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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Storing solar energy

NASA Tech Briefs, Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence, BioNews TX and Gizmag reported that a University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new photoelectrochemical energy cell that can efficiently store solar energy and deliver electrical power 24 hours a day.  

Environmental impact

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about water usage by the Barnett Shale noted a recent study by UT Arlington that found elevated levels of numerous metals and chemical compounds associated with fracking in public and private wells in the Barnett Shale.

Nursing leaders

KAIT/ABC 8 (Jonesboro, AR) reported that 163 nursing leaders, including UT Arlington’s Carolyn Cason, professor, and Joy Don Baker, clinical associate professor, will be inducted into The American Academy of Nursing’s 2015 Class of Fellows.  

Criminology & Criminal Justice expert

Kent Kerley, UT Arlington professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about the flood of applications pouring into the McKinney Police Department, despite its  recent police woes.

Unique scholarship program

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Social Eyes column reported that the Arlington organization, Women Inspiring Philanthropy, awarded $50,000 to the YWCA to enable the agency to offer career-training scholarships to homeless and low-income Arlington women who qualify. The three-year scholarship program, said to be the first of its kind in Arlington, expects to help students pursuing entry-level careers in fast-growing industries like healthcare and human resources. UT Arlington was a partner on the grant.

Alumna heads to Chicago law firm

Boston.com, BioSpace and other media outlets noted that Chicago immigration law firm, Katz Law Office, has hired Lucia Lopez, an attorney with more than a decade of legal experience in immigration law, business law, human rights law and litigation. Lopez earned her law degree from the University of San Diego and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UT Arlington.