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UTA In The News — Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Business professor talks about possible American Airlines acquisition

Liliana Pérez Nordtvedt, associate professor of management in the UT Arlington College of Business, was the featured expert in a KDFW Fox 4 segment this morning on a possible American Airlines acquisition by U.S. Airways. Nordtvedt also was featured in a Friday Fox 4 segment on the potential takeover of the Fort Worth-based carrier.

UT Arlington black alumni topic of oral history project

Dr. Maxwell C. Scarlett, the first African-American to graduate from what is now The University of Texas at Arlington, is among those participating in an oral history project that focuses on black alumni, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The project is the first major undertaking for the University's new Center for African American Studies. The center is described as unique to North Texas and the third of its kind in the state.

UT Arlington PhD student's "green" invention featured

For its series "Going Green: The Practical Payoffs," KERA 90.1 FM reported from the UT Arlington campus where a biomedical engineering student has come up with a way to get a special kind of bacteria to eat food waste. The process creates energy in an environmentally-friendly, money-saving way. KERA’s BJ Austin says the young inventor hopes to take his microbial fuel cell from the lab to the workplace.

UT Arlington researcher focuses on creating clean soil

NBC 5 aired a story about a UT Arlington research project focused on cleaning up lead contaminants in soil as part of its Green Week series. Andrew Hunt, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is testing the method in New Orleans.