Art with mystery
Stephen Lapthisophon, a visiting UT Arlington professor of art and art history, was featured in a Dallas Observer
story about the Dallas Contemporary’s new DC University lecture series,
in which he spoke. "I think that we return to good and interesting
pieces of art because they baffle us," he says. "We return to things for
the mystery of things."
The secrets to longevity
The Spanish-language website for The Huffington Post
featured a story in which Susan Gonzalez Baker, director of the Center
for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington,
addressed statistics showing that despite living in difficult
socio-economic conditions, Hispanic elders in the U.S. live longer than
whites and African Americans. "Hispanics have practices that preserve us
and protect life better,” said Baker. The story originally appeared on
the website New America Media.
Robert McMahon, professor emeritus of biology at UT Arlington, was quoted in a story that ran on the North Texas-based Star Newspapers
website 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.
A fitting tribute
The special retirement tribute to UT Arlington President James
Spaniolo during the annual 1895 Society Gala featured several innovative
production elements that gave the evening a distinctive feel, the
website Lighting and Sound America said.
Improving cell coverage
A UT Arlington electrical engineering professor is developing a
system in which a cell phone could automatically locate available space
within a bandwidth, reducing or eliminating “dead spots” in coverage,
the website TMCnet.com
reported. Qilian Liang, the electrical engineering professor, received a
three-year, $470,000 National Science Foundation grant that creates and
implements a plan that researches spectrum -sharing technologies.