New poem found
The New York Daily News’
Page Views blog featured a report on a UT Arlington professor and
student’s discovery of a new poem by African-American poet Jupiter
Hammon. While researching Hammon for English associate professor Cedrick
May’s electronic text design and web publishing class, student Julie
McCown discovered a landmark poem by Hammon buried among the Hillhouse
Family Papers at the Yale University Library in Connecticut.
New president noted
The Chronicle of Higher Education
reported that Vistasp M. Karbhari, provost and executive vice president
for academic affairs at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, will
become president of The University of Texas at Arlington on June 1. He
will succeed James D. Spaniolo, who is stepping down May 31 after having
been president since 2004.
New hire has strong credentials
Mark Lamster, who is joining the staff of The Dallas Morning News as
architecture critic and will teach at UT Arlington, comes with strong
credentials, most recently as associate American editor of Architectural Review and contributing editor for Design Observer, Dallas Morning News
editor Bob Mong wrote in the paper’s Sunday edition. “I believe Mark’s
considerable writing talent and grasp of architectural concepts will
draw a strong following,” Mong said.
Monitoring algae threats
A University of Texas at Arlington environmental engineer has
received a three-year, $561,730 grant to identify harmful algal blooms
in fresh and salt water so that water providers can take action to
contain and curb the blooms, according to the website Bio-Medicine.
The National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation have
awarded Assistant Professor Hyeok Choi the grant to develop and place
sensors to find where these biological toxins exist so that the harmful
algae can be monitored.
Longtime professor remembered
The Dallas Morning News
featured a story about former UT Arlington English professor and
department chair Emory D. Estes, who died Saturday at age 87. Estes
taught for more than 50 years at UT Arlington.
Helping parents help students
featured a report on a Latino Parents’ Leadership Conference planned on
campus Saturday, March 23. Informational sessions will help parents
understand the U.S. educational system and determine strategies for
succeeding in high school and beyond.
Watching space weather
A University of Texas at Arlington physicist 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 Earth’s upper
atmosphere, the Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported. Yue Deng, an assistant physics professor, aims to help
scientists and engineers protect satellites, power distribution systems
and other vital infrastructure from the potentially harmful effects of
these inevitable bursts of energy.