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UTA In The News — Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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UT Arlington program helps veterans make transition from military to college life

KXAS/NBC 5 reported on efforts at UT Arlington to help veterans transition from military to college life. A series of student veteran workshops cover such topics as how to manage time, study and correctly take notes. "In college, they're really responsible for creating that self-rhythm; they're really responsible for their education for the first time in their lives," said Dawn Remmers, executive director of University College, the department that handles various student support programs. The report also appeared at

UT Arlington professors to help make Higgs-search technology available

HPC noted that UT Arlington is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories to develop a universal version of PanDA, a workload management system built to process huge volumes of data from experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. The new project will bolster science and engineering research that relies on "big data," a priority recently promoted by The White House. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research has awarded a combined $1.7 million to Brookhaven and UT Arlington to fund the PanDA work over the next three years.

Award highlights Romero-Ortega's bioengineering research

The Fort Worth Business Press People section reported that the Metroplex Technology Business Council has named Mario Romero-Ortega, a UT Arlington bioengineering associate professor and specialist in neural regeneration, as a 2012 Tech Titan in the Technology Innovator category. The awards recognize outstanding technology companies and North Texas individuals who have made significant contributions to their industries during the past year.

Ozdil, architecture students to lead Winnetka Heights project

Winnetka reported that its neighborhood association has partnered with the Program in Landscape Architecture and the Center for Metropolitan Density in the UT Arlington School of Architecture as part of its Green Winnetka initiative. Taner R. Ozdil, assistant professor of architecture, will lead students to help Winnetka Heights residents re-envision the North Oak Cliff neighborhood’s parks, open spaces, streetscapes and neighborhood entrances and points of connection.

Agger quoted in The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Ben Agger, UT Arlington sociology professor and director of the Center for Theory, in a story about a ’60 Minutes’ interview with Mark Owen, author of "No Easy Day," a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The Christian Science Monitor also quoted Agger about Katie Couric's television news career.