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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Was Kepler's supernova unusually powerful?, e! Science news and other media organizations noted that Sangwook Park, a UT Arlington assistant professor of physics, co-authored a study about Kepler’s supernova. New analysis suggests that the supernova explosion was not only more powerful, but that it might have also occurred at a greater distance than previously thought.

National herpetology society honors Campbell for discoveries

The, and Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move reported that Jonathan Campbell, a UT Arlington biology professor known for traveling into the remotest regions of Central and South America to catalog biodiversity, has received the 2012 Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology, a national honor given by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

National labs team up with UT Arlington to help make Higgs-search technology available

Lab Manager Magazine reported that The University of Texas at Arlington is teaming 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.

Immigrants coming 'out of the shadows' in pursuit of a dream

The start of school also marked the start of paperwork for the "Dreamers" -- illegal immigrant students under age 31 who were brought here as children and hope to stay on a new two-year federal permit, wrote Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy. He quoted a UT Arlington student in the piece and noted that the North Texas Dream Team will host a workshop Sept. 29 at UT Arlington. The group helps others apply for American freedom.

UT Arlington names director of legislative relations

The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move noted that The University of Texas at Arlington has hired Jeff Jeter, former chief of staff and legislative director for state Sen. Chris Harris, to represent UT Arlington in Austin as the Director of Legislative Relations. He’ll begin work Sept. 17.