A model for health
reported on research by Shouyi Wang, a UT Arlington assistant professor
of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, developing a
computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic
seizure will occur next based on the patient’s personalized medical
information. Smart Economy, e! Science News and Phys.org also featured the research.
Remembering a shocking time
interviewed Duane Keilstrup, a UT Arlington professor emeritus, who in
1963 assigned his students to write about their feelings immediately
following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Many of them
reflected what all of us were feeling -- the sadness, shock, disbelief.
But also many were very much for re-dedicating their selves to God and
country, and to carrying President Kennedy’s spirit forward,” Keilstrup
said. He recently rediscovered the 50-year-old essays and donated them
to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.
published an op-ed by Bill R. Phillips, a UT Arlington alumnus, former
Nashville deputy mayor and chief of staff at the Republican National
Committee, about the lasting impression of seeing President John F.
Kennedy in 1963. Phillips said his political science professor at UT
Arlington “urged students to drive the 15 miles to Dallas to see John F.
Kennedy because it isn’t every day that you can see a president. He
also expressed concern about the visit of JFK, highly unpopular in Big
reported on how President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Fort Worth is
being remembered by many, including UT Arlington. The University’s
Central Library has a display of photographs from the president’s 12
hours in Fort Worth from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection. The Dallas Morning News and Ohio.com also noted the photography exhibit.
A story about fracking in the Huffington Post Green blog noted a study out
of The University of Texas at Arlington that found high levels of
arsenic and other heavy metals in samples from water wells near active
natural gas wells.
Stories well told
Ya’Ke Smith, UT Arlington assistant professor of art and art history, was quoted in a Hispanic Business.com
story that examined the box office success of and recent increase in
black-themed films. Mostly, it could come down to the fact that they are
good stories well told. “I’ve seen 12 Years A Slave twice. I think it’s
a masterpiece,” Smith said. “Steve McQueen has made something like
we’ve never seen before.” The story initially appeared in the Fort Worth
Backing a construction boom
Construction should be rampant on college campuses in Texas over the next year, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
As the state’s universities continue their current efforts to gain
status as Tier One research institutions, they must increase their
programs and provide additional academic and research space. Those
working hard to achieve this elite status include the University of
Houston, The University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas
at Dallas, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at San
A new president
The Denton Record-Chronicle
reported that the president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas –
and a former dean at The University of Texas at Arlington – was named
the sole finalist for the president’s job at the University of North
Texas during a special meeting of the UNT Board of Regents on Wednesday.