
Arlington. The sensors can be attached to a baby’s crib or car seat.
Hung Cao, a doctorate student, came up with the idea after his son was
born in 2006.
CFO talks about importance of education
The Chicago Tribune published a piece by Fort Worth Star-Telegram business columnist Mitchell Schnurman
on Jackie Fouse, a UT Arlington alumna and supporter graduating Sunday
with a doctorate in finance. Fouse is the chief financial officer of
Celgene Corp., a Fortune 500 drugmaker in Summit, N.J. “Education opens
you up as a person. It provokes reflection and makes you more
thoughtful,” she said.
Location, location, location
mentioned UT Arlington in a story about the acquisition of JPMorgan
Chase Bank Tower in Arlington by American Fidelity Assurance Co. Along
with a recent $1.2 million upgrade, amenities at the property include
easy access to The University of Texas at Arlington campus.
Franco kicks off graduation week
KDFW/FOX 4 mentioned that actor James Franco is set to speak today at an event that kicks off graduation week at UT Arlington.