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UTA In The News — Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

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Online examined

Academic Partnerships announced Thursday that it has awarded nine grants to researchers at seven universities, including UT Arlington, to study the impact and effectiveness of online learning, The Business Journals and other media organizations reported. UT Arlington recipients include: Assistant Professors Bradley Davis and Ernest Johnson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Assistant Professor David Sparks and Associate Professor Jiyoon Yoon of the Department of Science Education, and Kathryn Pole, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Ranked in Texas

The Houston Chronicle noted the nearly 50 universities in Texas that were featured in various top college rankings in 2014. Among them, UT Arlington, which made rankings compiled by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and Niche.

Privacy protection

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to a University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist studying ways to strengthen computer privacy, Communications of the ACM reported.  Professor Matthew Wright's research will focus on the Tor anonymity system. The U.S. Navy developed the system as a way to pass along military information. Wright will explore route selection and seek to find alternative ways to navigate through the proxies recognized at different stages as information is shared between computers.

Art experiments

The Nasher Sculpture Center.org noted that Nancy Palmeri, printmaker and director of the Master of Fine Arts program at UT Arlington, will be featured in the Nasher Gallery Lab on Dec. 13.  The Lab series brings the spirit of experimentation to the Nasher galleries.