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UTA In The News — Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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The Future of Health

The Texas Standard reported on UT Arlington’s recent unveiling of the innovative “Smart Care” apartment. The apartment uses intelligent care technology to reduce risks to the elderly and disabled who want to live independently. Kathryn Daniel, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, said: "It’s about the integration of things that already exist, using the technology that we already have in new ways.”

Formula SAE

UT Arlington’s Formula SAE team was mentioned in a Huffington Post article about fresh engineering student design competitions.

Rise and Fall

UT Arlington Earth and Environmental Sciences professor John Wickham was quoted in a KUPB Univision 18 story about the rise and fall of gas prices and their effect on the economy.

Language Learning

Woody Evans, a UT Arlington visiting arts and humanities librarian, wrote about language-learning app Duolingo’s decision to add new languages for the online publication Information Today, Inc. “Duolingo offers a glimpse into migration, virtual trade routes, and other sociological factors at work in the real world,” Evans said.

Shale Tycoon

Kelcy Warren, a UT Arlington alumnus, was profiled in a Bloomberg Business piece on his risk-taking tactics. Warren, one of America’s new shale tycoons, founded Energy Transfer Partners. Although initially unsuccessful in college, Warren returned to earn his civil engineering degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1978.

Engineering Alum

UT Arlington alumnus Lawrence Whitman has been named dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, Arkansas Online reported. Whitman received his doctorate degree in industrial engineering from UT Arlington and also worked as a researcher at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute, now known as the UT Arlington Research Institute.

Taxation Alumna Honors

UT Arlington alumna Susan Anderson is set to receive the 2015 American Taxation Association/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award, Elon University reported. The award is presented annually to tax professors whose innovative teaching techniques encourage critical thinking and enhance the overall learning experience. Anderson received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Arlington.