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, Phys.org reported. The Dallas Business Journal also reported on Liu being recognized as a fellow.
Visualizing cell phone signals
Ian Kersey has created a new image on iconic American locales by
visualizing the millions of cell phone signals emanating from those
areas, Thought Catalog reported.
Kersey verified his artistic photographs with electrical engineers from
across the country including J.-C. Chiao, a UT Arlington electrical
With the Mega Millions lottery eclipsing the $400 million mark for tonight's drawing, the Chicago Tribune weighed
some of the reasons people fork out the money. The story quoted Daniel
Levine, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at
Arlington, who said people often make decisions in terms of what's
possible rather than what's probable. "They're drawn to the fact that
there is a chance that they'll win, and they're not thinking about the
numbers. Our decisions don't always fall into a rational model."
The MOOC concept
A New York Times report said that massive online open courses that
seemed to be a promising and revolutionary concept that gives free
online courses showed disappointing results, Jobs & Hire reported.
MOOC scholars and pioneers met at UT Arlington conference last week to
discuss what needs to change in presenting and offering these courses
using this new technology to make them more successful.
AT&T showed off its wireless capabilities during a tour at AT&T Stadium, The Dallas Morning News reported. A business section photo from the event included UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.
Change at the top
Ralph Hawkins, HKS Inc. president, CEO and chairman, has stepped down as
the longtime leader of the Dallas-based architecture firm, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Hawkins is a UT Arlington graduate, Distinguished Alumni, Development Board chairman and donor.
UNT's next president is UTA alum
The University of North Texas Board of Regents has named Neal Smatresk as its next president, the Denton Record-Chronicle, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, NBC 5
and many other media outlets reported. Smatresk was served as chairman
of the biology department and College of Science dean at UT Arlington.
Award of Merit presented to UTA alum
The American Society for Testing and Materials presented Donivan
Porterfield, an analytical chemistry and radiochemical measurements
scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, with the Award of Merit, ThomasNews.net reported. Porterfield earned his bachelor's degree from UT Arlington.
Larry Travis remembered
Larry Travis, a former UT Arlington associate professor of art and acting chair of the Department of Art & Art History (1988-1993), died Monday after a long battle with prostate cancer, FD Luxe, a Dallas Morning News magazine, reported. Travis had worked for FD Luxe.