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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Surprises in store

Candidates throughout Texas and across Tarrant County made 11th-hour appeals to voters on Monday - making phone calls, knocking on doors and more, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I bet we'll have some surprises," said Tom Marshall, a political science professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. "There's a lot of stuff in the air ... and some races are pretty close."

Engines of research

UT Arlington research into developing rotating detonation engines was mentioned in a story about the U.S. Navy on the website Ars Technica. The U.S. Navy relies heavily on gas turbine engines to power both aircraft and ships. Even a small reduction in fuel consumption would save millions of dollars, but future engines also need to meet increasing demands for power.

An ambitious agenda

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s SocialEyes column highlighted UT Arlington’s upcoming homecoming celebration. Activities set for Nov. 15-19 reflect not only a change from the springtime but also a bigger, more ambitious agenda. The column also mentioned Thursday night’s Sigma Chi Fight Night, the silver anniversary of the charitable event that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington.

Working together

A conference Monday at The University of Texas at Arlington will try to answer the question of how business and education can work together, the Arlington Citizen-Journal reported. The free event will include remarks from former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and current Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams. Sponsors are the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and state. Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington.

Talking turnout

Although the Latino turnout has lagged in previous years, more than 12.2 million Hispanics are expected to vote this year, according to a story that featured Susan Gonzalez Baker, director of UT Arlington's Center for Mexican American Studies. "We are going to see a high turnout -- perhaps a record turn out among Latino voters in the United States," she said. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Tune in for election coverage

UTA Radio, UT Arlington's student-run online radio station, will provide live reports and analysis of the 2012 Presidential Election, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Extra Credit blog reported. The station will provide election coverage from 6 to 9 p.m.