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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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New solar energy cell

ASEE First Bell, Science Daily and the Art of Service noted that 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.

Good investment

KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed William Crowder, a UT Arlington professor of economics, about an announcement expected today about a $1 billion expansion at the GM SUV Assembly Plant in Arlington. He said the $30 million tax break that Arlington gave GM is looking like a great investment and a long-term one.

Excellence in Education

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Eyes on Arlington column noted that Lamar High School senior Allyson Guinn received the Jean King “Excellence in Education” Scholarship during the Arlington Woman’s Club recent spring reception. King’s family established the scholarship to promote student interest toward a career in education. Guinn plans to attend UT Arlington.

Movin' Mavs recruit featured

WOAI/NBC 4 (San Antonio) profiled Daniel Velasquez, the first recruit for the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs Paralympic Program. Born with cerebral palsy, Velasquez is training to compete in the U.S. Paralympics, as well as helping to recruit and build UT Arlington’s program. He just returned from the Junior World Championships in Holland where he took a silver medal in the 100-meter and a bronze medal in the 200-meter race.