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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Video race

Bart Weiss, a UT Arlington associate professor of film, was featured in a CW 33 story about Dallas’ 24 Hour Video Race. The event has more than 60 teams from all over North Texas creating 5-minute films from scratch in just one day.

Urban youth farm

UT Arlington students helped plan the space of La Bajada Urban Youth Farm in West Dallas that broke ground yesterday, KXAS NBC 5 reported. Don Gatzke, a UT Arlington architecture professor, is chairman of the nonprofit that will oversee the La Bajada neighborhood’s 2½-acre farm, The Dallas Morning News reported. Gatzke's group is leasing the property from the West Dallas Community Center, a social service agency. The project, including plans for an open-air pavilion designed by UT Arlington architecture students, has been in the works for more than two years.

Solar wind fluctuations

University of Texas at Arlington physicist Ramon Lopez has received a $502,956 NASA grant to study the role of solar wind fluctuations in solar wind-geospace coupling, Phys.org reported. The highly competitive grant is sponsored by NASA's Heliophysics Supporting Research Program, which selected 30 of 221 proposals submitted for consideration.

Carbon and ocean life

A new study led by UT Arlington scientists demonstrates for the first time how elemental carbon became an important construction material of some forms of ocean life after one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of Earth more than 252 million years ago, Science 20Archaeology News Network and Space Daily reported. Merlynd Nestell, professor of earth and environmental sciences in the UT Arlington College of Science, and Andrew Hunt, earth and environmental sciences associate professor at UT Arlington, were co-authors on the study, which is published in the March edition of International Geology Review.

Women's leadership

“Be true to yourself. Women’s leadership in the world of millennials rides on the success wheels of authenticity, and communicating the vision and values in a way that shouts, ‘I care,’” Meghna Tare, executive director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at UT Arlington, wrote in a Triple Pundit article about what women’s leadership means today.

Underground images

An international touring exhibit from the famous School of Visual Arts in Manhattan opened this week at UT Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.