After setbacks, online courses are being rethought, The New York Times
reported. The article quoted George Siemens, an organizer of the
recently held Massive Open Online Course conference at UT Arlington.
Siemens, a MOOC pioneer, also is UT Arlington executive director of the
Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge lab and a research
professor. The emergence of MOOCs in higher education "requires a
concerted and urgent research agenda," Siemens said.
Dealing with Iran
Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science,
discussed the merits of sanctions and the interim deal with Iran with
Tim Farley, host of "The Morning Briefing"on SiriusXM's POTUS (Politics of the United States) channel.
Professor's art lauded
The art exhibition of Sedrick Huckaby, a UT Arlington assistant
professor of art and art history, is being featured at the Valley House
Gallery, The Dallas Morning News
reported. The exhibition offers a look at one of North Texas' most
original artists, the review said. Huckaby's paintings are as much as 3
inches thick with paint and have a pictorial aggression that approaches
sculpture. They give the word embodiment new meaning because they seem
even more material than the men and women they represent, the review
A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor, Shouyi Wang, 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, The Almagest
reported. Wang is in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Engineering. His paper "Online Seizure Prediction Using an
Adaptive Learning Approach" was published in IEEE Transactions on
Knowledge and Data Engineering.
New fellow named
J. Ping Liu, a UT Arlington physics professor who is working to
develop stronger magnets for sustainable energy applications, has been
named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013, HispanicBusiness.com reported.
Analysis method explained
Kevin Schug, UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry, wrote an article for the LCGC Blog
addressing flow injection analysis, which he concludes is a powerful
technique in quantitative analysis for mass spectrometry. Schug also is
the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry at UT
A noteworthy switch
In an instant Monday, the Texas Democratic Party's long absence from
statewide office was erased. When Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Larry
Meyers turned in paperwork to seek a seat on the state Supreme Court
next year — as a Democrat rather than a Republican — he changed his
party affiliation and likely his political future, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The switching of parties may have been a strategic move for
Meyers, said Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political
New date announced
Anderson Cooper's speaking engagement at UT Arlington has been rescheduled to Feb. 10, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.