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UTA In The News — Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

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SBA grant to benefit veterans

Military.com reported that the U.S. Small Business Administration announced $1.5 million in grant funding for six additional Veterans Business Outreach Centers, including one at UTA. The grant, offered by SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development, enables each center to provide entrepreneurial training, comprehensive business assessment and mentoring.

MOOC offering

UTA will offer a seven-week MOOC, a massive open online course, covering all-things related to education technology integration, Edutopia.com reported. Participants will explore ideas for integrating technology in K-12 classrooms, evaluation strategies, relevant research, and more.

Laser technology

A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures, Photonics Online and Lidarnews.com reported.

Poetry dating

Physicists and astronomers from The University of Texas at Arlington have used advanced astronomical software to accurately date lyric poet Sappho's "Midnight Poem," which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago, Ancient Origins reported.

Professor, critic receives fellowship

Architect Magazine and LOEBlog.com reported that Mark Lamster, the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in practice of architecture at the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, has been awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

UTA grad nominated for award

Burleson ISD trustees have nominated Superintendent Bret Jimerson as a candidate for the Texas Association of School Boards’ Superintendent of the Year award, the Cleburne Times-Review reported. Jimerson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UTA.

El Paso students named to LSAMP

Nine science, technology, engineering and mathematics students from El Paso Community College have been chosen to be part of the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation Program, the El Paso Herald-Post reported. The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research during the Summer Research Academy being held at schools that include UTA.