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UT Arlington In The News - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Ickes discusses Armstrong's apology

UT Arlington professor of psychology William Ickes was interviewed by the Fort Worth Business Press for a piece about Lance Armstrong’s admission to doping during his professional cycling career. Ickes said research shows that a public confession of wrongdoing often does make the person look better to others, so depending on how it’s handled and perceived, Armstrong may get at least a portion of his stature back.

Dulaney discusses race in America 50 years after "I Have a Dream"

The Dallas Morning News interviewed W. Marvin Dulaney, associate professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of History, about racism in America 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.  KXAS/NBC 5 noted the Martin Luther King Jr. “Sharing the Dream” awards and scholarship banquet held at UT Arlington. CBSDFW.com mentioned that more than 200 people received assignments for the MLK Day of Service at UT Arlington.

New audience being introduced to Gutiérrez

Politic365 featured a story about attorney and UT Arlington political science professor José Ángel Gutiérrez, whose contributions to the Chicano movement are being introduced to a new audience through El Activista, a book meant to highlight Gutiérrez’s life.

Lapthisophon featured in CW 33 segment on North Texans who do not Fit the Cliché

KDAF/CW 33 featured Stephen Lapthisophon, visual artist and UT Arlington senior art lecturer, in its new segment, Fit the Cliché. Lapthisophon, who is legally blind, recently won the 2012 Moss/Chumley Artist Award. He said being a vision-impaired person gave him “a drive to not be defeated by it.”

UTARI work profiled in Businessweek

RE2 Inc. in Lawrenceville, which focuses on robotics for defense uses, donated an $850,000 Robotic Nursing Assistant that can lift a patient to The University of Texas at Arlington's Research Institute. According to a McClatchy-Tribune story that was carried by Bloomberg Businessweek and other media outlets, the institute is working on technology to help wounded veterans, older people and workers who lift heavy objects.

UT Arlington researchers work examining heat minimization in 3D integrated circuits explained in Electronics Cooling

A team of UT Arlington researchers funded by the National Science Foundation has been formed to examine potential solutions for heat minimization and dissipation in three-dimensional integrated circuits, Electronics Cooling.com reported. According to Ankur Jain, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UT Arlington and a member of the research team, the limited amount of available space on an integrated circuits has forced engineers to “build vertically, placing wafers on top of wafers.”

Green Optimistic profiles UT Arlington civil engineering profs working to recover methane to double electricity output at Denton landfill

Green Optimistic.com reported on efforts by UT Arlington engineers to recover methane to double the electricity output of a Denton landfill. Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler, associate professors of civil engineering, funded by a $344,414 city grant, were able to make improvements to the landfill’s gas recovery system.