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UTA In The News — Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

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Conference move approved

The UT Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved UT Arlington's move to the Sun Belt Conference starting July 2013, The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS/NBC 5, San Antonio Express-News and several other television and print outlets reported. Jim Baker, the University’s director of athletics called Thursday “another milestone day for UT Arlington athletics” and said: “This move to the Sun Belt will allow us to continue to showcase our athletics program on a national level and create further awareness for our university.” The Mavericks are wrapping up their final season in the Southland Conference, where they have been since the conference was created in 1963. Next year they will play one season in the Western Athletic Conference before joining the Sun Belt.

Saving energy

Vedero Software has announced a new agreement with The University of Texas at Arlington to automatically reduce energy usage during emergency events on the Texas electric grid, according to the Houston Chronicle, Yahoo!News and Green Technology World. Beyond economic benefits to the University, this program improves reliability of the Texas electric grid during power shortages and defers or avoids the costly build out of additional electrical capacity needed to deal with peak periods.