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UTA In The News — Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Editorial lauds aerospace engineers

Two assistant professors at The University of Texas at Arlington emerged as the sole recipients of NASA’s National Research Award, a Dallas Morning News editorial said in its Hits and Misses column. Luca Maddalena and Luca Massa will receive $640,000 over three years to study hypersonic speed, or speeds exceeding 3,500 mph. Our high-flying researchers will now work with NASA scientists to make space travel more affordable and efficient.

UT Arlington scientists celebrate CERN discovery

Scientists at UT Arlington and around the world celebrated last week as physicists announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle at the CERN, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. CERN officials said they had discovered the Higgs boson or "God particle," which is the particle that is thought to create mass.

Management associate professor weighs in on job report

Telemundo Dallas interviewed Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, UT Arlington associate professor of management, about Friday's bleak job report from the U.S. Department of Labor. In June, the economy added 80,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent.