Planning the next collider
Despite the 1993 demise of plans for a super collider in Texas, the
U.S. was a strong contender to host a new linear collider as recently as
2007, UT Arlington professor Jaehoon Yu said in a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Yu co-organized a weeklong international conference on the subject that
was held on campus last month, including an Oct. 24 appearance by Nobel
laureate Steven Weinberg. In an accompanying story, physics professor
Kaushik De was quoted about a project in which UT Arlington will team
with Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories.
High turnout expected
Although the Latino turnout has lagged in previous years, more than
12.2 million Hispanics are expected to vote this year, according to
projections from the National Association of Latino Elected and
Appointed Officials Education Fund, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. "We are going to see a high turnout -- perhaps a record
turnout among Latino voters in the United States," said Susan Gonzalez
Baker, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at The
University of Texas at Arlington.
Funding a close campaign
Days before Election Day -- as the battle between President Barack
Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney reaches a fevered pace -- Texas
donations have added up to more than $61 million, according to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story
that quoted UT Arlington political science professor Tom Marshall.
"Many, many states are very close in this election," Marshall said. "The
easiest thing to do in the last 10 days is to dump money into TV ads
Undecided voters matter
UT Arlington political science professor Tom Marshall appeared this morning on KDFW/FOX 4 to
talk about the presidential election Tuesday. Marshall said these last
few days of campaigning are important and at least 12 states are still
up in the air. “Ninety-five percent of America knows who they’re voting
for. The trick comes down to how that last 5 or 6 percent breaks,” he
Senate races get attention
Gov. Rick Perry may be able to ram through his priorities over
Democratic senators’ objections for weeks or months if Republican Mark
Shelton beats Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and Mario Gallegos, a Houston
Democrat who died in office Oct. 16, wins posthumously, Bloomberg
reported. The story featured UT Arlington political science professor
Allan Saxe, who moderated a recent debate between Davis and Shelton.
Saxe said: “Davis is very articulate, very energetic and is a whale of a
Ohio in the spotlight
Many pollsters say the presidential race is too close to call at this
point, but UT Arlington political science professor Allan Saxe says
most agree it comes down to Ohio, according to a report on KRLD/1080 AM.
“There is a way that Gov. Romney can carry the 270 electoral vote that
is needed without Ohio, but that means he would have to garner a whole
bunch of other states and it looks very difficult to accomplish it.”
Blogging international news
Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science,
has begun writing a regular column on the Israeli elections for the
blog Open Zion at The Daily Beast. Open Zion focuses on questions related to Israel, Palestine and the Jewish future.
A UT Arlington team is working on a device that they hope could reduce incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, KDAF/CW 33
reported. Electrical engineering professor J.C. Chiao, doctoral
candidate Hung Cao and Heather Beardsley, a research engineer at TMAC,
or the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, have developed a sensitive
wireless sensor system that can detect carbon dioxide exhaled by babies
as they sleep.