Surprises in store
Candidates throughout Texas and across Tarrant County made 11th-hour
appeals to voters on Monday - making phone calls, knocking on doors and
more, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“I bet we'll have some surprises," said Tom Marshall, a political
science professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. "There's a
lot of stuff in the air ... and some races are pretty close."
Engines of research
UT Arlington research into developing rotating detonation engines was mentioned in a story about the U.S. Navy on the website Ars Technica.
The U.S. Navy relies heavily on gas turbine engines to power both
aircraft and ships. Even a small reduction in fuel consumption would
save millions of dollars, but future engines also need to meet
increasing demands for power.
An ambitious agenda
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s
SocialEyes column highlighted UT Arlington’s upcoming homecoming
celebration. Activities set for Nov. 15-19 reflect not only a change
from the springtime but also a bigger, more ambitious agenda. The column
also mentioned Thursday night’s Sigma Chi Fight Night, the silver
anniversary of the charitable event that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs
A conference Monday at The University of Texas at Arlington will try
to answer the question of how business and education can work together,
the Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported. The free event will include remarks from former U.S.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and current Texas Education
Commissioner Michael Williams. Sponsors are the Arlington Chamber of
Commerce and state. Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington.
Although the Latino turnout has lagged in previous years, more than
12.2 million Hispanics are expected to vote this year, according to a HispanicBusiness.com
story that featured Susan Gonzalez Baker, director of UT Arlington's
Center for Mexican American Studies. "We are going to see a high turnout
-- perhaps a record turn out among Latino voters in the United States,"
she said. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth
Tune in for election coverage
UTA Radio, UT Arlington's student-run online radio station, will
provide live reports and analysis of the 2012 Presidential Election, the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Extra Credit blog reported. The station will provide election coverage from 6 to 9 p.m.