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UTA In The News — Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

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UTA research featured

The Electrochemical Society detailed UTA chemistry professor Krishnan Rajeshwar’s research on “Electro-and Photoreduction of CO2: the Twain shall meet at Copper Oxide/Copper Interfaces” in a video interview of Rajeshwar’s longtime collaborator, Dr. Casaba Janaky.

UTA students in design competition

The developers of a high-speed rail line that would take passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes are asking the state's future architects, including UTA students, to help shape a vision for the train stations,  The Dallas Morning News reported. The design contest opened last week. 

Early voting talk

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was cited in a Star-Telegram article about early voting. “In the attempt to boost voter turnout and make it easier, we have compromised knowledge of some major events that could occur after one votes early,” Saxe said. Saxe was also featured on WREC 600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) discussing the upcoming election. 

Telemundo wins award for UTA story

KXTX/Telemundo Dallas won a Lone Star Emmy for the television station's special program, “UTA election show,” filmed on the UTA campus earlier this year, reported. 

UTA-Apache agreement

UTA’s agreement with Apache Corporation to monitor groundwater at the new Alpine High region in the Permian Basin, was cited in a Houston Chronicle article about the growing number of environmental organizations scrutinizing Apache’s plans to drill wells near Balmorhea State Park. UTA chemistry professor Kevin Schug is leading the water quality study. 

UTA concert

Wherevent announced a UTA Choir concert Tuesday, Nov. 29. The A Capella Choir, the Women’s Chorus and the University Singers will all participate in the event. Wherevent also announced a celebration of Diwali organized by The Fine Arts Society of India at UTA, on Sunday, Nov. 6.

De-icing funding

UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project, Solar Thermal Magazine reported. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

UTA alum builds car

UTA alumnus John Goode has successfully rebuilt a 1952 Chevy 3100, Hot Rod Network reported. Goode honed both his car skills and engineering skills at UTA working on a Formula SAE car and earning a degree in mechanical engineering.