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UTA In The News — Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

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Class collaboration

UTA teamed with AECOM, a global engineering, design and construction firm, to offer a new hypermobility class this semester, Dallas Innovates reported. The class includes topics like transportation, smart cities, drone delivery, the driverless car revolution, traveling at super high speeds with up-and-coming technologies like the Hyperloop and other mobility innovations.

Warren selected

Kelcy Warren, a UTA alumnus, has been appointed to the UT System Board of Regents by Gov. Greg Abbott, KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler/Longview, The Daily Texan and the Guidry News reported. Warren is chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners. Gubernatorial appointments have to be confirmed by the Texas Senate.

Efficient lasers

Weidong Zhou, a UTA electrical engineering professor, will use a $450,000 grant from the Army Research Office to determine the minimum amount of energy required to develop high-speed and energy-efficient lasers based on nanophotonic cavities and nanostructured materials, Satoshi Nakamoto Blog reported.

UTA ranked in top 25

College Consensus named UTA as one of the most innovative online colleges in its 2019 list, Delaware’s WBOC 16 CBS reported.

Dean profiled

Morteza Khaledi, dean of the UTA College of Science, was profiled in Chemical & Engineering News. He said the United States will have to change its recruitment of international students if it wants to stay on top.

UTA involved in conference

Programming for the 2019 annual conference of SGC International will be held at UTA and several other campuses, Arts Group DFW reported.

Former UTA football player honored

Bruce Collie, a former UTA football player, was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame recently, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Collie was a San Antonio high school football star, and was on the world champion San Francisco 49ers teams.