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UTA In The News — Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Middle East politics expert

Foreign Affairs published a piece by Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about how Israel can live with the Iranian nuclear agreement. “In the long run, the deal could, in fact, be good for Israel, since it pushes Iran farther away from pursuing nuclear weapons capability and could even shift the Middle East’s regional order through a more cooperative American-Iranian approach,” Sasley wrote.

Stronger materials

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft, AZOM.com and Converter News reported.

Additive manufacuring

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced that UT Arlington is among the awardees of its Project Call #3 for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects, Make Parts Fast.com and 3DPrint.com reported. Up to $8 million in funding will be awarded to a total of nine teams.  The project, “A Design Guidance System for AM” is led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with UT Arlington, UT Austin, Siemens Corporate Technology, MSC, Senvol, Lockheed Martin, GKN Aerospace, Woodward, Siemens Energy, and Siemens PLM. 

Race car weekend

Teams from The University of Texas at Arlington and 13 others schools, including one from Canada, will rev up their built-from-scratch Formula SAE race cars at the 15th annual Texas Autocross Weekend at UT Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. UT Arlington’s team has previously been ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 1 in the United States. Most of the students are from the College of Engineering, but some have come from other schools and colleges at UT Arlington.

Student broadcasters

Radio World Magazine prominently featured UTARadio.com, UT Arlington’s online student-run radio station, in a story about how higher education institutions are keeping up in the mobile media age.

New principal is UT Arlington alum

The Dallas Morning News reported that André Smith, Ed.D., has been appointed the new principal of Jack E. Singley Academy in the Irving Independent School District. Smith holds a superintendent certification from UT Arlington.

New managing editor is UT Arlington grad

Shelly Conlon has been named managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, WaxahachieTX.com reported. Conlon joined the Daily Light in December 2013 following her graduation from UT Arlington with a degree in communications/journalism.