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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Architecture forum

Adrian Parr, dean of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is scheduled to be part of a roundtable forum on April 2 sponsored by The Dallas Architecture Forum, Art News DFW reported. Mark Lamster, CAPPA professor and architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News, will moderate the forum. Architecture deans from across the state will participate.

Centre of Expertise

The Regional Centre of Expertise North Texas is working to unify the region’s sustainability efforts, Ecology Daily News reported. Meghna Tare, UTA chief sustainability officer, and many dedicated stakeholders have aided in the effort to start RCE North Texas.

Structural health

Haiying Huang, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UTA, has earned a pair of grants worth nearly $900,000 to monitor structural health in ships’ hulls and detect when and where damage happens, Engineering Business Daily reported.

Autonomous vans

The Dallas Morning News reported about the city of Frisco’s autonomous vans heading to Arlington as one city disbands its program and another builds its up. The News said Arlington’s expansion of the program could cover parts of UTA. 

Self-driving vehicle

The city of Arlington is expanding its on-demand, self-driving vehicle pilot program with Drive.ai, ArlingtonTX.gov reported. With the addition of four vehicles, Arlington and Drive.ai are exploring new routes in the downtown/UTA area to enable even more people to test this technology.

North Korea commentary

Thomas Adam, UTA professor of transnational history, provided commentary on the outlook for a revitalized North Korean economy in Infosurhoy.com. The original column appeared in The Conversation.

Education projects

UTA professor George Siemens said that a lot of universities are structured in a way that is quite resistant to change, even though they recognize the need for it, in an EdSurge story about education projects that the Entangled group has untertaken. “Education leaders are grasping for guidance in navigating a new regulatory and technological structure that they’re coming up against,” he said.

O'Rourke facing more scrutiny

Rebecca Deen, UTA political science chair and associate professor, said everything on Beto O’Rourke’s personal and professional record will get more scrutiny now that the former congressman has announced his candidacy for president, InsuranceNewsSet.com reported in a column that first appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Mueller report influence

UTA’s Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, said the Mueller Report could influence the 2020 presidential election a lot, WBAP 820 AM reported. He said Democrats are critical of the report because they expected something else, while Republicans might use it to their advantage in the campaign.