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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Supercomputing power

A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to develop a framework for a network of simple sensors that could be as powerful as a supercomputer, but smaller and less costly, Topix reported. Ioannis Schizas, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, will create a sensing environment that will use many simple devices to process data that currently requires the use of a supercomputer as part of a three-year, $150,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Accounting accolade

Accounting Degree Review has ranked UTA No. 22 to its list of Top 30 schools with an affordable undergraduate accounting program, Accounting Degree.org reported. 

UTA alum takes new post

The Denton school board Tuesday night unanimously approved UTA alumna Gwen Perkins as the new area superintendent of elementary academics, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported. Perkins previously served as a principal, assistant principal and teacher for schools in Keller and Denton. She has a master’s degree from UTA. 

UTA part of AISD Police Academy

Students participating in the Arlington ISD Police Academy have begun to work closely with many officers from the Arlington Police Department, Arlington School & Family Magazine (page 6) reported. The partnership between AISD, local law enforcement and UTA has created Arlington’s own Hometown Recruiting Program.

Contract extension

UTA and Scott Cross have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep him in charge of the men’s basketball program through 2019-20, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News reported. Cross, UTA’s all-time winningest coach, delivered the second-best season in program history with 22 wins in his contract year with a conference tournament and postseason still to come.

Hate Mail resurfaces

“Hate Mail,” a little seen, and once-lost 1992 film about racism has resurfaced on Media Burn, an online archive devoted to four decades of documentaries, D Magazine Frontburner blog noted. UTA associate professor of film Bart Weiss and co-filmmaker Mark Birnbaum featured several well-known African-American leaders, including   journalist Bob Ray Sanders in the film.