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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Technology effectiveness

Teachers are learning how to use technology to keep students effectively engaged in the classroom, KERA 90.1 FM reported. Peggy Semingson, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the UTA College of Education, helped develop a course designed to show teachers how to best use technology in the classroom.

Global cooperation

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, on Wednesday, met with UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, the Jordan News Agency (PETRA) reported. The meeting discussed strengthening cooperation in the fields of higher education and scientific research between Jordan and global academic institutions, particularly the University of Texas at Arlington.

Learning from buildings

Kate Holliday, director of UTA's David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture and associate professor in the in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, said people need to learn from the structures that have gone into making Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported in covering the Festival of Ideas. Holliday, an architecture historian, said, “This is not something that happened overnight. ... We need to understand our history better, and to be honest about it and learn from our mistakes.”

Predicting space weather

UTA researchers are learning to predict the weather in space and measure its impact on Earth. But it's a tricky science because space weather activity is tied to the chaotic behavior of the sun, Austin's KUT 90.5 FM, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News reported. The story first aired on KERA 90.1 FM

BattleBots team

A UTA student team from the Mechanical and Engineering Department in the College of Engineering is vying to become a team on BattleBots, a rebooted television show due to air on the ABC network in early 2017, reported. Aviana Knochel and her student colleagues have built and are refining the robot they want to compete on the show.

Petitions have no effect

Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science in the UTA College of Liberal Arts, said the Electoral College petitions calling for the college to elect Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump are meaningless, WOAI 1200 AM reported on its website.

Moliere twist

KERA 90.1 FM’s Art + Seek mentioned UTA's Department of Theatre Arts is presenting a new spin on Moliere’s classic French comedy, The Miser.

Double bassist featured

Dallas Chamber Symphony performed an evening of powerful and uplifting music at the Dallas City Performance Hall Tuesday, Uptown BubbleLife reported. Jack Unzicker, an assistant professor of double bass in the UTA Department of Music, was one of the featured musicians.