A Fort Worth Star-Telegram
profile of Vistasp Karbhari hailed him as a compassionate leader
capable of managing crises, connecting with students and linking basic
research to real-world needs and business. Karbhari is the sole finalist
to become UT Arlington’s next president. The UT System Board of Regents
could make a final decision as early as Tuesday.
New critic and faculty member
Mark Lamster, an editor at Architectural Review, a contributing editor for Design Observer and a frequent contributor to national magazines and newspapers, is the new architecture critic at The Dallas Morning News
and will have a joint appointment with The University of Texas at
Arlington. Lamster will divide duties between the newspaper and UT
Arlington, where he will join the faculty of the David Dillon Center for
Texas Architecture. There, he will be responsible for a
cross-disciplinary graduate seminar on criticism and critical writing
and publish long-term research projects.
Campus home to radar
As North Texas nudges into severe storm season, forecasters,
researchers and emergency management will have a new tool – a
Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, or CASA, radar system
installed last fall on the roof of Carlisle Hall at The University of
Texas at Arlington, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments oversees the project.
D.J. Seo, an associate professor of civil engineering at UT Arlington,
said he already sees the potential in forecasting and responding to very
rebroadcast an interview with Dan Popa, UT Arlington associate
professor of electrical engineering, on its Fox4Ward report during Good
Day Saturday. He discussed his research that involves the use of a robot
to help diagnose and treat children with autism. The story originally
aired last week.
Zebra mussel fears
Robert McMahon, professor emeritus of biology at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News
blog item about the presence of zebra mussel DNA in Lakes Lewisville,
Bridgeport and Bob Sandlin. McMahon monitors 14 North Texas reservoirs
for the presence of zebra mussels.
Setting the standard
A story on The Verge
website about the new Next Generation Science Standards featured UT
Arlington professor of physics Ramon Lopez, one of the experts on the
standards’ writing team. It is up to each state whether they adopt the
standards that Lopez said present a “new picture of Earth as a system.”