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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Design Center becomes an example

The Arlington Urban Design Center was featured in a story in Urban Land, the magazine of the Urban Land Institute, about design centers across the country. The Arlington Urban Design Center is a partnership among the city of Arlington, the UT Arlington School of Architecture, the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, and local developers and businesses. The center’s aim is to offer free help to businesses and developers looking to improve their sites.

Protecting data

Two UT Arlington researchers are leading a collaborative National Science Foundation project to protect personal, electronic healthcare data while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary analysis and improved health care, reported. Associate Professor Heng Huang and Professor Gautam Das, both of the UT Arlington Computer Science & Engineering Department, have teamed to develop the new computational model that will de-identify information in electronic health records.

Paintings in the spotlight

The work of Carlos Donjuan, UT Arlington senior lecturer in Art and Art History, was featured on the cover of the recently released New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print. His work has been featured in the magazine before, too. Each museum-quality issue results from a highly selective juried competition and presents the work of 40 painters.

Bullying study highlighted

A UT Arlington study showed that many anti-bullying measures followed in schools actually lead to more bullying, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida blog reported. Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead author of the study, led the study, which was published in the Journal of Criminology.

Drilling worries

A study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale deposit in North Texas has revealed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, reported. The research team, led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug, believes the increased presence of metals could be attributed to a variety of factors.

JFK anniversary events

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's magazine Indulge included a UT Arlington exhibit of the newspaper's photographs of JFK titled "Howdy, Mr. President!" in a list of events and sites to see leading up to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the president. An Associated Press story also listed the exhibit in its list of events. The AP story ran in the Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) Leader-Post, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Edmonton Journal.

See a world-renowned performer

World-renowned composer, conductor and performer Gunther Schuller will be a guest-in-residence at UT Arlington's Wind Symphony Nov. 16 in Irons Recital Hall, 700 Greek Row  Blvd., in the Fine Arts Building, Dallas Art News reported.