Improving public transportation
Stephen Mattingly, a UT Arlington associate professor of civil
engineering, will investigate how advanced technologies can improve
public transportation and alternative transportation modes as part of a
national initiative aimed at developing more "livable communities," Phys.org and Ahead of the Curve reported.
The New York Times labeled 2012 as the year of the MOOC, acknowledging
the attention and excitement of Massive Open Online Courses, which
enrolled tens of thousands of students from all over the world to
participate in offerings from a few universities, EduTech,
a World Bank blog, reported. The article said research on MOOCs will
accelerate in the coming years, evidenced by a recent conference at UT
Arlington highlighting research in that educational trend.
Commencement ceremonies begin Friday
The North Texas ice storm has put some college exams and graduation ceremonies on hold for area universities, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. However, UT Arlington commencement ceremonies will be held Friday through Sunday as scheduled.
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, Bio-Medicine reported.
Group brainstorming sessions are largely ineffective, an article said that was published in the Austin American-Statesman, the Palm Beach Post and
several other websites. Paul Paulus, UT Arlington psychology professor,
was quoted in the article saying brainstorming is overrated and that
the most revolutionary solutions spring from ideas hatched in isolation.
Paulus has studied this phenomena for the last 15 years.
Chiao mentioned in article about cell phone signals visualized
Ian Kersey put a new image on iconic American locales by visualizing the
millions of cell phone signals emanating from those areas, BigMicrow and Into Mobile
reported. Kersey verified his artsy photographs with electrical
engineers from across the country including J.-C. Chiao, a UT Arlington
electrical engineering professor.