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UT Arlington In The News - Friday, January 24, 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014

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Politics and money

Political science professor Victoria Farrar-Myers told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that George P. Bush's ability to raise millions for his campaign to be Texas Land Commission "speaks volumes." She said: “The Classic 101 of running a good campaign is raise money early and raise as large a war chest as possible not only to stave off a primary challenge, but also one in the general election.”

Micro windmill research continues to capture media's attention

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have designed a MEMS-based "micro-windmill" that they hope may offer a solution for recharging batteries in mobile devices, the EE Times said in its Power Week-In-Review. The research is being done by research associate Smitha Rao and electrical engineering professor J.-C. Chiao.

Bowling's newly published research

BioNews Texas and Space Daily featured research by Alan Bowling, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UT Arlington, and Samarendra Mohanty, an assistant physics professor, on the relationship of mass to calculations at the sub-micrometer scale. Their newly published work says the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements.

Invasive zebra mussels

Boaters on more Texas lakes and rivers will now be required to drain their watercrafts to help fight the spread of invasive zebra mussels following a vote Thursday by state officials, The Associated Press reported in a story that was carried by newspaper and television websites statewide and mentioned the work of Bob McMahon, professor emeritus from the UT Arlington biology department. McMahon has said the mussel is by far the most costly aquatic freshwater invasive species ever introduced into U.S. waters. McMahon was also quoted in a Fishing World story about the invasive species.

Civil rights leader with ties to UTA

The Smithsonian Collections Blog featured a story on the Rev. H. Rhett James, a lesser known civil rights leader, minister and reverend. James earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration from UT Arlington.