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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Networked learning

New research at The University of Texas at Arlington will analyze massive scale data traces from online work and learning communities to create new designs for networked learning and next generation knowledge building on the internet, Phys.org reported. George Siemens was awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a project proposal organized by Carnegie Mellon University to study Big Data.

iC3 Life Summit

The second annual iC3 Life Summit will be held Oct. 26 at College Park Center at The University of Texas at Arlington, Phys.org and CBS WDJT 58 in Milwaukee, Wisc., reported. The summit is sponsored by bionorthTX, the region’s leading life science industry association. More than 400 industry, government and university leaders are expected to attend the day-long event with presentations focused on the themes of innovation, collaboration, capital formation and commercialization.

Shimadzu tools

Andrew Makeev, UTA professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was featured on the Shimadzu website, talking about his use of the HPV-X2 and HBV-2A analytical instruments. Makeev uses them to predict the lifespan of aircraft and its materials. The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies was established 2013 as a result of the partnership between UTA and the Shimadzu Corp. Shimadzu is a company that manufactures precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment.

After-hours emails

A UTA study said after-hours work emails are among many things that make workers irritated, the BBC website reported. Marcus Butts, a UTA associate professor of management, was a co-author of the study. The story focused on how to work through office rage.

Former Movin' Mavs player

Aaron Gouge, a UTA graduate and former Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball player, was featured in a game clip at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, NBC Sports Network reported.

National Kinesiotherapy Week

Diane Waller, a rehabilitation planning specialist within the National Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program Office, wrote a column highlighting the National Kinesiotherapy Week on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. Waller, a UTA graduate, has worked for VA for 22 years.

Higher Education News and Trends

Veterans, dependents tuition

Texas lawmakers are exploring whether to pare back free tuition for veterans’ children as the number of those students soar, The Texas Tribune reported. A Houston Chronicle story said Texas university officials would settle for the state to make up the $169 million in lost tuition revenue from veterans and their dependents because of the exception. A Dallas Morning News story focused on possible abuses of the program.