A sustainable beauty
Kathryn Holliday, director of the David Dillon Center for Texas
Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of the
architecture experts quoted in a piece in The New York Times
that examined the sustainable new expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum
in Fort Worth - called the Renzo Piano Pavilion. She said the pavilion’s
sod roof will “avoid lots of wasteful rainwater runoff into a nearby
gutter.” Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News architecture critic and
professor in practice in the UT Arlington School of Architecture, also
reviewed the new Piano Pavilion for the Morning News.
Envisioning a bullet train
One of the cheapest and most effective ways to build high-speed rail
in Texas could be to place the tracks right on top of highway
right-of-way, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
said in a story on a new study led by Stephen Mattingly, UT Arlington
civil engineering professor. The study adds fuel for thought as
passenger rail advocates work on a plan to build a bullet train service
connecting Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston, possibly by 2021. “I’m really
pleased at the times that were achievable,” said Mattingly.
Health predictions studied
A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a
computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic
seizure will occur next based on the patient's personalized medical
information, according to the website Science Daily and e!Science News.
The research conducted by Shouyi Wang, an assistant professor in the
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, was
published under the title "Online Seizure Prediction Using an Adaptive
Learning Approach" in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
Sunday night blues
James Campbell Quick, distinguished professor of leadership and
organizational behavior at UT Arlington, was quoted in a story on Philly.com,
the website of The Philadelphia Inquirer, about the Sunday Night Blues,
anxiety some workers feel before going in on Monday. He said some
Sunday night anxiety is to be expected; it’s even healthy.
Assessing a legacy
Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report
story about President John F. Kennedy’s legacy following his
assassination. "Some people said we mourn Kennedy not for what he did,
but for what he was about to do,'' says Saxe.
Commuter service gets a chance
Richard Greene, a former Arlington mayor and EPA official, mentioned UT Arlington in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
column about the two-year trial of commuter bus service that connects
the campus to CentrePort station. Greene, also an adjunct professor at
UT Arlington, said critics of the experiment risk seeing the city
bypassed by regional transportation efforts and should withhold judgment
until results are in.