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UTA In The News — Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Extreme weather

Greater congestion, railroad buckling and storm damage are just a few of the effects extreme weather has on infrastructure, Arne Winguth, associate professor Earth and Environmental Science in the UT Arlington College of Science, discussed with KERA/90.1 FM. Winguth said infrastructure budgeting with be key in maintaining roadways during extreme weather changes.

Workforce talent

UT Arlington was mentioned in a Texas Standard story about tech startup Glass-Media, which specializes in digital storefront glass for targeted ads. Daniel Black, the company’s co-founder and CEO, said talent coming from UT Arlington and other areas schools was an important factor in his company’s decision to move its headquarters from San Francisco to Dallas.

Big data

Students at the Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, are working to design data-centers for greatest safety and optimum energy efficiency, Newswise reported. UT Arlington is a partner in the research center’s effort.

Sustainable roads

KDAF/CW33 reported on UT Arlington’s Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility and civil engineering research into which asphalt mixtures hold up the best on Texas roads. The report also noted that UT Arlington’s testing machine is the only one of its kind in the state of Texas.

Graduate diversity

The North Dallas Gazette reported on The Ph.D. Project, an organization formed to increase the number of Blacks and Hispanics in academia at the university level. UT Arlington is among local higher education institutions aligned with the project.

Alumnus honored

The Irving ISD Hall of Fame Committee announced their Class of 2015 inductees, including UT Arlington track & field alumnus Kenny Walters, The Dallas Morning News reported. Walters was a high hurdler at Irving High and went on to earn a track scholarship to UT Arlington.

Special Olympics

Law enforcement across the state continue on their 2,700 mile torch run culminating at The University of Texas at Arlington for the 2015 Special Olympics games, KOSA/CBS 7 reported. The Dallas Morning News also reported on Irving officers participating in the run.