The future of energy
The Dallas Morning News
quoted Wei-Jen Lee, UT Arlington professor of electrical engineering,
in a story about offshore wind power as an increasing source of
electricity across the globe. Price remains the biggest hurdle for
development in the U.S. “The bottom line is it comes down to the price
of electricity, and right now electricity is cheap,” Wei-Jen Lee said.
“Eventually offshore wind will be part of the picture. In the long run,
the renewable energy price is going to come down and fossil fuel is
going to go up. They’re going to coexist.”
The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Trust Credit Union
have joined in a seven-year, strategic partnership that is the largest
sponsorship agreement in UT Arlington athletic program history, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Through the agreement, Texas Trust gains marketing and promotional rights through the University’s athletic programs.
Career development tested
Traditional training courses and E-Learning were the most-used
employee career development methods in both 2011 and 2013, but they
consistently ranked much lower in effectiveness in both years, Virtual-Strategy.com
reported. The information comes from a comparison of results from two
surveys conducted by Insala with the assistance of Nicolette Lopez,
director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Center at UT
Charting downtown's future
More downtown public transit usage, emerging businesses, and the
establishment of a major “geotechnical institute” drawing off of the
energy industry, are key pieces of Plan 2023, the once-every-10-years
revision of the strategic plan crafted by Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and
the Fort Worth T, the Fort Worth Business Press
reported. Besides the geotech center, the plan also calls for the
establishment of more downtown schools to draw more residents, building
on assets such as the Fort Worth schools’ incoming Young Women’s
Leadership Academy, the Texas A&M Law School, and Tarrant County
College and University of Texas at Arlington campuses.
UT Arlington is ranked No. 70 out of 120 institutions nationwide
considered a good school for veterans to attend, according to a Military Times survey reported in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The list was culled from 600 potential candidates, judged on the basis
of service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI
Bill, availability of specific programs for service members and academic
rigor, according to the study.