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UTA In The News — Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

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Graduate finds success on line

Norma Gonzalez, who graduates from UT Arlington with an industrial engineering degree Sunday, was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about the inner workings of the General Motors plant in Arlington. Gonzalez started working at the Arlington plant six years ago as a high school intern and soon earned a full-time job on the assembly line, where she worked her way through college, sleeping only a few hours a day.

Master's student promoted in Denton

Aimee Bissett, who is expected to receive her master’s degree in public administration from The University of Texas at Arlington in May, has been appointed as Denton’s director of economic development, according to The Denton Record-Chronicle. Currently the program manager and executive director of Keep Denton Beautiful, Bissett previously served as director of development for the Citizens Development Center.

MBA enrollment released

The Dallas Business Journal reported that UT Arlington had 829 MBA students enrolled in fall 2012, putting it between Texas Woman’s University School of Management, which had 921 students, and SMU Cox School of Business, which had 726 students. The University of Texas at Dallas had the most students on a recent list, with 1,076.

Making a tiny wrench

Engineering Newswire, a video feature appearing on and other websites, reported that physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed the fiber-optic equivalent of the world's smallest wrench. The tool – which was invented by assistant professor of physics Samarendra Mohanty and his lab team - can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles.