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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Research center gets new name, leader and mission

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Robotics Institute has a new name – The UT Arlington Research Institute, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. The institute will be led by retired Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, who plans to strengthen the links between university research and the commercialization of technology and innovation. A new strategic plan calls for the Research Institute to produce $100 million annually in research expenditures, significantly increasing its current research and support staff.

Micropunching lithography project could yield pliable cell phone, laptops

Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have conceptualized the design for a new laser to facilitate on-chip optical connections promoting high speed and energy efficiency, and AZO reported.

College Park Center installs more thann 30 Meyer Sound loudspeakers

College Park Center at The University of Texas Arlington has installed a spectacular distributed audio system featuring more than 30 Meyer Sound loudspeakers, L&Sionline reported. The 218,000 square foot venue, which hosts university sports, concerts, speakers, commencement ceremonies, and more, anchors the emerging 20-acre College Park District and is stimulating a revitalization of downtown Arlington.

The Shorthorn shifts to daily digital, weekly print editions

As media consumption continually evolves, one paper is following the current and changing its format, the Tucson Weekly reported. The University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper, The Shorthorn, was a daily newspaper for over 40 years. Now, the newspaper will make the most of technology by publishing daily on the paper’s website and taking advantage of mobile apps for phones and iPads. They’ll still print publications, but they will have more in-depth features in the print issues and will only print weekly.