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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Partners in technology

A recently launched partnership between Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and The University of Texas at Arlington is setting new standards for gift giving by an instrumentation company and for cooperation between industry and academia in the field of analytical technology, Chemical & Engineering News reported. The partners have created the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, which stands out among collaborations between instrument providers and universities for its scope and size.

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What employers want

According to a survey commissioned by Academic Partnerships, one of the largest representatives of public universities' online learning, human resources executives agree that advanced academic degrees are important for employees looking to advance in their companies, according to a press release featured on the websites of Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, Yahoo!Finance and others. The piece quotes Rosemary Luquire, chief nursing officer, Baylor Healthcare System, on the strength of UT Arlington’s online nursing programs.

A fix for shifting soils

KENS/ CBS 5 (San Antonio) featured a report on a UT Arlington researcher who is using hundreds of 10-foot "pins" made from recycled plastic to stop a problem called "slope failure" that occurs near highways throughout Texas. The idea originated elsewhere, but Sahadat Hossain, a UT Arlington civil engineering associate professor, and his team re-designed how the pins are deployed, making them effective even in the notoriously shifting soils of Texas. The story originally aired on WFAA/ABC 8.

Artists on the rise

Kenda North, an artist and photography professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, was quoted in a CultureMap Dallas story about an exhibition called “Rising Star” that she co-chairs. The exhibition is Sept. 28-29 at the Turner House, which is home to the Oak Cliff Society of the Arts.