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UTA In The News — Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

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UTARI hosts open house

Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial director Mike Norman focused on the re-branded and re-purposed University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth in his column today, noting the institute's focus on robots to help older people, gather artificial intelligence, and assist with media procedures and technologies. The column said that UTARI’s new executive director, retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, plans to increase the research spending from grants and industry partnerships from its current $1 million a year to $100 million a year by 2022. Green Technology World, Robotics Wire, and Education Technology also carried the op-ed.

New College of Business dean talks online education

Rachel Croson, the newly appointed dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, talked to the blog, Online MBA, about her new role and online education. “Technology is changing how education is delivered in all fields,” she said. “I believe that there are both enormous opportunities and significant challenges in online education." The business school once offered an online MBA program, but recently suspended it. Croson said the online program will be among her priorities.