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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Building Just Cities

Colleen Casey, associate professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, and Mark Lamster, professor in practice in the UT Arlington School of Architecture, appeared on KERA’s THINK noon talk show Wednesday to discuss “Building the Just City,” the theme of the Third Annual David Dillon Symposium, which will be held Oct. 10-11, in Dallas. Lamster also is the architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News.

FabLab opens at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington opened the Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Laboratory featuring cutting-edge technology for research in digital fabrication and data visualization yesterday, KDFW Fox 4 reported. Students, faculty, staff and community members will have access to nine 3-D printers, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3-D scanners, and digital media software and hardware in a robust learning laboratory.

Partnering for game-changing technologies

NASA has selected four partners, including UT Arlington, to develop game-changing technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent while achieving high reliability, FIRE News, Parabolic Arc and many other websites reported. These oxygen recovery and recycling technologies will drive exploration and enable our human journey to Mars and beyond. UT Arlington’s project is titled "Microfluidic Electrochemical Reactor for Oxygen Recovery via Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis." Professors from the UT Arlington College of Science and College of Engineering are collaborating on the project.

The art and science of urban landscapes

Taner Özdil, associate professor in the UT Arlington School of Architecture, wrote about the art and science of urban landscapes in The Field, a blog on the American Society of Landscape Architects website. He said as urban areas have continued to reach a critical point of density, open green space has become a much more desired but scarce commodity. Özdil also is associate director for research at UT Arlington's Center for Metropolitan Density.