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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Csallner explains possible reasons behind American Airlines computer glitch

KXAS/NBC 5 interviewed Christoph Csallner, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at UT Arlington, about the computer glitch in American Airlines’ reservation system that caused planes to be grounded for two hours Tuesday. “The software is so complex, there are so many components…databases, external systems, humans involved, anywhere, something could go wrong,” Csallner said.

Architecture: Dallas is much more than a collection of buildings

This week's second annual David Dillon Symposium, an initiative of the UT Arlington School of Architecture, will explore critical relationships and networking between a city's signature buildings, The Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster wrote in his debut column for the newspaper. Lamster also is a UT Arlington architecture professor in practice. The symposium will be held April 18 at the Magnolia Theatre and April 19 at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Price study cited in article about weight and financial incentives/penalties

CNN Money/Fortune/Money noted a study by Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics at UT Arlington, and Cornell economist John Crawley, in its story about workers fined for being obese. According to the study, a workplace program that offered financial incentives for losing weight to 2,635 workers found only modest weight loss and a high dropout rate.

Scholarship to support students in Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering

Product Design & Development reported on the scholarship established by TTI and Mouser Electronics in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering. The scholarship will help support students enrolled in the University’s Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering who demonstrate academic achievement beyond the classroom.

Internship program will connect criminology students with Crowley Police Department

The Crowley Star reported on an internship program that will connect students from UT Arlington’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice with the Crowley Police Department. The interns will work in Crowley in various areas of the police department.

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