Presidential pick expected
There is not likely to be a decision affecting the University of
Texas at Arlington made during the next decade that will be more
important than the one UT System regents are expected to make today,
according to an editorial in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The nine regents have scheduled a special 10 a.m. telephone meeting to
discuss hiring sole finalist Vistasp M. Karbhari to succeed James
Spaniolo as UT Arlington's president. The newspaper said: “His
qualifications are clear, his personality apparently fit to the role,
and his engineering research background a needed strength for furthering
UT Arlington's research ambitions.”
Renowned critic hired
The Dallas Morning News and The University of Texas at Arlington have
collaborated to recruit acclaimed architecture writer, critic and
editor Mark Lamster to be a new Morning News critic and UT Arlington
faculty member, according to Architectural Record, Reuters and StreetInsider.com. Lamster is currently associate American editor of Architectural Review, contributing editor for Design Observer and a regular contributor to national magazines and newspapers. On its website, D Magazine called the hire a boon for Dallas.
Talk on telecommuting
Marcus Butts, assistant professor of management at UT Arlington, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 report
on changing attitudes about the value of telecommuting, especially a
high-profile decision to end the practice at Yahoo!. Butts said the
decision could have consequences. “They do run the risk of some highly
productive employees leaving the company,” he said.
NASA funding awarded
UT Arlington assistant professor of physics Yue Deng has been awarded
more than $400,000 in NASA funding to develop a 3D look at how
electrodynamic energy from solar winds enters and moves throughout the
Earth's upper atmosphere, according to the website PhysOrg.com. Deng also is the 2010 recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Development or CAREER award.