Design Center becomes an example
The Arlington Urban Design Center was featured in a story in Urban Land,
the magazine of the Urban Land Institute, about design centers across
the country. The Arlington Urban Design Center is a partnership among
the city of Arlington, the UT Arlington School of Architecture, the UT
Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, and local developers and
businesses. The center’s aim is to offer free help to businesses and
developers looking to improve their sites.
Two UT Arlington researchers are leading a collaborative National
Science Foundation project to protect personal, electronic healthcare
data while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary
analysis and improved health care, Phys.org reported.
Associate Professor Heng Huang and Professor Gautam Das, both of the UT
Arlington Computer Science & Engineering Department, have teamed to
develop the new computational model that will de-identify information
in electronic health records.
Paintings in the spotlight
The work of Carlos Donjuan, UT Arlington senior lecturer in Art and
Art History, was featured on the cover of the recently released New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print. His work has been featured in the magazine before, too. Each museum-quality issue results from a highly selective juried competition and presents the work of 40 painters.
Bullying study highlighted
A UT Arlington study showed that many anti-bullying measures followed in schools actually lead to more bullying, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida blog
reported. Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and
criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead author of the study, led the
study, which was published in the Journal of Criminology.
A study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale
deposit in North Texas has revealed elevated levels of potential
contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas
extraction sites, SiloBreaker.com reported.
The research team, led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry
and biochemistry Kevin Schug, believes the increased presence of metals
could be attributed to a variety of factors.
JFK anniversary events
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's magazine Indulge included
a UT Arlington exhibit of the newspaper's photographs of JFK titled
"Howdy, Mr. President!" in a list of events and sites to see leading up
to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the president. An
Associated Press story also listed the exhibit in its list of events.
The AP story ran in the Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) Leader-Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Canada.com and the Edmonton Journal.
See a world-renowned performer
World-renowned composer, conductor and performer Gunther Schuller
will be a guest-in-residence at UT Arlington's Wind Symphony Nov. 16 in
Irons Recital Hall, 700 Greek Row Blvd., in the Fine Arts Building, Dallas Art News reported.