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UTA In The News — Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

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National model

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition reported on UT Arlington’s “Smart Care” apartment, which uses “intelligent care technology” to reduce risks by the elderly and disabled who want to live independently. The report was carried by dozens of NPR stations across the nation and was produced by Dallas NPR affiliate KERA 90.1 FM.

Observant robots

New UT Arlington research seeks to program robots by having them observe a human performing a particular task, then imitate it to complete the same objective, and Congoo reported. Manfred Huber, a UT Arlington computer science engineer, received a highly competitive National Science Foundation Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research, or EAGER grant, to support the research.

Same sex marriage licenses

Allan Saxe was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the number of same sex marriage licenses issued in Texas. “[It will be] interesting to see if these numbers stay this way in future years," Saxe said. “[I] believe it will remain fairly high and then drop off.”

Workplace safety

The University of Texas at Arlington, along with OSHA, the Arkansas Department of Labor and Northwest Arkansas Community College, will host an event to educate employees on workplace safety, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

¡Viva Mi Historia!

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about ¡Viva Mi Historia!, an oral history project aiming to find Fort Worth Hispanics who remember local neighborhoods, mentioned the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a collaboration among UT Arlington, TCU and UNT that involves gathering oral histories of Mexican-Americans, African-Americans and white activists during the civil-rights era in Texas.

Space Race

The Fort Worth Business Press reported that UT Arlington will be the venue for “Space Race: Advances in U.S. Science and Transportation Technology,” one in a series of Fort Worth Opera panel discussions scheduled in advance of the spring world-premiere of the new opera, JFK.

Fitness for fitness pros

Meredith Decker, a clinical assistant professor and clinical education coordinator in the UT Arlington Athletic Training Program was featured in a Republican American article on what fitness pros do to stay in shape.

Alumnus shares career advice

Samuel Digby, UT Arlington alumnus and police sergeant for the Dallas Police Department, shared career advice with He discussed the benefits of graduate school, having earned a master’s in public administration from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Alumnus reaches new heights in aviation industry reported that UT Arlington alumnus Viabhav Deshmukh has joined Advantage Aviation Technologies as an Industrial Engineer. Deshmukh earned his master’s degree in Industrial Manufacturing Engineering at UT Arlington.

Alumnus appointed CEO

The Niagara Gazette reported on Gary C. Tucker, new CEO of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Tucker received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington.