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UTA In The News — Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

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Offshore wind energy

The Dallas Morning News quoted Wei-Jen Lee, a UT Arlington professor of electrical engineering, in an article about the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. “Eventually offshore wind will be part of the picture. In the long run, the renewable energy price is going to come down and fossil fuels are going to go up. They’re going to coexist,” Lee said in an interview last year. “The bottom line is it comes down to the price of electricity, and right now electricity is cheap.” According to a new study, the federal government needs to reduce bureaucratic red tape and enact greater regulation if wind power is going to develop in the U.S. The article also appeared on the National Wind Watch website, wind-watch.org.

Davis book

KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the soon-to-be released book by Democratic candidate for Gov. Wendy Davis. In the memoir, she admits to having two abortions decades ago. Her opponent Greg Abbott released a statement saying he grieves for Davis’ family and the loss of life. “They can still maintain their opposition to abortion and still perhaps understand and be sympathetic to her writing the book,” Saxe said.

Subjects attract adult students

Many adults are taking low-cost courses on wills, Social Security strategies, retirement planning and investments at local universities and other venues, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. In a class taught at UT Arlington, retirees discuss balancing their finances and lifestyle, including budgeting, income strategies, travel and hobbies.

March for Palestine

The University of Texas at Arlington’s newly formed Students for Democratic Society and Students for Justice in Palestine held a Solidarity March for Palestine at the campus, Sept. 4, to bring attention to the Israeli genocide in Gaza and the whole of Palestine, Fightbacknews.org reported. About 50 people participated. The march was the largest pro-Palestine event at UT Arlington in recent times. Organizers promise that there will be many more to come.