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UTA In The News — Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

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Fuel conversion

Domestic blog, BioEnergy Bytes, reported that Greenway Innovative Energy has entered into a sponsored research agreement with UT Arlington to further refine and enhance its cutting edge technology, which converts natural gas to clean synthetic fuels. The purpose of the research agreement is to continually improve the existing Fisher-Tropsch synthesis process for the conversion of natural gas into liquid hydrocarbons, or synthetic fuels.

UTA grad named University of Akron president

The Toledo Blade reported that Scott Scarborough, the University of Toledo’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, was named Thursday as president of the University of Akron. Scarborough earned his doctorate in strategic management from The University of Texas at Arlington. 

High school athlete plans to play here

Activists are calling the first sanctioned wheelchair events in Texas high school track history, a bold step toward inclusion for the state’s disabled students, the Associated Press reported. The first-year wheelchair events begin Friday in Austin and feature Abby Dunkin, a favorite to win the girls’ 400 meters and shot put. The high school senior plans to play wheelchair basketball for UT Arlington. The AP story appears on numerous media websites, including The Washington Post, Sports and Huffington Post Sports.