UTA In The News — Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

MLK activities

The city of Arlington, UTA, the Arlington ISD and several others sponsor annual MLK activities, U.S. Fed News reported. The MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21 has been renamed for the late Zeb Strong Jr., a longtime UTA employee and community leader.

Project to help emergency response

The UTA Research Institute has signed an agreement with Newcastle Manufacturing to configure and demonstrate a network of unmanned aerial vehicles that can use lights to support emergency response operations at night, TechSite reported.

New CAPPA course

A new interdisciplinary course in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs will explore recent technological innovations in mobility during spring 2019, Market Screener reported. CAPPA is teaming with AECOM, a multinational engineering firm, to teach the course.

Better forecasting

DJ Seo, a UTA civil engineering professor, received a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration grant to devise a way to take forecasts and metrics from multiple sources and merge them into a single, integrated forecast that will be more easily understood and useful during major weather events, Phys.org, Scienmag and Targeted News Service reported.

Species boundaries

Kyle O’Connell, a UTA graduate, wrote about species delimitation or boundaries in North American coachwhips and whipsnakes for Science Trends. The article was based on work O’Connell and Eric Smith, a UTA associate professor of biology, published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Book review

Texas Architect reviewed Mark Lamster’s book, The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century. Lamster is a UTA professor in practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News.

Chief sustainability officer

Meghna Tare has been named UTA’s first chief sustainability officer, Green Source DFW reported.

Tuition guarantee

UTA was one of several colleges listed by Edmit that offer a tuition guarantee.

Speech impact

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, told KLIF 570 AM that he doubts President Trump’s national speech to the American people will have any impact on the government shutdown.