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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Data-driven discovery

Brookhaven National Laboratory news site, BNL.gov, reported that the PanDA (for Production and Distributed Analysis) workload management system, developed at Brookhaven Lab and The University of Texas at Arlington, has been integrated on the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to tackle the Large Hadron Collider’s big-data challenge. With the successful restart of the LHC, now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy, comes an enormous increase in the volume of data physicists must sift through to search for new discoveries.

Health and human condition

News-Medical.net and Phys.org reported that scientists from The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas Health Science Center are building a prototype for an implantable in-line shunt flow monitoring system that would deliver both on-demand and continuous readings of hydrocephalus.

Sustainable solutions

Buildings.com reported that a University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new photoelectrochemical energy cell that can efficiently store solar energy and deliver electrical power 24 hours a day.

Financial literacy

KXTX 39/Telemundo Dallas interviewed Emmanuel Morales-Carmago, assistant professor and director of the Financial Literacy & Personal Finance Program in the UT Arlington College of Business, for a special report on payday and title loans that offer access to money without checking an individual’s credit history.  

Fraud prevention

Stanley Seat, a business law adjunct professor in the UT Arlington College of Business, wrote a piece for Fraud Magazine about houses of worship that are not havens from fraud. The article also shows how church workers’ erroneous thinking leaves them particularly vulnerable to fraud.    

Interns energetic about energy

Oncor news site, The Wire, interviewed UT Arlington student Mila Hunt in an article about the company’s 30 summer interns and why they chose to focus on energy. “Energy is the future,” Hunt said of her decision to pursue a career in that industry. “As a society, we’ve come into this great knowledge of how to harness, convert, control and benefit from energy. It only makes sense to focus all of our efforts on changing the way we interact with it.”    

Standout CIOs include UT Arlington alum

In part three of its special look at standout chief information officers, Becker’s Hospital Review.com featured Aaron Miri, the CIO of Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas. He earned an undergraduate degree in management information systems from UT Arlington.

Golf coach qualifies for PGA Cup Team

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s College Confidential blog reported that UT Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane has qualified for the 2015 United States PGA Cup Team. The U.S. team is playing for the PGA Cup from Sept. 18-20 in San Martin, Calif. Deane earned a spot on the 10-man team based on a two-year rolling points system.