Turning trash into energy
UT Arlington engineering graduate student Ben Johnston was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11
story about his work on a microbial fuel cell that would use spoiled
milk, orange juice or other liquids to create energy. The idea would use
large tubes and a basic reaction with bacteria in the liquid. Tom
Pryor, director of the Small Business Development Center at UT
Arlington, was also interviewed about Johnston’s recent win in a contest
sponsored by private industry.
UT Arlington fueling downtown development
A KXAS/NBC 5
report on Arlington’s growing downtown credited UT Arlington with
spurring the renaissance that has brought new businesses and
entertainment venues. Mayor Robert Cluck said: “We have 33,000 customers
right across the way here, just right on the edge of downtown. UTA is
helping provide that growth pattern.”
Tuition freeze drawing attention
UT Arlington President James Spaniolo’s announcement of a tuition freeze for the coming year was featured on the Education News
web site. The site ran a story that previously appeared in The
Chronicle of Higher Education and said that as the rest of the country
believes raising tuition fees is near-on inevitable, UT Arlington has
taken the maverick decision to freeze their rates.
Ben & Jerry headed to campus
included a report this morning on ice cream entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and
Jerry Greenfield’s visit to North Texas to take part in the Maverick
Speaker Series at UT Arlington. Ben and Jerry will speak at 7:30 p.m.
tonight in Texas Hall.
Saxe talks politics
A KTVT/CBS 11
report on Gov. Rick Perry’s plan to “Uproot and Overhaul Washington”
quoted Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political
science. Saxe said: “He’s really bringing the Texas Legislature to
Washington and does have sort of a resonance.”