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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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New leader

The University of Texas at Arlington has announced the appointment of Duane B. Dimos of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., as vice president for research, Bloomberg Business Week, Reuters, International Business Times,, KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, Calif., and many other websites and media outlets reported. Sandia is the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation. Dr. Dimos is an expert in materials science and engineering. He has published more than 140 technical papers, edited four proceedings volumes and holds 11 patents.

Inventors honored

Two UT Arlington researchers – Daniel Armstrong and Bill Timmons – have been named National Academy of Inventors Fellows,  EIN News and BioNews Texas reported. Armstrong is the UT Arlington Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry. Timmons is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Stadium impact

A study by UT Arlington management professors shows that when businesses synchronized their operations around major events at the then-new AT&T Stadium, they experienced success, reported. The study also shows that businesses closer to the stadium that saw the stadium as a negative became paralyzed when trying to adapt to the changing economic environment.

Nine for 90

Former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson led hundreds of volunteers at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ “Nine for 90” event Wednesday at the E.H. Hereford University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington, a Bob Miller column in The Dallas Morning News reported. About 500 ninth- and 10th-grade students from Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Samuell high schools participated in the event that gave the students a taste of what college would be like. Students toured the UTA campus at the end of the day.

New appointment

Daron Evans has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors at Nephros Inc., Education Technology, Financial Tech Spotlight and several other websites reported. He will continue to serve as chairman of the Audit Committee. Evans received his master's of science in biomedical engineering from a joint program at The University of Texas at Arlington and UT Southwestern Medical School. Nephros is a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high-performance, liquid-purification filters.