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UTA In The News — Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

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Better lasers

Weidong Zhou, a UTA electrical engineering professor, is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security, reported.

Manhole evaluation

ScienMag reported that a UTA team will lead a City of Arlington project evaluating manholes.

UTA to conduct tests

The Star-Telegram, Natural Gas Intel and KOSA CBS 7 in Odessa, Texas, reported that Apache Corp. is taking various steps to ease community concerns about drilling in West Texas, including partnering with UTA to conduct baseline water quality tests.

Total solar eclipse

Scientists from UTA, along with NASA and the University of Hawaii, presented an overview of the August total solar eclipse to the American Geophysical Union, WSB-TV ABC 39 in Atlanta, Ga., reported.

Terror attack impact

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the recent terror attack in London and its potential impact on President Trump’s travel ban with WTKS 104.1 FM in Cocoa Beach, Fla., WFXV Fox 33 in Utica, N.Y., and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn.

Robotics connections

A Dallas Morning News article on Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, mentioned her efforts to connect researchers at MIT with robotics work underway at UTA. Johnson has drafted a bill that would provide grants to universities to develop “blue collar STEM” programs for workers to get trained.

Art festival at UTA

Texas Monthly reported on the upcoming Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which will be held at The Green at College Park.

Super soaker event

UTA’s Maverick Stadium will play host to the World’s Largest Super Soaker Battle in July, Dallas GuideLive reported.

Special Olympics dancer

An El Paso police officer is being lauded after a video of him dancing with athletes at the Texas Special Olympics went viral, KFOX Fox 14 reported. The summer games are held annually on UTA’s campus.

Alumna honored

A memorial for alumna Jennifer Lemin was held at UTA over the weekend, KDFW FOX 4 reported. Lemin taught music at Arlington's Martin High School until being diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

Top grads headed to UTA

The Hub, Dallas ISD’s blog, reported that several DISD valedictorians and salutatorians have chosen to attend UTA in the fall.