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
electrical engineering professor J.-C. Chiao.
Bowling's newly published research
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
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.