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UTA In The News — Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Windmill technology

EDN Network noted The University of Texas at Arlington in its story about windmills being used for energy harvesting. Much of the research is being done at UT Arlington in conjunction with support and production from WinMEMS Technologies in Taiwan, the article stated.

Biology expert honored

UT Arlington biology professor emeritus Robert McMahon will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Invasive Species Council, reported.

Race and social justice

A Washington Post article about the status of civil rights in the United States 50 years after the death of Malcolm X mentioned the race and social justice conference that will be held this weekend at The University of Texas at Arlington.

New IIE officers

The San Francisco Gate and other media organizations reported that the Institute of Industrial Engineers has announced the election of IIE’s new officers. They include Brandon Laird, a manufacturing engineer at Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc. and UT Arlington alumnus. He will serve as regional vice president of the South Central region.

Sports legend signs off the air

Legendary sports anchor/reporter George Riba signed off the air Thursday night, after 37 years at WFAA/ABC 8. The UT Arlington grad did a 3-minute piece looking back at his career, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Campus diversity

The Abilene Reporter-News mentioned UT Arlington in a story about a Baylor University student group’s efforts to increase diversity awareness on their campus. In a question-and-answer session after a recent event, Erin Gaddis, a Baylor student and state president of the Texas Youth and College Division of the NAACP, said surveys show that The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Houston are the two most diverse campuses in Texas.