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UTA In The News — Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

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UTA helped in big data tool

Federal Computer Week online reported that the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy. That increase has left physicists to sift through a monumental pile of data. A pilot project under the Department of Energy’s Office of Science is using a big data management tool developed by physicists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and The University of Texas at Arlington to help.

Education professor featured

The Texas Tribune co-publication, Trib + Edu, conducted a question-and-answer piece with Bradley Davis, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UT Arlington, where he researches education, law, school administrators, leadership policy and social justice issues in schools. He recently co-authored a law review article arguing that school administrators can do more to address cyberbullying.

Solar power at night

A University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it's dark, Energy Harvesting Journal reported. The innovation is advancement over the most common solar energy systems that rely on using sunlight immediately as a power source. 

Metals found in water wells

A recent study by The University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of numerous metals and chemical compounds associated with fracking in public and private wells in the Barnett Shale, reported.

Saxe interviewed about Trump

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about a new national poll that puts Donald Trump in the lead heading into the GOP presidential primaries. Saxe said Trump’s name recognition helps him, but he also speaks the language of the common man by using words such as “stupid” and “dumb.” Saxe said Trump has also struck “that chord of dissent” where people don’t like any of the other presidential hopefuls.