A winning design
Benjamin Johnston, 26, a UT Arlington doctoral student in biomedical
engineering, took first place this month in the inaugural Texas
Greenovation Contest, a program designed to promote environmental
sustainability and increase jobs in manufacturing, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. His prize-winning idea, a modified microbial food cell, could
change how organic waste is broken down by food-processing companies
and sewage treatment plants. The Greenovation Contest, which was
sponsored by UT Arlington's small-business development center in Fort
Worth, originated in Pennsylvania in 2008.
Professor says charges in Wood case unlikely
A Christian Science Monitor
story about the reopening of a police investigation into the drowning
of movie star Natalie Wood featured Elisabeth Cawthon, UT Arlington
associate professor of history. Cawthon said: “Is there a possibility
that the case could be genuinely (as opposed to technically) re-opened
and an indictment handed down? I would say only a minuscule chance,
particularly given the strong opinions from Natalie Wood's family that
her death was a genuine accident.”
Remembering Oklahoma State coaches
Samantha Morrow, women's basketball coach at The University of Texas Arlington, was among the coaches quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
article about the deaths of Oklahoma State women's basketball coach
Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna. Morrow said she knew Budke
"from way back, and he was a great guy with a big heart and a warm
personality -- someone who climbed the ranks in the coaching profession
and always understood and supported what others were going through."
Oklahoma State’s scheduled game against UT Arlington for Sunday was
canceled. Moore was also interviewed on KDFW/Fox 4, KXAS/NBC 5 and KTVT/CBS 11.
Securities lending studied
Securities lending returns are “dramatically lower” when funds use
lending agents affiliated with their sponsors, according to a new report
co-authored by John Adams, assistant professor of finance at UT
Arlington, Global Investor
reported. An affiliated agent is where the investment company that
manages the fund is under the same umbrella as that fund’s lending
agent. Here, returns tend to be smaller and there are conflicts of
interests, Adams and his co-authors wrote.
Alumnus making pr news
William Peace University a private four-year university located in
downtown Raleigh, has announced that UT Arlington graduate Nabeel
Jaitapker has joined the university’s communication department as the
communication and social media marketing specialist, according to PR.com.
Jaitapker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast management
from The University of Texas at Arlington, followed by a Master of Arts
degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall
University in South Orange, N.J.