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UTA In The News — Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Notable landscape projects analyzed

A UT Arlington landscape architect professor and his graduate students have published three case studies for the 2013 Case Study Investigation Series for the Landscape Architecture Foundation that help show environmental, economic and social benefits of notable projects in that sector, eScience News, TMCNet, Science Codex, Science Newsline and many other websites reported. The case studies analyze the benefits of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, the University of Texas at Dallas Campus Landscape Plan and Buffalo Bayou Promenade in Houston.

Testing the tests

A paper published this month in the journal Neuropsychology Review says computerized neurocognitive testing for concussions is widely used in amateur and professional sports, but little research over the past decade proves its effectiveness, Health Canal reported. Jacob Resch, director of the UT Arlington Brain Injury Laboratory, is lead author on the review, which updates a 2005 look at the available research on computerized neurocognitive testing.

Protecting the brand

Elten Briggs, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing in the College of Business, said Target needs to ensure that customers feel safe in light of the massive security breach the giant retailer recently experienced, KDFW Fox 4 News reported in a story about the security problem.

Tracking unmanned aircraft

When the FAA announces its designation of six federal unmanned aircraft systems test sites, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi UAS Command and Control Center will be ready to track and control the aircraft from anywhere in the state, KRWG FM in Las Cruces, N.M., reported. A&M-Corpus Christi collaborated with the UT Arlington’s Research Institute and other entities to form the statewide team that produced the test site proposal presented to the FAA.