Was Kepler's supernova unusually powerful?
NASA.gov, e! Science news
and other media organizations noted that Sangwook Park, a UT Arlington
assistant professor of physics, co-authored a study about Kepler’s
supernova. New analysis suggests that the supernova explosion was not
only more powerful, but that it might have also occurred at a greater
distance than previously thought.
National herpetology society honors Campbell for discoveries
The Bio-Medicine.org, Phys.org and Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move reported
that Jonathan Campbell, a UT Arlington biology professor known for
traveling into the remotest regions of Central and South America to
catalog biodiversity, has received the 2012 Henry S. Fitch Award for
Excellence in Herpetology, a national honor given by the American
Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
National labs team up with UT Arlington to help make Higgs-search technology available
Lab Manager Magazine
reported that The University of Texas at Arlington is teaming with the
U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories
to develop a universal version of PanDA, a workload management system
built to process huge volumes of data from experiments at the Large
Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. The new project will bolster
science and engineering research that relies on “big data,” a priority
recently promoted by The White House. The U.S. Department of Energy’s
Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research has awarded a combined
$1.7 million to Brookhaven and UT Arlington to fund the PanDA work over
the next three years.
Immigrants coming 'out of the shadows' in pursuit of a dream
The start of school also marked the start of paperwork for the
"Dreamers" -- illegal immigrant students under age 31 who were brought
here as children and hope to stay on a new two-year federal permit,
wrote Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy.
He quoted a UT Arlington student in the piece and noted that the North
Texas Dream Team will host a workshop Sept. 29 at UT Arlington. The
group helps others apply for American freedom.
UT Arlington names director of legislative relations
The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move noted
that The University of Texas at Arlington has hired Jeff Jeter, former
chief of staff and legislative director for state Sen. Chris Harris, to
represent UT Arlington in Austin as the Director of Legislative
Relations. He’ll begin work Sept. 17.