Conference move approved
The UT Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved UT Arlington's move to the Sun Belt Conference starting July 2013, The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS/NBC 5, San Antonio Express-News
and several other television and print outlets reported. Jim Baker, the
University’s director of athletics called Thursday “another milestone
day for UT Arlington athletics” and said: “This move to the Sun Belt
will allow us to continue to showcase our athletics program on a
national level and create further awareness for our university.” The
Mavericks are wrapping up their final season in the Southland
Conference, where they have been since the conference was created in
1963. Next year they will play one season in the Western Athletic
Conference before joining the Sun Belt.
Vedero Software has announced a new agreement with The University of
Texas at Arlington to automatically reduce energy usage during emergency
events on the Texas electric grid, according to the Houston Chronicle, Yahoo!News and Green Technology World.
Beyond economic benefits to the University, this program improves
reliability of the Texas electric grid during power shortages and defers
or avoids the costly build out of additional electrical capacity needed
to deal with peak periods.