Robot work funded
The National Science Foundation, in partnership with NASA, the
National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
has awarded just under $50 million to grantees around the country,
including UT Arlington, for the development and use of robots that
cooperatively work with people and enhance individual human
capabilities, performance and safety, the website TMCNet
reported. Dan Popa, associate professor of electrical engineering, will
lead a project to develop skin material that functions like human skin
to give robots a learned sense of touch similar to that of humans.
Physicists to converge on campus
The University of Texas at Arlington will host hundreds of particle
physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 for the International
Workshop on Future Linear Colliders, according to the websites PhysOrg.com and e! Science News. The meeting is being held in Texas for the first time.
Workplace safety discussed
Workplace deaths have declined across the country, but they remain
stubbornly high in Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The story noted that in 2007, OSHA established its largest education
center in the country at The University of Texas at Arlington. The
program has trained more than 4,100 workers and supervisors in workplace
safety in the construction, oil and gas, and health care industries.
A good time for concert-goers
When it comes to bringing a party, Passion Pit can deliver with the best of them, a Dallas Morning News review of the band’s concert at UT Arlington’s College Park Center said. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
said the show, along with rapper Flo Rida's Oct. 19 concert, marks
another cultural coup for the just-opened center, as these heavy hitters
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
featured an obituary for UT Arlington Distinguished Alumnus Alex
Burton, a key figure in Dallas-Fort Worth radio and television since
1962. Mr. Burton died Thursday of prostate cancer in Dallas. A memorial
is scheduled for Sept. 23.
Saxe says race will be watched
UT Arlington political science professor Allan Saxe was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
story about the fiery showdown between Democrat Wendy Davis and
Republican Mark Shelton to determine who represents state Senate
District 10 for the next four years. "This is certainly one of the most
watched state races," said Saxe.
Website features computing work
A story about the UT Arlington College of Engineering’s role in a
project to figure out a way to quickly cool massive data centers for
Facebook and 14 other large-scale corporations was featured on the
website Ethopian Review.
Dereje Agonafer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at
UT Arlington, said that for the group of students at who are part of the
project, it’s a chance to influence the social phenomenon of their