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UTA In The News — Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Robot research

Manfred Huber, a UT Arlington computer science engineer, is seeking ways to program robots by having them observe a human performing a particular task, then imitate it to complete the same objective, Topix.com reported. Huber received a highly competitive National Science Foundation Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research, or EAGER grant, to perform the research.

UT Arlington in the news

Arlington School & Family, the Arlington school district magazine, featured The University of Texas at Arlington in an article about the joint STEM academy announcement on page 7. An article on page 11 was about Naima Rivas, a College of Engineering FSAE leader. A third article on page 28 talked about AISD board member Kristen Hudson, who attended theater at UTA. A final article on page 47 talked about the UTA partnership with WorldEducation.net

Center of Excellence

The National League for Nursing has named UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation as one of 12 nursing schools as Centers of Excellence, citing their ability to create environments that enhance student learning and professional development, and promote faculty expertise, Nurse.com reported.

New city manager

The Mesquite City Council chose Cliff Keheley as the next city manager Tuesday night, The Dallas Morning News reported. Keheley, a UT Arlington master’s in public administration graduate, has served as Mesquite’s assistant city manager, housing and community services director, and parks and recreation director.

Pope Francis visit to U.S.

Sunny Farley wrote a Huffington Post column welcoming Pope Francis to the United States. Farley, a UT Arlington graduate and United Methodist campus minister, said the pope has warmly embraced marginalized people in the world, something all Christians should do.

Farewell column

Tom Fox wrote a farewell column about colleague Michael Ainsworth, who is leaving The Dallas Morning News, where both are photographers. The two met as college roommates at UTA and as photographers at the Shorthorn, the University's student newspaper.