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UTA In The News — Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

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Construction management grads needed

The Fort Worth Business Press reported on the new master of construction management degree that the UT Arlington College of Engineering will begin offering in the fall. The new program will be the only one of its kind locally and will help fill the demand for construction project managers in the booming North Texas area. “The UT Arlington College of Engineering is expanding rapidly, and our faculty and students are rising to meet the needs of our region’s dynamic economy,” said Khosrow Behbehani, dean of the College of Engineering.

Tuition request

KXAS/NBC 5 reported that UT Arlington is asking its Board of Regents to approve a tuition hike. The proposed increase is 2.9 percent, which comes out to about $135 dollars more per semester for a fulltime undergraduate. For non-Texas residents, that increase would be $388, which is 3.9 percent.

Physics film explores Higgs particle

Physicists from UT Arlington and Southern Methodist University will discuss their work and the documentary, Particle Fever, after a showing at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Angelika Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported. The film explores how for 40 years, 10,000 scientists and engineers from around the world worked to identify the Higgs particle, which would help them to better understand the formation of the universe. KERA’s Art and Seek also reported on the film.

School bond opponents have little impact

The Dallas Morning News quoted Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, in a story about the small impact that opposition groups had on Saturday’s local school bond elections. “It’s extremely difficult to defeat a school bond election,” Saxe said. “You have to go up against administrators, teachers, retired teachers, chambers of commerce, the city officials and parents, all of whom generally believe the bond is in the best interest of the community.”

UTA collaborator honored

E3 Water LLC, a company that is working with UT Arlington and helping to increase the quality and availability of water, was among three firms honored at the TECH Fort Worth IMPACT Awards program Wednesday, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. The awards honor companies that bring innovative technologies to the market. E3 Water LLC integrates innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies into markets worldwide with their mobile wastewater treatment technology.