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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Positron beam

Gadgets, appliances and everything computer-generated will soon be made with positrons, a group of American researchers revealed. The International Business Times (AU Edition) reported that a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Arlington is now developing a new kind of antimatter beam that could aid future studies on the development of next-generation computers and batteries. The discovery will spearhead new methodologies that would be key in technological advancements in the near future.

Avoiding errors

Communications of the ACM noted that Taylor Johnson, a UTA assistant professor of computer science and engineering, recently received a $397,907 U.S. Air Force grant to develop formal methods for automatically identifying so-called cyber-physical system mismatches.

Best Practices for Higher Ed Online

IT Business Net, Oil & Gas Commodities and several other media websites reported that UTA is among five universities that will receive support from Round 2 of Academic Partnerships’ 2015 Faculty Research Grant Program. In all, 16 faculty members are being awarded for diverse projects at the five schools. UTA is recognized for Competency-Based Geometry Methods.

Teacher shortage

The Editorial Board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram mentioned UTA in a piece that examined teacher recruitment and the lack of money that is leading to teacher shortages.

Concrete pipe industry

The Concrete Producer noted that the first-of-its-kind trade show exclusively for the concrete pipe industry will be held at UTA in January. The event, sponsored by the American Concrete Pipe Association, is expected to attract more than 400 engineers, executives, owners and other professionals representing the concrete pipe industry in North America.

Social media stories vs traditional "news"

The Root mentioned Julian Rodriguez, communication lecturer at UTA, in an article about social media stories that are often shocking in content but increasingly used as news on editorial pages and newspaper websites. It’s an effort to keep up with the times, as members of the Association of Opinion Journalists discussed Sunday at their annual symposium in Florida. Rodriguez, winner of the association’s Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship to an educator advancing diversity, suggested that newspapers build partnerships with universities.

Library photos

UTA was mentioned on the Red Eye Radio program on KABC/790 AM (Los Angeles) during a broadcast about photos taken in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Many people believe that UFO wreckage landed at the site back then. Enhanced versions of the photos are a part of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.