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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Uncovering the secrets of the Universe

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are developing a next generation positron beam facility that will enable them to analyze the properties of advanced materials for future electronics applications such as ultra compact high-speed computers and ultra small high-powered batteries, Phys.org, eScience News and ECNmag.com reported. 

International speed cubers

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on UTA siblings gaining popularity for their talent at speedcubing. The secret behind their success has to do with algorithms they’ve stored in their memory. The siblings plan to use their business degrees to turn their skill into the next big moneymaking venture. MSN.com carried the CBS 11 report.

Political debate - Round 4

WIOD/610 AM (Miami, FL) interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about the next political debate between the Republican presidential hopefuls. Saxe said the candidates all have something to lose, but that the individual that he would focus most on is Dr. Ben Carson because he’s been the center of much publicity recently.  

Best for Vets 2016

Military Times says The University of Texas at Arlington is the best four-year college in Texas for military veterans and ranks UTA No. 16 of 125 institutions serving veterans who are seeking college degrees. 

Maverick Speakers Series

CultureMap Dallas noted that entrepreneur, investor, and television personality Daymond John will be featured tonight as part of the UTA Maverick Speakers Series. John will discuss “Shark Tank Entrepreneurship” and will participate in an audience question-and-answer session following the lecture at College Park Center.

New fire chief for Burleson

CBSDFW.com reported that UTA alumnus Ken Freeman has been named chief of the Burleson Fire Department. He had been serving as deputy fire chief for the Fort Worth Fire Department. He begins his new role Feb. 1.

New water utilities director for Abilene

KTXS.com (Abilene) reported that UTA alumnus Rodney Taylor has been named the new water utilities director for the city of Abilene. He has more than 27 years of experience in municipal water utility operations including in Abilene and in the city of Mansfield.