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UTA In The News — Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Possible power alternative

World Journal, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the United States, published a story on power-generating micro-windmill technology being developed by UT Arlington’s J.-C. Chaio, an electrical engineering professor, and Smitha Rao, a research associate. The team is working with a Tiawanese company to explore commercialization possibilities for the new technology.

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NASA space weather impact grant

University of Texas at Arlington physics professor Yue Deng has won a $534,000 NASA grant to study how space weather events impact electrodynamics in the Earth's atmosphere, CultureMap Dallas reported. Scientists in Alaska and Illinois will assist Deng in her research, which will draw data from satellites and other machinery in Alaska, Brazil and Germany.

Political science professor analyzes Tarrant DA race

UT Arlington political science professor Tom Marshall was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about the race for Tarrant County prosecutor. Marshall said long-time prosecutor Tim Curry is gone, and his successor Joe Shannon is too politically damaged to select his replacement, leaving a wide-open race for what many people consider the most powerful office in the county. The story also ran on the legal website FindLaw.

Library holds one of first official Texas maps

An story about the discovery of a Jacob De Cordova 1849 Map of Texas that may draw $150,000 at auction mentioned that UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections holds one of just a few others. De Cordova's Map of Texas was first issued in 1849 and published by Texas' General Land Office as the first official map of Texas.

University to receive Chase grant

The website wrote that JPMorgan Chase & Co is investing $1 million in education programs for veterans who are college students. The money will be used in support of grants to proven veteran-friendly schools, including the University of Texas at Arlington.

Professor to present racial-profiling stats to council

Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of the criminology/criminal justice department at UT Arlington, will present annual racial profiling statistics to the Midland City Council, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.

Freshman first to cross finish line

UT Arlington freshman Carlos Arias finished first in the men’s half-marathon at the Cowtown Marathon this weekend in Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Arias, who traveled to Kenya for a stint in the High Altitude Training Center a few years back, runs cross country and long-distance track and field for UT Arlington.