UTA In The News — Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, Mar 09, 2018 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Parking garage opening

KXAS NBC 5 reported on UTA’s opening of its west campus parking garage. The University will open a dining hall/student center and residence hall later this year on the west side of campus.

Gas-to-liquid technology

Greenway Technologies Inc. announced the completion of the first of its kind G-Reformer®, which converts natural gas into synthesis gas, Global Newswire and many other media outlets reported. The G-Reformer® is a critical component of the company’s innovative Greer-Wright Gas-to-Liquids system which converts natural gas into liquid fuels. A team consisting of individuals from Greenway Technologies Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenway Innovative Energy, UTA and Industrial Refractory Services Inc. worked together over a three-day period to calibrate the newly built device.

Hervey, team hope to dance

A UTA basketball standout is dreaming about dancing, the Star-Telegram reported in a profile on Kevin Hervey. The 6-foot-9 star, who could be drafted into the NBA, said he wants the team to dance in this month’s NCAA Tournament. UTA is playing Appalachian State at 2 p.m. today in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in New Orleans.

Stomp Wars 2018

Stomp Wars 2018 is being held at College Park Center Saturday, the Star-Telegram reported in a list of things to do this weekend.

Professor on panel

Arne Winguth, UTA associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, will serve on a panel at the North Texas Climate Change Symposium today, March 9, in Dallas, Dallas CultureMap and U.S. Fed News reported.

Choir featured

KZPS 92.5 FM aired UTA’s Rise A Capella choir’s Cheerios jingle at Walmart. Lone Star 92.5 Classic Rock also reminded listeners of the choir’s accompaniment of the Rolling Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want two years ago at AT&T Stadium.

Transportation inequities

The Dallas Observer covered Shima Hamidi’s map depicting transportation inequities in Dallas. Hamidi is director of UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies and an assistant professor of urban planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

Ride-sharing service

Arlington is the first large city in the nation to drop public transit for a private ride-sharing service, Planetizen reported. Via Transportation began service in December, replacing MAX, a fixed bus route that ran between UTA and a commuter rail station near DFW International Airport.

Name recognition

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, predicted that Beto O’Rourke will have plenty of time to build name recognition before he faces U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the November election, Houston’s KTRH 740 AM reported.

Ensemble to perform

Verdigris Ensemble was profiled in a Dallas Art Dealers feature. The choir will perform at the UTA Planetarium in April.

UTA artist featured

Sedrick Huckaby, UTA assistant professor of art and art history, was featured in a Culture Trip story about notable artists in North Texas that people should know.

Student wins competition

UTA marketing senior Ryan Su won the 2017 Capsim Fall Challenge, an international business simulation competition, beating business students from 104 universities across 14 countries, NewsEdge.com reported.

Astronaut profiled

Kalpana Chawla, an American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space, was featured in a NewsDog.com Women’s Day profile. Chawla, who died in the 2003 Columbia disaster, received her master’s degree in aerospace engineering from UTA.

Alumna featured

Marian Brown, Dallas County’s first black sheriff, was profiled in BallerAlert.com. Brown, interim Dallas County sheriff, will vie for the spot in the November election. Brown is a UTA alumna.