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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Musielak receives NSF grant to investigate Alfvén waves

UT Arlington physics professor Zdzislaw E. Musielak has been awarded a three-year, $301,339 National Science Foundation grant to investigate Alfvén waves in the sun, a phenomenon vital to understanding Earth's nearest star, and e! Science News reported.

Massive Open Online Courses 2 Degree launch

Yahoo! Finance, the Austin Business Journal and other media outlets reported that Academic Partnerships, one of the largest representatives of public universities offering online learning in the U.S., is collaborating with many of its 40 public university partners to launch a major innovation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a MOOC2Degree. Some of the early participants in the initiative include the UT Arlington College of Nursing.

Turning trash into treasure

A Denton Record-Chronicle editorial commended efforts by UT Arlington researchers to help double the power-generating capacity in Denton through a method that involves capturing methane at the city’s landfill. Civil engineering professors Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler will study fugitive emissions at the site. “It’s a great idea and one that we believe will eventually be a standard in cities across the nation,” the editorial said.

Astronaut Mark Kelly to take part in Feb. 19 Maverick Speakers Series

Pegasus News noted that astronaut Mark Kelly will give the UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Texas Hall.