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UTA In The News — Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

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Boeing grant

The Boeing Co. has given George Siemens, a UTA psychology professor, a grant to construct an integrated data infrastructure that will centralize digital learning and engagement, Dallas Innovates reported. Siemens’ work is aimed at enabling a deeper understanding of both learning environments and the personalized learning frameworks that workers will need to prosper.

Brain injury research

Ashfaq Adnan, UTA associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a $261,120 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, or DURIP, grant to purchase equipment that determines the severity of brain injuries, even if they aren’t readily apparent, Medical newsline and BioPortfolio reported. Kamesh Subbarao, UTA mechanical engineering associate professor, is the co-investigator on the project.

The Open-Ended City

Former architecture critic David Dillon started a conversation about Dallas architecture, and people are still talking, The Dallas Morning News reported in a story covering a panel discussion on the book The Open-Ended City. Kathryn Holliday, the director of UTA’s David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture and an associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, was part of the discussion panel and edited the book, which contains Dillon’s essays.

Medical innovation district

Fort Worth has big plans for a 1,200-acre area south of downtown: the creation of a first-of-its-kind regional medical innovation district, Dallas Innovates reported. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars has been contracted to study the district’s needs and strengths.

Local music archive

UTA’s David Arditi, an associate professor of sociology, is building a North Texas music archive called MusicDetour, Central Track reported.

Saxe profiled

Allan Saxe, recently retired UTA associate professor of political science, was profiled on KTVT CBS 11. Saxe has been at UTA for several decades.

UTA startup in competition

UTA startup SolGro was one of five companies selected for up to $250,000 and technical support from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, Houston’s citybizlist reported. SolGro develops innovative, light-converting greenhouse canopies that can help produce food more sustainably.

Research collaboration

UTA researchers collaborated with a team from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University on new methods of aiding quantum technology, the Taipei Times reported.

New student housing

Park7 Group is building Park Place Arlington, a 701-bed student housing project about a block east of The University of Texas at Arlington, REBusiness Online reported. Completion is scheduled for summer 2020.

Valedictorian coming

Bret Richard Johnson, Hays High School valedictorian, was featured in a photo essay of Austin-area valedictorians and salutatorians, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Johnson will attend UTA to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

New principal

The Cleburne ISD Board of Trustees named Sherqueena Jackson as the new principal of Irving Elementary School, the Cleburne Times-Review reported. Jackson earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UTA.

Arlington named top suburb

Apartment Therapy named Arlington one of the two DFW suburbs that have cool design, CultureMap Fort Worth reported. Arlington being home to UTA was one of the assets the website cited.