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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Creating synthetic fuel out of CO2, water

American Society for Engineering Education's First Bell highlighted the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's article about UTA researchers developing a one-step process to convert carbon dioxide and water to liquid fuel like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. ASEE has more than 12,000 members worldwide, which include about 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, numerous government agencies and professional associations.

National Portrait Gallery recognizes UTA art professor

UTA Assistant Art Professor Sedrick Huckaby has been named among seven winners of the prestigious Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 hosted by The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Washington Post reported. Huckaby earned a commendation for “Sedrick, Sed, Daddy,” a self-portrait painting. The winning works are on display in an exhibition at the gallery through Jan. 8, 2017. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery website also featured the winners.

Fight to the finish

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of UTA's Department of Political Science, said that although Donald Trump is still the overwhelming favorite in the race to be the Republican nominee for president, Ted Cruz did accomplish something in helping force Rubio out of the contest, the Dallas Observer reported. "The faster it goes to a two-person race for Cruz, the better," Deen said.

Republican Party split

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said that last night's primary election results show a split in the Republican Party but that Donald Trump will probably be the party's nominee, KTRH 740 AM in Houston and WBAP 820 in North Texas reported. He also said Republicans are concerned about Trump's ability to beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the fall.