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UTA In The News — Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

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Battery research

David Wetz, UT Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering, is using funding through the Office of Naval Research to determine how batteries age when used at high rates, Topix.com and Phys.org reported. The project is one of more than a half-dozen grants Wetz has been working on during the last few years that total more than $2 million in funding.

New liberal arts dean appointed

The Dallas Business Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg Business and many other media outlets reported that Paul Wong, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, has been appointed Dean of the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts. Wong has international experience and brings a fundraising record to match his academic stature.

Teen mental health discussed

If you are worried about a teen’s mental health, go ahead and ask, wrote Sharolyn Dihigo, clinical assistant professor, director of the DNPprogram and lead teacher for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (PNP) in the UT Arlington Graduate College of Nursing, for The Houston Chronicle. The piece originally ran on The Conversation.

History assistant professor compares Ukraine to Poland

Patryk Babiracki, assistant professor in the UT Arlington Department of History, wrote a guest blog on Post-Soviet Ukraine for the University of North Carolina Press blog. Babiracki draws a comparison between Ukraine’s present and Poland’s past - much like Poland after World War II, today, Ukraine is a terrain contested by Russia and the West.

Alumnus named vice president

Alumnus Jeff Meyers has been appointed vice president for advancement by Odessa College, OA Online reports. Meyers received his degree in business management from The University of Texas at Arlington.